CHILD CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM CASE MANAGER - RED LAKE HOMELESS SHELTER
October 28, 2021
CHILD CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM CASE MANAGER
RED LAKE HOMELESS SHELTER
Open: October 28, 2021-Until filled
This is a new grant funded position that will work with families who are homeless or precariously housed and need help accessing the state's Child Care Assistance Program. The person in this position will connect with various departments across Red Lake (Oshkiimaajitahdah, Family & Children Services) to help families access Child Care and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). This person in this position will help families apply for public assistance benefits including Child Care Assistance, find suitable child care and provide ongoing services as needed. Reports to Executive Director and Program Manager, full time position w/benefits, salary; $18.00 hrly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure that Red Lake Homeless Shelter is reaching the target populations of families that are homeless or precariously housed.
• Allocate a minimum of 50% of hours each week to conducting outreach in the Red Lake reservation communities and other nearby communities.
• Help families apply for the Child Care Assistance Program and find safe and accessible child care.
• Collaborate with other service providers, schools, and community centers in the region.
• Supply families with access to diapers, wipes and other items needed for child care.
• Advocate for families and make referrals to appropriate services. Problem solve and trouble shoot to avoid crises including loss of child care.
• Maintain statistics for grant reporting purposes.
• Complete all necessary documentation for reporting to funder.
• Assist families with enrolling in other programs including but not limited to: MA, MN Care, SNAP, MFIP, TANF, Energy Assistance.
• Maintain materials and coordinate ordering of supplies.
• Communicate with supervisor, housing and shelter staff regarding any and all crisis situations.
• Meet with supervisor for supervision as needed.
• Must understand and utilize evidence based best practices for working with the families who are homeless or precariously housed.
• Services must meet the individual developmental, physical health and safety needs of the target population.
• Refer and coordinate with housing case managers to best assist families.
• Attend Red Lake Homeless Shelter team meetings, all-agency meetings, and required trainings.
• Complete HMIS and other client tracking sheets.
• Provide intake services to applicants, understand and maintain resident/client confidentially and data privacy standards.
• Create client files including all relevant assessments, plan and evaluation information and update regularly.
• Understand status as a mandated reporter of child or vulnerable adult maltreatment.
• Build positive informal relationships with residents, teaching functional life skills by example in the areas of home management, parenting, budgeting, etc.
• Establish and maintain positive networking relationships with other Tribal Program staff and area human service agency staff to facilitate resident/client referrals.
• Other duties as assigned by program manager or executive director.
• Bachelor's Degree in human services related field or equivalent work experience.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, basic computer skills.
• Two years' work experience with people who are or have been homeless.
• Knowledge of best practices of working with families in crisis.
• Knowledge of public assistance programs (General Assistance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Medical Assistance, Child Care Assistance Program).
• Knowledge of and experience working with Native American people.
• Must have phone, reliable and insured vehicle, valid Minnesota driver's license.
• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check.
TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.