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February 14, 2022





Open: February 9, 2022-Until filled.


This position is responsible for performing GAINSS assessments and family meetings to develop individualized plans and assist in the coordination of referrals and services. The focus is to improve the issues identified by the relative and family, which may include safety and well-being factors, reduce risk factors, increase support, increase competence in life skills, and/or encourage prosocial activities. Services are primarily provided where our relative feels most comfortable with staff focusing efforts on building rapport, trust, and engagement. Report to Recidivism Reduction Initiative Coordinator, Full-time position with benefits. Salary; DOQ


• Collaborate with primary case managers to develop appropriate case plans

• Meet parents, children, develop rapport and support all levels of the family system with an emphasis on reducing risk

• Attend court hearings and advocate community-based remedies and restorative practices

• Document activity and safeguard records

• Effective communication with community partners

• Maintains a caseload of reentry participants, identified by the RRI, with the purpose of promoting recidivism reduction

• Follows up with RRI participants and their assigned service providers in the community to track progress

• Maintains contact with service providers, courts, probation, parole and other criminal justice officials as necessary and appropriate to support and facilitate efforts

• Maintains essential case documentation, writes reports, and submits letters to service providers, courts, probation departments, and community partners

• Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with local criminal justice system officials, human service agencies, and peer professionals

• Attends meetings and trainings as required

• Represents the Red Lake Nation and OG to the community, relatives of offenders and other parties in a manner consistent with Red Lake Nation mission, strategies and values

• Remains current on available resources and programs for the RRI participants

• Performs all other duties as assigned

This position is responsible for ensuring culturally based services

• Assist relatives in practicing Anishinaabe values and protocols

• Assist with opportunities for culturally based learning

• Ensure youth have access to traditional healing services

This position is responsible for healthy collaboration with partners and stakeholders for optimal support for children in the facility

• Responsible for promoting healthy relationships with service providers in the community

• Responsible for working with the Court & Juvenile Healing to Wellness Program

This position is responsible for documenting daily activity

• Responsible for documenting information in the electronic record

• Must protect information about RRI participants

• Must password protect electronic record and computers so information is protected

• Responsible for compliance with HIPAA

Must be accountable

• Participate in outreach and public relations activities as assigned

• Abide by Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog Code of Ethics

• Interact with families in a culturally humble and respectful manner

• Report all concerns to supervisor

• Be forthcoming and truthful when representing facts to supervisors

• Demonstrate ability to hear constructive feedback and utilize it in subsequent actions

Participate in staff meetings and training activities

• Actively participate in staff meetings, pay attention to what's presented, demonstrate active listening and critical thinking skills; leadership

• Maintain confidentiality of materials presented in staff meetings


• Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or a closely related field is preferred but not required.

• Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to work at any designated work site

• Must be able to work outside of typical schedule

• Lived experience with or in relation to the criminal justice system with a willingness to use experiences as a case manager and to inform the program

• Knowledge of cultural practices and services

• Knowledge of restorative justice and human services operations, principles and practices

• Knowledge of concepts and functions of criminal justice and human services agencies as it relates within a correctional system

• Knowledge of community resources and local service agencies in the areas of housing, substance use, mental health, advocacy, education, and employment

• Skilled in planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the activities of others

• Skilled in meeting specific operational and functional standards, tolerances, and time constraints

• Skilled in effective interpersonal communication and motivational interviewing

• Ability to prepare clear, concise, and effective written materials

• Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work including individuals of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds

• Skilled in working cooperatively and effectively within a team and the larger organizational setting

• Skilled in engagement and building rapport with relatives

• Ability to be kind and supportive to relatives

• Ability to motivate and build relatives up

• Ability to help relatives see their value and importance in the Red Lake community

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and ethics

• remain free from substance abuse issues during employment

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 -- Phone (218) 679-1847.


Sterling Knox, Recidivism Reduction Initiative Coordinator at (218)368-9863


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