ICWA Family Support Aide

Position Title: ICWA Family Support Aide
Location: HHS/Family Services
Reports to: Director of Family Services
Opening Date: December 4, 2017
Closing Date: December 18, 2017

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The ICWA Family Support Aide provides in-home support services to children and families who are currently involved in the child protection system. Services are intended to promote reunification, increase stability, safety and prevent out of home placement.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in the Human Services or related field are required.
• Two-year degree and at least one year experience in the Human Services or related field is preferred.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Minnesota Family Preservation Act.
• Knowledge and experience working with Native American communities, culture, customs and cultural law.
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn and train in interviewing, building rapport with families and observations skills.
• Knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and Data Privacy Act.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
• Strong time management skills.
• Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license, and must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must be able to pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide services in the homes of child protection clients, children in out-of-home placement, families who need specific support services.
• Participate in case plan development and implementation to carry out specific goal achievement of case plan with Family Services and or child protection plans.
• Identify and work with family needs, challenges and strengths.
• Communicate and work closely with the Mille Lacs band Social Worker assigned to the case by relaying critical information and coordinating duties.
• Assist children and families transitioning their children back into the homes form various placements such as foster care or correction placements.
• Provide transportation to clients as needed.
• Assess the need for and obtain resources for the families.
• Attend review meetings or related case support meetings as necessary.
• Maintain files in conjunction with the social workers on the case.
• Comply with Band and Child Protection Statutes.
• Contact with clients in the community and office.
• Maintain case progress notes.
• Maintain other records, logs, etc. and provide to management.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent may experience periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with children, family members, and family services staff.
• Work varies from outside activities to indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Moderate threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours will vary and based off clients’ needs. Hours range from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with occasional work on holidays and weekends.
• Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent may experience periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with children, family members, and family services staff.
• Work varies from outside activities to indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Moderate threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours will vary and base off client needs. Hours range from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with occasional work on holiday and weekends, and possible later hours.
• Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com