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ICWA Director Youth Coordinator

Location: Middletown
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

JOB LOCATION: Middletown, CA
Job does not offer relocation assistance
Do not apply if you cannot commute to Job Location.

Position: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Director / Tribal Youth Coordinator
Salary: Grant-funded, DOE
Status: Full Time
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Summary: Under the direction of the Tribal Administrator and Tribal Council, the ICWA Director/Tribal Youth Coordinator will establish, monitor, and implement the objectives, as outlined in the Middletown Rancheria ICWA Tribal Family Program, regarding Indian Child Welfare Act issues and updates. Additionally, the ICWA Director will be responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of Tribal youth activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
--- Administer the PL 638 BIA ICWA Contract to promote the stability, and security of American Indian Tribes and families by protecting American Indian Children and preventing the separation of American Indian families, and providing assistance in the operation of child and family service programs designed to prevent the breakup of families. --- Create a system for licensing or regulating Indian foster and adoptive homes --- Establishing Tribal standards for approval of on-reservation foster or adoptive homes --- Develop a working relationship for guidance, legal representation, and advice of Indian families involved in Tribal, State, or Federal child custody procedures. --- Develop and implement a family assistance program with the goals of strengthening self-esteem and family stability --- Establish the employment of professional and other trained personnel to be available for Indian families to assist in family and individual counseling services --- Provide services or referrals to families designated at risk of abusing or neglecting their children --- Identify children in need of protective services --- Coordinate and arrange for placement of children into foster families, emergency shelters or residential care --- Advocate for Tribal Members in court and outside agencies concerning Indian children's welfare and Tribal family services --- Provide testimony in court in regard to cases involving Middletown Rancheria youth --- Prepare and maintain accurate up-to-date documentation for case files --- Provide quarterly reports per BIA 638 ICWA contract requirements --- Supervise visitation between children and families --- Advocate for Tribal children in local schools --- Provide counseling, mental health, substance abuse, and other referrals for at-risk families --- Provide and/or arrange for support services for parents and out-of-home providers --- Write and review progress reports for Tribal Council --- Maintain contact with agencies, families, relatives, foster parents, schools, service providers, the Tribe, and other Indian Child Welfare programs in order to coordinate services and advocate for available resources for clients --- Accompanies State Child Protective Service workers during investigations and monitors interviews with children, parents, relatives, and other Tribal Members or Tribal staff. --- Transports clients when necessary --- Visits and meets with youth to assess needs and determine goals for their care, progress, and growth. --- Maintain confidentiality --- Develop and implement summer Tribal Youth activities --- Provides direction to and supervises regular, temporary, volunteer staff, and parents including monitoring, and training --- Plans evaluates, and coordinates classes, athletic activities, and special events, including scheduling facilities, ensuring facilities are set up scheduling trips, and coaching --- Formulates and organizes program plans and schedules for seasonal and year-round activities such as athletic leagues, soccer programs, special events, and day and summer camps --- Creates program flyers, brochures, catalogs, and newsletters, including determining content, layout, material, and distribution methods --- Works with the Tribal Parent Committee for youth events. --- Reports to General Council monthly, Written and Verbal.
KNOWLEDGE OF: --- Experience working with non-served and underserved populations --- Principles and techniques for directing group, social and recreational activities --- Interviewing and assessment techniques --- Relationship building --- Behavioral Health - recognize the symptoms of substance abuse and mental illness --- Superior Court processes and procedures --- Case Management --- Cultural issues and barriers --- Child Protection --- Marinating a budget --- Proficient in Excel, Word, and Gmail

JOB REQUIREMENTS: --- Excellent written and verbal communication skills --- Must have a valid Driver's License --- Provide quarterly activity reports to BIA --- Skillfully operate computers and other office equipment --- Ability to work well with the general public, Tribal Administration, Tribal Council, and Tribal Members --- Acquire knowledge of Middletown Rancheria policies, procedures, and programs --- Must have experience working with a diversified community --- Must have experience in conflict resolution --- Some travel required --- Coordinate and schedule programs, events, and activities --- Manage inventory, order supplies, equipment, and material --- Lift 40-pound boxes/materials from ground-level to waist-level and overhead --- Walk for extended distances with quantities of materials --- Lead groups in activities involving steep or rough terrain --- Work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions --- Work outside normal business hours to manage planned events --- Sit for extended periods of time --- Bend, stoop, reach

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Must have a High School Diploma, college work courses completed in Social Services or related field study. Substantial work experience may substitute for education qualifications.

--- Possession of a valid California driver's license may be required for some assignments. A valid commercial driver's license is preferred. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. --- Employee will have a ninety (90) day probationary period --- Confidentiality is a must --- Must pass a background investigation and drug testing --- Must pass fingerprint check (Livescan) --- Pass any workplace drug test administered at will by the Tribal Council --- Preference will be given to qualified Native Americans, pursuant to section 7(b) of Public Law 93-638

Keywords: MIDDLETOWN RANCHERIA, Santa Rosa , ICWA Director Youth Coordinator, Executive , Middletown, California

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