Family Advocate – AIN DAH YUNG CENTER

The Oyate Nawajin “Stand With The People” Program Family Advocate

SALARY: DOQ Full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Predominately Monday— Friday, 9 am—5 pm however occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Flexibility necessary.

SUMMARY: Family Advocates work to keep American Indian families together and strong by providing the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable environment for their children being referred through schools, county social services, community agencies and self referrals. Will provide services focused on preservation and reunification through family groups, parenting education, in-home visits, resource acquisition and advocacy with a cultural base.

PREFERRED ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services or related field.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2 years of experience working with families in a social service setting. Must have demonstrated experience providing advocacy and excellent case management and documentation skills. Must possess a strong knowledge of community resources. Must understand the child protection system. Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act and their application within judicial proceedings of court and legal advocacy is helpful. Candidates must be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family systems.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have valid MN Driver’s License and pass DHS Background Check.

CLOSING DATE: May 18th, 2018 If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to [email protected] or mail to Ain Dah Yung Center, 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, or fax at (651) 224-5136. For more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at adycenter.org.

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