MINNEAPOLIS AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER – NATIVE YOUTH CROSS WALK PROJECT CASE MANAGER

POSITION: Case Manager, Native Youth Cross Walk Project

PROGRAM: Ginew/Golden Eagle Program

SALARY: $31,200/annually, 40 hours per week

TYPE: Hourly/Non-Exempt

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

POSITION SUMMARY:

The goal of the Native Youth Cross Walk Project is to provide culturally-supportive services to assist youth who are involved in or at risk in being involved in multiple systems (Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice or CD Treatment) to help navigate these systems, engage with educational systems, and healthy community supports. The primary responsibility of the Case Manager is to work as part of a team of individuals in providing direct services to children and youth, as well as providing case management for the Native Youth Cross Walk Project.  The position will also assist in the implementation of the Tobacco Free Community project.

Responsibilities:

Management/Coordination

  • Provide intensive case management for up to 15 youth, which includes home/school visits.
  • Meet regularly with referral sources, which may include the MAIC Indian Child Welfare Act Program and Hennepin County Juvenile Justice.
  • Function as part of the Ginew/Golden Eagle Team, attending planning meetings, and assisting in programming and events.
  • Work as a member of a team to research and plan activities to carry out the Ginew/Golden Eagle Program’s goals.
  • Work with the Tobacco Free Community project coordinator, organize, prepare for, and gather supplies for weekly youth groups for the project.
  • Coordinate and maintain relationships with partnering organizations and internal Center programs.
  • Meet reposting requirements for the project.
  • Maintain cleanliness and efficiency of program area.
  • Maintain confidentiality when working with children and staff.
  • Participate in MAIC staff meetings and training events.

Direct Service with Youth

  • Coordinate cultural, academic, recreational and health related activities with youth.
  • Supervise youth during activities inside and outside of the Center.
  • Provide a positive experience for youth within the program and during sponsored field trips.
  • Ensure program participation of youth through effective recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Ability to transport youth to and from activities in the Ginew/Golden Eagle vehicles.
  • Participate in training in evidence-based culturally-focused tobacco prevention program for youth.
  • Assist implementation of the adapted curriculum with youth.
  • Assist in monthly Friday Family Fun Night at the MAIC.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.  Days of work are typically Monday through Friday, with after school programming from 5:00 through 8:00pm or 9pm(M-Th).  Days/hours may vary, with some holidays/weekends.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Social Services related field is preferred
  2. Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent work experience in area of child development or social services preferred; two years’ experience working directly with youth required
  3. Supervisory experience preferred
  4. Knowledge of the Minneapolis American Indian community and the needs of American Indian children
  5. Ability and experience in conveying cultural concepts and teachings to children
  6. Excellent communication skills
  7. Should be a self-starter; demonstrate an ability to initiate and complete tasks
  8. Must enjoy working on a staff team
  9. Must be flexible, well organized and demonstrate good time management
  10. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and be insurable at time of hire  
  11. Able to pass a criminal background check

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reports to: Ginew/Golden Eagle Program Director

To apply for the position:

Email a cover letter, resume and three professional references (name and contact information only) to:

[email protected]

Phone calls will not be accepted. Please do not call.

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