Ain Dah Yung Center
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Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. ADYC’s leadership is devoted to continue to nurture our positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our mission. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment. ADYC strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior. As an equal opportunity employer we embrace and encourage our employee’s differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us and apply today.

Youth Care Worker – FT Evenings M-F

We are seeking full-time Youth Care Workers to provide direct care to at-risk youth from 3pm to 11pm Monday through Friday at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter. Our Emergency Shelter provides culturally specific crisis refuge to American Indian youth from ages 5-17 who are homeless, runaway, in a family crisis, or involved with juvenile corrections. Applicants required to be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. Salary for this position starts at $19.50/hr, depending on experience.

Meaning "Our Home" in Ojibwe, the Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness. Emergency Shelter services include emergency short-term shelter, crisis intervention, case and systems advocacy, information and referrals, access to medical/dental care, counseling, and community education.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
• Direct supervision and trauma-informed support to youth shelter residents
• Assisting with planning & supervising weekend activities for residents
• Facilitating talking circles engagement, and table time while applying harm reduction behavior management techniques
• Assist with screening referrals, conducting intakes, and discharges
• Provide transportation and supervision to youth to events outside the shelter
• Accompany residents to appointments
• Medication administration when required
• Meal preparation, cleaning, and light maintenance

• AA degree or equivalent experience in human services, child development, education or related field
• Experience working with youth who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behavior in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting
• Experience with harm reduction and trauma-informed care youth services
• Knowledge of the Native American culture, values, and family systems preferred
• Sensitive to the psycho-social, political, and economic issues of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit)
• Ability to listen and provide non-judgmental interactions
• Ability to provide journey-oriented, holistic support a plus
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries
• Basic computer skills including Office 365


If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.