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Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities, embrace and encourage their differences in background and experiences, helping us achieve our mission.

ADYC’s leadership is devoted to nurturing a positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide a safe and professional workplace free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior.

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Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

Shelter Case Manager

Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

The primary responsibility of the Shelter Case Manager is to respond to calls for assistance, crisis intervention, information and referrals from families, individual youth, schools and other service providers. Facilitate client problem-solving by providing emotional support, transportation, information and referral, case and systems advocacy, while working collaboratively with shelter youth workers in behavior management. Responsible for documentation, recordkeeping and monthly reports for all children entering the Ain Dah Yung Center, as well as arrange visits, passes and case planning. Assist in supervision and care to shelter residents as needed. Reports to the Residential & Administrative Operations Director. Some evenings may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Responsible for case management for runaway/homeless youth and street outreach clients in shelter.
• Will respond to call for assistance, crisis intervention, information, and referral and from families, individual youth, schools, and other service providers in situations of homelessness or risk of homelessness.
• Facilitate the client problem-solving process by providing emotional support, transportation, information and referral, case and systems advocacy, while working collaboratively with shelter youth workers in behavior management and emotional support of residents.
• Make connections and build relationships with networks and services linkages with other youth service providers for runaway and homeless youth at least up to 15 hours/week.
• Will provide information and service linkages to American Indian youth regarding health issues, chemical use, personal safety, and sexuality.
• Responsible for documentation, recordkeeping, and monthly reports within appropriate files and logs including the Master Roster Data Entry.
• Case Management responsibility for all children entering Ain Dah Yung Center. Arrange visits and passes and case planning, relay updates to other shelter staff and intake and discharge of clients.
• Will assess the educational, vocational, and employment needs of shelter residents and providing appropriate services or resources to meet those needs, (e.g. Special Education Assessment, Chapter I, Individual Educational Plan).
• Responsible for ensuring school attendance and facilitating school enrollment in a home-school or alternative school/educational program.
• Will act as primary liaison between shelter youth and collaborating parties: school, court and systems advocacy. Network and serve as a resource to other agency staff, clients and community.
• Maintain a network of job placement, educational, and employment opportunities for clients with agencies such as American Indian OIC, Ramsey County OIC, Twin Cities Rise, YouthBuild and other community-based programs (e.g. Guadalupe Area Project), and link clients accordingly.
• Provide systems (e.g. school-based, court) advocacy on behalf of student clients and work with program management in developing strategies to address systemic barriers to educational or vocational success
• Assist in supervision and care to shelter residents as needed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in human services, child development, elementary/secondary education, or related field.
• Master’s degree in human services, child development or related field is preferred.
• At least 5 years’ experience working with youth (ages 5—17) who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behavior in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting.
• Must have the ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a variety of challenging emotional, personal and social behaviors.
• Must be knowledgeable of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Minnesota Indian Family Preservation and Minority Heritage Act.
• Must be knowledgeable of American Indian culture, family systems, community and resources.
• Must possess a working knowledge of child development and health.
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indian homeless and runaway youth.

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
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 continuing 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 employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

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

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Street Outreach Worker (PT - 20 Hours/Week)

Position Summary: The Street Outreach Worker works varying shifts including some weekends to provide street-based services to homeless, precariously housed, runaway and at-risk youth/young adults in collaboration with StreetWorks Collaborative and other organizations. The Street Outreach Worker provides access to shelter and/or housing and satisfies/provides resources for other basic needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Conduct Street-based outreach to identify youth and young adults up to age 24 who are experiencing homelessness, precariously housed, runaway and/or otherwise at-risk.
• Responsible for assessing youth using the Coordinated Entry System, tracking & collecting client information for funding purposes.
• Process housing intake and assessments to determine housing needs and preferences; and accept internal referrals from Ain Dah Yung Center, the Street Works Collaborative and other Social Serving Agencies
• Responsible for delivering culturally sensitive outreach services as part of a mobile Street Works team to youth and young adults located at identified locations in the twin cities metro including train platforms, encampments, and engaging them to obtain safe and affordable shelter and housing opportunities.
• Identify, develop and maintain referral partnerships with local social service agencies that effectively assist clients to achieve their basic needs and life goals in areas including education, employment, mental and physical health.
• Offer care and service coordination in partnership with other nonprofits, law enforcement, behavioral health services, and medical providers to ensure clients receive the help they need.
• Work closely with Hennepin/ Ramsey County, the Department of Human Services, Public Housing, Metro Transit, and other community partners to ensure housing and services are secured.
• Build strong networks within the schools that they partner with, and the various school administrations.
• Fosters a positive, engaged community.
• Listen to client concerns and provide crisis intervention as required.
• Accessing mental health crisis services or Adult Protective Services for residents is a common component of the position.
• Assist client develop independent living skills.
• Distribute and track health and personal care supplies, food, and access to transportation.
• Transports or arranges public transportation for clients to medical, court, or other appointments.
• Collaborate as a member of the larger Ain Dah Yung Center Team and serve as a housing resource expert as needed.
• Collects and records all required statistical information; accurately reports data in a timely manner.
• Prepare monthly statistical reports and other data as required by the Street Works Collaborative
• Prepare financial assistance requests through the Street Works Collaborative and make sure all required documents are present in the request.
• Participates in agency efforts to promote a mutually respecting, multicultural environment; participates in training opportunities related to economic, racial, and cultural diversity as requested.
• Attend all Agency and Street Outreach meetings and trainings including the completion of HIPAA, Vulnerable Adult training, and Mandated reporting for minors.
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally and organizationally
• Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:
• High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
• 2+ years of experience working with youth in an educational, human services, or homeless youth nonprofit setting.
• Experience working with youth and/or young adults of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preferably in a housing and/or nonprofit organization.
• Must have experience working with at- risk populations and the ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a wide array of challenging behaviors.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to American Indian culture, values, community, and family systems required.
• Clear understanding of structural racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian community.
• Knowledge of evidence-based practices preferred, specifically Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Person-Centered approaches.
• Must be cognizant and sensitive to the needs of homeless youth and at-risk families.

Supervisory Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
Managing People - Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth. Includes subordinates in planning. Makes self-available to subordinates. Provides direction and gains compliance. Provides regular performance feedback. Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities.

Base Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
Achievement Focus - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Planning and Organization - Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.
Managing Participant Focus - Develops new approaches to meeting participant needs. Establishes service criteria. Monitors participant fulfillment. Promotes participant focus. Provides training in participant service delivery.
Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

Language Ability:
Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Write simple correspondence. Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees.

Mathematical Ability:
Add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply/divide with 10's and 100's. Perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Reasoning Ability:
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Certificates and Licenses:
Valid Minnesota Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the employee handbook.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent talking and listening. Standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and bending. Lifting up to 40 lbs. Be able to climb several levels of stairs. Frequent use of hands and fingers to operate computers, phones, and writing utensils. Vision requirements as required by having possession of valid Minnesota Driver’s License. Occasional exposure to high-risk situations.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

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

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Youth Lodge Case Manager – FT Exempt, Days

The Ain Dah Yung Center is looking for a Youth Lodge Case Manager to provide support to our Youth Lodge residents between the ages of 16 through 21 in a small group home setting. The Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge is a culturally specific transitional living program for American Indian youth and young adults that have no parental, substitute, foster, or institutional home to which they can safely go. Primary program objectives are case management, providing direct care, stabilizing youth in a safe, culturally supportive environment, addressing the critical issues/barriers to resident self-sufficiency and strengthen residents' community and cultural connections. This is primarily a full-time, exempt day shift position that may require flexibility to off shifts. The salary starts at $45,000.

Job Responsibilities:
• Directly responsible to the Youth Lodge Program Manager and Residential Director
• Provide case management support in collaboration with Youth Lodge Program Manager and assisting residents with life skills development and case management
• Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitation of resident intake processes, including screening, coordinated entry assessments, data entry and admittance of appropriate transitional living while providing direct care as needed
• Maintain on-going case management support of all residents through discharge including facilitation of individual case plans, case noting, complete with individual assessment strategies and outcomes for youth self-reliance and resource building, holistic support for emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health, and client finances.
• Plan and facilitate weekly YL resident life skills groups; that include lesson/topic planning, guest speakers and other relevant activities.
• Responsible for tracking, documentation and reporting of Life Skill planning and implementation and facilitation of Life Skills group.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, Child Psychology, or related field preferred or equivalent experience
• Must have at least 4 years of experience working within the field of Human Services, and at least two years of direct care and/ or case management experience in a community service agency
• Must be knowledgeable of the American Indian culture, values, and family systems
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indians and homeless youth
• Must possess practical knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Child Welfare Permanency planning, out-of-home placement, and social service/correctional systems
• Must possess practical knowledge of larger systems and service providers encountered by youth preparing for independent living
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the needs and issues of youth and youth adults in transition
• Must have excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
• Must have excellent written and communication skills
• Must have excellent work record and be able to demonstrate stability, role modeling for Youth Lodge residents
• Must demonstrate a chemically healthy lifestyle
• Must have a valid driver’s license, regular access to personal vehicle, auto insurance, and good driving record
• Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds
• Be able to model healthy lifestyles and positive choices to youth
• Must maintain a chemically healthy lifestyle
• Must have basic computer skills including ability to navigate MS Office products
• Must pass a MN DHS Background Check
• Office equipment including telephone systems, multifunction copier, MS Office and Outlook and learn the use of security camera and door system software
• Must be at least 21 years or older

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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 continuing 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 employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

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

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.