Ain Dah Yung Center
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Jobs

Safe Harbor Case Manager

This position will provide services to Sexually Exploited Youth [SEY] individuals at the Emergency Shelter and Youth Lodge to include housing assessments and culturally responsive programming. The Case Manager will use a positive youth development framework to build a relationship with SEY clients to meet them where they are at. This position will provide a foundational base for their healing and further growth and to achieve greater physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. The Case Manager will collaborate with other teams such as street outreach coordinators, existing mental health services, transitioning case managers, legal, medical, and culturally responsive wraparound support services, to assure clients are connected to the services they need. This is a 30 hour a week full-time hourly role which starts at $22.84 an hour depending on experience.

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.

Nokomis Circle Child & Family Liaison

This position is the bridge between Child Protection Services (CPS) and those American Indian families who are the brink of/or currently experiencing CPS involvement. This purpose of this position is to assist these families with the goal of successfully being able to keep or return their children back into their custody. The liaison will work to create open dialogues between CPS and the family as well as providing families advocacy to form a successful pathway to healthy family preservation or reunification. This role is part of the Nokomis Circle Project whose mission is to keep American Indian children out of placement whenever possible and if there is a placement out of the family home, to create culturally specific case plans. Additionally, focus is placed on recruiting, developing, and sustaining foster homes in the American Indian community. Salary for this position starts at $50,000 annually.

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.

Transitional Coach

Ain Dah Yung Center is seeking a full time Transition Coach to provide housing case management to at-risk young adults. The role of the Transition Coach is to assist these young adults gain/maintain housing in our permanent supportive housing program, Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung (MOADY). The program operates using both Housing First philosophy and Harm Reduction approaches. All residents are transitioning from homelessness and may have needs focused on mental wellness, chemical health, and trauma. Salary for this position starts at $47,500 annually depending on experience

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.

Chemical Dependency Prevention Advocate

Ain Dah Yung Center is seeking a Chemical Dependency Prevention Advocate within the Ninijanisag (Meaning "Our Children" in Ojibwe) program. Ninijanisag teaches American Indian youth about problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills in cultural context specializing in the prevention of suicide, chemical dependency, and commercial tobacco use.

The main goal for this position is to decrease the risk factor of chemical use among participant youth by engaging them in cultural education activities centered on the dangers of chemical use and creating positive community norms in collaboration with other advocates and agencies. This position will be responsible for outreach to schools, other agencies, and the larger community engaging youth between the ages of 10 – 17. This advocate will facilitate prevention groups and activities working to build a strong sense of leadership with the youth they are working with. Position includes afternoon/evening and some weekend hours with a salary starting at $37,000 annually depending on experience.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Responsible for decreasing the risk factor of chemical use among participant youth by involving them in the planning and implementation messaging and outdoor/indoor community events.
  • Develop curriculum specific to the American Indian/Tribal culture and facilitate youth groups. Areas of interested will included but are not limited to; chemical use prevention, public policy and systems change, healthy living, and cultural traditions and teachings.
  • Case management - Intake new youth into the program utilizing proper paperwork and administration assessments. Maintain complete and accurate files on youth participation.
  • Responsible to maintain a calendar of events for programming monthly.
  • Conduct home visits and include families in programming.
  • Listen to client concerns and providing crisis intervention as required.
  • Outreach to the Native community, community agencies, and schools.
  • Teach advocacy skills to youth and advocate on their behalf within systems they are involved with – schools, city programs, agencies, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain referral partnerships with local social service agencies that effectively assist clients to achieve their basic needs and goals.
  • Responsible for understanding program budgets and ability to plan activities/groups accordingly.
  • Organize community events and youth projects as well as participate in various other community collaborative initiatives.
  • Act as a support system to the youth and family and provide supportive resources.
  • Foster a positive, engaged community and actively seek ways to help people and communities.
  • Collects and records all required statistical information; accurately reports data in a timely manner.
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports and other data as required.
  • Directly reports to the Community Services Director.
  • 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 Ninijanisag meetings and trainings including the completion of HIPAA, and Mandated reporting for minors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have at least 2 years of education in human services or related field or 3 years’ experience in chemical dependency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field is preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working with at- risk youth in a group, educational or human service setting.
  • Must have working knowledge of traditional American Indian culture, community, and family systems including spiritual ceremonies that reflect our local Indigenous community.
  • Must have experience working in the Native American Community and be familiar with the resources available to American Indian youth.
  • Must have an understanding of risk factors facing American Indian Youth and have an ability to provide educational information to youth and family members.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with youth and families of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preferably in a nonprofit organization within the Native Community.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally and organizationally.
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand its implications in both the workplace and the community.
  • Knowledgeable about and able to respond effectively to the complexities of participants’ lives.
  • Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, and professionalism.
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people.
  • Capability to exercise good judgement and problem solving in a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to think clearly and act appropriately under pressure.
  • Must be able work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and act as a role model to clients.
  • Ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a wide array of challenging behaviors.
  • Knowledge of identifying signs of active addiction.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated and self- directed.
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple tasks including identifying priorities, adjusting scope as necessary, and adhering to strict timelines.
  • Requires creativity, flexibility, and inclusivity in the approach to group planning and in supporting youth and their families.
  • Strong communication skills, including inter-personal communication and written reports.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety measures to promote effective operations for the protection of people, data, and property.
  • Knowledge of various principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively and give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Skill of monitoring/assessing yourself, Ninijanisag clients and program to suggest improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others.
  • Skilled in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one for grant funding.
  • Ability to engage members of collaborative partnerships in healthy discussions, cooperation, and working relationships.
  • Ability to apply rules and combine information to reach an appropriate conclusion to people and programs.
  • Ability to identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and focus on reaching conclusions to solve the problem.
  • Skilled in assessing the needs of the individual and community and seek ways to address these needs.
  • Skilled in developing positive rapport with peers, families, and community members.
  • Understanding the importance of self-care in human services environment.
  • Must be free of problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Strong communication skills, including inter-personal communication and written reports.
  • Must have good organizational and coordination skills.
  • Must have a valid MN Driver’s License with insurance and maintain a good driving record.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and either Android or Apple smart phones.

Physical & Environmental Demands:

  • Travel between sites and other business-related destinations.
  • Learn technical information for assessment, testing, reporting, and evaluating.
  • Communicate effectively with high-risk populations and community partners.
  • Frequent talking and listening.
  • Standing, walking, stooping, bending, and the ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to operate computer, phones, and writing utensils.
  • Occasional exposure to high-risk situations.

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.