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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 – On Call Overnight Friday & Saturday

We are seeking an overnight on call Youth Care Worker to provide relief to our regularly scheduled staff when needed. Our Youth Care Worker’s provide direct care to at-risk youth at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter, where we provide 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 must be available to work awake overnights from 11p-7a on the weekend. Cross training and ability to pick up other shifts is a possibility as well, but there is no guarantee of weekly hours. Applicants required to be 21 years of age or older. The hourly rate for this position starts at $19.50 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

Qualifications:
• 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

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.

Children’s Mental Health Case Manager

The Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Case Manager will focus their services on families with children who have serious mental health needs navigate the mental health system. They will help children and their families organize therapeutic and other culturally sensitive supportive services that address the child’s emotional and behavioral issues and related social, recreational, health, educational and vocational needs this includes developing a treatment and crisis plan. The case manager (Rule 79 Case Management) will work in collaboration with the families to develop a supportive team made up of family, professionals, and community members that will assist parents in meeting the needs of the child. Case managers will provide referrals to community resources and assist parents in advocating on behalf of their child. Salary for this position starts at $50,000 annually depending on qualifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for long-term case management of children & young adults ages 5-21 who have significant mental health diagnoses
• Collaborate with families to develop functional assessments, treatment and crisis plans with other services providers and the child’s family to best address the child’s needs
• Assesses a child’s changing needs, monitor the child's progress toward achieving the outcomes, report progress and revise as appropriate based on the child's progress
• Create a supportive team of family, professionals, and community members that will be involved the treatment of children and coordinate services
• Links the child & family to appropriate community resources, monitors the effectiveness of planned services and assists parents in advocating for their child’s mental health needs
• Complete monthly face to face visits with child and/or families and provide informal counseling, crisis management and parenting skills education as needed
• Actively participate in discharge planning for the child and, to the extent possible, coordinate the services necessary to assure a smooth transition
• Responsible use of the county database (SSIS), attending the collaborative unit meetings, placement meetings, monthly supervisor meetings, and county all staff trainings.
• Responsible for confidentially of client records including storage and transportation
• Work in the consideration of the Indian Child Welfare Act, as well as Minnesota Indian Family Preservation and Minority Heritage Act.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science/related field or minimum of 3 years’ experience. Master’s degree and/or licensed mental health professional (LMFT/LPC/LICSW/LP) or working towards licensure preferred
• At least 2 years of case management or direct work with high-risk populations and special needs children preferred
• Must have a understanding of children’s mental health case management, processes, diagnoses, symptoms, and methods of treatment
• Skilled in the process of identifying and assessing a wide range of client’s needs
• Must be knowledgeable about community resources and how to use the resources for the benefit of the child and the child’s family
• Ability to work with youth and families of various economic or social backgrounds, and with various medical and mental health conditions
• Must be mindful and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indian youth and their families
• Must demonstrate and promote a chemically healthy lifestyle.

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 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

Qualifications:
• 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

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 Care Worker – PT Overnights Friday & Saturday

We are seeking part-time Youth Care Workers to provide direct care to at-risk youth and young adults from 10pm to 10am rotating every other weekend Friday and Saturday at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Youth Lodge, where we provide culturally specific crisis refuge to American Indian youth from ages 16 to 21 who have no parental substitute, foster or institutional home to which they can safely go. Applicants required to be 21 years of age or older. Salary for this position starts at $19.50/hr, depending on experience.

The Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge is a transitional living program available to youth discharged from Ain Dah Yung’s emergency shelter, and to youth ages 16 – 21 who have no parental substitute, foster or institutional home to which they can safely go. Youth live at the Youth Lodge in a stable, culturally supportive and safe environment in which they address critical barriers to self-sufficiency and strengthen their community and cultural connections.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
• Responsible for facilities management and supervision of youth
• Responsible for enforcing a daily schedule and enforcing facility standards, program policies and procedures
• Track and ensure youth safe arrival/departure from lodge in evening and morning and perform bed checks
• Monitor surveillance camera system and arm/disarm alarm system at required times
• Provide emotional support and cultural guidance to residents, including conferring with the supervisor regarding incidents, behaviors and general conduct of residents
• Perform cleaning duties that include kitchen clean-up & dishes, resident laundry, cleaning/organizing of the house, and occasionally cleaning bathrooms
• Request Youth Lodge expenditures including food, supplies, equipment and other program needs.
• Maintain inventory of food, supplies and equipment
• Provide information and referral to appropriate systems, agencies and service providers
• Attend periodic cultural, social, recreational activities for Youth Lodge residents
• Occasionally attend House Meetings in conjunction with the Transitional Living Program Case Manager
• Attend required program staffing, agency all-staff meetings and trainings

Qualifications:
• A minimum of 2 years of college in human services, education, psychology or related field. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Four years of direct service experience may substitute for academic requirements
• At least 2 years of experience working with youth and families in a human service setting
• Experience in shelter, group home or another residential program preferred
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indians and homeless youth
• Must be knowledgeable of the American Indian culture, values, and family systems
• Possess practical knowledge of larger systems and service providers encountered by youth preparing for independent living preferred
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the needs and issues of youth and youth adults in transition
• Must have excellent work record and be able to demonstrate stability, role modeling for Youth Lodge residents.
• Must possess working knowledge of basic youth health, nutrition, and development
• Be able to model healthy lifestyles and positive choices to youth
• Must maintain a chemically healthy lifestyle
• Must have basic written and communication skills
• Must have basic organizational, reporting and management skills
• Must have basic computer skills including ability to navigate MS Office products
• Must pass a MN DHS Background Check

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.