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Community Services Director

The Community Services Director will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategic plans, policies, fund development and budget management. This position is responsible for evolving, coordinating, and overseeing the overall operations of 3 of our programs:

  1. Ninijanisag (Our Children) Program is a multifaceted program focusing heavily on engagement and prevention, working to ground youth in Native culture while designed to combat chemical and commercial tobacco abuse, and suicide prevention among at-risk youth between the ages of 8-17.
  2. Oyate Nawajin (Stand with the People) Programs are designed to keep American Indian families together and strong by providing the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable environment for their children. Includes Family Advocacy, ICWA Court Monitoring & Legal Services, and Nokomis Circle (Liaison between families and CP), and Kinship worker (providing in-depth kinship searches for young people experiencing/exiting/at risk of homeless to build their natural support network.
  3. Safe Harbor Programs designed to provide case management services to SEY (Sexually Exploited Youth) individuals, including housing assessments; culturally responsive programming, weekly individual counseling; connection to legal services; educational and workforce goal setting; medical and dental referrals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees a wide range of advocacy and case management staff—duties including client case documentation, client characteristics, program master rosters and documentation, forms and logs.
  2. Responsible for planning and development of the programs including approach and methodologies.
  3. Maintain, enforce and update policy and procedure manuals for the programs as needed.
  4. Manages and supervises the operations of programs, ensuring the services and activities are performed in accordance with program work plans, and in coordination with other agency programs, including performance progress and submittal of periodic progress reports and data.
  5. Oversee and facilitate program budgets and expenditures. Ensure that all financial documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
  6. Responsible for supervising all Community Service staff, consultants and volunteers including evaluating individual staff performance and development, coordinating staff schedules including any leaves.
  7. Ensure that family education and case management services are delivered by advocates/case managers related to domestic abuse, chemical dependency, financial planning, health, parenting, housing, legal, education and basic needs as part of their duties.
  8. Ensure that program groups are provided on a regular basis per program work plans. Also responsible to ensure that monthly calendars of activities are provided to families.
  9. Work in collaboration with other ADYC program directors, identify and refer resident and other clients for additional or reciprocal services within the ADYC’s programs.
  10. Work in Conjunction with Ramsey County Child Protection and stakeholders. Network and serve as a resource to other agency staff and community.
  11. Interview and hire agency staff in conjunction with an interview team.
  12. Offer training to staff in areas of professional and personal development competence. Coordinate staff trainings on an on-going basis.
  13. Facilitate regular program meetings; ensure that regular case supervision meetings occur.
  14. Responsible for ongoing program outreach and creating visibility in the community including disseminating information to providers and the community.
  15. Responsible for data collection for reports and carrying out the evaluation duties of programs including surveys and focus groups.
  16. Maintaining close working relationships with county child welfare department, county court, Department of Human Services staff, stakeholders, and community organizations. Periodically fulfill or delegate requests for community education. Manage information and referrals to appropriate systems, agencies and service providers.
  17. Responsible for overseeing the on-going progress of client goals, client case monitoring, including direct service case decisions and recommendations.
  18. Coordinate the use of consultants as appropriate (cultural, childcare providers). Includes recruiting, scheduling, and training for assistance with project activities.
  19. Assist in developing and maintaining community linkages for families, service delivery, and cross-agency referral purposes.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or comparable experience is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 8 years of administrative/management experience in a community service agency and at least 5 years of experience working/supervising staff within the youth and family social service and Indian Child Welfare fields.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledgeable of culturally responsive case management processes and other helping models.
• Good organizational and program development and coordination skills.
• Experience with Budget management
• Knowledgeable of the American Indian community, its culture, values, family systems and resources.
• Knowledge of different American Indian tribal customs, teachings, and traditions.
• Knowledge of a Native language a plus.
• Strong knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act and their application within judicial proceedings of court and legal advocacy preferred.
• Cognizant of the psycho-social, political and economic issues of those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Native American, or Indigenous.
• Experience with harm reduction policy and trauma-informed care youth services.
• Strong computer skills including Office 365.
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries.
• Able to pass a MN DHS Background Check.
• Valid driver’s license and vehicle, and vehicle insurance.

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.

Property Manager

Our partners in Project for Pride in Living are looking for a Property Manager for our 42-unit permanent supportive housing project called Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung (Our Good New Home).

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need to survive and thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services.

This position manages the day-to-day operations and oversight of assigned property(s). The ideal Property Manager is personable and comfortable working with persons of diverse backgrounds, has attention to detail, is familiar with financial analysis, has budgeting skills, and has experience working with low-income housing funding mechanisms, including operating in subsidy programs supportive-housing environments. Job responsibilities include:

Property Conditions and Operations:
• Maintain properties to the best possible advantage within available resources, and coordinate with Maintenance Department regarding inspections, maintenance and apartment turns.
• Coordinate maintenance and vendor readiness for agency inspections.
• Work closely with assigned maintenance technician to schedule and execute all routine work orders and plan for and oversee apartment make-ready work.
• Respond to tenant calls, lease violations, and general property control.
• Provide input on capital replacement needs to Regional and Asset Managers.
• Responsible for the preparation of sites to ensure successful property inspections by any agency, lender, or partner. Tasks include pre-inspection, scheduling maintenance and/or special cleaning, notification of tenants, coordinating requested documents, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
• Associate degree in Housing, Business, Property Management or related field, or demonstrated competence in Property Management.
• 3-5 years of experience in property management. Or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job duties satisfactorily.
• Knowledge of Property Management budgeting, and financial reporting.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience successfully working with diverse populations in multi-family settings.
• Familiarity with low-income housing funding mechanisms, including operating subsidy programs (LIHTC, HOME, Section 8).
• Must have valid Minnesota drivers' license and drive own vehicle from site to site.

TO APPLY

To find out more about the position or to apply visit: PPL Inc

Youth Care Worker

We are seeking a temporary part time Youth Care Worker to provide direct care to at-risk youth during the day shift and as needed at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter. Salary for this position is $15-$17, 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. 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. 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 and facilitating weekend activities for residents, talking circles engagement and table time while applying harm reduction behavior management technics.
• Assist with screening referrals, conducting intakes and discharges
• Provide transportation and supervision at events
• Accompany residents to appointments
• Medication administration when required
• Meal preparation, cleaning and light maintenance.

Qualifications:

• AA degree in human services, child development, elementary/secondary education or related field preferred.
• 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, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit), or Indigenous
• Ability to listen and provide non-judgmental interactions
• Ability to provide journey-oriented, holistic support a plus
• Ability to build trusting relationship for positive youth development
• Basic computer skills including Office 365
• Basic written and communication skills.
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries
• Applicants required to be 21 years of age per DHS Licensure.
• Must have valid Driver’s License and pass 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.

Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung - Front Desk Relief Staff

Primary responsibilities include providing security and responding to residents needs and enforcing the guest policies at the front desk of Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a 42 unit permanent supportive housing program for youth ages 18– 24 years old.

SALARY:

DOQ. Part time non-exempt position. No Benefits.

HOURS:

Hours vary within our day/evening/overnight and weekend shifts. May be asked to work holidays. Requires flexibility in schedule. May be able to cross train with other ADYC facilities for additional hours.

SUMMARY:

Primary responsibilities include providing security and responding to residents needs and enforcing the guest policies at the front desk of Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a 42 unit permanent supportive housing program for youth ages 18– 24 years old.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. AA degree in social services, child development, elementary/secondary education or related field preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

•A minimum of 1 year experience working with youth in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting.
• Excellent organizational and communication (verbally & written) skills.
• Strong people skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
• Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds and ability to climb several levels of stairs.
• Must have experience working with youth with a variety of emotional, personal or social concerns.
• Provide corrective interactions around enforcement of Mino Oski rules, policies & procedures.
• Provide security monitoring of the building inside and out, with rounds several times per shift.
• Establish and maintain positive and appropriate relationships with residents.
• Respond & provide assistance with emergency situations and crisis intervention including de-escalation and if
necessary calling the authorities & appropriate staff.
• Knowledge of the Native American culture, values and family systems preferred.
• Cognizant and sensitivity to the needs of homeless youth, at-risk families and to the needs of the American
Indian Community is a must. American Indian candidates encouraged to apply.
• Set up and secure the after hours desk as needed and appropriate.
• Ability to use: Office equipment including telephone systems, multifunction copier, MS Office and Outlook
and learn the use of security camera and door system software

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants required to be 21 years of age and pass 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.