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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.


Street Outreach Worker

Ain Dah Yung Center is looking for a full time Street Outreach Worker to work varying shifts including some evenings & weekends to provide street-based, culturally based services to homeless, precariously housed, runaway, and at-risk youth and young adults. This position works in collaboration with StreetWorks Collaborative and other organizations. They also provide access to shelter and/or housing and providing resources for other basic needs. The hourly rate for this position starts at $19.50 depending on experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•  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 StreetWorks Collaborative, and other Social Serving Agencies.
•  Responsible for delivering culturally sensitive outreach services as part of a mobile StreetWorks 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 providing 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 StreetWorks Collaborative.
•  Become certified in Coordinated Entry system.
•  Prepare financial assistance requests through the StreetWorks 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•  A minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) preferred.
•  Candidates must be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family systems.
•  At least two years of experience working with youth in an educational or human service or homeless youth nonprofit setting.
•  Must have experience working with at-risk populations and the ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a wide array of challenging behaviors.
•  Clear understanding of structural racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian community
•  Must understand risk factors facing American Indian Youth and have an ability to provide educational information to youth.
•  Strong understanding of homelessness, and knowledge of community and educational resources.
•  Knowledge of evidence-based practices preferred, specifically Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Person-Centered approaches.
•  Experience working with youth and/or young adults of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preferably in a housing and/or nonprofit organization.
•  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 and the co-occurring challenges and conditions associated with long-term homelessness.
•  Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, and professionalism.
•  Ability to exercise good judgement and problem solving in a variety of circumstances.
•  Must have valid MN 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.

Safe Harbor Mobile Case Manager

This position will provide mobile 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.