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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.


Safe Harbor Mobile 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Offers culturally specific supportive services to Native American survivors of human trafficking, exploitation, and survival sex through ADYC’s Safe Harbor program.
• Track participants anonymously after intake using case management data base.
• Provide direction and education on Safe Harbor resources quickly after a client has been identified as having histories of sexual exploitation, trafficking, or survival of sex.
• Develops individual goals around sexual health, education and life skills.
• Provides weekly one-to-one meetings with clients with the goal of developing a self-guided culturally-relevant case plan that focuses on the four aspects of self; physical, mental, spiritual, emotional health.
• Facilitates client involvement in expert lead workshops pertaining to historical trauma and resiliency.
• Provide clients with basic life skill training to include: budgeting, cooking, resume writing, nutrition and traditional recipes.
• Conducts talking circles to offer a network of support for survivors.
• Facilitates and teaches LIVE IT! a culturally specific sexual health curriculum.
• Directly educates clients on sweat lodge ceremonies; the basis of the ceremony and what it means culturally as well as the role in healing in Native culture.
• Teaches and/or facilitates education on other traditions that will help the client reclaim their identity as a proud Native American as a source of healing and strength.
• Will actively work with client to bridge their estrangement from their Native American traditions with the goal to set them up for success in the community.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred; or four years related experience and/or training with high-risk and vulnerable youth.; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Required to have experience working with youth involving histories of sexual exploitation, human trafficking and or survival sex. Training in youth development, harm reduction and trauma informed care is preferred.
• Must possess a strong knowledge of local community resources.
• Must have knowledge of the Native American Indian cultures, values, and family systems.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
Adaptability - 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. Has excellent documentation skills needed for case management.
Dependability - Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.
Quality - Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality. Has good organizational and program coordination abilities.
Quantity - Achieves established goals. Completes work in timely manner. Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

TO APPLY

Youth Care Worker – Rotating Weekends

We are seeking part time Youth Care Workers to provide direct care to at-risk youth in the rotating every other weekend at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter. We have both morning and evening shifts available. 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

The Ain Dah Yung Center is looking for a Youth Care Worker to provide general supervision to youth 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 to stabilize youth in a safe, culturally supportive environment, address the critical issues/barriers to resident self-sufficiency and strengthen residents' community and cultural connections. Hours for this position are Sunday & Monday nights from 10pm to 10am rotating every other weekend. Applicants required to be 21 years of age or older. Salary for this position starts at $19.50/hr, depending on experience.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
• Ensure youth safe arrival/departure and perform bed checks
• Responsible for enforcing a daily schedule and enforcing facility standards, program policies and procedures
• Provide emotional support and cultural guidance to residents, reporting incidents, behaviors and general conduct of residents
• Monitor surveillance camera system and arm/disarm alarm system at required times
• Responsible for facilities management and cleanliness
• Maintain inventory of food, supplies and equipment & request supplies as needed
• 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 Case Manager, overseen by Manager/Director
• Attend required program staffing and trainings

Qualifications:
• AA degree or equivalent experience in human services, phycology, education or related field.
• At least 2 years of experience working with youth and/or families in a human service setting
• Experience in shelter, group home or another residential program preferred
• Knowledgeable of the American Indian culture, values, and family systems
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of homeless youth
• Sensitive to the psycho-social, political, and economic issues of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and/or LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit)
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the needs and issues of youth and youth adults in transition
• Must possess working knowledge of basic youth health, nutrition, and development
• Be able to model healthy lifestyles and positive choices to youth
• Ability to listen and provide non-judgmental interactions
• Ability to provide journey-oriented, holistic support a plus
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries
• Must have basic organizational, reporting and time management skills
• Must have basic computer skills including ability to navigate MS Office 365 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.