BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR

TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS

CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                      P.O. BOX 39                                              ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title: Family Service Worker

Department: Head Start/Early Head Start, Education

Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour

Exempt: No                                         Full Time: 40 hrs per week

Supervisor: Family Service Manager

Summary: This position will work closely with families providing them with opportunities to gain knowledge regarding: parenting, job skills, educational opportunities, or whatever skills parents are seeking.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

This position will work closely with the Head Start/Early Head Start program to provide services to children and their families. The Family Services Worker will improve the delivery of Community Services to the Head Start families through Partnership Agreements; will assist in the development of a Community/Family Needs Assessment and a systematic approach for collecting, compiling and interpreting data through formal surveys and parent meetings. In ensuring completion of the Head Start/Early Head Start Worker will assist the Family Services Manager in ensuring that program goals and objectives, and newly revised performance standards are met and that other pertinent policies are adhered to. This position will coordinate all efforts to meet the non-federal match requirement, including development of strategies to enhance recruitment of volunteers and implement a recruitment plan which ensures enrollment of eligible children within our service area. Will assist the Family Services Manager in ensuring that confidentiality of participant children files and family records is maintained at all times.

Will perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

BA or BS in Social Work or Social Service Area or related field.

Must possess ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.

Awareness of Ojibway Culture.

Knowledge of Computers is a must

Preferred:

Shaken Baby Syndrome

CPR First Aid

Mandated Reporter

(Will be provided by the program.)

Other Skills and Abilities:

Required: Must possess ability to work with committees and groups of people for the purpose of providing program services at an optimum level and possess an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of low-income and disadvantaged people.

Must have a Driver’s License and qualify for the eligible drivers list for theTribe.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass a required background check. This position requires eligibility for a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly and a required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

Language Skills: Must possess good oral and written communications skills. Must promote use of and speak Ojibwemowin as proficiency level allows in the classroom and throughout delivery of all Head Start/Early Head Start services for children and families.

Reasoning Ability: Must have positive attitude and enjoy working with children and families.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to pass medical/physical examination which certifies individuals are physically able to work with infants/toddlers and pre-school children. Must be able to pass tuberculosis testing. Must be physically able to lift children into and out of Head Start/Early Head Start furniture and equipment, as necessary. Must be able to participate in activities with children in Head Start./Early Head Start Position may require sitting for extended periods of time. Some standing, walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs. on occasion is required.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is subject to inside and outside work. The noise level may be moderate to loud.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

 

Public:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

                                                                                                                                       Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                      Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                      Attn: Human Resources

                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                      Odanah, WI 54861