Lead Youth Advocate

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Program: 
Northern Arapaho TANF Program
Wage/Salary: 
D.O.E
Opening: 
July 2, 2018
Closing: 
July 20, 2018

Job Summary:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe TANF Lead Youth Advocate is to coordinate and administer programs that provide social, cultural, education services. The goal is to guide NAT TANF youth participants in gaining knowledge of fundamental life skills necessary to sustain self-sufficiency as adults. Program focus will have direct correlation to the overall goals of the NAT TANF Program. These goals are to be met through hands on, interactive activities guides by positive adult role models.
Qualifications Requirements:
Knowledge of;
Policies, procedures and functions of the NAT.
Laws, rules, and regulations as it applies to work settings.
Applicable software and data processing applications
Accounting Procedures
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Working knowledge of NAT TANF and the Northern Arapaho Tribe
Ability to;
Interpret and apply NAT rules and procedures with good judgment while independently carrying out a variety of projects.
Take responsibility and use good judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Create correspondence from oral or written instructions in a clear and concise manner. Plan, organize and coordinate program operations
Discretely handle confidential matters and sensitive issues.
Work with minimal supervision
Speak in front of large groups

Education and Training:
Four year degree in Human Services or closely related field and one to two years’ experience in teaching or counseling
Or
A combination of education and experience
Essential Functions
• Work with caseworkers to ensure important elements, pertaining to all children, contained in Individual Service Plan is followed through.
• Act as liaison and develop working relationship with schools within Grays Harbor County to include daycares, Head start programs, high schools, and GED Programs.
• Monitor attendance of all school aged children to ensure that they are attending school and making progress. Identify barriers to school attendance and progress and refer to appropriate resources to overcome barriers.
• Coordinate all major youth activities to include, but not limited to; Christmas Dinner/gifts, camp, holiday activities, school clothes and supplies program, and other youth related events
• Administer the youth summer employment services. Conduct site visits.
• Work with Juvenile Justice Systems.
• Develop network of resources to assist all children and develop an awareness of resources available.
• Prepare reports.
• Daily input into database and maintain corresponding hard files.
• Participate in prevention, cultural and recreational activities with the youth. All other duties as assigned

Other Job Functions
Establish and maintain an effective system of communication with the organization, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. The Youth Supervisor must be able to execute varied and complex oral and written instructions, independently make short­ range plans and decisions to meet deadlines and to process confidential and sensitive information. He/she is responsible for appropriate follow-up on all assigned responsibilities.

Job Demands
Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting for eight hours per day. Physical effort is needed to lift and carry office materials, supplies and display materials. Mobility is needed to attend various meetings. Basic communication skills such as talking, seeing, and hearing are needed for frequent telephone usage. Use of hands and fingers to handle objects and control automated equipment and computer, using finger dexterity. Patience and persuasiveness are needed when interacting with others. Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines. Must have excellent verbal aptitude and writing ability. Necessary aptitudes include understanding instructions, numerical aptitude, problem solving, initiative, analytic ability, memory, concentration, and judgment. May occasionally be required to work beyond normal working hours.

Licensed/Certification Requirements:
Must pass a criminal background check and employee assessment prior to employment. Must possess a Valid State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment.
How to Apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to N.A.T. Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Road, Ethete or at Tribal Complex East, 230 West Main, Riverton, WY.
You can also apply online at www.nothernarapaho.com and click on the HR link. For more information call 307-332-2499 or fax to: 307-335-3596