Reports to: Tribal Administrator
Opening: October 12, 2021 Closing: October 26, 2021
- The Drug Endangered Tribal Children’s Coordinator will manage the services of the Drug Endangered Children Tribal Office funded by the BIA Methamphetamine Initiative to the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The goal of the office is increase tribal social service and justice system response for the protection pf drug endangered children by providing Coordinated Investigation, Tracking, an Culturally-relevant Management if recourses for the children eligible for services under 25 CFR 20.
- Coordinate specialized services and protocols that address the needs of drug endangered children, especially when their parents are criminally incarcerated or facing incarceration, in a timely and effective manner to minimize trauma to the child, provides for their safety, holds parents accountable and provides for safe placements of children with their families or others.
- Provides for timely and efficient handling of drug endangered children referrals and build service capacity through intra and inter jurisdictional coordination of case information and monitoring of case progress in the justice system.
- Provide for coordination of an integrated multi-disciplinary team concerning drug endangered children for prompt identification and provision of coordinated services for the child with development of non-offending family member support.
- Assist with development for a citizen review process that will provide independent review and recommendations of the handling of children protection issues
- The Coordinator will review referred cases wand those filed with/ reported to tribal prosecutor by law enforcement agencies, child protection teams, agencies or concerned citizens; arrange for sharing of vital cases information and prepare an information and complaint file for the MDT that is supported by collaborating information; and interface with other jurisdictions pursing actions to coordinate the provision of multi-jurisdictional child advocacy service.
- The Coordinator will provide and coordinate training for community agencies and tribal programs in culturally-appropriate best practices for drug endangered children case management and identify, develop and incorporate national and tribal best practice approaches into the work of the office.
- The Coordinator is expected to seek direction from tribal prosecutor when face with out of the ordinary situation and to work cooperatively with law enforcement agencies in taking children into protective custody.
Qualifications: Education and Experience in criminal justice, social work and civil/criminal investigation of drug endangered children or related combination of such training and at least 3 year experience in working with substance abuse involved families and children. The level of knowledge associated with this education is generally found through pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Criminal Justice or a closely related human service field.
- Experience working with substance abuse involved families including methamphetamine abuse.
- Willing to work with diverse population and multiple jurisdictions involved with the law enforcement and justice services.
- Willing to work Flexible hours and be available 24/7 in emergency situations.
- Possession of above average written and communication skills
- Possession of computer including Microsoft software for word processing and electronic data entry systems.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Auto Insurance is required
- Access to private auto daily basis
- Be able to pass a criminal background checks (Tribal, State, Federal)
- Alcohol and Drug free at all times and subject to random testing
- Human behavior, child development, family systems, family violence, substance abuse and methamphetamine addiction, separation and placement dynamic involving children.
- Theories and practices used in child protection and family support and in working with drug endangered children and children exposed to violence
- Federal and Tribal Law governing child protection
- Legal aspects related to the investigating child abuse and neglect, drug enforcement, substance use and family violence.
- Professional ethics related to child protection
- Filing and Court procedures related to child protection proceedings, both civil and criminal.
- The effects of substance abuse and violence by caregivers on child development
- Familiar with culturally effective practices involved in working with meth/substance involved families.
- Familiar with Northern Arapaho Family Services Regulations as adopted April 17, 2008 by the Northern Arapaho Business Council.
- Tribal and Community resources for substance abuse, child welfare and child protection.
- DETC project mission, goals, objectives and outcomes
- Microsoft software system including windows, word, excel.
How to Apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the 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 Rd. Ethete, WY
Applications can also be completed on our website at www.northernarapaho.com click on Online Job Application. For more information call 307-332-2499 or Fax to 307-335-3596.