Family Advocate Opportunity|
The Oyate Nawajin “Stand With The People” Program
SALARY: DOQ Full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Predominately Monday—
Friday, 9 am—5 pm however occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Flexibility
SUMMARY: Family Advocates work to keep American Indian families together and strong by
providing the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable environment for
their children being referred through schools, county social services, community agencies and self
referrals. Will provide services focused on preservation and reunification through family groups,
parenting education, in-home visits, resource acquisition and advocacy with a cultural base.
Bachelor's degree in social services, human services or related field is preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of experience working with families in a social service setting. Must have
demonstrated experience providing advocacy and case management to American Indian families
experiencing or at-risk of involvement with the child protection system. Must possess a strong
knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota
Indian Family Preservation Act and their application within judicial proceedings of court and legal
advocacy helpful. Excellent case management and documentation skills a must. Candidates must be
knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family systems.
Must have valid MN Driver’s License and pass DHS Background Check.
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled.
If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Ain
Dah Yung Center, 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, or fax at (651) 224-5136.
For more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at adycenter.org.
Behavioral Health, Counseling-Children, Counseling-Family, Shelter-Women, Women's Issues
The first American Indian school in St. Paul over twenty-seven years ago recognized that many of its students were homeless or in homes that were affecting their ability to attend school and succeed. Children and youth were often focused on survival and meeting basic needs. The majority of homeless children and youth were and continue to be American Indian. Out of these realities and the hard work of many early American Indian leaders and the generosity of funding partners, the Ain Dah Yung Center was born in 1983. The Ain Dah Yung Center led the way as the first agency to provide any form of culturally relevant focused services to any group. The Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter and empowering culturally relevant programs immediately proved to be much more utilized and effective than mainstream services for American Indian families. The Emergency Shelter established its own 501c3 non-profit status in 1991.
The Emergency Shelter provides culturally specific emergency shelter to American Indian youth (although welcomes all youth) who are homeless, runaway, in a family crisis, or involved with juvenile corrections. Services include: emergency and short-term shelter, crisis intervention, case and systems advocacy, information and referrals, access to medical/dental care, counseling, case management and community education.
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