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Name Home Visiting Parent Educator
Description

CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES

OF THE FLATHEAD NATION

PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855

(406) 675-2700

PERSONNEL OFFICE FAX:  (406) 675-2711

WEBSITE ADDRESS:  csktribes.org

E-mail: shelley.grenier@cskt.org

 

****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****

 

TITLE:                            Home Visiting Parent Educator

                                      (Contract Position)

                                     

LOCATION:                    Department of Human Resource Development

                                     

SALARY:                        $15.86 to $18.23 per hour

                                     

CLOSING DATE:             Thursday, Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy.  A favorable determination resulting from a completed Background Investigation is required prior to being placed in this position.  The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period.

DUTIES:

  • Incumbent will implement Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum to parents through individualized home visits, monthly group connections and 4 community forums to enhance their parenting skills. The Incumbent will facilitate parent/child interactive pre-literacy and child development activities. The curriculum and services provided to families consist of personal contacts and group connections/meetings; will also, develop and document goals with each family. Incumbent will follow the PAT guidelines/benchmarks by providing parent education, and screening/assessment of families characteristic of needs i.e., (not limited to) school readiness, child maltreatment, prevention of domestic, sexual, and alcohol/drug abuse by educating with emphasis on the dangers of abuse in the home, complex trauma, child development, parenting with a cultural aspect; and the importance the role father's play in parenting. The Incumbent must-be able to assess the parent-child relationship; maintain or strengthen this relationship by assisting the parents, women, fathers and their families to interact in healthy ways; reduce child's feelings of loss; assess parent's ability to adequately and appropriately care for their child(ren); provide parents an opportunity to assess his/her ability to parent; help the parent develop appropriate parenting skills and behaviors; evaluate the family's progress toward targeted changes. Document interaction of observed interaction between parents and children; identify and resolve problems before children return home. Documented observations will be submitted to supervisor, data will be filed in parent's case file.
  • Incumbent will screen children for cognitive, motor and health development; present relevant information on child development, language, motor, and social skills, and model appropriate verbal interactions, communication techniques, and discipline techniques with a child; and identifies support services to be provided to parents.
  • Position requires experience providing direct service to at-risk families/children. Incumbent must be able to work with children at high risk ensuring their safety; interacting with parents/children, professional and clinical facility staff. Incumbent will utilize interviewing skills to assess clients individually, in families or in groups to provide recommendations to wrap around services; and will provide assistance with accessing support services. Is responsible for maintaining case history records, preparing all necessary paperwork during visits with parents, women, fathers and their families, completing social services based research, knowledge and usage of internet. Maintain case management notes and orderly client files, Work with Data Manager to assure compliance with grant benchmarks and PATs essential requirements Incumbent will be responsible for facilitating small groups/meeting such as support groups, Incumbent must be capable to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively, orally and in writing,
  • Will develop and facilitate "Group Connections" once a month and will assist/conduct monthly home visitations utilizing Parents As Teachers curriculum with enrolled parents, women, fathers and their families.
  • Incumbent is required to attend all program meetings with stock holders, DHRD staffing as scheduled and meetings scheduled with the program manager. Attend required conference calls, webinars and other venues to gain knowledge and share information. Also, attend training and mandatory grantee meetings where-ever located as required.
  • Incumbent provides professional judgment in the Department of Human Resources Development. As a professional, this Incumbent will embody the principles, standards, theories, and techniques of a social worker as a method of working with Indian people and a persona' life philosophy. The worker must adhere to a variety of regulations including but not limited to the following: BIA Manual, Title IV-E Requirements, ASFA, ICWA, Tribal Children's Legal Code, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' social services manual, guidelines and principals and the Montana State Statue and Legal System which affects Child Welfare Services.
  • Incumbent will participate in weekly staffing and consult with the Department Head and MIECHV Program Manager for direction in developing program plans. Incumbent applies methods of helping that examine personal, social economic, health etc. reasons for the family distress making and documenting referrals to appropriate agencies, i.e., public welfare, mental health, medical care facilities, vocational institutions and programs, etc., in order to facilitate a full-scope of family healing process, as well as colleges.
  • Incumbent will have a caseload of no more than 12 parents at one time per Parents as Teachers Guidelines (in the first year).
  • The purpose of these contacts with parents is to influence, motivate, and guide for assistance or services needed, to provide service, to intervene on behalf of teen parents. The Incumbent works with the MIECHV Program Manager to provide professional skills with insight to recommend proper support services on high risk families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (AS REFLECTED ON THE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION)

  • An Associate's degree/90 quarter credits with 2 years' work experience in Social Work/Psychology/Human Service, Child Development/Education, or Health Fields working with at-risk children, parents and families.
  • And/or 4 years work experience providing direct services to individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including: mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, domestic abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, medical care, and child development. Experience maintaining case records and preparing reports. Experience conducting social services-based research, including the use of the Internet. Experience with small group/meeting facilitation. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively orally and in writing. Experience working in a collaborative project preferred.
  • Must be certified or willing to obtain certification in the Parent As Teachers curriculum.
  • Most not have had a conviction of driving under the influence of substance or a per se within the last three (3) years.
  • Current Montana Sate Driver's License and liability insurance.

 

  • Interested applicants may obtain further information by requesting a copy of the full position description from the Tribal Personnel Office (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1259/1040.

 

SUBMIT:

  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  2. Completed supplemental questionnaire for background investigations.
  3. Copy of relevant academic transcripts and training certificates.
  4. Copy of current valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
  5. Proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT.
  6. If claiming veteran’s preference, submit a copy of your DD214. 

 

FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION DURING THE SCREENING PROCESS

SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, Telephone (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1040.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Louis Mayuk Caye, MIECHV/TELI Program Manager 675-2700 Ext. #1152                                                  

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