- Dena'ina Wellness Center - Youth Services
- Kenai, AK, USA
- On Call
KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Individual Skill Provider
TYPE OF POSITION: On-Call, Non-exempt (typically works a regular schedule)
REPORTS TO: Case Manager
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638
POSTING PERIOD: 10/11/13 - Open until filled
KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE
To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.
Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values
These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe:
• Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility
• Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations
• Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs
• Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education
By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced & strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people & Tribe by:
• Working towards united effort with Native organizations & other governments that impact our people
• Developing & implementing a Tribal education system
• Living our traditional values & practices
• Empower our sovereignty
• Continuing to demonstrate resiliency
• Striving for excellence in all of our programs
• Elevating the wellness of our people
• Using our talents & resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves & share with others
Individuals Skill Providers (ISPs) are paraprofessionals that provide direct Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services to assigned clients in a variety of settings. Often ISPs are hired to fill a specific need; however, ISPs work as part of a pool of staff and may require changes to their assigned client(s) and/or work location. Under the supervision of Case Managers and direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, the ISP provides active individual and group interventions to assigned clients, with a focus on positive behavior support, to assist clients in meeting the goals outlined in their individualized behavioral health treatment plan. Work hours vary depending upon location and need; however, ISPs typically have a regular and consistent work schedule. The ISP is accountable to complete daily documentation in a timely and efficient manner as well as ensure that documentation meet standards as specified in regulations and KIT policies and procedures. The ISP is responsible for promoting a safe and positive work environment as well as maintaining a positive on-going relationship with supervisors, co-workers, collaborating staff/professionals, and other agencies within the KIT service delivery system.
(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)
• Minimum age of 18.
• High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
• Experience working with children and/or adolescents.
• General understanding of, or willingness to learn, basic child development and positive behavior support principles.
• Demonstrate cross cultural competence.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to type 25 words per minute.
• Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Ability and willingness to be on feet, bend and/or squat frequently.
• Ability and willingness to work outdoors as required.
• Current Alaska Driver's License with two or more years driving experience, and clean driving record.
• Pass state-required background check.
• 21 years of age or older.
• College courses or training related to child development, psychology, or education.
• Experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth.
• Provide direct and active Therapeutic Behavioral Health Services as coordinated by the supervising Case Manager, the client's Directing Clinician, and/or the Youth Services Coordinator to an individual or a group of assigned clients in a variety of settings (including, but not limited to the school, community, and the clients' home).
• Document active interventions that support client work to address the goals identified on the client's individualized treatment plan (including client behaviors, staff interventions, and client responses) on a daily basis and in a timely and efficient manner.
• Ensure that all documentation complies with supervisory instructions and standards established by KIT.
• Maintain attendance arranged by the Case Manager or Youth Services Coordinator.
• Demonstrate positive therapeutic boundaries with clients and their families.
• Serve as a positive role model.
• Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
• Promote good relations with coworkers, clients, school staff, and community agencies through professional, respectful, and effective engagement.
• Provide transportation for clients as needed and in compliance with state/federal laws and KIT policies and procedures.
• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with KIT and NFC policy.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.
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