Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Yaghanen - Youth Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

KIT logo                                                    Job Description 

Job Title:

Youth Advocate

Revision Date:

1/29/2014

Dept./Program:

Yaghanen Program

Employment Status:

Full Time

Division:

Community Program Division

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Reports To:

Yaghanen Coordinator

Schedule:

40 hours per week

Supervises:

N/A

Posting Period:

 1/30/14 - Open until filled

 

Job Summary

Provide drug, alcohol and suicide prevention and intervention services to youth based on the Tribe's values, tradition and culture through after school programs and summer camps.  The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to Yaghanen staff working on projects and activities.

Essential Functions

  • Provides supervision and direction for youth participating in the Tribe's youth programs, including summer camps, Native Youth Olympics, Jabila'ina Dance Group, and Del Dumi Drum Group.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for development and implementation of cultural education presentations in a public setting.
  • Works as a team member with Yaghanen staff as well as other Departments of the Tribe as directed to insure cultural programming is appropriately reflected in all tribal programs.
  • Assist Yaghanen Coordinator in researching new funding opportunities, programs and concepts for Yaghanen programs, assesses program needs and performance.
  • Responsible for attending and directing youth during Yaghanen summer and winter programs.  This includes maintaining attendance records.
  • Responsible for file management for Yaghanen.
  • Responsible for transporting items (including lifting & driving) for Yaghanen programs.
  • Model appropriate behavior for youth.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

Physical Requirements  

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)  

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

 

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Dust

Noise

Exposure Extreme Temperatures

Wet

Noise

Burn Hazards

 

Comments:

Exporuse to noise is related to drum use.

Burn Hazards are related to cooking and campfire use.

 

OSHA Categories

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

 

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Occasional use of hand tools.

List Tools: Shovels, saws, axes, hammers, screw drivers

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:  Yes

Other:

 

Travel

Local  

In-State   

Qualifications

Education  

  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).

 

Experience

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with youth.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the Kenaitze Dena'ina culture, history and traditions.
  • Experience in public speaking preferred.

 

License/Certification

  • Valid Alaska Drivers license with two years of experience and clean driving record.

 

Special Skills

  • Creative, energetic and motivated approach to achieving goals.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple goals, projects, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, adapt, and align programs with change.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Able to work a varied work schedule, travel to events, competitions and camps.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and be physically active.

Signature

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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