Monday, December 18, 2017

Tribal Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Specialist Position

Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s (LASO) Native American Program (NAPOLS) seeks a full-time, temporary Tribal Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DV / SA) Program Specialist. This is a grant-funded position of limited duration, funded from 1/01/2018 – 12/31/2019.

LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout Oregon. Two specialized statewide LASO programs offer free legal services to farmworkers and on Native American issues. NAPOLS provides legal assistance to income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including representation in tribal courts and on issues related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, Indian trust resources, access to benefits, and expungement of criminal records.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Director Position, American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the American Indian Center.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

An Impossible Dream? Racial Integration in the United States

Sharon Stanley: An Impossible Dream? Racial integration in the United States

Thursday November 16th at 6:30 pm 

Kemp Auditorium (Givens Hall School of Architecture)


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Not Alone Film Screening

The 26th Annual Whitaker Saint Louis Film Festival will feature 

Not Alone

Sunday, November 12, 2017
The .ZACK
3224 Locust Street
1:00 pm





Driven by a desire to understand why her best friend killed herself at 16, co-director Jacqueline Monetta — herself a recent high-school grad — gets suffering teens to share their struggles with mental illness and suicide attempts. Through Monetta’s intimate one-on-one interviews, viewers learn about depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide attempts, and resources for getting help and treating mental illness. The film serves as an excellent educational tool: helping teens recognize the warning signs of depression among their peers, providing warnings about social media and its potentially deleterious effects, suggesting outlets for help, destigmatizing mental illness, and giving teen viewers the clear sense that they are not alone.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Health System Specialist position with the The Indian Health Service, Division of Behavioral Health

This position is for a Health System Specialist within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The location of this position is the local commuting area of Billings, Montana. The Division of Behavioral Health applies identified profession and program standards, monitors and evaluates community and Area-wide services provided through grants or contracts with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Villages, organizations, and direct IHS operations for mental health, social services, and alcohol/substance abuse. The incumbent in this position is responsible for strategic planning, coordinating, negotiating, and directing behavioral health initiatives in regards to grant and Federal funding. The incumbent reports to the Director, Division of Behavioral Health.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Social Worker Position at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board

ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Social Worker

REPORTS TO: STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Director

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Full-Time)

SALARY RANGE: $36,038 – $54,056 Annual (DOE)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Under the supervision of the STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Director the social worker will work with the program coordinator to develop, coordinate and carry out activities under the American Indian/ Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative Project

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Prepare a plan of action of the social work activities
  • Follow up daily tutorial classes for the youth at the project meeting space
  • Prepare session (facilitate guest speakers, get materials, etc.)
  • Prepare seminars and workshops for parents and youth
  • School visit to assess academic and behavioral concerns
  • Home visits (health education; awareness creation on environmental and personal hygiene, positive family interaction, etc.)
  • Facilitate the computer class at the project meeting space
  • Make an individual dialogue and facilitate volunteer professionals to provide (counseling) for any concerns that the youth may encounter
  • Make medical screening and referral, consulting on minor health issues.
  • Monitoring the provision of monthly nutritional allowance
  • Monitoring the provision of school materials (uniforms, stationery, clothes, etc.)
  • Write reports on the activities and providing any essential feedback
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficiency in oral and written communications.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to organize time effectively.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and excel at details.
  • Proficiency in the use of software programs such as MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and internet.
  • Professional attitude and good judgment is essential.
  • Ability to perform a variety of ongoing tasks efficiently and productively.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with American Indian communities and cultures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master Degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Mature judgment and professionalism in handling confidential matters.
  • Dependability including excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.
  • Completion of background investigation is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures of an Administrative Assistant.
  • Proficiency in various office applications such as word processing, data bases and spreadsheets.
WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work is performed in a school setting four days a week (two days at each site) and one day at AAIHB.
  • Talk, listen, and sit for an extended period of time.
  • Stand, use hands to hand objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands.
  • Come in direct daily contact with staff and public.
  • Walk frequently to offices, storage room, board room, and entrance to greet visitors.
  • Operate standard office equipment and multi-line telephone.
  • Noise level is usually minimal
  • Drive company-leased vehicle for company related business.

PREFERENCE:
Qualified American Indian applicants will be given preference in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send CV/Resume, list of three professional references, salary requirements, and cover letter to Ayn N. Whyte, M.S. at awhyte@aaihb.org or regular email to Ayn N. Whyte, M.S., Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Position is open until filled. For best consideration, please forward all application materials by close of business day (5 PM MST) on November 30, 2017.