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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is committed to its employees and their families by offering a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), voluntary life, voluntary AD&D, short term disability and long term disability coverages, flexible spending accounts, 15 paid holidays, birthday leave, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401k.

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  Contract Travel Clerk
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

Position:

Contract Travel Clerk

Department:

Administration

Reports to:

Executive Administrative Assistant of Tribal Operations

Grade Level:

13

Date:

4/14/14-Open Until Filled

Non-exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

This position is responsible for all travel arrangements for the Prairie Band Potawatomi (PBP) Nation.  This position prepares and submits travel profiles for Program Directors.  They make complete travel arrangement for Tribal employees.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.     Responsible for making travel arrangements for all PBP Nation employees. Reconciles travel credit card statements.

2.     Process membership and conference registrations.

3.     Book and confirm airline flights.

4.     Make lodging reservation.

5.     Reserve rental cars.

6.     Submit travel advances.

7.     Prepare travel packets. Follow up with travelers after their scheduled return.

8.     Verify receipts for expenses.

9.     Reconcile and process refunds/overpayments.

10.  Assist with the preparation of travel reports.

11.  Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.

12.  Makes recommendations and assists with travel policy development and processes.

13.  Provides training as needed.

14.  Prepares payroll deductions for non-receipt of travel.

15.  All other duties as assigned. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Minimum:  High School diploma or GED.

Preferred: Technical School Program Certificate.

Field of Study:  Travel or Purchasing

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  One to two years experience with Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.

Preferred:  One to two years.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

 

 

Special Requirements:

·       Must be able to bend, stoop and lift at least 60 pounds.

·       Computer literate – Microsoft Office, Access.

·       Organizational and time management skills.

·       Typing skills.

·       Telephone skills.

·       10-key calculator.

·       Ability to operate general office equipment.

·       Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·       Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·       Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·       Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·       Analytical Requirements:  There is a choice of standard procedures.

·       Decisions and Judgment:  Determining if certain actions are covered travel policy.

·       Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Working Conditions:   

·       Supervision Exercised:  n/a.

·       Supervision Received:  Light supervision.

Safety Hazards:

·       None.

 

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

15%

 

 

Walking

10%

 

 

Sitting

50%

 

 

Speaking

40%

 

 

Hearing

50%

 

 

Vision Acuity

80%

 

 

Typing

25%

 

 

Other

%

 

          

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Submit application:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

 

  Director of Social Services
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

Position:

Director of Social Services

Department:

Social Services

Reports to:

General Manager of Tribal Operations

Grade Level:

6

Date:

3/24/14-Open Until Filled

Exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

Directs Social Services Department and its programs including  Vocational Rehabilitation Program,  Family and Adult Services and Community Health Representatives.  The Director should have a background in culturally relevant practice, administrative experience, policy development and revision experience, a willingness to meet with community members and work with community issues relevant to them, grant writing, program development, grant managing/reporting, budget development/reporting/monitoring.  Responsible for staff accountability and development and ensuring that all polices of the PBPN are adhered to.  Establishes and maintains relationships with outside agencies including Kansas SRS and BIA, etc.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.      Provides supervision and direction to department personnel to ensure program needs/goals are met and employee accountability.  Reviews and evaluates employee performance.

2.      Monitors, analyzes, and assess programs for results, objectives, and program needs.

3.      Directs program and/or department planning and development.

4.      Develops and administers grants and/or contract with staff, federal, state and private agencies.

5.      Prepares and submits quarterly and annual program reports.

6.      Negotiates and formalizes agreements between child welfare, local state and tribal agencies.

7.      Attends and participates in meetings with state, federal, local, tribal and private agencies.

8.      Conducts and participates in conferences/seminars related to funding sources.

9.      Assists in establishing and assurance compliance with program policies and procedures.

10.   Ensures the cooperation and collaboration of all social services programs to assure that the highest level of services are provided to the community.

11.   Conducts regular and structured meetings with staff.

12.   Attends weekly director’s meeting.

13.   Works cooperatively with Tribal Court and attends Tribal Court sessions related to program client issues.

14.   Meets with community members as requested to answer questions and listen to community concerns.

15.   Conducts community forums and informational meetings as necessary and requested by General Manager, Tribal Council, or General Council.

16.   Ensures grant compliance including meeting goals and objectives as well as the proper financial fiscal management of grants.

17.   Familiar with or willing to become familiar with ICWA as well as various federal and state grants.

18.   All other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Minimum:  Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Preferred:  Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker (LMCSW)

Field of Study:  Social Services and Business Administration

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  Two to five years.

Preferred:  Five to eight years.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

·        Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance.

·        Kansas Social Work License

Special Requirements:

·        Typing skills.

·        Computer literate.

·        Administrative and supervisory experience with other related welfare programs.

·        Leadership, organizational, business and financial management skills.

·        Diverse knowledge in social service/welfare field.

·        Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·        Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·        Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·        Analytical Requirements:  Assignments frequently involve decisions based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts is predominantly required.

·        Decisions and Judgment:  Administer personnel and department policies and procedures. Budget management. Client/case management. Legal issues related to business/client operations.

·        Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Working Conditions:    

·        Supervision Exercised:  Directly supervises 11 employees, 10 indirectly.

·        Assigns/reviews work.

·        Instructs or trains.

·        Establishes schedule or sets objectives.

·        Appraises employee performance.

·        Recommends hiring and discharge.

·        Supervision Received:  Organizes own work with very little supervision.

·        Access to and/or use of confidential records.

Safety Hazards:

·        None.

 

Physical Demands:

 

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

40%

 

 

Walking

25%

 

 

Sitting

50%

 

 

Speaking

60%

 

 

Hearing

75%

 

 

Vision Acuity

80%

 

 

Typing

40%

 

 

Other

0%

 

           

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

 

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i) (l).

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

 

 

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

 

 

Submit application and resume:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

 

 

  Foster Care Social Worker
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

Position:

Foster Care Social Worker

Department:

Social Services

Reports to:

Child Welfare Services Manager

Grade Level:

10

Date:

1/17/14-Until Filled

Exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

The Foster Care/Adoption Social Worker provides child foster care placement, and monitors their care and well-being. This position provides/refers services to parents and children for reintegration and/or reunification; ensures requirements are followed when an Indian child is in state custody, removed from the home or considered for adoption.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.     Provides family and individual support to assist in problem solving related to family functioning, housekeeping practices, care and supervision of children, interpersonal relationships, economic opportunity, money management, and problems relating to illness, physical or mental handicaps, drug abuse, alcoholism and violation of law.

2.     Assesses the physical and psychological makeup of children to determine needs.

3.     Refers children and parents/guardians to community resources and coordinates services according to needs.

4.     Assesses foster home environment factors and personal characteristics of foster care and adoptive homes to determine suitability, which includes conducting home studies, providing Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP) training for foster families and licensing Tribal foster homes.

5.     Places and provides supervision for children in foster or adoptive homes, institutions and medical treatment centers.

6.     Writes and appropriately files case log notes.

7.     Educates children and parents, guardians, foster parents or institution staff, about adjustment to foster home situation, plans for the child’s care, behavior modifications needed or rehabilitation.

8.     Places children in adoptive homes and supports adoptive parents through the legal process.

9.     Routinely reviews and writes court reports on each child under the court jurisdiction, to assure that there is a case plan designed to assist with reunification and to ensure that mandated court reviews are scheduled and completed in a timely manner, and represents Child Welfare services at court hearings.

10.  Travels to home sites, courts, and state agencies in Tribal/General Services Administration vehicle to assist families and other agencies.

11.  Maintains case history records, reports and other required documents.

12.  Makes referrals to appropriate resources and acts as liaison between individuals, communities and resources when children remain in the custody of the state court.

13.  Monitor enrollment verification and correspondence.

14.  Maintain a supportive role in youth education endeavors.

15.  Facilitates completion of child’s family genogram and maintain a copy in the child’s file.

16.  Acts as a liaison between parents/families and other professionals.

17.  Meets with potential clients to discuss eligibility for services and connects them with outside services.

18.  Refers child and parent/guardian to community resources and coordinates services according to needs.

19.  Interviews and screens clients to determine eligibility for agency services.

20.  Assesses and documents the social conditions and needs that affect the well being of each client/case.

21.  Assists as assigned to fill in for other Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Child Welfare Social Workers in regard to case management, reviews, and court appearances as needed.

22.  Collect statistical service information for reporting purposes.

23.  Other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Minimum:  Bachelor degree.

Preferred:  Master degree.

Field of Study:  Social work.

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  Less than one year.

Preferred:  One to two years.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

·       Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance.

·       Kansas Social Worker license.

Special Requirements:

·       Maintain and respect the confidentiality of individuals and families. 

·       Typing skills.

·       Telephone skills.

·       Must be able to develop program with guidance and team attitude.

·       Have interest and knowledge of Native lifestyle and culture.

·       Demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy in performances of assigned duties.

·       Willing to take direction,

·       Attends training and workshops periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.

·       Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·       Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·       Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·       Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·       Analytical Requirements:  Problems require analysis based on precedent.

·       Decisions and Judgment:  Child placement and removal; if a child be sent to juvenile detention; is mental hospitalization required.

·       Initiative:  Work is variable, but methods have been established. Initiative is required to maintain the flow of work.

Working Conditions:   

·       Supervision Exercised:  N/A

·       Supervision Received:  Light supervision.

·       Travel Required:  30 percent.

·       Access to and/or use of confidential records.

·       Requires “after hours” duties including supervised visitation, emergency situations/placements and transporting children.

Safety Hazards:

·       None.

 

Physical Demands:

Please evaluate this position for the physical demands of hearing and seeing below.

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

10%

 

 

Walking

10%

 

 

Sitting

30%

 

 

Speaking

30%

 

 

Hearing

60%

 

 

Vision Acuity

80%

 

 

Typing

10%

 

 

Other

%

 

          

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Pulling

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).

INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED.

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

 Submit application and resume:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application

 

  Independent Living Services Prgm Coord
 

PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

Job Posting

**In House positions are open to current employees and enrolled Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Members

Position:

Independent Living Program Services Coordinator (Part-Time Contract)

Department:

Social Service

Reports to:

Child & Family Services Manager

Grade Level:

12

Date:

4/14/14-4/25/14

Non-Exempt

 

 

General Summary Description:

Coordinates youths with transition from foster care with the Independent Living Program (ILP).  Work with eligible youth ages 14- 23 with planning, organizing, and direct ILP services in accordance with agency policy and procedures. Utilize programs to provide Life skills classes and activities for tribal custody youth.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.      Interview Native American tribal custody youth. Assess applications and document information to determine youth’s strengths and goals, referrals to appropriate identified life skills. Maintain and documentation of youth’s participation and progress in in the Independent Living Programs (ILP)

2.      Assists with report development for US Department of Education and PBPN Finance department.

3.      Assist youths to obtain extended medical card.

4.      Takes necessary steps to complete the process for Education Training Voucher (ETV) and Chafee funds for youths in tribal custody.

5.      Facilitates payments and applications for Federal funding for school fees, tuition, and room and board.

6.      Maintain a service system to identify and follow up on transitional tribal youth.

7.      Develops knowledge of community resources, including colleges and network assistance, to assist participants.

8.      Maintains a data system to identify and follow-up on individual plans: employment, training and education for Transition Youth Program and Independent Living Program.

9.      Works with schools to promote movement of students with disabilities from school to vocational training, continuing employment and adult education opportunities.

10.  Provide Leadership development, educational, career training, health and wellness, budgeting, healthy relationships, cultural community activities, and coordinate with tribal programs to assist with transition of eligible tribal youth. 

11.  Maintains client statistics and submits activity reports. Assists with conducting audits for effectiveness and contract compliance.

12.   Collaborate with VR Program Coordinator regarding program development, program activities, issues and concerns.

13.  Participates in training and professional development activities.

14.  Participates as a team member in working toward empowering individuals with disabilities by maximizing their employment opportunities, economic self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion and integrations into society.

15.  Transports Youth clients to appointments pertaining to their individual Plans of Employment, Training, and Education.

16.  Maintains monthly contact with youth and documents all contacts.

17.  Assists with purchase order processing for youth transitioning to ILP services.

18.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Minimum:  High School diploma.

Preferred:  Bachelor degree.

Field of Study:  Human Services.

 

 

Training and Experience

Minimum:  6 months computer skills.

Preferred: 1 year

 

Additional Requirements:

 

Licenses:

·         Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance.

Special Requirements:

·         Maintains confidentiality.

·         Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Computer literate.

·         Ability to operate general office equipment.

·         Team player.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills.

·         Typing skills.

·         Telephone skills.

·         10-key calculator.

·         Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·         Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·         Analytical Requirements:  There is a choice of standard procedures.

Decisions and Judgment:  Assess strengths of youth and involve decision making based on wide knowledge scope. High level of confidentiality. Ability to maintain a high standard of boundaries with clients. Ability to make decisions independently based on foster child policies.

·         Initiative:  Procedures are established, but conditions change; initiative must be exercised to overcome minor obstacles.

Working Conditions:   

·         Supervision Exercised:  n/a.

·         Supervision Received:  Light supervision.

·         Access to and/or use of confidential records.

Safety Hazards:

·         None.

Physical Demands:

 

Requirements

Comments

 

Standing

30%

 

 

Walking

35%

 

 

Sitting

60%

 

 

Speaking

90%

 

 

Hearing

90%

 

 

Vision Acuity

85%

 

 

Typing

45%

 

 

Other

0%

 

           

Frequency

Weight/Force

 

 

Never

Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%

Constant

> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

 

Lifting

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

 

X

 

 

X