Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor Opportunity|
SALARY: Full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Predominately Monday—Friday,
9 am—5 pm. Some evenings may be required.
SUMMARY: Indian Child Welfare Legal Advocacy/Compliance (ICWLAC) Project: was created
to enforce local compliance with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA was created
to prevent the dissolution of American Indian families and to reduce the number of American
Indian children wrongfully placed out-of-home. The Ain Dah Yung Center’s ICWLAC Project
provides court monitoring on cases involving American Indian children, legal representation to
American Indian families (through a collaboration with SMRLS), and education/outreach to
identify systemic problems and strategize on solutions regarding ICWA compliance. This position
provides the court monitoring, education/outreach and advocacy to ensure court compliance.
Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or related field preferred.
Experience in court and legal advocacy with a strong research background is desired. Excellent
writing skills a must. Demonstrated knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Minnesota Indian
Family Preservation Act, BIA Guidelines and their application within judicial proceedings.
Candidates should be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family
systems. A minimum of three years of experience working with families in a human service setting
Must have valid MN Driver’s License and pass DHS Background Check.
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled.
If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Ain Dah
Yung Center, 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, or fax at (651) 224-5136. For
more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at adycenter.org.
Behavioral Health, Counseling-Children, Counseling-Family, Shelter-Women, Women's Issues
The first American Indian school in St. Paul over twenty-seven years ago recognized that many of its students were homeless or in homes that were affecting their ability to attend school and succeed. Children and youth were often focused on survival and meeting basic needs. The majority of homeless children and youth were and continue to be American Indian. Out of these realities and the hard work of many early American Indian leaders and the generosity of funding partners, the Ain Dah Yung Center was born in 1983. The Ain Dah Yung Center led the way as the first agency to provide any form of culturally relevant focused services to any group. The Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter and empowering culturally relevant programs immediately proved to be much more utilized and effective than mainstream services for American Indian families. The Emergency Shelter established its own 501c3 non-profit status in 1991.
The Emergency Shelter provides culturally specific emergency shelter to American Indian youth (although welcomes all youth) who are homeless, runaway, in a family crisis, or involved with juvenile corrections. Services include: emergency and short-term shelter, crisis intervention, case and systems advocacy, information and referrals, access to medical/dental care, counseling, case management and community education.
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