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225 Teacher Aide Job Title: Teacher Aide Content Area: Education and Early Childhood Development Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Education Manager, in absence of Education Manager is under the supervision of Head Teacher/Assistant Education Manager, with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. In classroom reports to and is supervised by the classroom teacher. Standard Employment: 8 hour shifts – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 1480 hours per program year. Late August - early May General Description: The Head Start teacher aide is responsible for assisting the teacher in providing a safe and healthy environment and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for the young children entrusted to them. The teacher aide must consult and cooperate with the parent/family who has temporarily delegated the responsibility for the care and development of their child to the classroom staff. The teacher aide, in the absence of the teacher, must provide leadership and direction to other staff within the classroom and cooperate with other staff in providing services for the children and their parents/family. The Teacher Aide Rover will assist in the classrooms during lunch and morning and afternoon breaks of the teachers and teacher aides. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Safety and Sanitation: 1. Assist the teacher in complying with safety, sanitation and other guidelines for serving enrolled children. 2. Assure safety, sanitation procedures and precautions are taken to limit the spread of infectious disease and assist teacher with Monday morning head checks. 3. Assure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather and type of play in which they are engaged. During the winter months the teacher aid must assist with making sure the children are buttoned up with caps. 4. Model and encourage appropriate health and safety habits to encourage social competence. 5. Assure that children are supervised at all times. No child will ever be left alone. 6. Must ride the bus in the morning and afternoon as a bus monitor Physical Arrangement: 1. Assist the teacher in the set up and maintenance of a welcome and appropriate environment. 2. Assist the teacher in the creation of developmentally appropriate and well-defined activity areas in the classroom. 3. Assure sufficient and appropriate materials are displayed in an orderly and accessible fashion. 4. Ensure indoor/outdoor areas are safe and secure and provide a variety of opportunities for children to explore. Schedule, Plan and Transition: 1. Assist the teacher in planning and complying with appropriate child activity plan. 2. Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly activities. 3. Assist the teacher in implementing transition activities to assist the children with changes in the environment. 4. Comply with time schedules and respect the needs of the individual child. 5. Assist in providing predictable, consistent routines, as they are a vital part of the child’s learning experience to help him gain a sense of security. Communication: 1. Assist in providing an environment that encourages interaction between and among children and adults. 2. Talk to children, especially during meals and other care giving routines or when the child is upset or in a conflict with another child. 3. Encourage expression of feelings. Guidance: 1. Encourage age and developmentally appropriate problem solving techniques and skills. Help children learn how to think not what to think. 2. Provide children with opportunities to develop self-help skills. Family style feeding is required. 3. Promote interaction with other children, encouraging use of words. 4. Set reasonable and appropriate limits and rules for children’s behavior and explain why to the children. 5. Inform, remind and assist children in learning appropriate behavior. Self-esteem: 1. Provide opportunity for children to solve problems on their own. 2. Use daily routines to help children master self-help skills and to feel competent. 3. Assist teacher in providing meaningful culturally relevant activities. 4. Support and encourage children’s natural curiosity about people and objects in their environment. 5. Spend individual time each day with every child in your primary care group. Individualization: 1. Assist teacher in conducting 2 home visits per child and 2 parent teacher conferences at which time parents will be informed and involved in planning, implementing and evaluating services and activities. 2. Assist teacher in promoting parent/family education to reinforce learning and development at home. 3. Assist teacher in observations of children in the classroom. 4. Provide services that respect child’s individual differences and special needs. Resource Development: 1. Participate in learning experiences for personal growth and professional development. 2. Actively participate and assist the teacher in all aspects of planning. 3. Exhibit knowledge of laws regarding the abuse and neglect of children and report suspected mistreatment in accordance with state law and Head Start policies. Team Effectiveness: 1. Conduct self in a respectful, cooperative manner when interacting with parents, co-workers, and others and constructively represent SWO Head Start program. 2. Participate in all SWO Head Start meetings as directed, including parent meetings and keep informed as needed to work effectively with others. 3. Knowledgeable about and comply with Head Start policies and other applicable laws and regulations. 4. Provide information in a timely manner as directed by supervisor. 5. Protect and comply with the confidentiality of information regarding the children, parents and other staff members as defined in the SWO Head Start policy and the Head Start Performance Standards. Any violation of this policy is grounds for termination. 6. Contact Education Manager or Head Teacher/Assistant Education Manager when sick. In the absence of Education Manager or Head Teacher/Assistant Education Manager, contact Head Start Director. 7. Requests for approval of annual leave (3 days in advance) from Education Manager, in absence of Education Manager Leave must be requested from Director. 8. Assist teacher in the maintenance of inventory for classroom and inform teacher of damaged or missing items. 9. Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor or Director in order to ensure quality services are provided to the children enrolled in the program. Qualification: 1. Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and work toward CDA Preschool endorsement 2. Must enjoy working with pre school aged children and their families. 3. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, and community members. 4. Must be in good health and physically capable of lifting, running, skipping, jumping, crawling and playing with 3 to 5 year-old children. 5. Ability to adapt and be flexible in a variety of situations and have sensitivity and appreciation for the healthy development of young children. Job Requirements: 1. Must attend mandatory 2-week pre-service training. 2. Attend staff meetings, in-service training and other career development activities both locally and out-of-area. 3. Must sign a background check permission form to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. Employment is considered temporary until the background check is complete. 4. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 5. Must promote alcohol and drug free lifestyle. 6. Must have pre-employment drug test, physical and TB test. 7. Must submit to drug test. 8. Submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment. 9. Must sign Confidential Statement upon hire and adhere to policy. 10. Indian preference applies. Head Start 10/24/2014
226 MCH Aide Job Title: MCH Aide General Responsibilities: Provides outreach, liaison, and paraprofessional health care services to women, infants and children on the Lake Traverse Reservation. Specific Responsibilities: A. The MCH Aide shall be supervised by the Maternal/Child Health Program Manager and shall be subject to the internal control policies and procedures of the Maternal Child Health Program. B. Duties: 1. Work in a coordinated effort with other health programs to upgrade the health and welfare of Native American Families, by providing information and services concerning Maternal/Child Health/Family Planning. Upon request provide teenage information regarding sex and responsibility and other teenage problems, cooperatively with parents. 2. Act as a liaison between patient and professional staff at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Health Care Center and other health facilities. Assist mother and children by tapping into resource agencies that prove to e beneficial to the welfare of mother and child. 3. Stress areas of Maternal Child Health dealing with prenatal, postnatal, well child health care, nutrition, and child development. 4. Visit and counsel post-partum mothers, providing pamphlets and gift layettes to all new mothers. 5. Report to supervisor suspected cases of nutritional anemia, toxemia, preeclampsia, medical problems related to alcoholism, inadequate or abusive childcare, and lack of self-concern or respect. 6. Keep daily records of work, i.e.; Patient Care Component (PCC), family planning referral form, infant guides, request for refills and Mileage logs. Position Requirements: 1. Must be 21 years of age. 2. Must consent to and pass a criminal background check and character investigation pursuant to P.L. 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (no convictions for a sex offences or crime against a child or another person). H.R. Form #401. 3. Must be physically able to perform duties as described and have annual physical form, H.R. Form #304 signed by a physician. 4. Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. 5. Must possess a valid State and Tribal driver’s license, own an automobile and provide evidence of full automobile coverage insurance. 6. Must respect confidential information, by signing an agreement to maintain confidentiality and acknowledge the possibility of termination, should a breach occur. Must adhere to HIPPA and Privacy Act Laws. Must sign a confidentiality H.R. form #306. 7. Must possess a home telephone within 30 days of employment. 8. Must be able to work with and have sensitivity for Native American People. 9. Must be willing, able to attend and successfully complete the CHR Basic Training and Refresher Courses offered, as required. 10. Must be alcohol and drug free and be willing to submit to random alcohol and drug test. Must sign a contract for sobriety. Applicant’s personal conduct and public image will be considered. 11. Tribal and Native American preference in hiring shall be observed. 12. Must be willing to assume other duties assigned by the MCH Program Manager. Salary: D.O.E. CHR/MCH 10/24/2014
227 Generalist Job Title: Community Health Representative Generalist Reports to: CHR Program Manager General Responsibilities: The CHR will encourage better health by assisting American Indian families on the Lake Traverse Reservation to develop and practice sound personal health habits and to access available community human service resources. Specific Responsibilities: The CHR Generalist shall be supervised by the CHR Program Manager and shall be subject to the internal control policies and procedures of that component. CHR’s will be required to keep complete monthly progress reports, i.e., (GSA/Tribal Vehicle Travel Logs, Medicaid reimbursement forms and completed/signed CHR PCC forms). Specific Duties: 1. Referral Liaisons: 2. The CHR will accept referrals from other agencies, health professionals and other CHR/MCH staff, through the CHR Program Manager, and provide appropriate collateral services including transportation services to dialysis patients according to their schedules and the CHR service area. 3. The CHR will act as an advocate for elderly patients at the IHS, CDP, and other clinics and local hospitals, as well as other resource agencies. 4. The CHR will make home visits to the Indian population in the Lake Traverse Reservation to assess their blood pressures and provide individual information. 5. The CHR will report to the CHR Program Manager any suspected cases of nutritional anemia, lack of self-concern, or inappropriate/inadequate self-care. 6. Assist the elderly n the use of their glucometers, grocery shopping and delivery of their medications. Position Requirements: 1. Must be 21 years of age. 2. Must consent to and pass a criminal background check and character investigation pursuant to P.L. 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (no convictions for a sex offences or crime against a child or another person). H.R. Form #401. 3. Must be physically able to perform duties as described, with ability of lifting 50# and have annual physical form, H.R. Form #304 signed by a physician. 4. Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. 5. Must possess a valid State and Tribal driver’s license, own an automobile and provide evidence of full automobile coverage insurance. 6. Must respect confidential information, by signing an agreement to maintain confidentiality and acknowledge the possibility of termination, should a breach occur. Must adhere to HIPPA and Privacy Act Laws. Must sign a confidentiality H.R. form #306. 7. Must possess a home telephone within 30 days of employment. 8. Must be able to work with and have sensitivity for Native American People. 9. Must be willing, able to attend and successfully complete the CHR Basic Training and Refresher Courses offered, as required. 10. Must be alcohol and drug free and be willing to submit to random alcohol and drug test. Must sign a contract for sobriety. Applicant’s personal conduct and public image will be considered. 11. Tribal and Native American preference in hiring shall be observed. 12. Must be willing to assume other duties assigned by the MCH Program Manager. Salary: D.O.E. CHR 10/24/2014
228 Realty Specialist, Leasing Job Title: REALTY SPECIALIST, Leasing Reports to: Program Manager Summary: The position is located in the Branch of Real Estate Services, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and works under the direct supervision of the Realty Manager. The employee is the lead leasing specialist with the branch. The incumbent of this realty position will ensure that leases, permits, (i.e. use permits, gravel permits, etc.), easements and/or right of ways as determined by the tribal realty manager has met the terms and conditions of the contract. Duties and Responsibilities: • Receives visitors and telephone calls to the office that pertains to leasing of the land. • Responsible for establishing and organizing the office lease files and /or any other files that relates to the work of the branch in leasing. Maintain files according to established internal guidelines, office policy and Privacy Act. Files new material and removes old materials and files the material in the appropriate location. • Performs job related duties in leasing, and duties as assigned by the supervisor, such as following a lease cycle and identifies lands available for lease from expiring leases or through review of idle land reports. Prepares the bid advertisement of agricultural tracts of land on those leases that have expired and those that will expire. • Must be able to read and write land descriptions and be familiar with fair market rental values according to land classes and land usage, and to type the necessary documents. • Gathers all the information from the lease file, such as rental reviews, bid sheet data, Natural Resources recommendation if any, legal description of the land and prepares the lease document for approval. Ensures that the lessee is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract. • Be knowledgeable of the policies and procedures for home sites leases. • After the lease is approved by Chairman, sends completed lease to BIA for approval and recording. When the lease comes back from the BIA, posts the lease documents to the lessee’s card and posts leases to the allotment cards. • Receives and documents complaints on land management compliance issues. Sends complaints over to Natural Resources for follow up and they will evaluate the compliance issues and corrective actions. • Prepares statement of collection on each lease and mails to the respective operator of the land once a year. Takes appropriate corrective action in response to violations (cancellation, penalties, reclamation, etc.) Must know billing and collection procedures and have an accountability document in place for incoming lease payments. • On occasion receives and documents land management complaints and refers these complaints to the Natural Resources Office to do a land inspection and to evaluate the compliance issues and take corrective actions. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: • Must have research skills to search records to obtain information and gather data needed to resolve issues. • Understand policies and procedures relating to trust assets of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. • Reads land maps of definite locations, plats, surveys and has a basic knowledge of land boundary descriptions. • Uses skills and knowledge of real estate services to track and document trespass and misuse of the land. Communicates and works with clients to assess their needs and is committed to providing quality services. • Stores, organizes and maintains multiple formats for storing data as to the land use, lessees, land descriptions and payment data. • The supervisor defines the objectives, priorities and deadlines of assignment, and provides assistance to the incumbent with situations that do not have clear precedent. The supervisor will provide guidance on unusual situations, resolving conflicting needs or handling uncooperative contacts. • The incumbent will handle any other duties as specified by supervisor. Realty 10/24/2014
229 Cook Job Title: Cook Content Area: Nutrition Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Health/Nutrition Manager with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. Supervision Exercised: The Cook is responsible to oversee the Head Start East, Head Start West and Enemy Swim center nutrition staff to ensure the centers provide for and meet the daily nutrition requirement as defined in the Head Start Performance Standards for children enrolled in the program. Standard Employment: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Late August through mid-May – 1520 hours per program year General Description: To ensure nutritious meals are prepared and served to children enrolled in the infant/toddler and preschool Head Start programs operated by the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. In addition, the Cook is responsible to prepare meals for children in the Head Start East facility. Further, the Head Cook will work closely with the Health/Nutrition Manager to ensure the Infant/Toddler and Preschool Head Start programs operated by the Tribe are in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, 45 CFR 1304.23 Child Nutrition. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Prepare and cook meals in accordance with menus approved by the dietary consultant and Health/Nutrition manager. 2. Plan and serve a variety of food to introduce new food items to children which are appetizing and nutritionally beneficial and low in fat, sugar and salt. 3. Oversee all activities in Head Start East facility in food preparation for daily meals and snacks, ensure appropriate portions are served and see that needs of children which may arise during mealtime are met. 4. Must go into classroom and assist with nutritional education projects for the children. 5. Responsible to record number of meals served, keep food production records and other documentation as required by state guidelines and requirements. 6. Responsible to estimate and order weekly food needed and to procure other materials required for efficient management of dietetic operation in all centers operated by the Head Start programs. 7. Receive, store, handle and preserve all food to standards of federal inspection and provide written verification of compliance with federal, state, local and tribal health regulations. 8. Responsible to work closely with Health/Nutrition Manger to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to the State of South Dakota food program for reimbursement for all centers operated by the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. 9. Must make 3 on-site visits to center locations to ensure center is in compliance with state guidelines and regulations. Written documentation must be provided to the director. 10. Provide day-to-day direction and supervision to cooks and cook helper in all centers. 11. Post monthly menus in the center and send home with child. 12. Other duties as assigned. Qualification: 1. High school diploma or GED certificate is required, with 6 years experience in a food service position. 2. Knowledge of basic nutrition and ability to plan menus, experience in keeping records and inventory control. 3. Must be able to lift 26 pounds, push food carts and other equipment in the kitchen area. 4. Must be able to walk back and forth to storeroom, prep, cooking and dish washing area at least 15 times per day, and be able to stand the majority of the day. 5. Must be able to reach, stretch, bend and kneel to perform daily tasks in the kitchen area. 6. Must be able to work at a steady pace in a crowded area. 7. Must enjoy working with pre-school aged children and their families. Job Requirements: 1. Must attend mandatory 2-week pre-service training. 2. Mandatory – must attend training required by the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start program which includes a 1-week training session in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in June of each year until completion of certification program; staff meetings and other career development opportunities both locally and out-of-area. 3. Must sign a background permission form upon submission of application to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. Employment is considered temporary until the background check is complete. 4. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 5. Must live and promote alcohol and drug free lifestyle. 6. Must have a pre-employment drug test, physical and TB test. 7. Submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment. 8. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire. Head Start 10/17/2014
230 Bus Driver - Part Time Job Title: Bus Driver – Part-time Content Area: Transportation & Safety Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Transportation/Maintenance Supervisor with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. Standard Employment: 4 hour shifts – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday 608 hours per program year General Description: To provide safe and reliable transportation to 3 to 5-year-old children enrolled in the Head Start program, Monday through Thursday of each week during the school year. In addition, must provide safe and reliable transportation to infant and toddlers as assigned for field trips. Major Duties and Responsibilities: A. Transportation 1. Provide safe transportation to Head Start children on scheduled route, Monday through Thursday during school year. 2. Provide safe transportation to infants, toddlers and preschool aged children on field trips scheduled throughout the school year, including some Fridays. 3. Responsible, along with bus monitor, to completely check the bus for children upon arriving at Head Start both in the morning and afternoon and sign daily child check list and submit daily checklist to transportation supervisor each Thursday. 4. Responsible to check and sign driver’s board to ensure child is picked up and/or dropped off at place specified by parent or guardian. 5. Responsible, along with bus monitor, to ensure adult is in the home upon delivery of child, if not child must be returned to center. 6. Responsible, if child is on medication to deliver medication to the Head Start program and give to the Health Manager. 7. Must keep bus in clean, safe and sanitary condition, this includes performing a bus safety checklist on a daily basis. 8. Participate in annual “Meet your Teacher/Bus Driver” day. B. Training 1. Participate in 20 hours of training that includes emergency procedures and bus evacuation demonstrations. 2. Participate in other training as dictated by the Head Start Transportation regulations and other required training according to regulations, both locally and out-of-area. Qualifications: 1. Must possess valid South Dakota Commercial Driver’s License and have an excellent driving record with good knowledge of safety standards. 2. Prefer two (2) years of applicable experience with some training in emergency procedures. 3. Must enjoy working with young children and their families and must be non-judgmental. Job Requirements: 1. Must attend mandatory 2-week pre-service training. 2. Must sign a background permission form upon submission of application to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. Employment is considered temporary until the background check is complete. 3. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire. 4. Must live and promote alcohol and drug free lifestyle. 5. Must have a pre-employment drug test, physical and TB test. 6. Submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment. 7. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire. 8. Must submit to a drug test. Head Start 10/17/2014
231 Project Coordinator Job Title: Project Coordinator Reports to: Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Director Summary: This position is full-time and located at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Health & Fitness Center and Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center. The purpose of this position is to function as the project coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day operations of the SWO Diabetes Prevention Program Grants Project, including coordinating the conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of all the project activities. Ensure all project activities are carried out in accordance with grant guidelines, policies and procedures of Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate policies, I.H.S and A.D.A standards of care, and evidence-based research. The Project Coordinator will use initiative in carrying out vital professional and administrative duties, serve as Liaison to the WWKMHCC staff, SWO tribal programs, etc.; supervise DPP staff, create and monitor participant documentation files, assist in recruiting and screening of participants, perform data entry, and serve as a lifestyle coach. They will access the Resources and Patient Management Systems (RPMS) to collect data to determine the eligibility of potential DPP participants, and report data to the Coordinating Center. Duties and Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with the Coordinating Center, I.H.S, other grantees, local Diabetes Project Team, and other health professionals and community agencies, and local fiscal and RPMS staff. • Develop a realistic, measurable work plan of intervention project activities. • Develop community partnerships and other community stakeholders. • Assist in recruiting and training staff for the intervention projects. • Participate in all national, regional, and local grantee planning meetings. • Create and maintain an environment of cooperation and involvement for success among the project staff, recruited participants, and community. • Supervise the screening and recruitment process, data collection, and intervention activities and ensure adhere to grant protocols, standard care, and HIPAA requirements. • Coordinate and supervise all project staff; monitor staff progress in implementing projects, collecting data, and managing process paperwork; conduct performance appraisals according to I.H.S and/or tribal personnel policies. • Provide oversight to ensure that data is collected, managed and transferred accurately, timely and according to grant protocols. • Set, review and monitor tasks, timelines, and staff assignments, • Serve as liaison with collaborating health care agencies including providers, medical records, laboratory, and public health service providers. • Plan, coordinate and participate in project marketing, promotional, and community-based educational activities. • Coordinate and prepare progress and data reports and ensure their accuracy and timeliness in submission to Program Manager and tribal review, I.H.S/NDP and the Coordinating Center • Assist in preparing, justifying and administering the grant budget. Regularly assess and address ongoing needs of the program, including supplies, training, staffing, project design, and technology. • Monitor the overall status of activities in the work unit. Identify problem areas and initiate quality control, training and other corrective measures as needed and in accordance with grant and tribal guidelines. • Coordinate and assist with outreach activities in the community, such as screenings at events, fitness center activities, and other duties assigned by Project Manager. • Identify areas of need for outside technical assistance in implementing the project; assist with hiring and coordinating appropriate technical experts with guidance from the Resource Core. • Attend area, regional and national meeting concerning the SDPI grant, and attend conferences and trainings. • Lifestyle coach participants and teach Group Curriculum sessions. Qualification Requirements: • Understand morals and customs of the American Indians serviced by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate community. Ability to integrate morals and customs of the community into project activities. • Knowledge of the Dakota language, culture, and history. • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and standards of care of diabetes health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment. Experience in adult education including skill in motivating behavior change; experience in diabetes education preferred. • Ability to effectively manage a diverse staff, day to day supervision, and performance appraisals. • Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written, and strong organization skills. • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required. Must obtain a SD driver’s license within 30 days of employment if applicant has an out-of-state driver’s license. Education and/or Experience • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a medical, health science or health management field. • Experience in project planning, administration and coordination, quality control, and evaluation. • Experience in developing, managing, and reporting on budgets; experience with grant-based funding preferred • Experience with assisting and/or doing outreach programming Diabetes Prevention Program 10/17/2014
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