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213 Maintenance/Transportation Manager Job Title: Maintenance/Transportation Manager Content Area: Child Health & Safety/Facilities, Materials & Equipment/Transportation/Administration Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Early Head Start Assistant Director with overall supervision under the Head Start Director. Supervision Exercised: The Maintenance/Transportation Manager is responsible to oversee the work of all maintenance, custodial, and transportation staff of the Head Start 0-5 Programs. Work Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Employment Hours – 2088 per year Salary: Depends on Experience General Description: The Maintenance/Transportation Manager is a dual role and is responsible to both Infant and Toddler and the Preschool Head Start Programs. This manager works with Early Head Start Director, Head Start Director, and Enemy Swim Center Manager to ensure all three (3) facilities are in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards 1304.53 and other tribal, state and federal regulations. This manager also ensures compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards 1310 Transportation. Both standards include planning, organizing, and monitoring the program services and staff. Additionally, this manager will work together with other administrative team members in program planning, program development, program management, self-evaluation and on-going community relations. The maintenance/Transportation Manager is responsible to carry out goals, objectives, policies and other activities designed to implement a high quality education program that meets or exceeds the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Approves annual and sick leave requests, signs time sheets and competes 90 day evaluations of new maintenance, custodial, transportation staff and annual evaluations of all staff each calendar year. 2. The Assistant Director must concur and sign all personnel-employment action reports. 3. Serve as an advocate for children and promote good public relations by participating in community activities for children. 4. Provide monthly reports to Early Head Start Assistant Director/Head Start Director on all activities. 5. Must maintain written documentation of staff training, and record health/safety drills. 6. Must attend all Managers Meetings, Staff Meetings, and in-service trainings. Evaluations and Monitoring: 1. Develop and implement facilities plan and a transportation plan, and systems that will monitor and ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards for facilities, outdoor play area, and transportation. 1304.22 Child Health and Safety a) Health Emergency Procedures (3) Post Emergency Evacuations Routes and Safety Procedures for Emergencies (fire or weather-related) b) Injury Prevention (1 & 2) Ensure that staff and volunteers can demonstrate safety practices: monthly fire drills, tornado drills twice a year, & playground safety. 2. Must foster safety awareness among children and parents by incorporating it into child and parent activities; includes seat belt safety and loading/unloading of bus. 3. Identify, report and provide support services to child abuse cases by working in conjunction with family services. 1304.40 Family Partnerships (h) Parent Involvement in Transition Activities (1-4) Transition from Early Head Start to Head Start, transition from home to Head Start, transition from other child care settings to Head Start, and transition from Head Start to Elementary School. 1304.53 Facilities, Materials, and Equipment (a & b) Head Start Physical environment and Facilities, & Head Start Equipment, Toys, Materials, and Furniture. 4. Routinely inspect classrooms to ensure the health and safety of the children and staff, and take corrective action for any violations and document corrective action taken. 5. Must ensure sanitation and maintenance procedures are in place that meet; federal, state, and local standards and they are being followed by custodial staff. 6. Will schedule and complete an annual self-assessment of content area(s). 7. Review self-assessment data to determine any areas of weakness and make recommendation for actions to be taken to correct deficiencies that improves the quality of services. 1304.40 Transportation 8. Establish and maintain linkages with area school systems, in planning efforts and transition of children into Kindergarten. 9. Other duties as assigned. Planning: 1. Responsible to determine supplies and other expenditures needed to ensure the efficient operation of the facilities & transportation content area of the program, and is responsible for inventory control of facilities materials. 2. Utilize evaluation data to maintain, correct and/or improve delivery of program services. 3. Work closely with the Assistant Director/Director in identifying training needs of the staff. Qualifications: 1. Must have a G.E.D. or High School Diploma. 2. Must possess a State Class B Commercial Drivers License. 3. Must possess good management and excellent organizational skills. 4. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. 5. Must enjoy and be comfortable working with parents and community members. 6. Must have at least 2 years experience in maintenance and at least 1 year in supervisor/management position. Job Requirements: 1. Must attend staff meeting, in-service training and other career development activities both locally and out-of-area. 2. Must attend mandatory pre-service training each calendar year. 3. Must sign background permission form upon submission of application to permit background check at the state and federal level. Employment is considered temporary until the checks are complete. 4. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire, along with Standard of Conduct form. 5. Must have pre-employment physical and TB test. 6. Must complete CPR and First Aid training in 90 days of hire. 7. Must promote an alcohol and drug free lifestyle. 8. Must have 3 letters of reference with application for employment. 9. Must have knowledge/experience with Microsoft excel software. Head Start 9/19/2014
214 Teacher Job Title: Teacher (Pre-school) Content Area: Education and Early Childhood Development Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Education Manager, in absence of Education Manager under supervision of Head Teacher/Assistant Education Manager, with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. Supervision Exercised: Provides in classroom supervision to teacher aide, volunteers and parents assisting in the classroom. 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 teacher is responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, 45 CFR 1304.20, 1304.21, 1304.22, 1304.23 and 1304.24 for young children entrusted to them. The teacher must consult and cooperate with the parent/family who has temporarily delegated the responsibility for the care and development of their child to the Head Start program. The Dakota language and culture is an integral part of the curriculum, therefore it is the responsibility of the teacher to plan cultural activities that will assist the child in developing a positive self-image and gaining knowledge of our heritage. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Safety and Sanitation: 1. Comply with safety and sanitation policies and other program policies and guidelines for serving children enrolled in the program and post required policies in classroom i.e. fire drill plan, incident reporting, emergency telephone numbers, etc. 2. Assure that safety and sanitation procedures and precautions are taken to limit the spread of infectious disease (hand washing, cleaning tables, toys etc.) 3. Assure children are dressed appropriately for the type of play they engage in and for the weather. 1. Model and encourage appropriate health and safety habits to support social competence in the child. 2. Ensure children are supervised at all times. No child will ever be left alone or unattended. 3. Responsible to have a listing of the bus the children in the classroom ride and to make sure the child boards the right bus. Must leave bus driver a note if child leaves early. Physical Arrangement: 1. Set up and maintain a welcome and appropriate environment. 2. Create developmentally appropriate and well-defined activity areas in the classroom. The physical environment must be child-sized. 3. Assure sufficient and appropriate materials are displayed and accessible. 4. Ensure indoor/outdoor areas are safe, secure and provide a variety of opportunities for children to explore. Schedules, Plans and Transitions: 1. Responsible to review daily lesson plan and activity schedule with the teacher aide and volunteers in the classroom. 2. Post and comply with daily routine to the greatest extend possible. 3. Written weekly lesson plan that includes meaningful culturally relevant activities, 1 health, 1 nutritional and 1 mental health activity. Lesson plans must be turned in to the Education Manager one week before implementation. 1. Plan and implement appropriate transition activities to assist the children with changes in the environment. 2. Assure time schedules are flexible and respect the special needs of the individual child. 3. Provide predictable consistent routines as a vital part of child’s learning experience to help child gain sense of security. 4. Responsible to accurately record daily attendance. 5. Work closely with Head Teacher/Assistant Education Manager to plan meaningful field trips. Communication: 1. Provide environment that supports and encourages verbal interaction between and among children and adults that allows freedom of expression. 2. Talk to children using descriptive language and behaviors especially during meals and other daily activities or when child is upset or in conflict with another child. 1. Encourage expression of feelings. 2. Interact with children at the child’s level. 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 children. 6. Inform, remind and assist children in learning appropriate behavior. Self-esteem: 1. Provide opportunities for children to solve problems on their own. 2. Use daily routines to help children master self-help skills and to feel competent. 3. Provide children with meaningful culturally relevant activities. 4. Support and encourage children’s natural curiosity about people and objects in their environment. 7. Spend individual time each day with every child in your classroom. Individualization: 1. Conduct 2 home visits per child and 2 parent teacher conferences per child at which parents will be informed and involved in planning, implementing and evaluating services and activities. 2. Promote parent/family education to reinforce learning and development at home. 3. Maintain and document communication with families about child’s experiences at the center. 4. Responsible to complete required developmental and behavioral screens of child and ongoing observations and assessments with documentation to support child development gains. 3. Record observations and assessments 3 times per year to define areas in which the child may need additional assistance and write individual plan for each child that includes summaries of the child’s progress and place in child’s file. 4. Provide services which respect child’s individual differences and special needs. 5. Promptly refer any child suspected of having special needs to the Special Needs Manager for further referral and/or evaluation. Resource Development/Professionalism: 1. Participate in learning experiences for personal growth and professional development and implement appropriate practices in the classroom. 2. Actively participate in all aspects of planning regarding education and early childhood development training needs for the program. 3. Maintain accurate child records and update them as required. Submit all required forms and reports to the appropriate Content Area Manager. 4. Knowledge of laws regarding the abuse and neglect of children and report suspected mistreatment in accordance with state law and Head Start policy. 5. Attend and actively participate in weekly teacher meetings to discuss concerns, other issues and make recommendations on correcting concerns or making improvements to the program. Team Effectiveness: 1. Conduct self in a respectful, cooperative manner when interacting with children, co- workers and others and represent Head Start in a good way. 2. Participate in all 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 your supervisor or the director. 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. Identify work that needs to be done and complete work in a timely manner. 7. Send home a Newsletter to parents weekly to inform parents of classroom and center activities…remember…parents are partners in Head Start and should be involved and made to feel welcome. 8. Responsible for maintenance of inventory of the classroom. A list of damaged items to be discarded and missing items must be documented and given to the Head Start Director. 9. Serve as host to parents, extended family members and other visitors participating in program activities and other program sponsored events. 10. Provide support to new or substitute teachers or volunteers in the classroom. 11. Duties as assigned by direct supervisor. Qualifications: 1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. 2. Good communication skills (written and oral) are required – must have ability to communicate effective with children, parents, staff and community members. 3. Flexible – ability to adapt to variety of situations. 4. Must be in good health and physically capable of participating in activities that requires lifting, running, skipping, jumping, crawling and all the other actions of children ages 3 to 5. 5. Must exhibit sensitivity and appreciation for the healthy development of young children…must be nonjudgmental. 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 upon submission of application to permit 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 a Confidentiality Statement upon hire and adhere to policy. 10. Indian preference applies. Head Start 9/19/2014
215 Teacher Aide/Bus Monitor Job Title: Bus Monitor/Teacher’s Aide Content Area: Safety Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Lead Teacher with overall supervision of the Head Start Director. Standard Employment: 8 hour shift 8:00-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday September-Mid-May General Description: To provide safe transportation to the children enrolled in the program to and from Head Start and on field trips. As 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: A. Health and Safety 1. Provide daily custodial duties, such as sweeping, moping, dusting, cleaning, and vacuuming offices, classrooms, kitchen and restrooms. 2. Collect and empty garbage from the classrooms, kitchen, offices and restrooms. 3. Check electrical outlets to make sure the child-resistant covers are not removed. 4. Check, on a daily basis, that all toilet and hand washing facilities are adequate, clean, in good repair and easily accessible to children. 5. Periodically, check furniture and other equipment so they remain in good repair and are safe for use by the children. 6. Minor maintenance repairs, as needed. 7. Must complete a daily check list of custodial duties as defined in daily work schedule, for infection control purposes the Health/Nutrition Manager will check the kitchen and bathrooms on a periodic basis. 8. Other duties as assigned. B. Transportation 1. Assist bus driver with keeping the children safe on the bus, Monday through Thursday 2. Must assist in keeping the bus in clean, safe and sanitary condition, this includes assisting with a bus safety checklist on a daily basis. 3. Attend in-service training and other workshops pertaining to transportation requirements and early childhood development. 4. Participate in bus evacuation demonstrations and other emergency procedure training. 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. 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. Qualifications: 1. Must possess valid South Dakota Driver’s License 2. Prefer two (2) years of applicable experience with some training in emergency procedures. 3. Must possess a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and work towards a CDA in Preschool Endorsement 4. Must enjoy working with young children. 5. Ability to work with parents of pre-school age children and must be non-judgmental. 6. Must sign a Declaration Form regarding a background check, submit to a drug test and sign a Confidentiality Statement. Head Start 9/19/2014
216 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 9/19/2014
217 Chemical Dependency Couselor Trainee Summary Provide the continuum of chemical dependency treatment services to inpatient clients served at Dakotah Pride Treatment Center. These would include orientation, assessment, treatment planning, educational, case management, aftercare and discharge planning. The Chemical Dependency Counselor shall be supervised by the Program Manager and shall be subject to the internal control policies and procedures of Dakotah Pride Treatment Center and the SWO Personnel Policies. Essential Functions • Provide client orientation, describing the nature and goals of the program, policies, procedures and daily schedule. • Assess client’s problems and needs as determined by a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation. Determine DSM IV psychoactive substance abuse disorder diagnosis. • Develop written treatment plan for each assigned client with established therapeutic goals and objectives for treatment. • Provide individual and group counseling therapy to address the treatment plan goals and objectives. • Meet with clinical supervisor and other clinical staff to review all clients’ treatment progress or lack of progress and determine suitable course of action to follow. • Provide opportunity for clients to gain in understanding the need for involvement in 12-step principles and Red Road concepts of recovery and group support. • Conduct daily substance abuse and other addiction education about the nature of alcohol dependence and other addictions. • Arrange for presenters to speak with client on a variety of topics including personal stories, spirituality and cultural enhancement. • Arrange for structural recreational activities for clients including physical exercise and organized indoor-outdoor activities. • Arrange for spiritual and cultural activities for clients and assist with their participation. • Perform case management and record keeping in order to coordinate services to referrals, agencies and resource persons in meeting treatment plan objectives. • Involve and work with significant others who have a personal relationship with the client. • Referral to other program agencies as deemed appropriate for the client’s best interests. • Develop relapse prevention and aftercare plans for client to follow upon completion of primary treatment. • Prepare discharge summaries including the client diagnosis, course of treatment, progress on treatment plan, reason for discharge and aftercare plans. • Willingness to perform other duties assigned by the Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor. Additional Responsibilities • Provide chemical dependency evaluations to adults who are in possible need of inpatient or outpatient treatment for alcohol or other drug disorders. • Provide 24 hours a day on-call counseling, detox arrangements, transport and referral to detox which shall rotate with other clinical staff. Must remain near a phone or carry assigned cell phone to ensure timely response to calls. Job Qualifications • Meet criteria for SD State Addiction Counselor Trainee • Must have completed all necessary coursework to be eligible for Addiction Counselor Certification. • Must have experience working with computers; preferably Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and internet applications. • Must have experience working in an office setting. • Knowledge of 12-step principles and holistic recovery philosophy. Job Requirements • Valid South Dakota driver’s license. • Must be able to obtain a Tribal driver’s license within 30 days of hire. • Knowledge of Native American culture and values. Preference in hiring of Native American will be observed. • Ability to function on a non-judgmental manner. • The ability to respect confidential information, as specified in 42 CFR Part 2, the federal confidentiality regulations. • Must have the ability to respect program policies and management decisions within the program but to take the initiative toward improving such policies if it will best serve the interests of clients. • Must provide TB documentation within 10days of employment and complete a physical examination with the first 90-days of employment. Both must be maintained yearly. • Must obtain a home telephone within 30 days of employment and maintain it. • Must complete a 90-day probationary period. • Tribal and Indian preference in hiring shall be observed. • Must have two years of verifiable sobriety, commitment to maintain an alcohol/drug free lifestyle and submit to random alcohol and drug testing. • Applicant must consent to and pass a criminal background check and character investigation pursuant to the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act P.L. 101-63 (no convictions for a crime against a child or another person). Dakotah Pride 9/19/2014
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