||Child Care Worker
Provide a safe, stimulating environment for pre-school age children by conducting individual and group activities to encourage learning and to assist in the developmental skill. Maintain daily summary of attendance and activities.
1. Perform exercises to teach children the foundations of color, shapes, letters, and number recognition.
2. Conduct activities designed to improve large and small motor skills, including outside activities.
3. Prepare and lead reading, play and quiet time activities which encourage social interaction between children.
4. Supervise assigned room for children of various ages during rest periods.
5. Serve meals and snacks.
6. Clean up after each meal and snack time (wipe down all chairs, tables, high chairs).
7. Sanitize all room toys in assigned room at the end of day.
8. Provide individual care for infants, specially changing diapers, feeding and comforting.
9. Document basic infant activities i.e. diaper changing, bottle feeding.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Provide supportive and caring environment for children.
2. Provide effective communication both orally and written.
3. Understand and follow specific instructions/procedures.
4. Participate in required yearly in-service and professional development.
5. Participate in all staff meetings.
1. High school diploma or GED
2. Previous child care experience
3. Physically able to perform child related tasks and activities
4. Complete and pass background check and screening for Child Abuse/Neglect.
5. Submit to routine and pre-employment UA testing when required.
||Little Steps Day Care
||Meth & Suicide Prevention Specialist
The MSPI Prevention Specialist shall develop and implement behavioral health prevention activities on the Lake Traverse Reservation. Primary focus will be on addressing SWO youth members (11 - 24 years old) on methamphetamine and suicide prevention.
• Develops and implements behavioral health prevention activities to address bullying, violence, methamphetamine/substance abuse and addiction, and suicidal behaviors in accordance with the stated objectives, activities and tasks of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate’s Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) work plan and SWO Behavioral Health Plan.
• Provides oversight and guidance to the Seventh Generation Oyate Voices (7GOV), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Youth Council in providing culturally and age appropriate community prevention programming.
• Works closely and cooperatively with the Tribal Health Programs, Indian Health Service, Law Enforcement, schools, community organizations and coalitions/teams.
• Requires flexible work schedule. The work schedule is usually Monday through Friday, but actual hours of work will vary depending on scheduled activities and may include evenings and weekends.
• Performs extensive community outreach, fieldwork, and community education in collaboration with the various programs that serve families and children.
• Utilizes privately owned motor vehicle for local and regional travel, to be reimbursed at the authorized federal rate per mile.
• Off-Reservation travel will be required for up to two national/regional meetings scheduled by the Indian Health Service.
• Uses standard office equipment, including telephones, computers, printers, scanners, faxes, and audiovisual equipment.
• The Prevention Specialist shall be located at the Dakotah Pride Center within the Office of the Tribal Secretary – Division of Tribal Health Programs and shall be subject to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate policies and procedures.
• Participates as a member of the METH GRASSROOTS SOLUTIONS GROUP, Behavioral Health Interagency Team, Community Injury Prevention Team, and other prevention coalitions. Shall function in a leadership role to support these various coalitions when elected or assigned.
• At the direction of Dakotah Pride Center Program Manager, supports the above-described teams and coalitions by coordinating Reservation-wide prevention activities to prevent unhealthy behaviors, particularly bullying, violence, Meth/substance abuse and addiction, and suicide, in accordance with the Behavioral Health Plan, Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative Work Plan and culture-based and evidence-based prevention models.
• Supports the above-described teams/coalitions by performs associated, assigned tasks, which may include record-keeping, setting up and/or facilitating meetings, taking minutes, and follow-up work.
• Assist partner agencies to develop and implement action plans based on identified community needs to address the problems of alcohol/drug abuse and addiction, bullying, violence and suicide.
• Monitors and evaluates the community’s progress in decreasing the incidence of these unhealthy behaviors.
• Provides community education that promotes alcohol and drug free lifestyles and healthy choices.
• Develops linkages between community agencies and existing groups and resources.
• Organizes appropriate training and community education, as described in the SWO Health Plan, MSPI work plan, including suicide prevention training.
• Submits timely monthly and end-of-year reports, as required by Program Manager, Office of the Tribal Secretary, Human Services Board, and funding agencies.
• Maintains consistent record of contacts/activities to facilitate monitoring and evaluations of prevention services and assists with entry of data into AccuCare Prevention Module and project management information system.
• Communicates information and ideas effectively and clearly in both written and oral forms to staff supervisor, coalitions/teams, partners, and outside agencies.
• Maintains discretion and confidentiality as required in all communication with others.
• Conducts him/herself in a manner that promotes a positive image of the SWO and Tribal Health Programs.
• Abides by the philosophy, mission, ethical standards and objectives of the Tribal Health Programs.
• Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral Health or Criminal Justice fields and three years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education plus seven years’ relevant job experience in Behavioral Health or Law Enforcement is required.
• Chemical Dependency Prevention Specialist Certification is preferred.
• Proficient computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher software applications is required.
• Experience with mass media development and dissemination is desired.
• Experience with Fatherhood/Motherhood is sacred curriculum highly desirable.
• The desire to accept responsibility and take initiative.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with youth as their partners.
• Must be able to multitask on projects and initiatives.
• The ability to respect confidential information and abide by the Dakotah Pride Center code of ethics.
• Knowledge of and ability to relate to people with behavioral health problems.
• Lives and promotes an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle (which includes no current use of alcohol or psychoactive substances, except such as may be prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner and no addictive behaviors).
• A valid South Dakota State and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate drivers license, or ability to obtain one within two weeks of date of hire, and be approved by the Tribe’s vehicle insurance carrier.
• Must obtain and maintain a personal telephone within 30 days of employment for emergency situations access.
• Must complete a 90-day probationary period.
• 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 Protection Act (no convictions for a sex offense or crime against a child or other person).
• Must submit evidence of having a physical examination by a licensed medical practitioner. Employee must have a negative PPD or TB tine test upon hire, or have clearance to work by a licensed medical practitioner if the test is positive and obtained all vaccinations recommended by the Indian Health Service for health care employees.
• Indian preference policy shall be followed in hiring.
Starting Salary: $16 - $18.50 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.