POSITION: Indian Child Welfare Act – Court Monitor
ORGANIZATION: Minneapolis American Indian Center
PROGRAM: Indian Child Welfare Program
SALARY: $55,000-60,000 per year Full Time Exempt
The ICWA Court Monitor helps ensure that the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act is complied with in an effort to protect the rights of American Indian children and families. The Court Monitor also provides consultation and technical assistance to Tribes, Human Services and legal systems regarding Indian Child Welfare Act cases and assists in planning trainings twice per year.
- Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in social services, law, or related field, or two years direct field experience in Indian Child Welfare services.
- Prefer that candidate has demonstrated knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act and Minnesota Tribal State Agreement.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate evidence and analyze facts.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Strong organization and data collection skills.
- Proficient computer skills.
- General knowledge of Native American community and the problems encountered by the community.
- Ability to produce newsletter and data report quarterly.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reports to the Program Director, Family Services Program
- Develop procedures whereby the Minneapolis American Center is notified of pending Indian Child Welfare cases.
- Attend, participate, and monitor court proceedings to record compliance/non-compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act.
- Maintain records of non-compliance by county agencies with the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act and report in quarterly newsletter report.
- Meet with county and court officials to inform them of non-compliance where it occurs, and to find mutually acceptable ways in which to ensure compliance.
- Arrange, publicize, and participate in two seminars/trainings concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Family Preservation Act.
- Coordinate & Publish Quarterly Report and Newsletter
- Maintain data and compile data for use in Quarterly Newsletter.
- Participate in staff meetings and MAIC all staff events and activities.
- Participate in various community groups and monthly meetings pertaining to child welfare.
- Other duties as assigned.
Responsible to: Family Services Program Director
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Tamonna Combs, HR email@example.com