General Description: The Cultural Home Educator provides services to pregnant or parenting caregivers in partnership with the Minneapolis Department of Health through a Promising Practices grant. The target population is American Indian parents with children ages 0-5. The focus will be on those that are experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) including opioid use disorder or are at-risk of experiencing SUDs. Services are tailored to the individual client’s needs in the area of effectively and safely parenting their children (in-home parenting) and educating parents regarding child abuse prevention. The Division of Indian Work provides culturally based support systems to American Indian youth and families, encouraging educational, psychological, social, and spiritual growth in a multi-cultural urban environment.
As an employee of the Division of Indian Work, the Cultural Home Educator is directly responsible to the Director of Programs and Executive Director of the Division of Indian Work. Indirectly the Cultural Home Educator is accountable to the Division of Indian Work Board of Directors.
In carrying out the philosophy, goals, and policies established by the Division of Indian Work Board of Directors, the Cultural Home Educator will be responsible for:
1. Services to be provided may include:
- Counseling and education through home visits
- Phone counseling
- Primary responsibility for maintaining a client caseload
- Assessment and case plan development
- Provide information and referrals
- Work cooperatively with other staff to best serve clients/program participants
- Network with other similar programs/agencies in order to increase access to a wide array of services for American Indian parents
2. Data collection – maintain appropriate statistical data:
- for case management
- for funding purposes
- for billing/invoicing purposes
- for progress reports
3. Attend DIW staff meetings, SFC Program supervision and team meetings, and meetings as required by the City of Minneapolis.
- Four-year degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to American Indian people and culture
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Must be flexible in varied working situations
- Must be able to model violence-free behavior
- Must have a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and a vehicle for work
- Ability to sit for up to 1 hour and to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
This is a 1.0 FTE exempt with flexible hours. Includes vacation, sick leave, and other benefits as provided by the Personnel Policies of the Division of Indian Work.
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The Division of Indian Work has a diverse work environment which we sought and desire. As such, we are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.