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Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities, embrace and encourage their differences in background and experiences, helping us achieve our mission.

ADYC’s leadership is devoted to nurturing a positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide a safe and professional workplace free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior.

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Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

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YL-Youth Care Worker (Overnight Tues, Wed, Thurs - 10pm-8am - 30 hours)

Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

Position Summary the Overnight Worker will provide general supervision to American Indian youth between the ages of sixteen through twenty-one in a small group living setting. The Overnight Worker is responsible for facilities management. The Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge is a culturally specific transitional living program for youth that have no parental, substitute, foster or institutional home to which they can safely go. Primary program objectives are to stabilize youth in a safe, culturally supportive environment, address the critical issues/ barriers to resident self-sufficiency and strengthen residents' community and cultural connections.

Part-time, non-exempt, no benefits. Shifts vary: 8-10 hours per shift. (Weekday shifts that fall on Su/M/Tu/W/Th are 8-hour shifts, Weekend shifts that fall on F/Sa are 10-hour shifts). Shifts are within the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Hourly wage 19.50/hr

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Directly responsible to the Youth Lodge Coordinator.
• Responsible for facilities management and cleanliness during work hours at the Youth Lodge that include: tracking and ensuring youth safe arrival/departure from lodge in evening and morning, arm/disarm alarm system, monitor Surveillance Camera System.
• Perform primary maintenance duties and upkeep of physical plant in accordance with maintenance schedule and standards, primarily kitchen clean up, dishes, resident laundry, cleaning/organizing the first floor of the house, and occasionally cleaning bathrooms.
• Request Youth Lodge expenditures, including rent/utility, food, supplies, equipment, and other program needs.
• Maintain inventory of food, supplies and equipment.
• Responsible for enforcing a daily schedule and enforcing facility standards, program policies and procedures.
• Provide information and referral to appropriate systems, agencies and service providers.
• Provide emotional support and guidance to residents, including conferring with the Youth Lodge Coordinator regarding incidents, behaviors and general conduct of residents.
• Co-facilitate periodic cultural, social, recreational activities for Youth Lodge residents.
• Co-facilitate Weekly House Meetings in conjunction with the Transitional Living Program Case Manager, overseen by Youth Lodge Coordinator and/or Residential & Clinical Director.
• Attend required program staffing, agency all-staff meetings and trainings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

**Education/Experience:

• AA degree in human services, child development, elementary/secondary education or related field is preferred.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behavior in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting preferred. Candidates must be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family systems.
• Must have the ability to work constructively with children and youth who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behaviors.
• Must demonstrate and promote a chemically healthy lifestyle.
• Must be knowledgeable of traditional Indian child-rearing methods, culture, values and family systems.
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indian children in out-of-home placement.
• Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds, such as a vacuum cleaner, mop bucket w/water, and industrial cooking pots and pans.
• Must have the ability to stand/walk up three (3) flights of stairs repeatedly.
• Must have the ability to bend/squat/twist/reach constantly when emptying trash, dusting, sweeping floors, mopping floors, vacuuming, and occasionally shoveling snow.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and pass MN DHS background study.

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. ADYC’s leadership is devoted to continuing to nurture our positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our mission. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment. ADYC strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior. As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Shelter Youth Care Worker -PT (Rotating weekends Fri & Sat 3pm-11pm)

Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

Position Overview We are seeking a part time Youth Care Worker to provide direct care to at-risk youth both Saturday and Sunday rotating every other weekend at the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Emergency Shelter. Emergency Shelter services include emergency short-term shelter, crisis intervention, case and systems advocacy, information and referrals, access to medical/dental care, counseling, and community education to Indigenous youth from ages 5-17 who are homeless, runaway, in a family crisis, or involved with juvenile corrections. Position reports to Shelter manager. Payrate starting at $19.50/ hour.

SALARY: DOE. HOURS: Part Time. Friday, Saturday hours 11pm- 7am Overnights. May be asked to occasionally work other shifts. Flexibility required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Direct supervision and trauma-informed support to youth shelter residents.
• Assisting with planning and facilitating weekend activities for residents, talking circles engagement and table time while applying harm reduction behavior management techniques.
• Assist with screening referrals, conducting intakes and discharges.
• Provide transportation and supervision at events.
• Accompany residents to appointments.
• Medication administration when required.
• Meal preparation, cleaning, and light maintenance.

Qualifications:
• AA degree in human services, child development, elementary/secondary education or equivalent related field preferred.
• Experience working with youth who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behavior in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting.
• Experience with harm reduction and trauma-informed care youth services.
• Knowledge of the Native American culture, values, and family systems preferred.
• Sensitive to the psycho-social, political, and economic issues of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit).
• Ability to listen and provide non-judgmental interactions.
• Ability to provide journey-oriented, holistic support a plus.
• Ability to build trusting relationship for positive youth development.
• Basic computer skills including Office 365.
• Basic written and verbal communication skills.
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries.
• Able to lift 40 pounds.
• Applicants required to be 21 years of age.
• Must have valid Driver’s License and regular access to an insured vehicle.
• Must be able to pass DHS Background Check and Motor Vehicle Record Check.

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. ADYC’s leadership is devoted to continuing to nurture our positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our mission. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment. ADYC strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior. As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Youth Lodge weekend Day Youth care worker -PT

Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

Position Overview:
The Weekend Day Shift Worker will provide general supervision to American Indian youth between the ages of sixteen through twenty-one in a small group living setting. The Weekend Day Shift Worker is responsible for facilities management. The Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge is a culturally specific transitional living program for youth that have no parental, substitute, foster or institutional home to which they can safely go. Primary program objectives are to stabilize youth in a safe, culturally supportive environment, address the critical issues/ barriers to resident self-sufficiency and strengthen residents' community and cultural connections.

Hours/Salary: Part-time, non-exempt, no benefits. Shifts vary: 6 hours per shift. (Weekend Day shifts that fall on Sat/Sun 6-hour shifts. Shifts are within the hours of 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Hourly wage TBD.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Responsibilities:
• Directly responsible to the Youth Lodge Program Manager.
• Responsible for facilities management and cleanliness during work hours at the Youth Lodge that include tracking and ensuring youth safe arrival/departure from lodge in evening and morning, monitor Surveillance Camera System.
• Perform primary maintenance duties and upkeep of physical plant in accordance with maintenance schedule and standards, primarily kitchen clean up, dishes, resident laundry, cleaning/organizing the first floor of the house, and occasionally cleaning bathrooms.
• Request Youth Lodge expenditures, including food, supplies, equipment, and other program needs.
• Maintain inventory of food, supplies, and equipment.
• Responsible for enforcing a daily schedule and enforcing facility standards, program policies and procedures.
• Provide information and referral to appropriate systems, agencies, and service providers.
• Provide emotional support and guidance to residents, including conferring with the Youth Lodge Coordinator regarding incidents, behaviors, and general conduct of residents.
• Track and record supplies and food for the program.
• Print and post copies of sign in and out sheet, daily chores, and other documents as needed.
• Attend required program staffing, agency all-staff meetings and trainings.
• Other duties as assigned.
Academic Requirements:
A minimum of two years of college in human services, education, psychology or related field. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Four years of direct service experience may substitute for academic requirements.

Experience:
At least two years of experience working with youth and families in a human service setting.
Experience in shelter, group home or other residential program preferred.

Qualifications:
• Must be knowledgeable of the American Indian culture, values, and family systems.
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indians and homeless youth.
• Must possess practical knowledge of larger systems and service providers encountered by youth preparing for independent living.
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the needs and issues of youth and youth adults in transition.
• Must demonstrate a chemically healthy lifestyle.
• Must have excellent work record and be able to demonstrate stability, role modeling for Youth Lodge residents.
• Be able to model healthy lifestyles and positive choices to youth.
• Must have excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
• Must have excellent written and communication skills.
• Must possess working knowledge of youth health, nutrition, and development.
• Must pass an MN DHS Background Check.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
• American Indian candidates encouraged to apply.

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. ADYC’s leadership is devoted to continuing to nurture our positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our mission. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment. ADYC strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior. As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Shelter Case Manager

Only applicants with cover letters and resumes will be reviewed.

The primary responsibility of the Shelter Case Manager is to respond to calls for assistance, crisis intervention, information and referrals from families, individual youth, schools and other service providers. Facilitate client problem-solving by providing emotional support, transportation, information and referral, case and systems advocacy, while working collaboratively with shelter youth workers in behavior management. Responsible for documentation, recordkeeping and monthly reports for all children entering the Ain Dah Yung Center, as well as arrange visits, passes and case planning. Assist in supervision and care to shelter residents as needed. Reports to the Residential & Administrative Operations Director. Some evenings may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Responsible for case management for runaway/homeless youth and street outreach clients in shelter.
• Will respond to call for assistance, crisis intervention, information, and referral and from families, individual youth, schools, and other service providers in situations of homelessness or risk of homelessness.
• Facilitate the client problem-solving process by providing emotional support, transportation, information and referral, case and systems advocacy, while working collaboratively with shelter youth workers in behavior management and emotional support of residents.
• Make connections and build relationships with networks and services linkages with other youth service providers for runaway and homeless youth at least up to 15 hours/week.
• Will provide information and service linkages to American Indian youth regarding health issues, chemical use, personal safety, and sexuality.
• Responsible for documentation, recordkeeping, and monthly reports within appropriate files and logs including the Master Roster Data Entry.
• Case Management responsibility for all children entering Ain Dah Yung Center. Arrange visits and passes and case planning, relay updates to other shelter staff and intake and discharge of clients.
• Will assess the educational, vocational, and employment needs of shelter residents and providing appropriate services or resources to meet those needs, (e.g. Special Education Assessment, Chapter I, Individual Educational Plan).
• Responsible for ensuring school attendance and facilitating school enrollment in a home-school or alternative school/educational program.
• Will act as primary liaison between shelter youth and collaborating parties: school, court and systems advocacy. Network and serve as a resource to other agency staff, clients and community.
• Maintain a network of job placement, educational, and employment opportunities for clients with agencies such as American Indian OIC, Ramsey County OIC, Twin Cities Rise, YouthBuild and other community-based programs (e.g. Guadalupe Area Project), and link clients accordingly.
• Provide systems (e.g. school-based, court) advocacy on behalf of student clients and work with program management in developing strategies to address systemic barriers to educational or vocational success
• Assist in supervision and care to shelter residents as needed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in human services, child development, elementary/secondary education, or related field.
• Master’s degree in human services, child development or related field is preferred.
• At least 5 years’ experience working with youth (ages 5—17) who exhibit varying degrees of difficult behavior in a residential, therapeutic, group or classroom setting.
• Must have the ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a variety of challenging emotional, personal and social behaviors.
• Must be knowledgeable of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Minnesota Indian Family Preservation and Minority Heritage Act.
• Must be knowledgeable of American Indian culture, family systems, community and resources.
• Must possess a working knowledge of child development and health.
• Must be cognizant of and sensitive to the special needs/issues of American Indian homeless and runaway youth.

You must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. ADYC’s leadership is devoted to continuing to nurture our positive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and maximize their contributions. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our mission. We are committed to our employees’ dignity and well-being and make every effort to provide all employees with a safe and professional work environment. ADYC strives to treat its employees fairly, with respect, and to maintain a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, and other offensive or unprofessional behavior. As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in backgrounds and experiences. Come walk with us!

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.