Youth & Family Services Specialist - GRANT FUNDED THROUGH SEPT 2017

Company Name:
Cherokee Nation
Interviews clients to assess and determine needs. Develops short and long range goals to promote self-sufficiency. Works with internal and external agencies to develop intermediate and long range plans for clients with emphasis in violence prevention education, community outreach, and works with adolescents and teenagers.
Interviews applicants to determine needs and eligibility for assistance. Makes home visits as necessary. Determines the nature and extent of the applicant's needs. Makes determinations of each client's eligibility for tribal and other social services programs. Promotes clients independence by educating clients in modifying attitudes and patterns of behavior. Maintains communication with tribal, state, and county agencies to coordinate, refer, and avoid duplication of services. Maintains required records and provides reports as assigned. Promotes violence prevention awareness through community outreach and individual contacts. Provides violence prevention education in residential, community, and home settings. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties may be assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer a degree in Social Work, Education, Psychology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Criminal Justice, or related field.
At least six months experience in a related field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software, Internet software, and Word Processing software.
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Primary duties is to be present in the community, visit community agencies and events, and to transport clients.
Must have knowledge of community outreach principals, violence prevention, and education awareness concepts.
Must be willing to work with adolescents and be able to effetively speak to the public
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.

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