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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 10/27/2014

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Human Resources Mission Statement

The Human Resource Department will serve as administrative strategic partner with our employees, and individuals seeking employment opportunities with the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. We will provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equable administration of policies and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment.

The mission of Human Resources is to support our right to practice Indian Preference, while maintaining confidentiality and our promise of fair treatment, accountability while promoting and supporting recruiting strategies, as well as collaborating with departments to create a high performing, diverse workforce.

Our Vision

The Human Resources Department is a resource for the Kickapoo Reservation Community and is recognized as a dynamic team of knowledgeable professionals who impact and promote equity and fair human relations throughout the tribal organization. We will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the operating principles of the Kickapoo Tribe.


Human Resources Director: Janis Simon

Duties are to oversee the Kickapoo Human Resource Department and staff. Responsibilities are to interpret, develop, and support written personnel policies and procedures. For further questions, please call toll-free (877) 864-2746, extension 246, or email janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov


Job Announcements Updated 10/27/2014

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Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Head Start Director

Position: Full-Time

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary:
Oversees the Kickapoo Head Start / Early Head Start Program, providing technical and
supervisory support to the Head Start / Early Head Start Staff. Director assures that children and families receive high quality Early Intervention and Head Start services that provide developmentally appropriate activities in a safe learning environment.

General Description:
Provide leadership to the Head Start team. Provide support and expertise in the areas of
the Head Start Performance Standards as they relate to Early Childhood
Development/Health Services, Parent and Community Partnerships, and Program Design
and Management. Supervisory responsibilities include: hiring, promoting, training, experience working with budgets & multiple grants, disciplining, scheduling, directing, terminating, developing/coaching and measuring performances for the staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Social Work, or
Business Administration.

Position posted: October 27, 2014; Open until Filled

Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Medical Records/Certified Coder

Position: Non-Exempt

Location: Kickapoo Nation Health Center

Supervisor: Clinic Director

Position Summary:
Incumbent is in charge of medical records and maintenance of these medical records such as checking charts for updates, making copies of records when written requests have been received, coding, keep current charts and inactive charts in a separate filing system and maintain records according to policies and procedures regarding Indian Health Services (I.H.S.) standards. This position is responsible for obtaining not only required demographic information, but also eligibility information and whether or not alternate resources (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance) are available for all patients served at the Kickapoo Nation Health Center. Ability to direct overall operations of health information management systems.

General Description:
Serve incoming patients and have the initiative to want to help people. Collect patient data for purposes such as: medical records, insurance information and patient demographic information, verify insurance eligibility, coding. Maintain a monthly report of new patient registration for I.H.S. purposes. Maintain annual medical records review and maintain charts according to I.H.S. regulations. Customer service and professionalism is strongly required. Assisting the Billing Technician is required as well. Expected to have knowledge of electronic health records, skillful in coding ICD9, CPT, HCPCS, AHIMA or AAPC credentials. Must have knowledge of the Privacy Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Freedom of Information Act. Other duties .

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management with credentials in RHIA or RHIT or CPC (Certified Professional Coder). Two years of experience in a clinic with demonstrated ability in medical record keeping. Incumbent must also have knowledge of medical terminology, billing and ICD-9, CPT coding. Individual must have effective interpersonal and communication skills which includes proper phone etiquette. Must have the ability to manage and complete detailed work accurately and be able to type at least 40 WPM. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Must be able to pass a background check.

Position posted: August 7, 2014; Open until Filled

Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Head Start Nutrition Provider

Position: Non-exempt Part time 30 Hours per week – 42 Weeks per year

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Supervisor: Head Start Director

Position Summary:
To ensure the compliance of the performance standards in the preparation, storage, and cleanup of meals provided to/by Head Start. Develop and maintain required records and system, assure food delivery to classrooms and prepare meals per USDA and Head Start standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Previous experience in a large-scale food production operation.
• Ability to work independently and supervise volunteers.
• Knowledge of quantity food preparation, equipment, and food purchasing.
• Reliable transportation.
• Skill in handling sensitive situations and information in a professional manner.
• Must have a valid Driver's License
• CPR/First Aide certified

• Employment conditional upon results of the following:

Passing Criminal History Registry
Passing Drug Screen
Recent Physical, Negative TB Test and Up-to-Date on Immunizations

Position posted: October 27, 2014; Closing date: 11/7/14 @ 4:00 p.m.

Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Head Start Bus Driver / Maintenance / Custodian / Floater

Position: Full time. 40 hours per week - 42 weeks per year

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Supervisor: Head Start Director

Position Summary:
To provide safe bus transportation for Head Start children, assuring that each child is picked up and delivered on schedule. Cooperate with teachers to promote the health and education of each child, and to work with center staff to assure a smooth flow of written communication between families and the Head Start program. Provide custodial and routine maintenance for program, classrooms, offices, common areas, utilities, equipment, fixtures, and materials for the facility and grounds. To follow health and safety procedures and perform safety inspections and checklists to ensure facility and grounds are hazard free.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Working knowledge of the behaviors and developmental stages of pre-school children
• Knowledge of safety practices as they relate to pre-school children
• Good writ-ten and oral communication skills and basic math skills
• Ability to maintain schedules while meeting individual needs of children and families
• Must have scheduling flexibility to include availability to perform occasional emergency services outside of assigned work hours
• Ability to read and follow detailed written and verbal instructions
• Ability to use mechanical equipment, such as carpet cleaner, floor scrubber, vacuum, tools, etc.
• Ability to use various chemicals and cleaning agents
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Daily lifting up to 50 pounds to load and transport bulk supplies, furniture, fixture
• Occasional lifting of over 70 pounds with assistance
• Daily standing for periods of several hours while executing various tasks
• Regular crouching, bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, etc to facilitate various repairs and maintenance activities. Includes occasional ladder climbing and crawling under equipment
• Regular reaching, including Over-head to stock & retrieve supplies, equipment, painting, repairs, etc,
• Physical capability, strength and coordination adequate to drive a 24 passenger bus
• Valid Commercial Driver's License Class C with Endorsements P & S or must be obtained within 30 days of hire and driving record free of any moving violation within the last three years
• Child and Adult First Aid and CPR certified at time of hire or achieve certification within 30 days from date of hire
• Must complete pre-requisites for Child Development Associate Degree (CDA) within I year of hire
• Employment conditional upon results of the following:
Successful Background Check through SRS, Child Abuse and Neglect and KBI, DMV Check, Drug Screen, Bus Driver Physical Examination and Physical Capacity Examination


Position posted: October 27, 2014; Closing date: 11/7/14 @ 4:00 p.m.

Submit resume and application to:
(A completed Employment Application form must be submitted in order to be considered.)
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email to janis.simon@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

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