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Updated 03/02/2015

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: Jona Rupnicki

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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov


Job Announcements Updated 03/02/2015

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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 Jona.Rupnicki@ktik-nsn.gov

Phone: 785-486-2131 ext. 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Position Title: Health & Wellness Coordinator
Position: Full Time
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary: The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Health and Wellness Coordinator to work with Tribal entities to ensure outcomes of the CDC-funded A Comprehensive Approach to Promoting Health and Wellness in Indian Country are met. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will deliver interventions and inform policies that increase the availability and use of traditional and other healthy foods and beverages; provide opportunities for physical activity; reduce exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke; and provide culturally relevant health education throughout the community. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships to evaluate the project. This position will organize, plan, and collaborate with project partners and connect with other community-based organizations supporting health and wellness of members of the Kickapoo Tribe.

General Description:
Provides day-to-day coordination of Kickapoo Health and Wellness activities:
Promote the health and wellness of members of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
Develop, implement, and maintain the Kickapoo Health and Wellness strategic plan based on the Tribe’s Community Health Assessment Survey results
Coordination with the Kickapoo Diabetes Coalition for the delivery of public health education and intervention
Deliver evidence-based prevention services and public health education as appropriate, based on training and qualifications
Assure provisions of the evidence-based practices are being maintained
Work closely with tribal partners, including the health clinic, Head Start/Early Head Start, Kickapoo Social Services, and Tribal Council to address policy barriers to community well-being
Identify, support and maintain primary partners around health and wellness for the entire Kickapoo population, including children and adults
Coordinate with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the Kansas Healthy Tribes 2020 Initiative
Collect and report data on Kickapoo Health and Wellness activities, in partnership with the KU Center for Public Partnerships
Participate in required monthly calls with Federal Funding Agency
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency collaborations with various community-based organizations and public health services.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in health education, public health, nursing, social work or related field. At least 2 years of experience coordinating public or community health programs. Experience should include working knowledge of diabetes, obesity, and chronic heart disease prevention, and the community resources available to address these issues, community organizing, health program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: equivalent combinations of education and experience may be consider.


Position Title: Social Services Director
Position: Full Time
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary: This position will plan, implement and direct the activities and
functions of the Social Service Department.

General Description:
Individual is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations
and activities of this department.
The Director currently monitors and manages five program grants. The social
service programs include limited transportation assistance, crisis intervention
and emergency assistance to Native American children and families and other
Native American families living on or near the Kickapoo reservation in
Kansas.
This individual is responsible for the training and evaluation of all Social
Service employees, volunteers and interns.
Duties include assessment and evaluation of intake information to determine
eligibility of services. The referral of clients to outside resources will followup
as necessary.
This position will work independently and with the Grants and Contracts
Developmental Office to secure appropriate funding for social services
programs.
This position has the responsibility to monitor the maintenance and
development of social service programs such as the State and Federal ICW,
Family Preservation, Family Violence and Social Service Programs according
to established guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a Licensed Social Worker. (Bachelor or Masters level)
Individual must be computer literate and be able to track multiple budgets and
contracts.
Must have experience in administering social service programs. Must analyze
statistical data, prepare and manage budgets, review grants, complete reports to
funding sources and Tribal officials as needed.
This position will provide backup for the Indian Child Welfare worker when
needed.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background investigation and a
Central Registry for child abuse per provision in (25 CFR, Part 63).
Individual must have a clean driving record and be insurable with the tribal
insurance. Individual must obtain a MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) before starting
employment.
Individual must possess the ability to work under stressful conditions.


Position Title: Pharmacy Technician
Position: Full Time
Position Location: Kickapoo Nation Health Center
Supervisor: Pharmacist

Position Summary: This position is located in the pharmacy department of Kickapoo Nation Health Center, and substantial position of duties is in ambulatory care. This position involves technical work in a pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The work requires a specialized knowledge, experience and skills of the technical work of a pharmacy and a thorough knowledge of the routine and procedures of the pharmacy department.

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing for long periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighting over 20 pounds and bending and stooping. Work is performed in the pharmacy and sometimes in the patient care area where there is potential exposure to communicable diseases. Such areas are adequately ventilated and normal safety precautions are required.


General Description:

• Identifying insurance rejections, updating prescription information and resubmitting when needed.
• Refer patients to third-party representative who are uninsured.
• Updating patient demographic and beneficiary information in the computer system.
• Data entry into computer must be done accurately for proper prescription labels, medication data for billing functions and medication profiles.
• Dispensing medications to patients.
• Inventory management, updating drug prices and stocking.
• Answering the telephone.
• Being aware of the latest medicines and their availability.
• Provide patient education from routine materials available and includes consultation of patient using these drugs for the first time or on a chronic basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

6 months of qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories. Experience must have been provided a basic knowledge of:

• Pharmaceutical nomenclature.
• Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals;
• Pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the
• Variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
• Knowledge of Indian Health Service (IHS) POS system or ability to attend trainings, which are usually located in Oklahoma City.
• Applicant must hold a Pharmacy Technician’s license. Certified Pharmacy Technician preferred.

Position posted: February 13, 2015 Open until Filled.


Position Title: Seniors Citizen’s Program Director
Position: Full
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Overview:Supervises the Cook, Activity Director, Janitor, Van Driver, Summer Youth workers, and Temporary Worker(s).

Job Description: Provide guidance and supervision to the Cook in menu/meal preparation and ordering of needed supplies. Approve the monthly menu before posting. Prepare meals and clean up in cook’s absence. Schedule Van Driver to provide meal delivery to qualified senior citizens unable to attend meal site. Assist in planning and scheduling of events with Program Activities Coordinator. Evaluate program needs and personnel performance. Prepare and maintain budgets.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED required, prefer Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Human Services or Management fields. Must have strong supervisory skills. Must be familiar with Tribal culture and reservations' elderly needs. Must possess good communication skills with the elders. Must have general knowledge of food preparation and nutrition needs of the elderly. Knowledge of computer programs, preferably Microsoft Office, and other office equipment. Possess valid Kansas driver’s license. At least three years of experience in this field of work.


Position Title: Head Start Office Manager
Position: Fulltime
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: 42 Weeks per grant period

Position Overview: This position assures effective management of the Head Start office operations. They assure work is done in a timely and professional manner. This position will work with management in key decision making for the program, such as helping with Policy Council. This position will assist in planning monthly parent activities and newsletters. This position will assist with the annual community assessment and self-assessment.

Supervisory Duties: Not Applicable

Essential Duties:
1. Provide clerical functions
a. Check in-kind reports for accuracy and submit to Director.
b. Prioritize the work schedule when several deadlines are to be met or when necessary.
c. Prepare requisitions with appropriate accounting codes.
d. Prepare timesheets and get required signatures.
e. Maintain “cuff accounts” of all charges to budget.

2. Assures all correspondence is prepared and distributed in a timely manner.
a. Prepare Policy Council agenda and minutes and mail or email to Policy Council members.
b. Keep a current listing of all staff members with addresses, phone numbers, cell numbers, and email listings for staff use only.
c. Create or update any changes needed to the forms used by the program.

3. Compile data for various different reports and assessments.
a. Review, analyze, prepare and finalize monthly financial reports.
b. Prepare and finalize monthly attendance.

4. Help assist with bi-monthly parent activities.
a. Plan with other management staff the information that will be provided to the adults that attend the parent activity.
b. Plan with other staff the activities that the families will complete with their children.
c. Plan with the nutrition provider the meal that will be served
d. Prepare the flyers that will promote the attendance of families at the parent activities.
e. Ensure that all participating individuals in attendance have signed in at the parent activities.

5. Prepare monthly newsletters that are distributed to each individual child. a. Ensure that the following information is in each newsletter:
i. Positive Discipline
ii. Mental Health Information
iii. Policy Council Minutes and Information
iv. Snack Idea
v. Parent Activity Information
vi. Health Information
vii. Other Valuable Information pertinent to families served

6. Participate in the Annual Self-Assessment and Community Assessment
a. Assist update the community assessment and self-assessment process annually.
b. Participate in completing the assigned section of the self-assessment.
c. Assist with other management in the compiling of information from both the Self-Assessment and the Community Assessment.
d. Assist in developing the long and short term goals for the program regarding the information from the assessments.

General Duties:
1. Perform other duties related to the goals of the program as assigned.
a. Promote and support an effective work climate.
b. Comply with all confidentiality regulations.
c. Comply with all civil rights laws as authorized in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended.
d. Attend training as required by the program.
e. Comprehend and articulate program's mission and goals.
f. Respect diverse life styles, learning styles, cultures, family composition and ethnicity.
g. Assist with classroom needs, meal preparation, clean up and maintenance as required.
h. Perform duties and responsibilities as requested by Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or GED required. A.A. degree or higher preferred in accounting or management field.
2. Work with and knowledge of Head Start.
3. Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
4. Ability to establish a collaborative relationship of trust and respect with staff, families, children and community partners.
5. Leadership skills including the ability to make sound decisions.
6. Professional conduct that demonstrates commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and the Kickapoo Head Start in the performance of duties on a daily basis.
7. Required to improve skills in an ongoing basis through college classes, workshops, and training.
8. Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license and be fully insurable with tribal insurance policy and maintain a good driving record while employed.
9. Must pass criminal background investigation and Central Registry check for child abuse.
10. Must pass physical exam and TB test
11. Must pass drug test.
12. Other duties as assigned by Director
13. Work closely with Head Start Policy Council

Certificates, Licenses, Regulations:
1. Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residency.
2. A.A. Degree in Accounting, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or Business Administration preferred

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Health and Background Requirements:
1. Must successfully pass pre-employment drug test.
2. Must successfully pass health assessment and TB test
3. Must successfully pass criminal background check.


Position Title: NATIVE CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: non-regular employee
Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding (note: means grant funded).

Position Overview: The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Coordinator to support implementation of comprehensive system of supports for adolescents. The Coordinator will implement prevention and promotion strategies that reduce the impact of suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness on youth in the Kickapoo community. The Coordinator will work with the Project Director to ensure that project goals and objectives of the Kickapoo Native Connections grant are met, and in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships on the project evaluation.

Job Description: Provides day-to-day coordination of Kickapoo Native Connections activities:
Help with conducting a needs assessment of holistic youth well-being for the tribal community
Support implementation of a strategic plan, based on the needs assessment results, to address the needs of youth at risk for suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness
Deliver programs and services in a way that is consistent with tribal customs and values
Coordinate with existing services to support youth and families with information and resources to address their needs
Deliver evidence-based prevention services as appropriate, based on training and qualifications
Assure provisions of the evidence-based practices are being maintained
Work, at the direction of the Project Director, with Kickapoo youth to provide leadership and decision-making related to youth-focused prevention strategies
Collect and report data on Kickapoo Native Connections activities, in partnership with the KU Center for Public Partnerships
Participate in required monthly calls with Federal Funding Agency
Support coordination across tribal grants to maximize the well-being of community members.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in health education, public health, nursing, social work or related field. At least 2 years of experience delivering youth development programs. Experience must include working knowledge of youth development, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and/or mental health promotion, and the community resources available to address these issues.
Note: equivalent combinations of education and experience may be consider.


Position Title: FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE/SOCIAL WORKER
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: non-regular employee
Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding (note: means grant funded)

Position Overview: The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Family Support Advocate/Social Worker to raise awareness of domestic violence & sexual assault and to develop an action plan to protect victims. The Advocate will ensure that project goals and objectives of the Kickapoo Office of Violence Against Women grant are met. The Project Director will work in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships on the project evaluation. This position will organize, plan, and collaborate with tribal partners and ensure alignment across Kickapoo grant projects to support strong and healthy families.

Job Description: Provides day to day coordination of family strengthening activities:
Raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault within the Kickapoo community by addressing social and cultural norms
In partnership with the Center for Public Partnerships, help in conducting a needs assessment of family well-being for the tribal community
Develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan, based on the needs assessment results, to address the needs of families, in particular of women impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault
Ensure that programs and services are delivered in a way that is consistent with tribal customs and values
Coordinate domestic violence and sexual assault services with existing programs to support families with information and resources to address their needs
Work closely with tribal partners to address community norms and policy barriers to family well-being
Convene and facilitate an advisory committee of Kickapoo women to provide leadership and decision-making related to family strengthening strategies
Collect and report data on Office of Violence Against Women program activities, in partnershipwith the KU Center for Public Partnerships
Participate in required calls with Federal Funding Agency
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency/interdepartmental collaborations with various community-based organizations and family support services.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in psychology, social work, public health, nursing, or related field. At least 2 years of experience coordinating services for families, including those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Experience must include community organizing, program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be consider.


Title: FAMILY AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Position: Fulltime
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: Exempt
Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding (note: means grant funded)

Position Overview:
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Family and Program Coordinator to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Coordinator will ensure that project goals and objectives of the Kansas Department of Children and Families grant are met. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships on the project evaluation. This position will organize, plan, and collaborate with tribal partners and ensure alignment across Kickapoo grant projects to support strong and healthy families.

Job Description:
Provides day to day coordination of domestic violence and sexual assault services:
Provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within the Kickapoo community who are also TANF recipients
Utilize results of OVW grant needs assessment to prioritize strategies for supporting victims
Support implementation of the Kickapoo Tribe’s strategic plan for addressing domestic violence and sexual assault
Deliver services that include safety planning, healthy relationships, responsible parenting, achieving self-sufficiency, obtaining gainful employment, and family well-being
Ensure that programs and services are delivered in a way that is consistent with tribal customs and values
Coordinate domestic violence and sexual assault services with existing programs to support families with information and resources to address their needs
Work closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
Maintain confidentiality of client records
Collect and report data on Office of Violence Against Women program activities, in partnership with the KU Center for Public Partnerships
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency/interdepartmental collaborations with various community-based organizations and family support services.

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in psychology, social work, public health, nursing, or related field. At least 2 years of experience delivering services to families, including those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Experience must include community organizing, program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Position posted: January 07, 2015; Open until Filled.


Title: PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Position: Full time
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: Exempt
Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding (note: means grant funded)

Position Summary:
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Program Assistant to assist with planning and implementing Project LAUNCH. The Assistant will work closely with the Kickapoo Young Child Wellness Coordinator as well as the Young Child Wellness Expert housed at the Center for Public Partnerships in Lawrence, Kansas, to ensure Project LAUNCH outcomes are met. Position also will help establish and maintain the Young Child Wellness office at the Kickapoo Tribe. This position will work with project partners and will refer families to other community-based organizations supporting children and families. Ongoing communication and support to the YCW Coordinator will be required.

Job Description:
Provides day-to-day assisting with coordination of Project LAUNCH

WELL-CHILD CONNECTIONS ACTIVITIES:
Work with the YCW Coordinator to promote the wellness of children at Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, birth to age eight by addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of development
Support implementation and aid in maintenance of the Kickapoo Project LAUNCH strategic plan
Aid in delivering evidence-based early childhood services as appropriate, including delivering parent education, home visits, and developmental screenings
Identify and assess needs of families with children from birth to age eight
Coordinate with Head Start and Early Head Start to ensure that service objectives are met and not duplicated
Connect families to appropriate services and resources within the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and surrounding communities

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION:
Participate in community partnerships at the direction of the Young Child Wellness Coordinator
Coordinate with Project Evaluator to ensure data are collected and reported in a timely manner with respect to confidentiality
Attend monthly meetings with the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council and provide staff report
Participate in required monthly calls with Federal Funding Agency

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in early childhood, health education, public health, nursing, social work or related field. At least 2 years of experience delivering public or community health programs. Experience must include early childhood development, working knowledge of the mental health needs of high-risk populations and the community resources available to address these needs, community organizing, health program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: equivalent combinations of education and experience may be consider.
Supplemental Information: Grant-funded position

Position posted: January 06, 2015; Open until Filled.


Title: Contract Attorney

Reports to: Director, Child Support Enforcement

Location: Kickapoo Tribe Office of Child Support Enforcement

Position Summary:

The Kickapoo Tribe Office of Child Support Enforcement is seeking an experienced attorney to act as a contract attorney. Primary duties include providing the Office of Child Support Enforcement legal representation for child support services, reviewing existing tribal codes, federal codes and other tribal child support codes as deemed necessary; drafting child support codes or revisions to existing for the Kickapoo Tribe.

General Description:

Additional scope of work includes providing legal assistance, recommendations and advice to the KCSE staff and director, to appear before all Tribal, Federal, and State Courts and Tribunals in which the contractor is admitted to practice in representing the Office, prepare court pleadings or review court pleadings prepared by caseworkers, provide legal advice to the Child Support Managers, communicate with Tribal Court Administrator and Judge concerning the child support dockets. At the request of the Office of Child Support Enforcement Director, the contract attorney may be required to
travel to attend training regarding changes in the requirements as set forth by the Office of Child Support Enforcement..

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must be a licensed attorney with at least two (2) years’ experience in Indian Child Welfare/human services practice. Must be a member of the Kansas State Bar and must be admissible before the Kickapoo Nation Tribal District Court and other Tribal Courts in Kansas. Must be familiar with the basic principles of federal Indian law, including such topics of tribal sovereignty, jurisdiction, and tribal child support program. The attorney must not been removed or disbarred from any court of any jurisdiction, never been convicted of a felony crime, no DUIs or major traffic offenses within the past
three (3) years.

Position posted: December 05, 2014; Open until Filled.


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