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Kickapoo Human Resources

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: PJ McKinney

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov

Job Announcements Updated 11/18/2015

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Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road
Horton, KS 66439
Or email the HR Director at pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov

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



Title: Seniors Citizen’s Program Director

Position: Full Time

Location: Kickapoo Senior Citizen’s Center

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

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

General 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 Qualifications:
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.

Indian Preference is exercised.

TITLE: Lead Community Health Representative

POSITON: Full Time

SUPERVISOR: Health Clinic Director

Job Summary:
The Community Health Representative (CHR) provides a wide-ranging array of services to the Kickapoo community. The CHR plays an important role in the successful implementation of disease prevention and health promotion initiatives to improve access to and utilization of medical services.

Required Duties:
• Provide guidance, training and supervision to CHRs.
• Coordinate and schedule transports
• Ensure HIS and national CHR program requirements are met.
• Ensure the timely completion and data entry of CHR PCCs.
• Ensure program vehicles are operable and schedule maintenance and repairs.
• Will cover front desk when not performing other duties which includes client registration, data entry, insurance verification, scheduling appointments and other duties as needed.
• Shall be required to make routine home visits to Senior Citizens monitoring vital signs, blood sugar levels and ensures medications are taken properly. Assesses the home environment for fall prevention and safety concerns such as loose carpeting or frayed electrical cords.
• Will work in the field, case finding and referring to proper health services, monitoring and follow-up on all cases.
• Provide weekly blood pressure and glucose test clinics at Senior Citizen’s center.
• Work with Diabetics on nutrition such as food group exchanges, ensuring compliance of medication and follow-up with appropriate clinic.
• Responsible for keeping a record of daily activities as established by PL. 93-638 contract terms.
• Must attend mandatory two-week CHR training and all other trainings as scheduled by the management of Kickapoo Health Center.
• Transport Kickapoo Tribal members to medical appointments without resources or ability to get to medical care in accordance with national program guidance for CHR program.
• Required to work 40 hours weekly 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday.
• Will be bound by the Privacy Act (PA) and (HIPAA) requirements for protected health information.
• Shall enter PCC data into the Resource Patient Management System (RPMS).
• Must be able to assist and lift patients in and out of vehicles independently.

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Certified Nurse Aide (CAN) or First Responder training desired by not required.
• Valid driver’s license in the state of KS and be insurable under tribe’s insurance. Must submit current motor vehicle report (MVR) prior to appointment.
• Shall provide current physical Examination report prior to appointment for health clearance stability.
• Computer literate.
• Provide proof or obtain CPR training within sixty (60) days from date of hire with certificate.

Indian preference in hiring exercised.

TITLE: Billing Specialist / Receptionist

POSITON: Full Time


Position Description:

Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and submission of claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and possible private insurance for outpatient services in accordance with Business Office policy.

Reconciliation of all 3rd party billing package with RPMS. Patient Registration and data collection.

Provide Supervisor with an accurate accounting of all billing claims. Responsible for all self-education by reading all third party newsletters, periodicals and updates circulated by state, federal, and/or tribal agencies.

In addition provide secretarial services for the Director of The Kickapoo Nation Health Center which includes typing, filing, billing, budget modulations and entering of State and Federal data as needed.

Complete and maintain all records and documents in accordance with State, Federal, and Tribal standards and requirements. Maintain confidentiality.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate general office processes and services of the Kickapoo Nation Health Center.
2. Verify insurance eligibility
3. Accurately code all medical and dental procedures and diagnosis using ICD-9, ICD-10 codes, CPT and HCPCS codes.
4. Facilitate meetings and presentations as assigned.
5. Maintain accounts payable and receivable records.
6. Mater G.L. Coding and budget modulations.
7. Maintain HIPPA rules and standards
8. Follow CMS guidelines.
9. Perform other duties of a similar or related nature and to assist in other areas where staffing shortages exist.

Qualifications: Associates Degree or 4 years’ experience. Two years billing and secretarial experience. Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening. Personal computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics. Working Knowledge of standard billing practices, accounts payable and receivable, standard bookkeeping principles, G.L. coding, budget modulations and requisitions.

Must be able to pass a background check.

Privacy Policy: Employee must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D, of 43 CFR, Part 2, which implements the Privacy Act (5USB, 552a) (i)(l).

Drug-Free Workplace Policy: As a condition of employment, applicants must consent to pre-employment drug testing prior to appointment, and abide by the Drug-Free Workplace Policy while employed by the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.

Indian Preference: Preference in filing vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Title: Teacher/Early Childhood Supervisor
Position: Full Time.
Location: Kickapoo Head Start Program
Supervisor: Head Start Director.

General Description:
To provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children. Encourage parental involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress, and facilitate transition into kindergarten.

Position Summary:
Provides professional expertise in Early Childhood Education and Development, assisting
the Director in site monitoring, consultation, training, policy and procedure development,
agency collaboration, and tracking of Early Childhood Education and Disabilities service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum educational requirement of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or in a related field that included classes focusing on early childhood education/development.

Title: Financial Accountant
Position: Full Time
Supervisor: Financial Director

Position Description:
Employee is responsible for developing, maintaining, and updating capital project records and cost report records with minimal supervision and direction. Prepare monthly financials and reconciliation of bank statements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Reconcile general ledger
  • Assist in the preparation of financials
  • Payroll duties
  • Have strong knowledge in Excel
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration, accounting or related fields. A working knowledge of fund accounting is a plus. Individual must have working knowledge of computerized fund accounting software, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Word processing, report writing and office procedures.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in governmental accounting and cash accounting.

Title: ICW Social Worker
Position: Part-Time (20) Hours
Department: Social Services/ Judicial Center
Supervisor: Social Services Director

Position Description:
The Indian Child Welfare Worker will provide case management services to children in foster care, as well as monitor those foster care cases in the State Court system. The ICW Worker will conduct home studies and provide reports to the court and Program Director. The ICW Worker will Maintain/Update client files and develop case plans for all children in Tribal Custody.

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide case management and advocacy for those children placed in Tribal Custody, as well as, monitor those in the State Court System.
  • Transport clients to/from appointments as necessary.
  • Provide case management services; assist in the reunification process and/or permanency planning.
  • Work with mental health providers, and all other service providers involved in the case.
  • Arranging or providing parenting skills training for adult, teen and foster parents.
  • Responsible for all foster care procedures/requirements to make sure they are carried out, including Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training in foster parents.
  • Conduct home studies and provide reports to the court and Program Director.
  • Maintain/update client files and develop case plans for all children in Tribal Custody.
  • Attend meetings in ICW, Child Protective Services, Child Abuse and Neglect and Sexual Abuse.
  • Working directly with client in learning Independent Living Skills
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of case management

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Licensure with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board is required, with at least one year experience working with children and families and culturally diverse populations. Indian preference applies, BIA training will be provided. The applicant must pass a criminal background investigation and Central Registry Check for Child Abuse per (25 CFR Part 63). Individual must have a clean driving record and be fully insurable under the Tribe’s insurance.

Privacy Act
The Indian Child Welfare Worker must comply with all requirements and provisions of subpart D, of 43 CFR, Part 2, which implements the Privacy Act (5 USC 552a) (i) (I).

Drug-Free Workplace Policy
As a condition of employment, applicants must consent to pre-employment drug testing prior to appointment, and abide by the Drug-Free Workplace Policy while employed by the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Indian Preference Policy
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act of 1034 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Consideration given to non-Indian application in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Title: Head Start Director
Position: Full-Time
Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, Kansas
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.

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