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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 03/08/2016

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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.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS


Title: Project Launch Program Assistant
Position: Full time
Employee Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
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.

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

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor degree and/or Master degree (preferred) in early childhood, health education, public health, nursing, social work or related field. 2 years of experience delivering public or community health programs.

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 Fax: 785-486-2801
Indian Preference is exercised.


TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse

POSITON: Full-Time

LOCATION: Kickapoo Health Center

SUPERVISOR: Health Clinic Director

Position Description:
This individual is responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment of care for patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the delivery of medical services.
• Responsible for assessing, screening and triaging patients and for maintaining medical records related to each patient care encounter.
• Assess medical status of new clients, performs on-going assessments, and implements physician orders in a timely manner.
• Participate in the orientation of clients to the program and facility.
• Administers medications as prescribed and monitors for adverse effects.
• Communicates effectively and professionally to patients and other health care professionals to coordinate patient care.
• Maintains strict confidentiality.
• Maintains records for immunization reporting.
• Performs blood draws and prepares specimens for submission to outside laboratory.
• Adopts and adheres to patient care protocols in accordance with national and Area Office IHS standards of practice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge of nursing care.
• Ability to provide leadership necessary to ensure a positive team approach.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships.

Qualifications:
• Must have a current Kansas Licensed Practical Nurse license.
• Must have current CPR certification.

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131
Fax: 785-486-4801
Indian Preference is exercise


Title: Chief of Police

Position: Full Time

Location: Kickapoo Law Enforcement

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary:

General Description: The Chief of Police will perform responsible, professional, administrative and supervisory tasks in directing the operation and activities of the Police Department. The Chief of Police is responsible for the preservation of peace within the community, protection of life and property; and enforcement of Tribal ordinances, state and federal law where applicable.


Minimum Qualifications: An Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement, with at least five years criminal justice related experience in direct police activities and at least 3 years of experience in management position within the last 5 years. Possess Federal Law Enforcement in the Bureau of Indian Affairs certification is desirable but other federal training is allowable. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must have a valid Driver’s License and be fully insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy. (Please see Job Description for further requirements.)

Posting: 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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131
Fax: 785-486-2801

Indian Preference is exercised.


Title: Child and Family Advocate

Position: Full-Time

Location: Kickapoo Head Start, Powhattan, KS

Supervisor: Early Head Start Coordinator

Position Summary:
To Assist the Early Head Start Program by providing services focusing on the promotion of moving families/individuals through the poverty cycle to personal self-sufficiency. To educate parents of enrolled children in the Home Based Early Head Start Program in different aspects of child and family development. Promote and support Part B: Early Childhood Development/Health and Part C: Family/Community Partnerships of the Head
Start Performance Standards.

General Description:
Develop a supportive relationship with each family through home visits and ongoing
contact that is responsive to the families’ cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Assist
families in their own efforts to improve the condition and quality of family life.

:
High School Diploma, GED or Child Development Associates Credential, at least 60
College Credit Hours, BA or BS in Social Work or Early Childhood field preferred.

Position posted 8/8/14. 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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 x 246
Fax: 785-486-2277 or 486-2801

Indian Preference is exercised.


Title: Teacher/Early Childhood Supervisor

Position: Full Time.

Location: Kickapoo Head Start Program

Supervisor: Head Start Director.

Position Summary:
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 parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.

General Description:
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 Degree in early childhood education or a Bachelor’s in early childhood or a Bachelor’s in a related field that included classes focusing on early childhood education/development.

Submit resume and application to:
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Attn: Human Resources Department
1107 Goldfinch Road, Horton, KS. 66439

Email: pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 x 246
Fax: 785-486-2801

Indian Preference is exercised.


Title: Pharmacy Technician

Position: Full Time

Location: Kickapoo Health Clinic

Supervisor: Health/Dental Clinic Director

Position Summary:
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.

General Description:
Identify and correcting insurance rejections, updating prescription information and resubmitting when needed. Updating patient demographic and beneficiary information in the computer system. Aid in getting uninsured patients insured. 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.

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; 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.

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 pj.mckinney@ktik-nsn.gov
Phone: 785-486-2131 x 246
Fax: 785-486-2277
Indian Preference is exercised.


TITLE: Fire Chief

POSITON: Full-time (exempt) Benefits

SUPERVISOR: Tribal Administrator

Position Description:
The Fire chief is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Kickapoo Fire Department. Performs a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks and functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue operation, emergency management, swift water rescue and hazardous materials; and other emergency operations.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Plans, develops, implements, and administers emergency management plans for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, in accordance with strategic plans and Tribal policy.
• Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the fire department.
• Provides direct leadership and supervision of prescribed burning and fuels management operations to insure that goals and objectives are being achieved.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in fire science, public administration, or medically related field preferred.
• At least eight (8) years progressive management duties and/or fire service with supervisory experience.
• Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license and insurable under tribal insurance policy.
• Possession of Kansas Medical Services First Responder certification or equivalent.
• Firefighter I & II Certification, or equivalent.
• Possession of National Wildfire Coordinating Group Firefighter Type 2 certification.

Indian Preference is exercised


TITLE: Billing Specialist / Receptionist

POSITON: Full Time

SUPERVISOR: KNHC Director


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

Qualifications:
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

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