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Kickapoo Human Resources
Updated 1/21/2015

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 1/21/2015

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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: PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTIONER
Part-time (20 HOURS)
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: non-regular employee

Position Overview: The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (KTIK) seeks a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to provide health care services to children at Kickapoo Nation Health Center (KNHC) as part of a five year federal grant to develop a coordinated system of care for early childhood services for children aged 0 – 8. In addition to providing direct services, the position will involve coordinating non-clinical referrals, implementing various evidence-based practices that are part of the Project LAUNCH program, and working closely with KTIK staff and University of Kansas project evaluation staff to ensure that project outcomes are met.

Job Description: Provide health care services to children at KNHC

PEDIATRIC NURSE ACTIVITIES:
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 and developmental screenings;
Participate in Project LAUNCH organization, plan, and collaborate with project partners and build other community-based organizations supporting children and family partners;
Coordinate with the KTIK Young Child Wellness Expert for the development and implementation of the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council;
Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the KTIK Project LAUNCH strategic plan;
Deliver evidence-based early childhood services as appropriate, based on training and qualifications;
Provide preventative care information for parents;
Perform developmental screenings;
Provide direct services via well child visits; and
Assist in assuring that components of the evidence-based practices are being completed.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION:
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency collaborations with various community-based organizations and child-and-family service public agencies;
Work closely with internal and external Project LAUNCH partners;
Identify, support and maintain primary partners around healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes;
Coordinate with the State level Young Child Wellness Expert to ensure the development, implementation, and sustainability of the KTIK Project LAUNCH Strategic Plan; and
Attend monthly meetings with the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council and act in a leadership role.

Minimum requirements: Master ARNP (required) with pediatric care specialization, early childhood, health education, public health, and nursing or related field. Preferred experience includes: 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.

Supplemental Information: Grant-funded position.


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: NATIVE CONNECTIONS PROJECT DIRECTOR
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 Project Director to develop a comprehensive system of supports for adolescents at risk of suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. The Project Director will ensure that project goals and objectives of the Kickapoo Native Connections 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 project partners and connect with other community-based organizations supporting the well-being of adolescent members of the Kickapoo Tribe.

Job Description: Provides oversight of all Kickapoo Native Connections activities:
Promote the well-being of youth and adolescents in the Kickapoo community
In partnership with the Center for Public Partnerships, conduct a needs assessment of holistic youth well-being for the tribal community
Develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan, based on the needs assessment results, to address the needs of youth at risk for suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness
Ensure that programs and services are delivered 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 closely with tribal partners to address policy barriers to youth well-being
Convene and facilitate 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
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency/interdepartmental collaborations with various community-based organizations and public health services.

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 coordinating 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. Experience should include community organizing, program planning, development, and implementation.
Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be consider.
Supplemental Information: Grant-funded position.


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: YOUNG CHILD WELLNESS COORDINATOR
Position: Fulltime
Position Location: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Horton, Kansas 66439
Employee Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas in partnership with The Center for Public Partnership seeks a full-time Young Child Wellness Coordinator to work with the Young Child Wellness Expert (Lawrence, Kansas) to ensure Project LAUNCH outcomes are met. Establish and maintain Young Child Wellness office at the Kickapoo Tribe. This position will organize, plan, and collaborate with project partners and build other community-based organizations supporting children and family partners. Public communication with other Project LAUNCH grantees required.

Job Description:

Provides day-to-day coordination of Project LAUNCH

WELL-CHILD CONNECTIONS ACTIVITIES:
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
Coordination with the Young Child Wellness Expert for the development and implementation of the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council
Develop, implement, and maintain the Kickapoo Project LAUNCH strategic plan
Deliver evidence-based early childhood services as appropriate, based on training and qualifications
Assure provisions of the evidence-based practices are being maintained
Work closely with Project LAUNCH partners

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION:
Identify, support and maintain primary partners around healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes
Coordinate with the State level Young Child Wellness Expert to ensure the development, implementation, and sustainability of the Kickapoo Project LAUNCH Strategic Plan
Convene and facilitate monthly meetings with the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council and act in a leadership role
Participate in required monthly calls with Federal Funding Agency
Establish relationship with multiple organizations and guide interagency collaborations with various community-based organizations and child-and-family service public agencies
Mobilize child wellness service systems to work towards standardized young child wellness system of care that is support by policy and funding mechanisms.

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 coordinating 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.

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


Title: PATIENT NAVIGATOR
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 Summary:
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas seeks a full-time Patient Navigator to provide case management for young children from birth to age 8 through the Project LAUNCH grant. The Patient Navigator will be housed at the Clinic and report to work closely with the Young Child Wellness Coordinator and will work as part of the Project LAUNCH team to ensure that outcomes are met. Position will coordinate services for families, maintain communication, and provide follow up. This position will support children and families in attaining resources and information to support healthy child development and positive family outcomes. Position will help navigate services including: clinic, social services and outpatient services, and family-support organizations, and other components of the Kickapoo health care and social services system. Patient Navigator will help support delivery of services provided by Project LAUNCH.

Job Description:

NAVIGATION ACTIVITIES:
Provides day-to-day case management for children and families to ensure that they receive the appropriate services to support optimal child health and well-being
Work on the Project LAUNCH team with YCW Coordinator and Program Assistant to promote the wellness of children at Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, birth to age eight by coordinating services for clients and families and direct them to delivery of services and understanding of options
Receive referrals from Program Assistant and Pediatric RN and work with families to connect them with evidence-based early childhood services as appropriate
Maintain communication with families to support their participation, attendance and follow up with Project LAUNCH activities
Maintain regular communication with social service staff and health care providers to monitor progress and to address barriers/challenges to program participation
Follow up with families and facilitate linkages to follow-up services when appropriate.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION:
Participate in community partnerships at the direction of the Young Child Wellness Coordinator
Coordinate with YCW Coordinator and Program Assistant to ensure child and family services are communicated and facilitated accordingly
Attend monthly meetings with the Young Child Wellness (Circle) Council and provide staff report
Participate in required monthly calls with Federal Funding Agency
Establish referral processes and regular communication with multiple organizations including community-based organizations and child-and-family service public agencies
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.

Position posted: January 06, 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: KICKAPOO HEALTH AND WELLNESS 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 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.

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


Title: KICKAPOO DIABETES PREVENTION 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 Diabetes Prevention Coordinator to work with the Kickapoo Health and Wellness Coordinator on deliverables for the CDC-funded A Comprehensive Approach to Promoting Health and Wellness in Indian Country are met. The Diabetes Prevention Coordinator will lead work at the Kickapoo Diabetes Prevention Center, which will serve as a hub for Kickapoo Health and Wellness Project activities. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships to evaluate the project.

Job Description:
Provides coordination of Kickapoo Diabetes Prevention Coalition activities, in partnership with
the Kickapoo Health and Wellness Coordinator, including:
Promote sustainability of the Kickapoo community gardens
Expand activities of the Kickapoo Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Support tobacco use prevention and cessation through implementation of the All Nations Breath of Life program,
Assess needs and identify and/or develop a program to prevent heart disease, and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in the Kickapoo tribal community through a holistic approach to population health and wellness
Support implementation of the Kickapoo Health and Wellness strategic plan
Deliver evidence-based prevention services and public health education as appropriate, based on training and qualifications
Identify, support and maintain primary partners around health and wellness for the entire Kickapoo population, including children and adults
Coordinate with the Kickapoo Health and Wellness Coordinator to ensure alignment with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and 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 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 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 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.


Title: Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Pharmacist

Position: Fulltime

Location: Kickapoo Nation Health Center

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: December 09, 2014; Open until Filled.


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: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled


Title: Gaming Commisioner

Position: Tribal Council Appointment/3 year term

Location: Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Status: 25 hours part-time, $20.00 per hour

Supervisor: Tribal Administrator

Position Summary:
The Commissioner shall have primary responsibility for oversight of tribal casino gaming operations to assure the integrity of such operations. Shall comply with all provisions of the Compact, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Kickapoo Nation Tribal Gaming Commission Ordinance. Shall perform all duties in a professional, fair and consistent.

General Description:

Review inspector’s daily incident reports and surveillance department daily shift reports.
Read and approve procedures and policies for commissioners and various Casino
departments.
Read, understand and approve internal controls and procedural changes and/or additions from Casino Management.
Monitor various commission departments such as licensing, surveillance and inspection.
Provide direction and guidance on amending internal controls. Each commissioner is responsible for four (4) designated areas in the Casino.
Prepare for and attend all Commission meetings, which will be 1 or 2 per week.
Shall prepare for and attend monthly Central Plains (4-Tribes) meetings.
Prepare for and attend monthly meetings with Tribal Council and Casino Management.
Commissioners act as an appellate body for Commission employee grievances.
Must demonstrate professionalism at all times.
Must work at least one half of weekly time on site at the Casino or the Gaming Commission office.
Prepare for and attend Quarterly meetings with State Gaming Commission.
Ability to read, interpret and implement Gaming Laws and Regulations.
Ability to write investigative, financial and analytical type reports such as writing formal hearing decisions and orders several times per month.
Working knowledge of the different Gaming classifications.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate, college degree preferred.
Must attend Commissioner orientation training, usually two days and obtain continued training while serving as a Commissioner.
Shall possess valid driver’s license in state of residency and be fully insurable under
tribal insurance policy. Provide current MVR prior to appointment for clearance.
Must be able to understand and carryout tasks with little or no supervision.
Demonstrated experience or ability to conduct oversight and monitoring of regulated operations.
Documented experience managing people and functions, however serves primarily in a policymaking role.
Experience working with the general public.
Shall maintain strict confidential information at all times.

Position posted: November 24, 2014; Open until Filled

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