As part of the Together for Indigenous Families Grant, this position will be responsible for enhancing DHHS's relationship with the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. This position will help develop a framework for tribal state partnership in child welfare that will promote safety, permanency, and well-being and recognizes that tribal citizens are also Nebraska citizens. This position will help identify best practices to ensure that tribal citizens are safe, healthy, and culturally connected.
- Support and provide insight to the Project Coordinator
- Work alongside tribal children and family services teams to achieve project goals
- Participate in project team and stakeholder meetings, providing expert guidance on ICWA compliance and best practices
- Develop and maintain relationships with other Nebraska tribes, grant partners, and stakeholders to foster collaboration and information sharing
- Coordinate and participate in site visits to gather firsthand information and assess ICWA implementation
- Assist the Project Coordinator in facilitating community engagement and participation between the project team and stakeholders
- Compile and analyze data and information from grant partners, site visits, and research to identify areas of improvement
- Research and analyze policies and best practices related to Indian Child Welfare, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
- Prepare comprehensive reports and findings from site visits, research, and policy analysis
- Develop plans and processes to improve ICWA implementation and compliance
- Present information, reports, and recommendations to the project team and stakeholders
- Evaluate and analyze the current relationship and compliance with ICWA by the state of Nebraska and Nebraska courts
Remote work authorized - Frequent travel to work site required
Part-time: 25-30 hours per week
We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.
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Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent coursework/training, in public administration, social/behavioral sciences, healthcare, human services or other program related field. Professional experience working in a human/social service or health care agency with responsibility for planning or evaluation services, programs or operational policies and practices may substitute in lieu of the educational requirement.
Minimum of two years working with federally recognized tribes, ICWA, or child and family services; lived experience with the child welfare system; grant reporting experience.
Driver's license required
Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and general computer skills; Strong communication and relationship-building abilities; Report and policy review and writing; Critical thinking to evaluate complex solutions and propose effective solutions; Familiarity working with tribal, state, and federal government agencies