We are seeking a highly qualified Site Coordinator for the Nebraska DHHS “Together for Indigenous Families” Tribal/State Project. This position is anticipated to last the duration of the five-year project. This is a contract position that requires expertise in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and child and family services. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for providing valuable insights, conducting research, and collaborating with stakeholders to improve state ICWA compliance and relationships with federally recognized tribes. Site Coordinator positions are remote but require regular on-site work in a designated tribal community. All qualifications and requirements are negotiable and may be substituted for personal or professional experience in child welfare.
DHHS's division of Children and Family Services, CIP, and tribes are partnering to improve outcomes for indigenous families involved in the child welfare system. The Together for Indigenous Families project will focus on state compliance with ICWA, building tribal capacity to develop culturally based prevention and intervention services, and strengthening relationships between state and tribal child welfare systems. This is a five-year project that will utilize research, data analysis, and community engagement to develop a variety of strategic plans to implement and sustain best-practices in tribal/state partnerships and compliance with ICWA.
- 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
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.
High school diploma or equivalent required, associate degree is preferred; minimum of two years of experience working with federally recognized tribes, ICWA, and/or child and family services; lived child welfare experience; reliable personal transportation; effective time management skills.
Driver's license is required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of tribal, state, and federal government policies and procedures. Skill in Microsoft Office programs and general computer skills, verbal and written communication and relationship-building abilities, report and policy review and writing, conducting and coordinating information sharing to the core project team, independent and critical thinking skills to evaluate complex situations and propose effective solutions. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, fostering a cooperative work environment.