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Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2
Working Title: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Training Consultant
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Closing Date: 1/13/2020
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Central Office/Child Safety and Permanency
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Days of Work: Monday-Friday
Travel Required: Yes (30% time assisting with training and monitoring program
improvement plans onsite at County agencies)
Salary Range: $26.89-$39.62/hourly; $59,146-$82,727/annually
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Training Consultant will develop, assist and design a comprehensive Indian child welfare training response track to assist county, private child placing agencies, tribal and department staff with the implementation of federal and state requirements to address training needs and program improvement plan needs. As a member of the Indian Child Welfare Unit, you will be responsible for the development, delivery, support, and coordination of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Minnesota Indian Family preservation Act (MIFPA) training for the child welfare workforce across the state.

You will also assist with curriculum development and delivering training on using the
Indian Child Welfare Act Social Service Information System (SSIS) screens. Curriculum developed is consistent with implementation in advancing/improving practice specific to the application of laws, regulations, best practices related and documentation in working with American Indian children and families, e.g., ICWA, MIFPA, BIA regulations and BIA guidelines.

Responsibilities
•  Lead, collaborate, design, develop and implement a statewide approach to
improve county and private child placing agency practice with Indian children and
families through a training track system and training response with federal and
state Indian child welfare laws and rules.
•  Review and respond to complaints of noncompliance and technical assistance
with implementation of ICWA/MIFPA requirements.
•  Develop and implement monitoring processes to ensure timely, efficient and
consistent application of compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement
process and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of professional experience in a child welfare setting that demonstrates:
•  Working with tribal communities and an understanding of laws that affect Indian
children and families
•  Developing and presenting training to adult audiences
A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience. A Master’s degree or higher in Social work or related field may substitute
for 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications
•  Experience working with Minnesota’s child welfare system
•  Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Minnesota Indian Family
Preservation Act, Bureau of Indian Affairs Guidelines, and Tribal State
Agreement
•  Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field

Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your
experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS
The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive
benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

This position is located in Minnesota’s great capital city, St. Paul. The State of
Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO, Green Line, Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce,
which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply
Click here to apply Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Training Consultant

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651/259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to
http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact
If you have questions about the position, contact Reanna Jacobs at
reanna.jacobs@state.mn.us

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@state.mn.us by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an
interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at
651-431-4945 or DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES_ADA@state.mn.us for
assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

 

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