Family First Prevention Specialist

Full -time (37.5 hours per week) Rate of Pay: DOE & Education   Location: Anchorage, AK

Duties: Family Programs is seeking a Family Services Prevention Specialist based in Anchorage, AK. The individual will work closely with the Family Services Coordinator to implement the goals and objectives of the Family First Prevention grant, collaborate with the State of Alaska and other agencies; provide prevention services to children and families of the APIA region and represent the Tribe during any related meetings; assist Tribal members with gaining access to all necessary services both internal and external to the Tribe; and represent 12 of our regional tribes in Indian Child Welfare prevention cases including: Agdaagux, Akutan, Atka, Belkofski, False Pass, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Pauloff Harbor, Qagan Tayagungin, Qawalangin, St. George, and Unga. General duties include: working closely and maintaining regular contact with case stakeholders; maintaining accurate records and case notes, participating in case meetings as scheduled; conducting home visits when necessary; collaborating closely with Tribal Councils about tribal children; identifying families/children who are at risk for child abuse/neglect; traveling for work-related meeting when requested by supervisor; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Preferred: Associates of Arts degree in Social Science or closely related field of study with two years’ case management experience in a Social/Human Services agency and/or Tribal organization. Minimum: High School Graduate and five years’ case management experience in a Social/Human Services agency and/or Tribal organization. Consideration will be given to applicant with extensive work experience and in the process of obtaining an AA in required field of study. Applicant must: Be knowledgeable about Child Welfare services, Family Preservation, Foster Care, Adoption, Judicial systems, jurisdiction, court documentation, and local state and tribal governments. Will interact with tribal administrators, board members, executives, managers, and professional and clerical employees effectively, tactfully and cooperatively; communicate clearly and effectively (both orally and in writing); work independently under limited direction; organize work; set priorities to meet critical deadlines; maintain accurate case notes; practice basic mentoring and assessment skills; manage crisis situations calmly and positively; refer clients to necessary resources within community and state-wide; promote Alaska Native and American Indian culture and/or community-based resources; and interact positively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly American Indians/Alaska Native clients.

or email resume and application to:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Director
1131 E. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518-1408
Phone: (907) 276-2700 / Fax: (907) 279-4351
nancyb@apiai.org

Native preference will be given to qualified applicant pursuant to P.L. 93-638.