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Job Openings

Current vacancies are publicized in several ways. Employment information is available on our website. Jobs are posted on bulletin boards in each of the buildings and jobs may also typically be advertised in the Ponca City News, Stillwater NewsPress and/or Native American newspapers.

Open Positions

Position Title:

Disabilities/Education/Mental Health Coordinator

 Department:  

Head Start

Reports To:   

Head Start Director

 Status:

 Full-Time

Position summary: The Incumbent is responsible for carrying out the activities in the Head Start Performance Standards relating to Early Childhood Development/ Mental Health Services and Disabilities. All staff will work toward the overall program goal: to assist each child in developing to his/her potential and to empower parents in their role as the most important and primary teachers, caregivers, and role models of their own children.  Indian Preference in hiring is applied to this position. Applicants claiming Indian Preference must provide a copy of their CDIB. Head Start parent preference.

Essential Functions:

  • Mandatory reporter of all suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect.
  • In the event of a disaster, Head Start employees are required to provide assistance in accordance with the tribe’s Emergency Operations Plan or their level of training (CPR and/or First Aid).
  • All Otoe-Missouria Head Start applicants must submit mandatory criminal background check information to the Personnel Department before employment with the program, or following any conviction occurring after commencement of employment. A mandatory drug test will be done prior to employment
    Work closely with the Family Services Coordinator.
  • Assist Family Service Coordinator in day-to-day duties of the program.
  • Assist teachers in identifying children who need additional evaluation in order to determine possible disabilities and arrange for evaluation.
  • Assist teachers with the design and implementation of individualized programs to meet the needs of disabled children.
  • Attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, arrange for special services for disabled students, and monitor their progress.
  • Responsible for recording results, arranging for and tracking any needed follow-up mental  health services.
  • Work closely with the Health Advisory Committee.
  • Provides mental health services or interfaces with mental health professional/consultant; does not generally have supervisory responsibility; collaborates with community mental health agencies to serve clients; plans or implements mental health intervention; observes in classrooms, provides staff support in behavior management, and provides mental health education, training and consultation to staff and parents
  • Responsible for providing the monthly newsletter with information concerning Disabilities.
  • Make home visits based on teacher referral or parents requests.
  • Attend trainings, which will assist the coordinator in becoming more effective in his/her organization.
  • Provide training to parents and staff including orientation of volunteers, disabilities practices, etc. May bring in outside trainers or consultants.
  • Advocate for quality services for children and families.
  • Works with the director to implement the Policies and Procedures what will facilitate the implementation of the Head Start Service Plan.
  • Identify the special needs of disabled children.
  • Obtains or arrange for treatment of all disability problems detected.
  • May provide transportation if needed for the disabled child to his/her therapy.
  • Will assist teaching staff in implementing the Disabilities Component.
  • Will assist with collecting and reviewing in-kind documentation.
  • Will be familiar of all student files.
  • Assist in the operation of the Otoe-Missouria Head Start by such duties as requested by the Head Start Director.
  • Responsible for following Head Start Performance Standards, Day Care Licensing Standards, USDA Requirements, and Tribal/Local Policies and Procedures.
  • Observe strict confidentiality regarding children, families, staff, and make parents aware of this policy.
  • Works as a team member.
  • Performs Acting Director duties when Director and Family Services Coordinator are absent.
  • Implement directives and perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start Director within the scope of the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures and other administrative program details.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and operating office machines (typewriter, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, etc.).
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the program’s goals and philosophy.
  • Ability to work with low-income families.
  • Ability to function effectively in cross cultural situations.
  • Ability to understand and practice warmth, genuineness, and empathy in work with staff, parents, and community.

Educational /Experience Requirements:

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Special or Early Childhood Education or related field, and a minimum of one (1) years experience in working with Head Start program.

Other Qualifications:

  • Must maintain compliance with Criminal History Registry.
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and insured vehicle available for use on the job or acceptable alternative. Good driving record. Ability to acquire an Oklahoma Chauffeur’s License/Oklahoma School Bus Drivers License. Acquire skill in operating a school bus safely.
  • Willing to obtain training as requested.

Physical Requirements:

The employee must be able to manage physically active children; age’s three to five, within a weight range up to 50 pounds, including lifting, restraining, guiding, pursuing, withstanding sudden movements. Ability to move or lift supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed.  All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks. 

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., April 25, 2014 or email to hr@omtribe.org.  An application form can be found at www.omtribe.org (Human Resources\Forms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.


Position Title:

Enrollment Clerk

Department:  

Enrollment

Reports To:   

Enrollment Director

Status:

Full-Time

 Position summary: The Enrollment Clerk provides clerical support and serves as custodian for Tribal Enrollment records and documents. The Enrollment Clerk works with membership enrollment statistical data; ensures accuracy of membership records and maintains a high level of professionalism with an high emphasis on confidentiality.  Indian Preference is applied to this position. Applicants claiming Indian Preference must provide a copy of their CDIB.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Provides for the operation and maintenance of the Tribal Enrollment Program in accordance with 25 CFR 61.
  • Adheres to strict confidentiality in all aspects of duties.
  • Filing of membership documents, descendant documents and other documents pertaining to enrollment matters in a timely manner.
  • Maintenance of files and records containing sensitive information.
  • Accepts applications for membership enrollment.
  • Assists Enrollment Specialist and Enrollment Director with required documentation to process applications for membership as needed or required.
  • Assists in issuance of verification of Indian Preference (Bureau of Indian Affairs Form 4432) to Otoe-Missouria Tribal Members who are seeking employment within organizations that practice Indian Preference in hiring.
  • Assists in issuance of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) to eligible tribal members and individuals of Otoe-Missouria Tribal descent. This can includes the determination of Otoe-Missouria blood quantum of members and descendants of members.
  • Assists in issuance of Tribal Identification Cards to enrolled members.
  • Assists in issuance of Employee Identification Cards to Tribal employees.
  • Assists in providing verification of membership status, birth dates, and certificate of degree of Indian Blood, as requested by various entities for the purpose of identification and provision of membership services.
  • Assists by maintaining up-to-date Otoe-Missouria tribal enrollment records, including the daily upkeep of electronic membership records, fact-checking against historical hard-copy membership records when necessary, and the timely resolution of any discrepancies in enrollment information.
  • Implements directives and performs other duties as assigned by the Tribal Enrollment Director or Enrollment Specialist within the scope of the position.

Qualifications:   

  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality rules.
  • Must be able to interpret federal laws and regulations.
  • Must have basic knowledge of accounting.
  • Must possess office management skills with experience in organization and public communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with co-workers and outside agencies.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Word and Excel); office equipment, i.e., copier, telephone, calculator.
  • Ability to maintain Tribal enrollment database.
  • Must be able to work well with others.
  • Must be able to attend training pertaining to enrollment either in-state or out-of state that may require overnight lodging.
  • Must have valid Oklahoma State-issued Drivers License.
  • Must be able to be bonded with Tribal insurance company.
  • Must conform to Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace Policy
  • Must perform duties in compliance with program, department, Tribal and Federal Regulations.
  • Indian Preference preferred.  Applicant must provide Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Tribal Enrollment.
  • Must be well-organized and detail oriented.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work in fast paced team work environment with the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

 Educational Requirements:

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or GED and six (6) years of clerical experience.

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree in Tribal Leadership & Management or related field.

 Physical Requirements:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed.  All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks. 

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., April 25, 2014 or email to hr@omtribe.org.  An application form can be found at www.omtribe.org (Human Resources\Forms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.