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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.

Teacher
Head Start 
Full-Time

The teacher will provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). The teacher will promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Pre-K or Kindergarten. The teacher must follow and meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state and/or agency policies and procedures.

Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators

I. Prevention and Early Intervention/Disabilities Services

  1. Supervise and monitor children at all times.
  2. Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings, plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  3. Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
  4. Coordinate special needs staff in the classroom when indicated, developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom.

II. Individualization

  1. Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans or level of development.
  2. Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.

III. Curriculum and Assessment

  1. Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.
  2. Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, free choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
  3. Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
  4. Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans and include other Head start components.
  5. Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans; create and change learning centers as needed.

IV. Parent Involvement & Community Partnerships

  1. Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
  2. Communicate regularly with parents and education manager regarding each child's progress.
  3. Conduct the required parent/teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at home.
  4. Help plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
  5. Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children and families as needed.

V. Utilize Information Systems to support child/family and agency outcomes.

  1. Document baselines, ongoing assessments.
  2. Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and home visits.
  3. Support Family Advocate in documentation regarding particular concerns with families and children at scheduled staffing.
  4. Monitor and report child abuse.

VI. Additional Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist with breaks, food service, bus driving/monitoring for field trips and other classroom needs as requested.
  2. Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
  3. Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.  Classroom materials are to be maintained and returned to their proper storage area ready for the next teacher to use.
  4. Other duties as requested.

All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start's policy on confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Educational requirements: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre K) or a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre K) or a Bachelor's Degree or higher that includes coursework equivalent to a major in Early Childhood Education. Transcripts are required to validate educational requirements.
  • Pre-school (ages 3-5) classroom teaching experience is required, two years is preferred. Experience should include the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and e-mail.

Minimum Requirements continued:

  • Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and proof of insurance and must provide own vehicle for home visits.
  • Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified and have a current Food Handler's Card.
  • Must obtain a CDL within 90 days of hiring.

At time of hire must be able to pass drug screening, physical, TB and Background checks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Frequent significant decision and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work as a team member collaborating with staff, parents and community resources.
  • Ability to supervise pre-school children and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in classroom, outdoor play areas and on field trips. This includes the physical ability to move quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may need restraint or redirection in order to insure their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
  • Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.
  • Occasional driving for home visits sometimes in outlying areas.
  • Daily kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to children's needs.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

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

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., June 24, 2015 or email to humanresources@omtribe.org.  An application form can be found at www.omtribe.org (Human ResourcesForms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for employment application.


Teachers Aide
Head Start
Full-Time

Essential Duties:

  • Makes recommendations and assists in curriculum planning and implementation, considers program goals and objectives, developmental levels of the children, and cultural factors for age appropriate lesson plans.
  • Drives bus or assists as the bus rider on a daily route and on field trips.
  • Maintains bus in good operating order and instruct children on bus safety rules
  • Assists teacher in maintaining safe and clean indoors and outdoors environment.
  • Monitors children in classroom and on playground.
  • Enforces discipline in an appropriate manner.
  • Completes all child-related paper work as directed by classroom teacher, in home visits and parent/teacher conference.
  • Attends monthly parent meetings and fund raising events, as needed.
  • May accompany teacher on home visits.
  • May assist with various Head Start reports.
  • May assist with recruiting and enrolling activities.
  • Assists with in-kind documentation.
  • Observes strict confidentiality regarding children, families, and staff.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license with the ability to acquire an Oklahoma Chauffeurs License (CDL) within 90 days.
  • Good driving record.
  • Have experience working with young children.
  • Must be willing to work toward a CDA certification and continue working toward Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development.
  • Ability to manage physically active children ages 3-5, within a weight up 60 lbs., including lifting, retaining, guiding, pursuing, withstanding sudden movements.
  • Ability to move or lift supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs.

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

Please submit employment application to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., June 24, 2015 or email to humanresources@omtribe.org.  An application form can be found at www.omtribe.org (Human ResourcesForms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for employment application.


Substance Abuse Counselor

Otoe-Missouria Tribal Complex
Full-Time


Position summary:
Provide substance abuse counseling services including, but not limited to assessment, treatment planning, long-term counseling, psycho education, case management, and follow up.

Scope: The substance abuse counselor will provide prevention, intervention, education and direct services to individuals in the Tribal community affected by alcohol and/or drug dependency.  This may include confidential individual or group counseling and referrals to treatment for individuals requesting this opportunity. The substance abuse counselor will provide outreach to educate the community on positive ways to interact with the individuals experiencing substance dependency issues, tobacco cessation, diversion tactics, and cultural activities.  These services will be provided to all members in the tribal community with a focus on high risk populations including victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, at risk youth, and individuals suffering from mental health issues such as depression.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes implements, maintains and coordinates treatment aspects of the overall program advocacy services with respect to social service agencies, schools and the courts.
  • Designs a program of treatment tailored to the patient’s individual situation based on knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency, counseling and treatment modalities.
  • Performs intake, evaluation, orientation, admissions, treatment planning, counseling, documentation, discharge planning and referral of substance abusing clients, all of which must be reviewed and approved by the Behavioral Health Coordinator.
  • Assesses all new intakes to determine presence and extent of substance abuse issue, completes evaluation reports (i.e., the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory).
  • Provide drug and alcohol counseling and support in the individual and group setting.
  • Meets with family members to educate them on the most useful role that they can play in the patient’s treatment process.
  • Responsible for providing counseling services to assist potential clients who requests services or is court-ordered to maintain sobriety.
  • Works with physicians and other personal in client evaluation and treatment to restore the client to optimum social and health adjustment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Team to eliminate alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
  • Educates patients about community-based organizations such as Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Networks with other resources/programs within the County, State and Indian Health Service (IHS) systems.
  • Develops appropriate referrals for individuals requiring services not available through this program.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date client records and other appropriate documentation of client care (i.e., patient care charts, Mental Health/Social Services record reports).
  • Maintains client records in accordance with Federal Regulations on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 CFR Part 2.
  • Conducts and/or facilitates community education sessions on relevant topics.
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, case consultations, performs monthly Chemical Dependency Management Information System (CDMIS), Mental Health and Program Activity Summary reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of the unique cultural, economic and social aspects of an Indian population.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels from various backgrounds
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple health and criminal justice professionals using tact, diplomacy, and discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in listening and communicating effectively.
  • Ability to manage priorities and work flow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Strong interposal skills
  • Must be willing to willing to learn and ask questions, accept feedback and be accountable.
  • Knowledge of applicable county, state and federal guidelines and laws affecting substance abuse prevention programs.
  • May be required to work beyond the customary 40 hour work week or eight hour day in certain situations, and at times, not considered “normal working” hours.

Educational /Experience Requirements:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
  • Must possess a current certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).
  • Three years full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment, two years of college/training/education.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Twelve-Step recovery model, as well as other contemporary and traditional models of recovery/rehabilitation for Native Americans dependency issues.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field.
  • Posses a current licensure of a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC).
  • Three years full-time experience as a counselor or have at a minimum 120 hours of socialized training in the field of substance abuse treatment.

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 or by email to humanresources@omtribe.org. The position will remain open until filled. An application form can be found at www.omtribe.org (Human ResourcesForms). Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for application.