Dec 09, 2018
Position Summary: The community development specialist for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is responsible for mobilizing and assisting tribal communities and programs to respond to the needs of tribal children. The position builds and maintains partnerships and networks resulting in resources to support children’s mental health, child welfare, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The community development specialist has the overall responsibility of ensuring the coordination and management of the following specific responsibilities. Primary Responsibilities: Plan and deliver training and technical assistance to tribal partners to support capacity building Develop and maintain relationships with tribal and urban communities Support the implementation of system of care framework Facilitate dialogue within and between communities - tribal, county, state Create materials and resources for tribal partners Foster collaboration and teamwork with family and youth engagement specialists Evaluate training and technical assistance effectiveness and tribal children’s mental and child welfare programming Provide accurate, complete, and timely responses to requests for information regarding Indian child welfare and children’s mental health resources Provide accurate, consistent, and professional information on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and related practices, policies, and issues, including guidance on the correct implementation of ICWA Provides training and resources on how to be an effective advocate when interacting with child welfare agencies and courts Provides compassionate support, guidance, and information to individuals and families involved in the child welfare and children’s mental health systems For a full job description and the required application, visit our website at https://www.nicwa.org/employment/ or contact Human Resources at (503) 222-4044.
National Indian Child Welfare Association Portland, OR, USA Programs