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Indian Outreach Worker

State of Michigan Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position identifies the needs of Native Americans, their families, and communities, and undertakes activities to meet those needs through cultural sensitivity. These activities are designed to strengthen Native American families by breaking down the barriers that inhibit economic and social self-sufficiency. A primary goal being the prevention of neglect, abuse, and exploitation of Native American children and families.


****This position has a selective position requirement of one year or more of experience working with the Native American population in areas such as housing, employment, health services, Native American rights, or public assistance.**__

Required Education and Experience


Completion of two years of college with 30 semester (45 term) credits in one or a combination of the following human service areas: social welfare, social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology,community services, family and child development, guidance and counseling, criminal justice, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, or education of the gifted.

*Indian Outreach Worker 8*

No specific type or amount is required.

*Indian Outreach Worker 9*

One year of experience equivalent to an Indian Outreach Worker 8.

*Indian Outreach Worker E10*

Two years of experience equivalent to an Indian Outreach Worker 8 or one year equivalent to an Indian Outreach Worker 9.

Alternate Education and Experience

Four years of full-time experience providing outreach services* to the Native American Community may be substituted for the education requirement. *Outreach services are defined as conducting weekly parenting classes; working with school children one on one; arranging transportation for medical visits; fund raising for the Child Protection Council; collaborating with Department of Human Services' Services Specialists on Prevention Foster Care and Children's Protective Services cases; assisting with applications for the Family Independence Program, Food Stamps and Medical Assistance; going on home calls with Children's Protective Services and Foster Care workers; reunification home visits; finding shelter for the homeless; helping resolve domestic violence situations; assisting with applications for utility shut-offs; providing cultural diversity training; grant writing; opening and carrying a prevention caseload; adoption home studies; mediating with the public school system; teaching homemaker classes; supervising Children's Foster Care visits; assisting in job placement; arranging volunteer transportation; arranging food distribution to remote areas; assisting with federal and state taxes; conducting genealogical research; participating in a volunteer program that provides services to children and families in the areas of food, clothing, and housing such as a community food bank, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Salvation Army, etc.; serving as a county's emergency services worker for Native Americans; supervising AmeriCorps' workers; assisting in loan applications for housing; working with elders to arrange funerals/burial assistance applications; developing a resource directory; assisting with guardianship; counseling for substance abuse; case consultation in Foster Care, Children's Protective Services, and delinquency; making presentations to schools; and assisting Native American families in court.

Additional Requirements and Information

This position is located at the Isabella County Department of Health and Human Services Office, 1919 Parkland Drive, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

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**To be considered for this position you must:**

* _**Possess a valid Michigan driver's license.**_
* Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
* Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
* Attach a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position.
* Attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.

**Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered.**

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

**Departments reserve the right to remove postings prior to the closing date based on the number of applications received.**

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. MDHHS Diversity Equity and Inclusion

For more information regarding this vacancy you may contact Amy Solak at


*Salary:* $1,504.80 - $2,112.00 Biweekly

*Location:* Mount Pleasant, MI

*Job Type:* Permanent Full Time

*Department:* Health and Human Services - Counties

*Job Number:* 4308-19-ISABELLA-050-FILL IOW

*Closing:* 9/24/2019 3:00 PM Eastern


*Agency:* State of Michigan

*Address:* 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

*Phone:* (800) 788-1766


State of Michigan


Mount Pleasant, MI