Youth Transitions Coordinator

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Youth Transitions Coordinator is to provide one-to-one support, including development of a transition plans and the successful coordination of each plan. Transition plans will be individualized to meet the needs of each youth (14- 21 years old) within our target population and encourage success into adulthood. Develop, coordinate and facilitate independent life skills by connecting youth with academic support (extracurricular activities, hobby exploration), career exploration (pre-employment training, career advancement training), financial management, rental and homeownership preparations, individual health education, risk prevention trainings, relationship skill building, mentorship opportunities, effective communication skill building, post-secondary education opportunities.

• High School Diploma or GED, and two (2) years of post-secondary education are required.
• Two to Five (2-5) years of prior experience in youth work, education, child development, or related field is preferred.
• Two to Five (2-5) years’ experience working within tribal communities preferred.
• Should have experience in educational program planning, family & engagement activities, working in collaboration with other area agencies and schools.
• Must be comfortable with communicating with families and other agencies on a regular basis regarding youth’s progress and activities.
• Must be able to maintain statistical information regarding programs and client participation.
• Must be computer literate and operate in applicable computer software various grant reporting systems and case management data systems.
• Must have working knowledge of basic office equipment copier, printer, telephone and cellular phones.
• Ability to mentor youth participants through positive experiences, trainings and events.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills required.
• Must have current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must be able to pass State and Federal background check with fingerprinting.
• Must have current valid driver’s license
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• This positions may be grant funded and is dependent upon the continued funding.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

• Complete individualized Independent Living Skills plans with youth which will assist with transition to adulthood.
• Empowering youth in decision-making and goal setting by allowing the youth to control the path of building their own skills for their own future.
• Making connections for youth with educational programs including, but not limited to, tutoring, computer classes, literacy programs, group collaboration sessions, group instruction.
• Working with youth to obtain drivers training and assist them in getting a driver permit, then a driver’s license.
• Upon implementation and fulfillment of program requirements, provide critical analysis of success/shortcomings and how to improve.
• Submit periodic (Daily, Weekly, Monthly) written reports including statistical information.
• Monitor participants’ progress by maintaining continuous communication with each participant by phone, email or face to face appointments and entering documentation in the information system.
• Prepare daily weekly and monthly schedule allowing for face to face meetings with youth, programs and families as needed.
• Submit reports by collecting and summarizing information using case notes, data reports and collaboration meetings.
• Monitor and track goal progress and success.
• Assist in developing established goals for participants and ensure the programs offered meet their goals during each year’s activities. Goals may include financial literacy, job-readiness skills, basic communication skills, academic assistance and tutoring.
• Communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationship with youth, families, schools and program staff.
• Must be able to drive company owned vehicles.
• Attend regular staff meetings and be responsible for extensive record keeping and documentation as required for the program and grant requirements.
• Complete detailed reports including incident reports and program progress reports.
• Must abide by mandated reporting guidelines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Typical hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Evening and weekend scheduling is expected on an, as needed basis.
• There is moderate stress associated with this position.
• Work is primarily indoors, but events and trips may require some outdoor work.
• There is little risk of personal danger or risk.
• Local travel is required; out of state travel may be necessary.
• Work from home may be permissible with a signed telework agreement.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492