Location: Lower Sioux Recreation Center
Reports to: Project Manager/Registered Dietitian
Part Time: Approximate 24 hours per week within the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with potential evenings.
Temporary Position: 6 Weeks, May 24 – July 25th
Wage: Dependent on qualifications
The Lower Sioux Community’s Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) funded program, Honoring Little Crow Initiative community action grant has been working to improve the health and wellness of children and families within the Lower Sioux Indian Community. The Wicozani Program Worker will be responsible for actions that are addressing systemic change by engaging youth at various levels to influence and promote children’s health within the community. Specific responsibilities throughout the duration of the grant period will include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinating with Project Manager, Community Health staff and Recreation Center staff planning team to carry out weekly activities with youth.
- Facilitating gardening project with work program youth
- Supervising youth during a variety of activities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working with youth of all ages on a variety of community projects surrounding health and wellness.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment with competing demands.
- Promoting and supporting Dakota culture and language with youth
- Desire and ability to work collaboratively with team members and other departments.
- Quick and pro-active learner
- Polite and professional manner
- Team-oriented player
- Ability to work independently and with limited supervision
- Maintain visibility in the community and participate in and coordinate a variety of community activities, such as community gardening projects.
- Coordinate all program goals and objectives, under the advisement of the project manager
- Adhere to program policies and procedures, as well as, all Lower Sioux Indian Community Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
- Maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professional ethics.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Relevant work experience with youth.
- Background in public health or project coordination/management
- Must have valid Minnesota driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- Must be insurable under the tribe’s auto insurance
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Working knowledge of computer operation and skills in Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and perform well with some independence.
- Understanding of Lower Sioux Cultural values, lifestyles, traditions
- Excellent attendance and punctuality is a must.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and a positive working relationships with community and staff
- Subject to drug screen and background checks
- Interest in and commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native health.
- American Indian preference applies.
Physical activity associated with this position will include, bending, lifting, standing and carrying.
- Ability to engage in gardening or experience with gardening and healthy life styles work.
Questions may be directed to:
Stacy Hammer, RDN, LD
Diabetes Coordinator/Title VI Director