Job Announcement

News article written by Victor M Reaux, BA.

Job Announcement

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE OF CHICAGO, INC is currently looking for a qualified applicant for the following position.

Position: Youth Program Case Manager

Salary: Full Time /$16.00 per hour + Generous Benefit Package

Summary: Implement an American Indian community suicide education, prevention and intervention program model for youth.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Duties:
1. Provide advocacy, crisis support and social service case management to AI/AN youth (13yr -24yrs).

2. Refer AI/AN youth (13yrs -24yrs) to AIHSC’s Clinic and/or Behavioral Health program

3. Create monthly AIHSC’s after-school/drop-in programs and events.

4. Develop an inventory of youth related services within the Chicago and surrounding areas.

5. Supervise AI/AN youth (13yrs-24yrs) during AIHSC’s after-school/drop-in programs. Specifically: observing and monitoring youth interaction and behavior, while engaged in AIHSC youth related activities and maintaining a safe and secure environment where youth are involved in programmatic activities.

6. Co-facilitate a weekly youth group in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center with AIHSC staff.

7. Participate in AIHSC Behavioral Health Case Management meetings. Report progress and discuss needs with LCSW and/or Nurse Case Manager

8. Work in conjunction with the other AIHSC Outreach staff on providing opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles and positive self-identity, for AI/AN youth and their families.

9. Working in conjunction with AIHSC Behavioral Health Staff on maintains close supervision over youth to prevent self-injuries, accidents, fights, and/or other negative incidents.

10. Maintain client records and other statistical reports.

11. Successfully complete all grant and program related objectives and meet all grant reporting requirements.

12. Participates in trainings and workshops to enhance work performance and professional growth.

13. Develop survey instruments to measure effectiveness in order to determine needed changes in programming.

14. Performs other related duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college.
• Prior experience working with youth
• Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Must be a self-starter who works with minimal supervision
• Must have a working knowledge of the American Indian community and culture.
• Demonstrates sound judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications (but not required):
• Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Master of Social Work (MSW)
• Case Management experience
• ASIST Trained
• 40hr Domestic Violence Advocacy training for the state of Illinois

Native American preference, however, all qualified applicants will be accepted.

Send resume to: Bobbie Bellinger

Fax: 773-883-0005 email:

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