Sovereign Nation of the Kenaitze

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Family Advocate Aide/Parenting Resource

at Sovereign Nation of the Kenaitze

Posted: 5/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1041444
Keywords: office

Job Description

  • Family Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Family Advocate Aide/Parenting Resource

Dept./Program: Family Services

Division: Family & Social Services

Reports To: Family Services Supervisor

Employment Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: 40 Hours/Week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Family Advocate Aide/Parenting Resource works in collaboration with survivors, families and program staff to ensure the access to and provision of advocacy and parenting services according to the established OVW performance standards. This individual further supports the availability of specialized parenting education materials, interactive opportunities, and individual and group functions within the framework of an integrated model of advocacy, awareness, wellness and healing. The specialization of the program structure is built within cultural recognition of traditional Dena'ina values and practices.

Essential Functions

  • Design and implement a comprehensive parenting resources project model to facilitate education, resources and achievable outcomes for program participants and community partners.
  • Actively schedule, manage and promote parent and group education meetings, community collaborations and affiliations in order to advocate for program participants.
  • Ensure the availability of parenting resources and advocacy services within the integration model of the Tribe, as well as across the community.
  • Ensure consistent and effective communication with families, individuals and community partners specific to program strategies, outcomes and challenges.
  • Partner with the families and individuals to ensure adequate availability of parenting services and resources in meeting participant goals, case plan targets and the standard practice standards as brought forth.
  • Serve as a primary referral source to families, individuals and children seeking resources across the Tribe and within the Tribe's service area.
  • Effective communicator across multiple settings.
  • Ability to work within a highly diverse team of professional as well as independently.
  • Sponsor and participate in specialized events, activities and service teams that promote the availability of parenting education and resources.
  • Attend or facilitate meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Fumes

Exposure to Dust



Mechanical Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, Copier, Fax, Scanner and other office equipment

Microsoft Windows 10






  • Associates Degree in Human Services or Related Field or a combination of education and experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.


  • Three years' work experience with individuals, families and community partners preferred.
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups.


  • Valid Alaska Driver's License and must remain insurable under Kenaitze Indian Tribe's policy.
  • Must have and maintain current EMSA First Aid and CPR or obtain within 30 days of hire.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of social services, human services, parenting education.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including public speaking and presentations.


  • Experience in a social or human services program.
  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.