Elder Advocate
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION TITLE: Elder Advocate TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time, Non-exemptPOSITION HOURS: Monday Friday, 8hrs/day REPORTS TO: Elders Program ManagerINDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638POSTING PERIOD: KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE'S PURPOSE, VALUES VISIONMissionTo assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina ValuesThese are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe: Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal educationVisionBy 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people Tribe by: Working towards united effort with Native organizations other governments that impact our people Developing implementing a Tribal education system Living our traditional values practices Empower our sovereignty Continuing to demonstrate resiliency Striving for excellence in all of our programs Elevating the wellness of our people Using our talents resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves share with othersPOSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible to plead and/or act on behalf of an individual elder or group to obtain a service. The Elder Advocate assists elders to obtain their rights and to obtain their objectives including: legal representation, personal care attendant services, and other activities as needed. The Elder Advocate will assist the elders that are in need of assistance with their activities of daily living (ADL's).

The Elder Advocate will mentor and assist the elder advocate(s) as needed to perform elder care services. QUALIFICATIONS(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)Minimum High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Alaska licensure Six months of work experience as a CNA Current First Aid CPR Certification, or within 90 days of hire Ability to lift 30 lbs Basic computer skills Good oral and written communication skills Strong customer service skills Valid Alaska Drivers License with non-SR22 insurancePreferred Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assist with ADL's as needed, limited chore service, meal preparation and eating assistance Perform basic first aid procedures Assist elders with medications as directed by a medical provider Assist with medical appointments, motion transfer, shopping, banking, paperwork, chore service Mentor and assist the elder advocate(s) as needed to perform elder care duties Administration duties as required for coordinating care and case management as directed. Assist in setting up elder functions and activities as needed Vehicle related duties include: purchasing fuel, arranging for maintenance, visual inspections, vehicle related janitorial and vehicle condition reports Maintain records of transports provided Respect Tribal equipment to include vehicles Treat elders with respect and courtesy Transportation service as needed Reports incidents of suspected elder abuse and or neglect according to State law Participates in Emergency Preparedness Plan Maintains confidentiality in accordance with KIT Policy Other duties as assignedThis Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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