Subject Matter Expert-Training and Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:04
JBS International, Inc., a North Bethesda health and human services consulting firm, seeks Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide a wide range of consulting services for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. SMEs will work with JBS to deliver capacity-building training and technical assistance (TTA) services and assist in creating tools and resources/product development for Tribal grantees.¬†
The provision of culturally relevant TTA requires establishing relationships, rapport and trust with Tribes. ¬†Honoring Tribal cultural values, traditions, and experiences, SMEs will work in partnership with Tribal communities to:¬†
- Assess community needs and readiness for change¬†
- Create customized TTA plans that are based on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, which encompasses cultural engagement of communities, strong relationships, represents community wellness and empowers tribal communities.¬†
- Provide TTA to communities using both remote and in-person methods.¬†
- Identify the need for and develop culturally relevant training, tools, templates and resources to assist grantees.¬†
- Develop and implement process evaluation methods and data collection.
- Develop valid and viable sustainability plans.¬†
- Use data for management, Indigenous evaluation and community reporting.
- Document policies and procedures within and across programs.¬†
This positions requires the candidate to ¬†hold a Bachelor‚Äôs in relevant field along with the following experience:
Minimum of 5 years of recent professional experience in at least one of the following areas of expertise: Tribal child welfare, including Indigenous ways for best practices and traditional parenting methods and customary adoption; Tribal courts and systems; Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts; Community advocacy and support from tribal leadership; Grant implementation, database training, management, and evaluation; Tribal Title IV-E development and management; Elder, adult and children‚Äôs Victim‚Äô services; Peer to peer learning exchanges between various professions including: health, mental health, addiction, education, Head Start, Early Childhood, law enforcement, courts, legal, corrections, etc.; Communities of practice; Domestic violence, including training for departments on recognizing symptoms and signs by victims; Sexual assault, for adults, Elders and youth and training for departments; Substance abuse disorders, including co-occurring mental health issues; Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit issues, including training on educating and healing communities around this issue.
In addition, our SME must have knowledge in:
Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Knowledge of federal grants; Provision of TTA to tribes, tribal organizations and communities; knowledge of tools developed to support community readiness in Tribal communities; Ability to independently research Tribal information as needed to inform your understanding of Tribal Nations; and Understanding Systems of Care.
Other skills we are looking for:¬† Ability to create and manage effective teams. ¬†Ability to establish relationships and build good rapport. ¬† Strong communication skills; Knowledge of video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc. ¬†Knowledge of commercial off the shelf data system
¬†If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application.¬† Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references.¬†
Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by¬†viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at¬†EEOPost.pdf.¬† ¬†Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.