Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
The CCDF Assistant will assist with general office duties as well as counseling clients, conducting interviews with clients, relatives and others to obtain pertinent information to ensure the provision of appropriate child care services for those applying for AST Child Care Subsidy. The CCDF Assistant may perform both program delivery and client interventions. They may also perform field work to include, but are not limited to, determination of program eligibility; and inspection and assessment of child care facilities as part of the registration process for the AST Child Care Subsidy program. Assist with AST After School Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
The CCDF Assistant shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
Maintains continuous contact with clients in accordance with joint planning; determines or reviews the social and economic situations of recipients periodically or as required; recommends modifications of assistance or service plans, continuance or discontinuance of financial assistance.
Assists in monitoring and conducting field visitations of child care facilities; assists child care facility staff in complying with licensing standards.
Assists in interviews clients both in local office and in home visits; completes necessary documents and compiles data to determine eligibility for the AST Child Care Subsidy Program; maintains accurate records on program participants and clients.
Must be able to present child care regulations clearly and accurately to providers and families.
Participates in staff conferences for the purpose of overall program planning.
Assists in locating, inspecting and assesses child care facilities prior to certification as an AST Child Care Subsidy Provider. Must have knowledge of State licensed facilities; proper policies and procedures to inspect child care facilities located on Tribal Trust Land; and proper procedures to investigate complaints relating to licensed and unlicensed child care facilities.
Assist to coordinate the program with the CCDF Coordinator.
May assist or conduct reviews of questionable child care certificate cases to determine verification of income, employment and other resources and to document true situation of client.
Provide input on monthly reports presented to the Governor for informal or formal oral evaluations of the program.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have one of the following:
One (1) year experience in a day care center, social work facility, child development center, or related work in a family relations and/or child development environment;
Associates degree, preferably in early childhood education or related field.
Knowledge of CCDF child care guidelines, standards and best practices.
Knowledge of the Oklahoma State Licensing Standards for all type of Child Care. Knowledge of the Policies and Procedures of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe Building Blocks facilities, a plus.
Familiarity with Microsoft Offices systems a must.
Applicants must have experience in working with Native American communities, experience in Tribal child care settings, preferred. Must exercise mature judgment in dealing with people and in the solving of individual and family problems related to the provision of child care services.
Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
Must be able to travel if necessary.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Employee must be courteous to the public, other tribal employees, child care providers and representatives and tribal leaders; a team player who helps the organization meet its objectives; takes initiative to meet work objectives and goals; effectively communications with the public and other tribal employees. Positively represents the Tribe by maintaining the trust Absentee Shawnee Tribe has placed within him/her.
Tobacco Free Premises Policy
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Child Care Development Fund Programs (which include, Building Blocks Child Development Centers, AST Child Care Subsidy, AST After School Programs) prohibit the use of all tobacco products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes on or near the premises of the Programs. For the purpose of this prohibition, “premises” means any portion of the building, structure, room, property, or enclosure located on the CCDF properties.
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
1 year 2 months ago
Tribal Preference/Native American Preference/EEO/Smoke Free/Drug Free Workplace Indian preference applies to all positions, but all resumes will be accepted.
Forward Completed Absentee Shawnee Tribe applications with resume to: Absentee Shawnee Tribe Human Resources Department 2025 South Gordon Cooper Dr. Shawnee, OK 74801 Fax: 405-273-2710 Email: HR@astribe.com