Archive | August 2014

Community Building Viewing

Saturday, August 16, 2014-We realize there will be many of our people that travel out of state to attend our annual dance. The Community Building is not complete but we will have it open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday so that tribal people can walk through. It’s a walk through only so there will not be chairs or tables set up. You will see many things that need to be fixed before we have the final inspection with the contractor. We welcome you to come and view the renovation.

Vacancy Announcement-ICW Caseworker

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a Family and Children Services Caseworker. Assists the Director in carrying out the proposed goals and objectives of the P.L. 93-638 Indian Child Welfare Contract; Assists in finding placement for children in State and/or Tribal custody; Appear at scheduled hearings involving children; Transports clients as needed; and Directly responsible for all case management for children. May work after hours and on weekends. Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology or related field or a minimum of at least 48 college hours; work experience may substitute for education in part; knowledge of court proceedings pertaining to Indian Child Welfare; valid State of Oklahoma Driver’s License; must pass a drug screening test and a criminal background investigation. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or at http://www.wichitatribe.com. For additional information contact Human Resources at (405) 247-2425. Closing date is August 22, 2014 before 5:00 p.m. Indian Preference applies.

This is a new position.

Vacancy Announcement-VOCA Victims Advocate

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a VOCA Victims Advocate. Ensures goals are met for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant; Develops a coordinated tribal and community response for victims of violence; and Provides accompaniment and advocacy through medical, law enforcement, social system, and court proceedings. Will be On-Call 24 hours a day. Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, or be working toward a Degree, in Social Work or related field; at least two years of work experience in the domestic violence or victim’s advocacy capacity; valid State of Oklahoma Driver’s License; must pass a drug screening test and a criminal background investigation. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or at http://www.wichitatribe.com. For additional information contact Human Resources at (405) 247-2425. Closing date is August 22, 2014 before 5:00 p.m. Indian Preference applies.

This is a new position.

Vacancy Announcement-Special Diabetes Program Director

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has an opening for a Special Diabetes Program Director. Directly responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of all activities associated with or related to the Special Diabetes Program for Indians and the Fitness Center. Duties: Ensures goals and objectives are met; Client services and case management; Data entry and record keeping for reporting; Performs home-visits and transports; and maintains program budget. Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care or Health related field; have two years of employment experience in the Health field; must have experience in preparing grant proposals, reports and budgets; valid State of Oklahoma Driver’s License; must pass a drug screening test and a criminal background investigation. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or at http://www.wichitatribe.com. For additional information please contact Human Resources Manager at (405) 247-2425. Closing date is August 15, 2014 before 5 p.m.

Arts and Crafts Contest

The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Contest for enrolled Wichitas and Wichita descendants. There will be youth and adult categories. The age groups are 7 and under, 8 to 12, 13 to 17, and 18 and over. Artwork and craftwork will be combined into single categories.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The prize money for the 7 and under $50 for 1st, $30 for 2nd, and $20 for 3rd. Prize money for the 8 to 12 age group will be $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd place. Prize money for the 13 to 17 age group will be $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, and $75 for 3rd place. The 18 and over age group will receive $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd place.

Entries should be of traditional Indian arts and crafts forms, though all entries will be accepted. The deadline for submission of entries is August 13, 2014. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405) 247-2425 Ext.169 or at (405) 933-3716.

EXPO BRACELET TICKETS FOR CHILDREN-AUGUST 6, 2014

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will distribute bracelet tickets for the American Indian Expo on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-16 at the Administration Building. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. A brief application and CDIB will be required. A signed note from the parent/legal guardian with a phone number for the parent/legal guardian will be required if the person picking up the bracelet is not the parent/legal guardian. Please call (405) 247-2425 ext. 100 if you have any questions.