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These Social Services Assistant positions are located at the Fort Thompson Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Center Behavioral Health Department in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. The purpose of this position is to provide social and behavioral services as specified within the Methamphetamine/Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) grants.
The Behavioral Health Departmental mission is to promote behavioral health and wellness utilizing culturally relevant services in all facets of behavioral health including alcohol/drug disorders. The Behavioral Health Department provides comprehensive behavioral health and substance abuse prevention care and support to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and elderly patients in the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Community. The content of these services range from prevention, education, and intervention including outreach services.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services and that all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals.
IHS offers an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comp...rehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, learn about the culture and heritage of the Tribe and discover traditions that have been handed down for generations.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering a choice of three options to practice their specific health profession discipline: working as a federal civil service employee, as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) or directly for a Tribal or Urban Indian program. Each of these career options offers career flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits and ample opportunity for advancement. Applicants must be US citizens.
IHS provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.