Family Advocate

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

(Nay’dini’aa Na’)

Justice Department

Internal/External Position Announcement


Job Title:        Family Advocate        

Department:  Paralegal/Court Administrator                       

Reports to:     Justice                        


Position Summary: The Family Advocate (FA) provides two roles as a Victim Services Advocate (VSA) and a Court Advocate (CA).

The VSA creates and facilitates the Victims of Crime Services Program model to help the Chickaloon Native Village service area. The VSA compiles information on all services available to victims of crimes throughout Alaska and work with victims through the process of obtaining restitution. To accomplish this, the VSA attends trainings and strategic planning, organizes information from all the service providers, creates an advisory committee, facilitates quarterly meetings with the advisory committee, completes quarterly reports, creates outreach and program materials.  Additionally, VSA interviews and completes intake in order to assess and assist with resources and information regarding pending court cases, and possible restitution.

The CA acts as an independent advocate for Elder’s and/or child(ren)'s best interests for the Chickaloon Tribal Court; investigates, interviews, and gathers information about each case; properly documents case notes for submission to the Court and/or is available to participate in court proceedings as requested; and monitors the case until the Court determines their advocacy responsibilities have been completed. This is a benefitted, 40 hour a week position.


Qualifications, Education & Experience:

At least 2 years of experience working positively with Elders and children of all ages and with a focus on Alaska Native and American Indian culture.  Knowledge of relationships between state agencies and Tribal governments to help establish and maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of effective trauma-informed interviewing techniques and the skill in establishing relations to obtain information from clients and collateral sources during interviews. Ability to apply mature, insightful judgment especially in areas of confidentiality and legal imperatives. Ability to communicate effectively, either orally or in writing. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others. Ability to organize, set priorities and coordinate a variety of tasks in court cases. Ability to interact in an ethical, respectful manner when working in sensitive areas requiring compassion.  Ability to work successfully independently and as a member of a team.  CPR certificate preferred or may be obtained after hire. No degree required; successful candidate will be provided essential training to complete all the tasks.


Background Check, Alcohol & Drug Testing:

New hires will be required to complete a background check and drug testing. This position is subject to random alcohol/drug testing.


AN/AI Preference:

As allowed in P.L. 93-638, preference for employment will be given to Alaska Natives and American Indians.


Applicants, please apply by Noon on 1/28/2022.  Please contact or HR at 745-0749 with any questions.  Please visit and select the job link for “Family Advocate” to apply.

Sutton, AK

5 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2022-01-28