Working under the direct supervision of the Snoqualmie Indian Child Welfare “SICW” Program Manager, provide direct services to Snoqualmie children involved in the State and Tribal child welfare systems, including joint Child Protective Services (“CPS”) investigations/case management services with Department of Children, Youth, and Families (“DCYF”) social workers. Work includes investigations, case management, referral, case coordination, home visits, court reporting, testimony, transportation and related services that support the goal of protecting Tribal children, reunification and long-term planning that supports the Snoqualmie Indian Child Welfare Program.
- Investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, provides case management and services as needed. Works with children and families who are voluntarily or involuntarily engaged with SICW in child welfare services. .
- Provide ongoing social work and case management services to Snoqualmie children and families involved child welfare services in Tribal Court and/or State Court
- Provide testimony in Tribal Court and/or State Court regarding progress made on active SICW cases
- Provide detailed documentation in support of protecting children and providing reunification requirements. Provide referrals and case consultations for related services to children and families.
- Maintain case files, drafts detailed reports to Tribal Court and/or DCYF regarding progress made by children and families. Completes necessary related paperwork required to properly track client services and progress.
- Provide and document referrals and follow up services for children and families to existing Tribal Programs and other non-Tribal Programs. Conduct home visit at least one time monthly with children and their caregivers.
- Plan for and facilitate visitation between the child(ren) and their parent/guardian in the least restrictive environment.
- Make recommendations of short and long term placements of children.
- Coordinate with services providers to meet the needs of clients and children served by the SICW program.
- SICW social worker is required to travel long distances for court appearances, visitation and service delivery to children and families.
- Provide safe and reliable transportation of children and families as required.
- Attend all necessary trainings; including a minimum of one ICW specific training per year.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
- Communication – Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
- Committed to being collaborative and transparent with communication
- Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
- Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
- Diversity - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Ability to be culturally sensitive.
- Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
- Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
- Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself.
- Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
- Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
- BA Degree in Social Work required, Master's Degree in Social Work preferred.
- Bachelor’s Degree-Three to six years related experience in social services.
- Master’s Degree-Minimum one year of experience in social services field.
- Previous experience working in Tribal communities and/or experience working with Native families preferred.
- Excellent computer skills required.
- Proven experience in child abuse/risk assessment; child development; ICWA; budget management; foster licensing requirements.
- Knowledge of State/ Tribe agreements and Indian Child Welfare codes.
Conditions of Employment
- Must agree to be subject to the Tribe's Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy to include pre-employment screening.
- Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License during duration of employment.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
- Must have and/or obtain CPR/First aid and blood borne pathogens training.
- Must complete Defensive Driving training
- Mandatory reporting training
- Must have HIPAA training.
- Must have a current TB test.
Work generally takes place in an office environment within a controlled atmosphere building. Noise levels are typically low to moderate. Travel by car to client homes and courtrooms will also be required.
Tribal Preference Policy
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe.
The Tribe has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.
- This is a full-time salaried position and employment is at-will.
- Compensation will be determined based on experience, starts at $61,131.21.
- Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
- 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
- Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.