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INDIAN CHILD WELFARE SOCIAL WORKER

VACANCY ANN. #:  STOI-21-212
TITLE:                          INDIAN CHILD WELFARE SOCIAL WORKER
DEPARTMENT:        HHS/CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
LOCATION:                WELLPINIT, WA
SUPERVISOR:          ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HHS
STATUS:                     REGULAR, FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY:          DOE/DOQ
OPENING DATE:     OCTOBER 13, 2021 *REVISED*
CLOSING DATE:      OCTOBER 20, 2021

INTRODUCTION:
The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) assists children and families in need while protecting children from child abuse and neglect. It is DCFS’s desire to offer culturally responsive services to each child and family represented on caseloads. DCFS’s overall goal is to preserve the family unit and offer early interventions to prevent child abuse and neglect and out of home placement.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is established in order to provide case management to children and families in need, while promoting healthy life styles and developing service plans and early interventions to prevent child abuse and neglect and to prevent out of home placement.   Service Plans will be individualized to each family in need in order to assist each child and family on DCFS’s caseloads.  DCFS collaborates with local networks such as Health and Human Services, DSHS, Indian Health Services, Tribal and State Court, TANF/477, Law Enforcement and other professional services and programs. DCFS’s goal is the preserve the family unit by offering each family culturally appropriate options and service plans.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:

  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Washington State Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Spokane Tribal Youth Code
  • Knowledge of child abuse and neglect.
  • DSHS ICW Policy Manuel.
  • Prefer skills in interviewing children of all ages.
  • Prefer skills in interviewing adults.
  • Have the ability to utilize computer, Microsoft Software, fax machines, scanners, in order to write letters, memo’s, prepare court updates, inter-departmental staffing reports, service episode recording, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively with difficult client populations, including persons with drug addition, mental illness, developmental disabilities and others who may be angry and critical.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • AA Degree; prefer emphasis on Human Services.
  • Practicum Student needing  hours will be considered
  • 5 years’ experience within Human Services will be considered in lieu of AA Degree.Must be able to be on call if selected for 24 hours per day for one week per month.
  • Emergencies occur outside of normal business hours; Social Worker must be able to assist Law Enforcement and or families in need after hour when called upon.
  • Must attend relevant and ongoing training as needed.
  • Maintain strict codes of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to demonstrate substance free life style.
  • Must not have child abuse/neglect intakes or referrals, Domestic Violence History or history of abusing vulnerable adults.  Must not have founded allegations.
  • Must have good driving records, have a driver’s license and be tribally insurable.

 

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a great place to work! We offer competitive Benefits, matched 401K, & incentives that include; possible Commute Allowances, generous paid time off, with twenty-two paid holiday/wellness days off per year, plus Personal Time Off (PTO) accrual and cash-out ability!

 

 

Applications Are Available At the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Melissa Moses

(509) 458-6583, or (509) 458-6527, Fax: (509) 458-6556

e-mail:  hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

By 4:30 PM On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According

To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Will Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90 Day Orientation Period