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PROJECT MANAGER CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES

VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-21-134
TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER, CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
DEPARTMENT: HHS/SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
SUPERVISOR: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HHS
STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $23.00 – $24.00/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: APRIL 7, 2021
CLOSING DATE: APRIL 28, 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:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Health and Human Services, Program Manager will be responsible for the supervision of social workers and support staff within the Department of Children and Family Services.

The Manager of Children and Family services may carry a case load of custodianships and or open youth in need of care (YINOC) dependencies. This position will provide administrative duties of overseeing daily child abuse and neglect intakes, mileage for clients, assignment of cases, Indian Child Welfare inquires and report writing and DATA gathering. This position will coordinate all Monthly Indian Child Welfare Meetings. This position will perform duties to ensure the protection of children who are at risk. This position will assist in working with State and County DSHS Agencies. This position will perform duties that are compliant with the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act, Washington State Indian Child Welfare Act and the Spokane Tribe’s Tribal Law and Order Code. This position will require assistance with grant writing and the development of program policy. Manager will be responsible for advocating and finding resources for families in need.

KNOWLEDGE 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.
• Ability to multi-task.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervise Tribal Social Workers within the department of Children and family Services
• Screen & investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect intakes.
• Make determinations as to the validity of all referrals of child abuse and neglect as well as assessing the risk of harm.
• Coordinate and attend all Indian Child Welfare Meetings.
• Process monthly Mileage Requests.
• Gather DATA and report to proper entities.
• Assist in outside agency Tribal inquiry requests.
• Compliance of Spokane Tribal Law and Order Code, Federal Indian Child Welfare and Washington State Indian Child Welfare Act.
• Provide assessments and oversee safety plans in accordance with the Tribal Youth Code and State DSHS guidelines.
• Develop case and safety plans that address the needs of the children and families on DCFS’s caseloads.
• Document collateral contacts, face to face contacts, court hearings, all contact with the children and families on DCFS’s caseloads: must have the ability to maintain accurate case records of each family.
• Attend and testify at court hearings as needed. Negotiate and or interact effectively with Tribal and State Attorney’s, CASA, GAL’s, other Tribal entities, Foster Parents, and other local networking professionals.
• 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.
• Have knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect and its effect on children’s development and mental health.
• Responsible for handling ICW complaints.
• Maintain strict codes of confidentiality.
• Perform duties in ethical and professional manner.
• 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.
• Attend relevant and ongoing training.
• Communicate to Supervisor on regular basis.
• Communicate with line staff in positive and effective manner.
• Will be responsible for training all new Social Workers.
• May be responsible for training new employees and Tribal Staff on Mandatory Reporting and Child Abuse and Neglect.
• ICW Manager may be on call at least one week per month.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service-Related Field required
• Must have maintained a substance free lifestyle for at least one year prior to employment and continued abstinence during employment.
• Public speaking experience and Leadership skills required; Must address qualifying experience & skills on application or resume’.
• Must have a valid Washington State Drivers’ License, good driving record and be tribally insurable.
• Must be computer literate for maintaining statistics, report writing, correspondence and developing presentations.
• Applicant must pass Criminal Background Check.
• Must NOT have any founded domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and or neglect and or elder abuse charges.
• Previous experience working with Native American clientele and understanding of their cultural needs.

DESIRED REQUISITES:
• Preference will be given to candidates that have successfully completed Regional DSHS Social Worker Cohort and or Academy.
• Preference will be given to applicants that provide documented supervisory skills.

This Position is considered Essential

Complete STOI Application, Resume, and Cover Letter Required
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 Andrea Flett
(509) 458-6583 (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