The ICWA Caseworker advocates in state and tribal court systems protecting the federal ICWA
law for the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in San Diego County. The caseworker will assist
families by establishing strength-based services to meet reunification plans and family needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Advocates for Tribal rights under ICWA working closely with Tribes and Child Welfare
Services Indian Specialty Unit (ISU) to reunify the family by participating in state court
hearings representing the tribal positions on ICWA matters.
• Work proactively with clients who may have multiple problems, conditions, and work
with them to navigate the complexities of the Tribal and State systems to reunite with
• Develop case management plans for families in crisis and provides linkages to services
such as counseling, parenting, domestic violence, community health and/or provides
referrals to other community resources.
• Able to analyze situations and conditions to identify problems, trends and demands for
additional services and referrals for families, foster families, children in care or juvenile
• Receives direction, case supervision and consultation by meeting with Social Services
Director and ISU as needed on case consultation.
• Maintains personal and professional boundaries and holds confidentiality. Must be
flexible with working hours as they may vary. May have to be on call when emergencies