The Suquamish Tribe is recruiting for a Caseworker for the Tribal Child Welfare Department. The Caseworker develops, implements and evaluates individualized case plans for children who are found to be Youths in Need of Care (YINOCs) through the Suquamish Tribal Court, and their families. Facilitates family reunification or other permanent placement planning as deemed necessary by the Tribal Court. Actively engages children and families in services to prevent or reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, and to reunify children with their parents when possible. Meets all directives as required by the Suquamish Tribal Code, tribal policy and other mandates related to case management. Keeps children connected to their culture, families and traditions. Provides ongoing services to children and families where risk is high or there is court involvement, including preparing court documents, testifying and representing the Tribal Child Welfare (TCW) Department. Initiates life-changing decisions based on the best interests of the children.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Conducts home visits/inspections with clients and placement providers to determine and assess health and safety of children in those homes. Completes and prepares in-depth home studies for the purpose of placement and potential permanency options that could include return home,
Responsible for providing and or arranging transportation of clients to and from appointments. Prioritizes workload based on client emergencies.
May be required to promptly respond to after-hours crisis situations related to assigned cases.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of community, tribal, county and state resources, and ability to maintain positive relations with those resources.
Must complete child abuse and neglect interviewing training within 6 months of employment. Must have CPR/First Aid certification and tuberculosis test.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. in a related field or a B.S.W.) from a four-year college or university and at least one-year experience in paid or internship in a child welfare setting. Casework services in Indian Country is preferred. Indian Child Welfare experience preferred.
State/Federal/Tribal Background check required
Valid WA State Driver’s License required
Pre-Employment drug testing required
Native American preference
Salary D.O.E. plus benefits package. To apply: Please download and complete a hardcopy application from our website at www.suquamish.nsn.us. The online application on our website is an option. If you experience any difficulties with the online application, the hardcopy application will suffice. If you would like a copy of the job description, call the Suquamish Tribe Job Line at (360) 394-8414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. OPEN UNTIL 10-17-18.