The Suquamish Tribe is recruiting for a Director for the Tribal Child Welfare Department.  The incumbent administers and provides direction to the Suquamish Tribal Child Welfare Services Program which includes multifaceted programs and services in order to provide equitable and timely delivery of or referral to services to Suquamish families as mandated by the Tribal Code or the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Demonstrated successful supervisory skills including, but not limited to staff evaluations, problem-solving, maintaining effective working relationships, and facilitating staff productivity.

Demonstrated knowledge of Tribal Courts, Indian Child Welfare and culturally appropriate services.

Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrated skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.


Must have certification in child welfare services, such as National Indian Child Welfare Association certification or State certification or obtain certification before the end of the probationary period.

Must have CPR/First Aid certification and tuberculosis test.

Education and/or Experience

M.S.W. preferred.

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 5 years’ experience in children’s services program administration or management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct supervision of Tribal Child Welfare managers, caseworkers and administrative staff; potential supervision of volunteers.


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 sbayes@suquamish.nsn.us.    OPEN UNTIL 10-18-18.

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