Social Services Program Manager

Department: Human Services
Classification: Full-time, salaried


Benefiting Your Future!
• Competitive pay of $61,027.00 – $71,427.00 per annum / DOE
• Fully paid employee Medical, Dental, Vision premium
• $50,000 Basic Life Insurance, Long Term Disability
• Voluntary Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
• 401(k), and 5% Employer Contribution
• Paid Leave: Annual, Sick, 13 Paid Holiday Observances, Jury Duty, Bereavement, Closure

Under the direction of the Human Services Director, the Social Services Program Manager will provide culturally appropriate referrals, advocacy, and direct services. This position will coordinate with existing tribal programs and outside agencies to provide comprehensive, trauma informed services to Suquamish tribal members and their families. Supervise assigned case managers within the Human Services department.

Your Responsibilities
• Advocates for the provision of a comprehensive program of professional social services to the Suquamish Tribe. Works closely with other tribal programs, departments and external agencies in order to provide a continuum of services to clients to meet their individual needs.
• Project approachability and develop trust of the Suquamish community, Kitsap County service providers as well as state service providers. Work together with families to mutually identify goals towards improving the health and functioning of their families.
• Where appropriate provide Tribal and community referrals: advocacy and aid families in learning self-advocacy skills; life skills, case management for individuals and families receiving services.
• Coordination of programs including but not limited to: AOA Caregiver Support grant, Adult Protective Services, General Assistance, Vulnerable Adults, Place of Change and the program for the Aged and Disabled.
• Maintain client files for specific programs in accordance with professional standards. Conduct regular audits and evaluations of all social services files.
• Produce and distribute reports as appropriate to ensure optimum continuity of care. Submit a monthly report of program activities to Human Services Director. Write or review Court Reports for Vulnerable Adult Cases in Suquamish Tribal Court
• Attend and participate in various family, staff and community meetings whose goals directly or indirectly relate to the Family Services Social Worker programs goals and objectives.
• Maintain the highest standard of ethical conduct, including strict client confidentiality

Qualifications You’ll Bring
• Masters’ Degree in Social Work or a related field.
• Must understand and demonstrate practices sensitive to social service issues.
• Experience working with people affected by poverty, substance use, unemployment, homelessness and awareness of the issues that often go hand and hand with these life circumstances.
• Proficiency with MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
• Possession of personal and professional self-care skills.

What to Expect
• Wide diversity of work situations includes working in numerous environments including, office and clients’ homes.
• Requires travel and transportation of clients.
• Knowledge of professional social work theories and concepts, including practical knowledge of professional social work practices. Ability to assess family and individual needs. Awareness of personal and professional boundaries, and the ability to maintain them in a small community.
• Knowledge of community, tribal, county and state resources, and the ability to maintain positive relations with those resources.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to respond calmly to crisis and chaos, resourceful, with strong problem solving skills. Experience and knowledge in providing trauma- informed crisis intervention.
• Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality.

• State and Tribal Background check
• Valid WA State Driver’s License
• Pre-Employment drug testing
• Native American Preference
• Random Drug Testing
• Suquamish Tribe Vaccine Requirements

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About The Suquamish Tribe

About The Suquamish Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe believes that our employees are one of the most important assets to the success of Tribal Government operations. We have a strong commitment to provide employees with a positive, productive work environment with opportunities for personal satisfaction and growth in a safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment. The Suquamish Tribal Government currently employs staff in the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Community Development, Early Learning, Education, Finance, Fisheries, Human Services, Health Benefits, Indian Child Welfare, Information Systems, Legal, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Tribal Court.