Current vacancies are publicized in several ways. Employment information is available on our website. Jobs are posted on bulletin boards in each of the buildings and jobs may also typically be advertised in the Ponca City News, Stillwater NewsPress and/or Native American newspapers. This position requires that the individual perform a variety of duties including but not limited to clerical matter for a wide range of administrative and technical material. This will include general clerical duties, preparing correspondence, communications, computer operations, processing mail, travel arrangements, and other related necessary administrative duties.
Position Title: ICW Caseworker Department: Social Services
Reports To: Social Services Director Status: Full-Time
Program administration of Title IV-B Part 1, Preserving Safe and Stable Families Program. Assist Social Services Director with program administration, following contract compliance, ensuring adherence to program budget, acts as a liaison between clients and Social Services Director, computer operations, general clerical duties, routine correspondence, direct services and referrals for families, abide by strict confidentiality policy. Will be working directly with children in foster care, parents of children in foster care, foster care providers, families in at risk situations, and general public.
- Directly administer the Title IV-B Part 1, and Preserving Safe and Stable Families. Complete program applications for services, grant correspondence, grant reports, grant budgeting activities, and daily operation of grant requirements and emergency services.
- Be knowledgeable and able to articulate and interpret the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Also have a current and working knowledge of the Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997.
- Utilize customer services techniques to greet and assist clients to help determine appropriate intake and services.
- Complete appropriate intake services and needs assessments for clients.
- Responsible for maintaining ICW child records and case files with strictest confidentiality.
- Must be knowledgeable with crisis intervention and solution focused techniques.
- Perform daily activities such as public interactions, typing documents, making appointments, document all program contacts for records, program purchases, and answering the phone.
- Must be knowledgeable with crisis intervention and solution focused solutions.
- Provide follow-up ongoing services.
- Assess parent and child interactions.
- Be an advocate for the placement of children in accordance to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
- Prepare reports as needed.
- Act as a liaison between the court system and the Indian family.
- Must have active knowledge of progress notes and record keeping and maintain all records of clients in a confidential manner.
- Responsible for assisting with recruitment of foster homes.
- Responsible for intake of foster care applications and maintaining foster care files.
- Assist in transporting clients to required medical and social service appointments, and emergency services.
- Maintains an up-to-date log on area resources and services, and provide referrals and resource listing to clients to meet their needs.
- Will assist with home visits, sibling visits and family visits. Must be willing to enter the home to assess children and family needs.
- Attend workshops and training to improve services and knowledge for position, as requested.
- Will work directly with families and children.
- Will be available for on-call and respond for program client services after office hours for ICW services. Will be provided program cell phone.
- Assist Director with the daily grant operations and participate in the team environment with the Social Services Staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Social Services Director within the scope of the position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Culturally orientated to work with Indian families, Computer skills and proficient in Microsoft applications, Establish and maintain professional relationships with co-workers and outside agencies, must be knowledgeable in the area of social work and have effective communication skills. Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Must meet employee background check standards (National, State, and Federal Adjudication Background checks) to work directly with children.
Minimum: High school diploma/GED.
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field.
Minimum: Three (3) years experience in social services or related field. Previous case management experience a plus.
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is an equal Opportunity Employer. Native American preference will be observed. All appointments are subject to drug screening and background checks. Please submit application and resume to Human Resources, 8151 Hwy 177, Red Rock, OK. 74651 by 4:30 p.m., June 23, 2017 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An application and full job description can be found at www.omtribe.org.