Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 10-Jun-2021 to 17-Jun-2021 (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 26.85
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits: Yes- Employer Paid Medical, dental, vision, Life Insurance and 401K contribution 4% paid by Tribe (Employee Only)


NATURE OF WORK: The Adult Care Caseworker is responsible for providing adult protective services under the Nisqually Tribal Code 51 to eligible adults who are enrolled or are eligible for enrollment in the Nisqually Indian Tribe, regardless of location. This position provides case management and support services, as well as resource information and advocacy to clients and their families. This position also works closely with the State of Washington and local county agencies for the benefit of eligible adults and families.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish Family Preservation plans for clients and families who have open cases within the program.
  • Maintain effective communication and team work with other associated programs that are required of the client and court for family preservation plans.
  • Intake and maintain client files, enter client information into database and keep up to date with data entry on opened and closed cases.
  • Supervise visitation with families.
  • Attend court hearings when Nisqually adults are involved in dependency proceedings, even when out of jurisdiction.
  • Make case notes and complete monthly reports on cases.
  • Transport clients to needed services.
  • Perform welfare checks when reported, or as needed.
  • Perform Adult Protective Service Investigations with Washington State and the Nisqually Police Department.
  • Recommend transfer of proceedings from State Courts to Tribal Courts and initiate proceedings in Tribal Court as required.
  • Keep Tribal Court informed of the Adult's status through reports and participate in review hearings as requested by Tribal Court.
  • Assist clients and encourage involvement in available services.
  • Identify and develop resources on the reservation designed to enhance each Adult's potential as a responsible Tribal Member and member of the Community.
  • Stay up to date with all other programs and resources available for clients and families.
  • Work with other agencies such as the Washington State Liaison and DSHS for the benefit of Adult's and their families, case planning, and to provide resource information for clients.
  • Study and abide by Tribal 51 Code - Adult Guardianship.
  • Conduct outreach to Tribal Members.
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Represent the Tribe at local, county and state meetings or gatherings where the Tribe has an interest.
  • Participate in education and training opportunities when available or assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Tribal, Local, State and Federal resources available to program clients and families.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and patient confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Tribal Code Title 51 - Adult Guardianships.
  • Knowledge of the Nisqually Community.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, MS Office Suite, and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with Nisqually clients and families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members, visitors and staff.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to explain complicated information simple terminology.
  • Ability to travel and be on call in order to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to be supervised and accept constructive criticism when necessary.
  • Ability to offer ideas and suggestions and work as a team within the program.
  • Ability to demonstrate the personal initiative needed to establish and maintain a high level of confidence with co-workers, clients and community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain a highly organized work environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or related field OR a comparable combination of experience and/or education AND two years' experience delivering social services to adults and families.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License and must be insurable under the Tribe's insurance policy.
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