Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 11-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 29.05-38.94 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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

Classification Title

Licensed Social Worker


Social Services

Pay Range

A-23, $29.05 - $38.94


The Licensed Social Worker position is designed to assist elders, vulnerable adults and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of health and independence in the community through a holistic, team-based approach to wellness The Social Worker conducts client assessments, oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of the client's plan of care and coordinates with the client's care team to ensure client is making progress towards their goals. The Social Worker also helps to build systems of support for Social Service clients through strategic partnerships, training, and education for client's families and services providers.


Primary responsibilities are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform. This list of responsibilities is intended to be representative of the duties performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed if such duties relate to the position.

  • Provide diagnostic evaluation, intake assessments and treatment services adults who are managing mental illness, other disabilities or have experienced elder abuse or neglect
  • Utilize evidence-based and culturally-competent practices, and engage patient's family systems to develop treatment plans for each patient based on intake evaluation, assessment and identified treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with other providers and program staff in a multi-disciplinary approach to support patient needs in a holistic manner. Provide referrals and coordination of required services to assist patients in accessing needed care.
  • Establish client's care-team and check-in regularly regarding client's progress Encourage and support client's family members to engage in helping client meet their treatment goals.
  • Hold individual and group counseling sessions to assist with symptom management, coping skills and problem-solving strategies.
  • Work with tribal programs and community groups to implement preventative and rehabilitative social services programs and activities
  • Work with staff and partners to keep crisis response procedures updated for clients managing mental health diagnoses, for elders and for clients with disabilities.
  • Design and implement outreach and education strategies to build systems of care comprised of individuals in the community and organization.
  • Participate constructively in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities within the Department and organization, such as peer-review, case conferencing
  • Complete all documentation including required forms, diagnostic records and progress notes in a timely manner.
  • Follow all applicable procedures outlined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and adhere to all state, federal, local and Tribal laws Contribute to internal policies and procedures to ensure that they are culturally relevant, meet regulatory requirements and social work principles, ethics and best practices.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of all program data, and operate in accordance with applicable regulations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42CFR Part 2.
  • Use an electronic health record system for documentation, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Masters' degree in a Social Work.
  • Active WA State licensure or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration
  • Minimum of Two (2) years of full-time post-Masters' degree direct social work experience.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills required.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License and be insurable under the Tribe's policy.
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen lest, a background investigation prior to employment


  • Current on TB testing, and CPR/First Aid certified on date of hire. Experience working with Tribes or Native Communities.


  • This position supervises the Case Aid/Outreach


Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of the position.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • And commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Operation of a personal computer and job-related software

Skill in:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization and problem-solving skills.
  • The use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Providing assistance while showing enthusiasm, compassion, tact, and sensitivity to the health issues and cultural needs of Native Americans.

Ability to:

Work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as in a team. Use conflict resolution skills effectively.

Become knowledgeable regarding resources that are available when families require additional services and/or a higher level of care than provided.

Work empathically and effectively with individuals of various socioeconomic backgrounds.

Complete multiple tasks with varying timelines in a professional manner. Follow the Mission and Vision of the program(s) and the Tribe Vision for the People of the Nisqually Tribe and Its community.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job.

  • Position is mostly sedentary/performed in an office setting.
  • Employee may sit or drive most of the time but may walk or stand brief periods to include offsite locations.
  • Must be able to operate a personal computer and related office equipment necessary to perform the essential function of the Job

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