Under general and direct supervision, provides compassionate, professional social work and case management services to children, parents, and families.
Required: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a closely related field; and three (3) years experience providing professional casework management to families and children; three (3) years experience working with Native American or diverse populations.
Preferred: CPR-First Aid, HIV- AIDS Training/Certificate. De-escalation Training/Certificate.
Skill in: Crisis intervention; client advocacy; oral and written communication; managing a large caseload in an efficient and effective manner; working cooperatively with in a professional manner with others; organization and time-management; operating standard office equipment, including personal computer and software.
Knowledge of: Professional social casework principles, methodology and ethics; human psychosocial development within the context of the family, community and culture, with an understanding of the principles of child development; techniques for facilitating client motivation; health and social issues impacting client and community well being; risk assessment and decision making; basic understanding of the intake process; current practices of child welfare and systems theory and social welfare policy; Native American history/culture.
Ability to: Serve as an expert representative in both court proceeding and multidisciplinary team service deliver; maintain confidentiality; sustain wellbeing in the field of duty due to the nature of the work; develop case plans, establish realistic and attainable goals and demonstrate success criteria; recognize and identify treatment for risk indicators and establish model approaches for problem-solving; establish and maintain working relationships with clients, staff, agencies, and the general public; write effective and comprehensive case histories and related reports.
The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occassionally required to walk and climb stairs; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occassionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.