Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
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Senior Social Worker (Case Management)
at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
**IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION**
Definition: Under general supervision from the Social Services Manager or Director, performs professional social work duties for the on-going Child Protective Services (CPS) unit within the Social Services Department. Ensures quality, effective and efficient social services are provided to clients with a focus on Child Protective Services, child abuse and neglect cases. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
Examples of Tasks:
Distinguishing Features: The Senior Social Worker (Case Management) is distinguished from other Senior Social Workers by serving as the lead social worker for ongoing case management particularly with Child Protective Services. Assumes responsibility for the most difficult or complex abuse and neglect cases.
Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.
1. Provides case management and follow up support services to individuals and their families.
- Refers clients to other resource agencies and programs including, but not limited to, the SRPMIC HHS Department's Behavioral Health Division, Magellan, Parenting Program and the SRPMIC HHS Health Services Division.
2. Makes home visits or visits to other settings to provide direct casework and case management services to individuals and families.
- Provides ongoing assessment of families and attends court hearings.
- Writes court reports that reflect a family's progress and ensures court orders are being followed.
3. Inputs data into the Management Accountability Information System (MAISE) and maintains accurate statistical data using the computerized database for easy retrieval.
- Maintains current and comprehensive case files that include assessments, case plans and other case file documentation.
4. Plans and schedules activities. Intervenes in crisis emergencies including providing "On Call" crisis intervention assistance.
- Maintains regular scheduled office hours in order to be available to clients and other Community Members.
5. Participates in training opportunities that will enhance professional knowledge of tribal case management, child abuse and neglect.
6. Serves as a Mentor to SRPMIC employees within the Social Services Department by attending court hearings, home visits or case staffing with them.
- Serves as a trainer for the new staff.
- Tracks statistics and prepares financial reports as required by the program.
7. Provides case management supervision for interns seeking BSW or MSW through local colleges and universities in order to meet educational guidelines for their practicum.
8. Participates in weekly staff meetings and discusses issues or cases that require additional input and planning.
- Provides alternative solutions to issues to ensure the greatest benefit for the clients in accomplishing the program objectives.
9. Provides consultation to other social workers within the Social Services Department.
10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental and program operations.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and Tribal laws, rules, regulations and standards that apply to public social service programs
- Knowledge of CPS policies, practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of case management techniques and practices as well as crisis intervention methods.
- Knowledge of social work principles and concepts.
- Knowledge of social work methods and techniques including group and individual counseling, crisis intervention and referrals.
- Skill interviewing and counseling individuals, families and groups.
- Skill with case management including planning, scheduling and time management.
- Skill recording and documenting case information and case file maintenance.
- Skills establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other health professionals, Community officials and customers.
- Skill dealing with sensitive and confidential personal issues and maintaining appropriate referrals to meet client needs.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to make home visits and provide alternative solutions in order to meet client needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain accurate record-keeping systems and procedures including computerized record-keeping.
- Ability to use standard office equipment such as facsimile, copier machine, calculator, personal computer including MS Office software.
- Ability to operate a Tribal Government vehicle.
- Ability to work with a variety of staff members in a team approach to service delivery.
- Ability to work under pressure with multiple task deadlines.
Skill / Requirements
Education and Experience: A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology or closely related area, AND 3 years experience in a related field required.
Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.
Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Special Requirements: Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of this position, successful completion of an extensive background investigation is required.
- May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
- May be required to travel.
- Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate
Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment *Resumes alone will not be accepted. This position is open until 02/23/2019
To apply for this position or to view the full job description, please visit our website at http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/employment/ then select Employment Opportunities. Open until 02/23/2019