Program: Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services
Opening: February 12, 2021 Closing: Until Filled
Scope of Work:
- Provides case management and maintains a caseload
- Primarily responsible for the comprehensive and day to day case management of the adult of family receiving services.
- Identifies and assesses client and family needs due to abuse or neglect by caregivers.
- May identify and assess high risk adults and families that are involved in the court system.
- This position report directly to the NADFS staff supervisor
- This is a full-time, regular position that may demand workweeks in excess of 40 hours
- Some travel for home visit, meeting with families, and other clients related business are required and use of a personal vehicle may be necessary
- This position requires availability to client/ families 24 hours a day, or the ability to make other arrangements for contact if needed.
- Agency on call coverage per the agency schedule will be mandatory
- The ability to pass a full background check and motor vehicle records check is required.
- Proof of a valid driver’s license and car insurance will be requested at the time of employment
Job Duties: The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Northern Arapaho Tribe reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at aby time, all responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.
- Determines client needs for basic social services for the client based on agency selected tools/ assessments.
- Manages a caseload, and keep all case file documentation current based on agency policy
- May perform APS investigations while on-call
- Prepares and conducts assessments, designs case plans with clients, evaluates progress of plan participates, and makes and monitors goals.
- Coordinates the delivery of services as it relates to case planning, including direct contact with institution or facilitates, which is based on the client’s medical, dental, educational, psychological, legal, and cultural needs.
- Monitors and evaluates case plan progress by interviewing clients, periodically reassessing client needs, reviewing reports from additional service providers, and referring clients to community resources or other agency personnel
- Coordinate and participate in meetings to support the case plan and any necessary intervention services.
- Ensures, client’s compliance with court orders through random chemical screening for substance abuse, home, and office visits, employment checks and weekly meetings with high risk clients.
- Prepare for and testifies in court, preliminary hearings, family partnership meetings, and regular court hearing, three month/quarterly reviews, and permanency or change of placement hearing.
- Coordinates, monitors, and documents regular contact and family visits with clients and family member according to the agreed upon plan.
- Conduct and documents face to face monthly visits with client to ensure their continued safety and well- being, and that their needs are being met.
- As needed, is responsible for transporting, or coordinating the transportation of clients and families
- Provides intensive supervised probation and ensures compliance with stipulations of probation as ordered by the court.
- Coordinate and monitor community service schedules and requirements with high risk clients
- Follows agency policy around case closure planning and documentation, which could include transition plans, or discharge plans, that may involve coordination with institutions or facilities.
- Coordinates and staff’s cases with supervisor, team member, and service providers, and attorneys as appropriate.
- Maintains confidentiality of agency and client sensitive information
- Completes all agency required documentation as found in the Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services policy manual.
Preference: preference may be given applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice or administration of justice, or previous experience working in human service delivery.
Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge around the following areas; mental illness, medications, capacity, and competency, available resources in the community; accepted best practices of social services; Tribal, State, and Federal Laws pertaining to social work including elder care, and other; Tribal and county court systems, adult protection laws, federal and state laws; cultural/ traditional values, human development, tribal family dynamics, human behavior psychology, adult psychology, aging, adult abuse and neglect, intermediate word processing , spreadsheet, email, electronic calendar skills, previous experience with the WYCAPS database.
Education: Associates Degree (Typically in human services)
Experience: 6 months – 2 years of progressive work experience (typically in human services) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Social Service Aide.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All positions within the Department of Family Services will require a background check, including taking of fingerprints, which will completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for every successful application.
How to Apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the N.A.T. Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Rd, Ethete, WY.
Applications can also be obtained on our website at www.northernarapaho.com and click on online job application. For more information call 307-332-2499. Fax to: 307-335-3596