Director - Tribal Family Services
Location: Soboba Tribal Administration
Reports to: Tribal Administrator/Tribal Council
Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000 DOE
SUMMARY The Director of Family Services will act as the Tribal Representative to both dependency and delinquency court. Ensure that for all matters of dependency/delinquency the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and California Welfare and Institutions Code are adhered to and that the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians has standing and a voice in court.
Expand and develop social services programs to meet the needs of tribal members which may include, but are not limited to: dependency, delinquency, substance abuse intervention and treatment, domestic violence intervention and advocacy, and the development of ordinances for dependency, delinquency, and domestic violence.
Oversee social work and administrative staff.
Travel and network with statewide ICWA groups and other tribes in developing programs to best serve the needs of tribal members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES " Court advocacy for Tribal members who are involved with the Child Protective Services. Attend Court hearings, file Notice and Orders of Intervention. File Designated Placement. Attend Delinquency hearings on a case-by-case basis. " Review, recommend changes, and implement the social services program. " Establish plans, policies, and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities. " Develop and implement long and short term goals for the department - such as plans for services, staffing, and budgets. " Coordinate with and inform other groups and entities regarding social services programs, services, and initiatives. " Seek and secure funding sources for social services program. " Create programs and ensure effective delivery of services to social services clients. " Develop community partnerships with local service providers /agencies to ensure a broad array of services to meet the needs of tribal members. " Supervise and coordinate the preparation and issuance of required reports for Tribal Council and funding agencies, i.e. (BIA), (DOJ), and Office of Violence against Women (OVW). " Meet with individuals and family members in homes, the office, or attend group meetings to provide information and gather needs for program development and outside agency services. " Work with community, public or private resources and other organizations as appropriate in the delivery of client services. " Review service plan and perform follow-up to determine quantity and quality of services provided Tribal Members and status of individual's case. " Prepare, implement and be responsible for program fiscal management and the development of program's annual budget. " Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. S
UPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages subordinates - responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS " Awareness of/ability to learn state and federal laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures for areas of issue as described above as well as federal legislation that pertains to or affects the Native American community, particularly the ICWA. " Awareness of/ability to learn appropriate social service forms used for each case and/or service provided. " Culturally sensitive to the special needs of the Native American community and concern for the future of their population. " Safety issues pertaining to home visits and the potential for, and acknowledgement of, dangerous situations. " Awareness of the symptoms/problems related to alcoholism and drugs and how to advise families on assistance/treatment. " Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal relation skills and the ability to interact at all socio-economic levels and backgrounds effectively.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE " Masters' degree in Social Work, Psychology or similar discipline. " Five years of case management and two years of Program Management experience (defined as working directly within the community based social services system with total program experience) or equivalent combination of education and experience. . " Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for a minimum or 2 years.
ABILITY TO: " Maintain Soboba Tribal Social Services Confidentiality Policy. " Interpret, apply and explain related rules, regulations, policies and procedures. " Organize work and establish priorities. " Operate a computer and assigned office equipment. " Effectively apply casework knowledge and skills. " Effectively utilize appropriate resources and services. " Control personal bias and apply social work ethics. " Maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
LANGUAGE Read, analyze, and interpret general related periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Write reports, business correspondences, training programs, and procedural manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of individuals, clients, Tribal Council, and Tribal members. Must be able to speak effectively in public.
REASONING Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Deal with troubled individuals and/or groups in an objective, honest, unemotional, empathetic, and appropriate manner at all times. Work with several varied situations concurrently, meets deadlines, and work independently.
COMPUTER SKILLS Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to stand, move, and work throughout the office areas and properties, including walking up to ½ mile, climbing stairs and sitting at as desk/work station for the duration of the day.
Typically, working in an office environment. Must be able to grasp, bend, lift, and/or carry or otherwise move goods weighing a minimum of 25 lbs. on an intermittent basis, and sufficient dexterity of hand in order to use office equipment including, but not limited to: computer keyboard, calculator, general office equipment and multi-line phone.
REQUIRED Must be able to travel 50% of the time in and out of the San Jacinto, CA area. Possession of First Aid/CPR Certification Possession of a valid California Driver's License and valid vehicle insurance.
For complete Job Description and to Apply: https://www.soboba-nsn.gov/employment
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