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ICW Program Manager

Company: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Location: Snoqualmie
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Snoqualmie Indian Child Welfare (SICW) Program Manager will be responsible for the supervision of Snoqualmie children and their families who are involved with the child welfare system. The Manager will supervise social workers and a case aide, as well as collaborate with on and off site service providers. The Manager is responsible for screening inquiries and intakes to assure that Snoqualmie children and families are supported by the Snoqualmie Indian Child welfare Program. Additional the Manager and department are required to collaborative investigations with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Indian Child Welfare Program.

Essential Duties:
CPS investigations and voluntary request for child welfare services to Snoqualmie children and families through active case consultation with legal counsel regarding court intervention, preparation/presentation to negotiations with State and County systems regarding appropriate delivery of services to Tribal Program management of ICW through monitoring of contract requirements and budget
Assess safety of children during investigations, make appropriate recommendations based on assessment.
Make recommendations of short- and long-term placements of children.
Approve placement for children in need of care, monitor placement and assist family in obtaining a foster care license or approval through the tribe to maintain placement of child.
Program planning, policy development, and/or interagency coordination related to services dependent children are eligible for through Tribal Service programs, MOU and State Medical benefits. Participate in collaborative meetings with DCYF and DSHS to maintain connections to services offered by those programs.
Provide referrals for substance abuse treatment, housing, DV perpetrator or victim groups, mental health tx, parenting classes, referrals for resources (acknowledgement of paternity/Food/TANF)
Supervise and set expectations for performance of staff; prepare written and annual performance evaluations; initiate corrective and disciplinary action when necessary
Submission of biweekly Manager reports to director.
Approval of pending requisitions and quarterly budget reviews with Director and Finance team as needed.
Provide administrative leadership through policy and procedure development and execution to ensure client-counselor, employee, and records management security and confidentiality
Work with director to maintain effective working relationships with the DCYF Child Protective Services (CPS), Child Welfare Services (CWS), and other applicable agencies
Operate and execute all functions of Snoqualmie Indian Child Welfare Code, policy and operating procedures of the Snoqualmie Tribe Employee Handbook.
All other duties as assigned by the Community Services Director.
Additional Duties:
Comply with and maintain contracts and program budget in junction with the Department Director.
The SICW Program Manager will at times need to participate in court hearings in tribal and state jurisdictions. Work collaboratively with the Community Services Director recommending policy changes and addresses infrastructure and staffing issues.
Work collaboratively with legal department to update necessary program directives.
Participate in stakeholder meetings and work groups as requested by director and/or Tribal Council.
Ensure tribal perspective is used in all cases.
The Tribe values its commitment to community service and the well-being of its members. In recognition of this, each employee may be expected to perform duties from time to time which may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
Other duties as assigned.

Maintain strict confidentiality of all information and records
Ability to effectively resolve conflict and meet crisis situations with professionalism.
Must be flexible to respond to tribal needs (this includes evening/weekends)
Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.
Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Ability to be culturally sensitive.
Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
Knowledge of State/ Tribe agreements and Indian Child Welfare codes.
Education & Experience:
Education Required:
Master's Degree in Social Work.
Three to seven years' experience working in a tribal community, familiar with Indian Child Welfare (either state or tribal) knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to child welfare cultural sensitivity, knowledge of Snoqualmie Culture and history,
Experience with case management (CPS, CFWS, FVS, FAR etc.) assessing risk and safety
Working knowledge of the impacts of domestic violence, chemical dependency, mental health, impacts of children exposed in-utero or born exposed.
A minimum of 3 years of providing administrative and supervisory responsibilities.
Proven experience in child abuse/risk assessment; child development; both tribal and federal Indian Child Welfare guidelines; and budget management.
Must have and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License during duration of employment.
Must have and maintain and/or obtain CPR/First aid and blood borne pathogens training, within 3 months of hire.
Must have and maintain HIPPA training, or obtain within 3 months of hire.
Other Requirements:
Must be able to pass a thorough pre-employment background investigation.
Must agree to be subject to the Tribe's Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy to include pre-employment screening.
Must have no negative actions from the DCYF/or Snoqualmie Indian Child Welfare program.
Cannot have any open or unresolved criminal actions that would be disqualifying if resolved.
Must have a current TB test.
Tribal Preference:
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, including the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO). TERO sets forth certain hiring preferences for qualified individuals who are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe, as well as, in some cases, preference for certain family members of those individuals.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time salaried position and employment is at-will.
Compensation will be determined based on experience.
Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits beginning the first of the month following date of hire.
401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.


Keywords: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Seattle , ICW Program Manager, Executive , Snoqualmie, Washington

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