Southern Indian Health Council, Inc

Job AnnouncementPosition Title: Indian Child Social Services (ICSS) Family Support WorkerDepartment: Kumeyaay Family ServicesSupervised By: ICSS Program CoordinatorLocation: Alpine and CampoStatus: Non-ExemptPosted: August 29, 2022Closing Date: Until FilledSalary: $17.19 – $23.41 per hour / DOEGrant: YesClinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM; evenings and weekendsmay be required based on program needs.
*GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES*: The Indian Child Social Services Family Support Worker provides prevention services assisting with strength-based wrap around services to families in need. The Family Support Worker will coordinate with Kumeyaay Family Services departments, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), and Consortium tribes to provide information and resources and referrals to prevent the breakup of Indian Families.SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reduce isolation of family and youth in the program through activities, services, and support.
Support foster families, relative caretakers, and assist with recruiting foster homes, which includes navigating the resource family approval application and tribally approved home process.
Conducts community presentations on child abuse prevention, program activities and services available with Case worker and/or ICSS Program Coordinator.
Refers program clients to necessary inner agency and outside agency services.
Database entry into case management software system and complete all the necessary paperwork to promote internal communication with all ICSS staff, maintaining accurate information.
Provides transportation and delivery of program supplies to ICSS families.
Assist and consult with the ICSS Program Coordinator and Case Manager with prevention activities that support the program, functions, activities, and services regularly.
Working knowledge of Agency policies and procedures, AAAHC, HIPAA, confidentiality, Health & Human Services, and other county, state, Tribal, and federal regulations.
Understanding of the Award Terms and Conditions.
Works closely with the ICSS Program Coordinator and Case Manager to provide child abuse prevention through education, referrals, and assessments and in the tribal community.
Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required based on need.
Other duties as assigned that fit the needs of the Grant, Department, and SIHC.

*QUALIFICATIONS*: Education/Experience: Education, training, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and skill stated above. High school diploma or GED is required. Experience in interview skills, conducting effective community presentations and facilitating meetings will compliment your application. Bachelor’s degree preferred in the Social Services field.Possess abilities to work flexible hours as required to meet department needs; facilitate and negotiate and resolve issues professionally; work collaboratively in a team approach; effectively communicate with confidence and knowledge to staff and clients.Applicant must be able to adapt to changing situations and circumstances and handle pressure with dignity, in all circumstances maintaining confidentiality. Possess an ability to act professionally at all times in the workplace and the community.Licenses/Certifications: A valid California driver’s license required with application submission and must be maintained throughout employment. Current certifications and/or licenses appropriate to the position’s required education and profession.Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Must be responsible and able to exercise good judgment, accept administrative supervision, pay attention to detail, follow instructions, including the ability to interact effectively and communicate with people in a professional and courteous manner. Must be highly confidential and respect confidentiality to all limits of the governing laws and ethics. Applicant must be able to work as a team with other staff. Applicant should be sensitive to client’s needs and knowledgeable about the local Indian community.Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trust worthiness. Must be responsible and able to exercise good judgment; accept administrative supervision; follow detailed instruction; exercise a high level of attention to detail, and interact effectively and communicate with clients, staff, and the public in a professional and courteous manner. Must respect confidentiality to all limits of the governing laws and ethics.Other: Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment tuberculin skin test or x-ray, and blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicants must complete an SIHC application questionnaire and submit it to Human Resources prior to the close dates indicated. The position is primarily responsible to the Alpine clinic although local travel may be required.
*INDIAN PREFERENCE*: INDIAN PREFERENCE: In the filling of any SIHC job vacancy, preference may be given to qualified Native American Indians, pursuant to the Indian Preference Hiring Act, 25 USC 472, unless other laws require the filling of a vacancy without regard to Indian preference (e.g. Public Law (P.L.) 94-437, “Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). To receive Indian preference for any SIHC position, the applicant must be enrolled (or be eligible for enrollment) as an American Indian with their Tribe, or must be certified as an American Indian from their designated Tribal Representative. Applicants claiming Indian preference must attach verification of their claim to the SIHC application, including Certification of form BIA-4432, which is available from the SIHC Human Resources Department. If verification is not or cannot be verified, the applicant will not receive Indian preference for purposes of the interview.
*This grant is funded through October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2025*
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.19 – $23.41 per hour

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