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KIYA Program Coordinator and Social Worker

April 29, 2013 - May 13, 2013
Location:Snoqualmie, WA
Salary Range:20.00-27.00 Hr DOE
Benefits:Yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Health & Human Services
Description:Provide direct services to foster children involved in the State child welfare or tribal court system including recruitment of Native homes, licensing foster homes. Provide relevant resources and trainings to foster parents. Provide case management to foster children in Snoqualmie foster homes and related duties under the supervision of the ICW/KIYA? Program Manager. Position requires home visit, on-going case management and referral services for Tribal foster homes and foster care children.
Duties:Write a home study on perspective foster parents and certify the home.

Licensing Native families who meet all the licensing WAC’s.

Implement licensing regulations as outlined by Washington State DLR requirements.

Recruitment of placement resources, licensing, training and support of foster parent(s).

Maintain documentation of both children’s and foster home case file per DLR requirements.

Advocate and maintain regular on-going contact with foster families

Complete annual health and safety reports on all foster homes.

Complete licensing investigations of Snoqualmie foster homes.

Help match foster children with foster families.

Advocate and provide case management services to foster children in Snoqualmie foster homes.

Help stabilize foster children and foster homes through active case management.

Position requires home visits, face to face contact with foster children in the home, attend meetings (Family Team Decision meetings, LICWAC or CPT staffing, permanent planning staffing, school meetings), attend court hearings, and write quarterly reports.

Provide weekly supervised visits (if court ordered) between foster children and biological parent(s).

Ensure face to face contact with foster children every 30 days.

Read foster children’s DSHS file.

Maintain regular contact and coordinate with state social worker.

Coordination with Tribal Programs and outside agencies to provide culturally appropriate services and supports to foster youth and foster families.

Participate in coordination meetings, case staffing and any other related meetings recommended by the Program Manager.

Make recommendations of short and long term placements of children.

Maintain regular contact with teachers, counselors, therapists, CASA’s or any other professionals on the case.

Take foster children to appointments if needed.

Attend relevant trainings.

Monthly Foster care payments.

Promote and provide information and referral to clients related to smoking cessation and problem gambling to assist them in leading a healthier lifestyle free from the effects of smoking and addiction.

Program planning, Policy development, and/or iteragency coordination to Medicaid covered services.

All other Duties as assigned

Qualifications:POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.

Communication – Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.

Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Diversity - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or job type. Ability to be culturally sensitive.

Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.

Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conducts conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.

Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Master's Degree preferred.

Experience
Minimum of two year’s experience providing Child Welfare services including Child Protective Services and on-going case management services in Native Communities.

Minimum two years’ experience providing foster home recruiting, licensing, training and support services to foster homes in Native communities.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements

A minimum of 3 years providing direct child welfare services, preferably in a Tribal Community.

Excellent oral, written and communication skills.

Excellent computer skills required.

Proven experience in child abuse/risk assessment; child development; ICWA; budget management; foster licensing requirements.

Knowledge of State/ Tribe agreements and Indian Child Welfare codes.

Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License during duration of employment.

Must be able to pass a background check.

Must have and/or obtain CPR/First aid and blood borne pathogens training.

Must complete Defensive Driving training
Must have HIPPA training.

Must have a current TB test.


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