• Child Welfare Assistant I, II or III

    Location US-OK-Tahlequah
    Posted Date 4 days ago(6/14/2018 11:54 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-14698
    Closing Date
    6/20/2018
    Salary
    Based on education and experience.
    Group
    Indian Child Welfare
    Position Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Childcare/Law Enforcement Position
    Yes
  • Job Summary

    Assists in investigating home conditions of children, evaluates children's physical and psychological makeup, attends and reports in juvenile court proceedings, participates in committees and evaluates foster and adoptive homes.  Performs initial screening and evaluation of adoption cases and prepares reports detailing screening and evaluation of assigned adoption cases.

    Job Duties

    Assists in recruiting foster and adoptive parents.  Makes periodic visits on children in placement to evaluate conditions.  Makes referrals for families and children to services in the community.  Participates in investigations of abused and neglected children.  Assists in preparing case reports and documentation.  Makes recommendations to the court for a course of action.  Coordinates referrals for clients.  Provides transportation to clients for court or medical appointments.  Assists specialists by performing initial screening and evaluation of adoption cases.  Prepares reports detailing screening and evaluation of assigned adoption cases for the use of the adoption unit and the courts.  Performs other duties as assigned.  Other duties may be assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

    No supervisory responsibility.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATIONAL & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT 

     

    Child Welfare Assistant I (W05) - $12.50 Hourly

     

    Associate’s degree from 2-year college or technical school; or two years (60 credit hours) coursework from 4-year college or university; or three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. No additional experience is required.

     

    Child Welfare Assistant II (W06) - $13.20 Hourly

    Associate’s degree from 2-year college or technical school; or two years (60 credit hours) coursework from 4-year college or university; or three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. An additional three (3) years experience in a related field.

     

    Child Welfare Assistant III (W07) - $13.90 Hourly

    Associate’s degree from 2-year college or technical; or two years (60 credit hours) coursework from 4-year college or university; or three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. An additional five (5) years experience in a related field.


    COMPUTER SKILLS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software and Word Processing software.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  

    Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.  A driver's license is required to drive to the various work sites and travel to the homes of the clients, courts, visitations, doctors, therapists and other locations that become necessary to provide a total service delivery to the client.  Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.

     

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

    Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to interpret and apply policy material, to maintain effective working relationships with others, and to apply critical thinking skills.  Ability to courteously interview and probe for information needed, evaluate, to prioritize and organize needs of clients.  Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

     

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

    Must have a personal vehicle available at all times to perform the work required by this position. 

     

    HOURS WILL VARY

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