PSSF CASE WORKER
MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION
Seeking an PSSF CASE WORKER
Description: Under the supervision of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program Manager, the Promoting Safe/Stable Families Case Worker will provide intensive case management services to Indian children and their families. The Promoting SSF Case Worker will perform the following: conduct individual and family assessments; develop family service plans; provide home based services to families; locate and coordinate services with tribal, community and state social service agencies; conduct home, school or work visits; transport family members to resources and services; respond immediately to the needs of families; provide written reports regarding the progress of families on service plans to Indian Child Welfare and/or DHS when requested; and attend tribal and/or state court hearings and provide testimony when necessary. The Promoting SSF Case
Worker shall be knowledgeable of the following: principles and practices of social work; crisis intervention strategies; parenting and child management skills; counseling skills; and life-skills training (hygiene, nutrition and parenting education).
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct individual and family assessments to determine the strengths and needs of children and their parents/custodians.
- Develop family service plans designed to maintain children in their home and stabilize families.
- Provide home based services to families, including hygiene/nutrition/parenting education, supports activities and counseling.
- Assist families in locating and determining appropriate resources and services.
- Maintain regular contact with families by conducting home, school or work visits.
- Transport family members to tribal, state and community resources.
- Provide 24 hour response to meet the needs of families.
- Provide written reports regarding a family's progress on service plans to Indian Child Welfare or DHS when requested.
- Attend tribal and/or state court hearings and provide testimony when necessary.
- Maintain efficient management of cases and case files.
- Complete weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual statistical and/or narrative reports.
- Maintain confidentiality of CFSA programs and caseloads.
- Participate in CFSA and PSSF staff meetings.
- Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings and other meetings when required.
- Attend trainings, workshops or other educational programs.
- Supervise PSSF staff in absence of PSSF Program Coordinator.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work or other relevant human service field and one (1) year experience working with children, parents and/or families.
- Must have a Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work or other relevant human service field and three (3) years experience working with children, parents and/or families; or Master's Degree in Social Work or other relevant human service field and one (1) year experience working with children, parents and/or families.
- Special Considerations: Experience working with Muscogee (Creek) or other Native American families; knowledge of Muscogee (Creek) language and culture.
Muscogee (Creek) and Indian Preference