Tribal Social Worker
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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POSITION TITLE: Tribal Social WorkerTYPE OF POSITION: Full Time, Exempt REPORTS TO: Social Services AdministratorINDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638



To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.

Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values

These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe:

Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility
Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations
Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs
Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education


By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people Tribe by:

Working towards united effort with Native organizations other governments that impact our people
Developing implementing a Tribal education system
Living our traditional values practices
Empower our sovereignty
Continuing to demonstrate resiliency
Striving for excellence in all of our programs
Elevating the wellness of our people
Using our talents resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves share with others


The Tribal Social Worker role within Kenaitze Indian Tribe is to work within the Tribe and community to ensure direct services, supportive services and referrals to internal resources and community services are made for clients. The Social Worker's primary responsibility is the oversight and case management of clients involved with the various systems within Kenaitze Indian Tribe and our service area. The Social Worker maintains a Service Tree for internal and external resources. This position is responsible for the day to day operations in managing the Conservatorship program. This position works towards and encourages collaboration with KIT programs and outside agencies to carry out optimal customer care and support services while protecting and maintaining confidentiality of clients.

(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)


A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Human Services or related field with a minimum of five years of experience in managing social and community based programs
Clinical experience in managing patients with mental health disorders
Knowledge of local and state social service resources
Experience in public speaking and presentations
Understanding of public education and health and social services regulations
Willingness to participate in home visits, investigations and removal of children in need of aid
Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people
Willingness to learn about other Alaska Native and American Indian cultures and traditions


Masters Degree Social Work, Public Health, Humans Services or related field
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Familiarity with Indian Child Welfare Act
Knowledge of the process for Children in Need of Aid
Knowledge of Kenaitze Indian Tribe's culture and traditions


Ensure client care from intake to discharge is delivered and provide direct care when required
Make program referrals to other KIT services or community programs
Regularly reviews all cases to ensure quality and adherence to local, state and federal guidelines or regulations
Responsible for efficient and effective utilization of Social Services programs, protocols and policies and procedures
Collaborate with Kenaitze Indian Tribe employees and departments to identify the needs of clients served
Act in the best interest of Conservatorship clients by managing and protecting their financial resources; review financial records and adhere to Court Orders; write court reports on a monthly basis for each client; provide case management once per week minimum to this population.
Collaborate with supervisor and staff to ensure the Tribe's representation at essential local, state and federal Social Services Program and Wellness meetings and activities
Provide training on resource accessibility and utilization to Tribal leaders and managers
Act as a consultant to other Kenaitze Indian Tribe departments when working with clients with multiple needs
Responsible for staying informed of social service program trends, and recommending changes in service delivery to the Social Services Administrator
Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, 42 CFR, and other relevant state and federal guidelines
Member of the Child Protection Team
Performs other duties as assigned

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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