Performs secondary case activities to assist Child Welfare Specialists and Family Advocates in completing case management responsibilities. Activities will be dependent on the specific department where the Case Aide is located; those activities may include interviewing applicants, making copies of files and completing referral applications, obtaining signatures, transporting children and adults who are included in the case plan activities, supervising visits and recording interactions between visiting parties, assisting in physical placement of children, obtaining and filing legal paperwork, scheduling appointments and other duties as assigned.
Specific duties and responsibilities will be dependent on the department and include but are not limited to the following: Provides timely transportation for clientele. Aides in actual placement of children. Supervises visits between children and family members. Sets up appointments for clientele and ensures scheduling for all parties is accommodated. Documents all case activity including database entry. Completes applications for services for both children and adults. Files court documents in a timely manner. Interviews applicants determining needs and eligibility for assistance. Maintains required records and provides reports as needed. Delivers documents to various referral agencies, attorneys and courts. Copies case files and other documents as needed. Organizes case files in Indian Child Welfare (ICW) standard order and obtains any missing documentation for audit standards. Other duties may be assigned.
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. An individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software and Word Processing software. 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. This position must travel extensively and at times must transport children in the care, custody and control of the Cherokee Nation. Ability to reason and assess safe environments for clientele. Prefer general knowledge of child development. Embraces and implements the Jobs/Language/Community Cherokee Nation Strategy. Must have a personal vehicle available at all times to perform the work required by this position.