Dear Prospective Applicant, Thank you for considering the position of Assistant Social Services Director within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Social Services Department. In addition to completing our application the following documents are required. Attach to application or Fax to 480-362-5860. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Cover letter detailing your background and experience specific to child welfare, and applicable experience in any of the functional areas of Social Services Management.
Resume If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Recruitment Analyst Lillia Munoz at (480) 362-5475 Lillia.Munoz@srpmic-nsn.gov Thank you for considering employment with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Examples of Tasks:
Under general direction from the Social Services Director, provides senior level leadership and management of the assigned Social Services Department’s operational and administrative functions and staff. Manages the day-to-day operation of the Department’s programs through the Social Services Program Managers. Oversees special projects and is responsible for developing, evaluating and monitoring assigned programs and special projects. Provides administrative oversight and supervision for assigned clerical and administrative support staff. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
Essential Functions : Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Tasks : 1. Leadership & Mentoring: Provides senior leadership to the Social Services staff including helping the Director guide the future direction of the department, understanding directional impacts on programs, services and determining how current and future programs can be best utilized for the health and welfare benefit of the Community.
Helps evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Social Services Best Business Practices and service delivery by the programs utilizing industry benchmarks.
Works with program Managers to continuously improve operational policies, practices, procedures and methodologies and communicates goals and objectives to Social Services staff.
Mentors the Social Services staff so they attain the technical and customer service skills along with experience necessary to perform independently and attain further career progression goals. 2. Supervision: Acts as a role model and provides supervision for the Program Managers.
Assists with the routine supervision, workflow and training of the Social Services Program Managers. Evaluates program Managers’ performance with the Social Services Director and prepares draft EPARs as assigned that are reviewed and approved by the Director.
With the Social Services Director, helps establish, implement and improve staff performance standards for the department, thereby providing a department-wide set of guidance standards and development processes.
Coordinates staff disciplinary actions and measures in accordance with Tribal Government policies, practices and procedures when necessary. 3. Social Services Operations: Oversees Social Services day-to-day operations and ensures department and administrative support functions are in place and operating according to established standards, budget and funding sources.
Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the Social Services Director as assigned.
Assists the Social Services Director with special assigned projects and project development and departmental design efforts to determine and prioritize health, human and social service needs for the Community.
Assists the Director in the evaluation, implementation and improvement of Social Services programs and services in a Case Management Model to ensure effectiveness and efficiency including awareness and compliance with the “Wraparound Process”, with one focal point and coordinated approach for service delivery throughout Social Services. 4. Social Services Administration, Training, Budgeting, Grants & Contracts: Supervises assigned Social Services clerical and administrative staff. Oversees training opportunities for all Social Services staff and manages the budget, grants & contracts processes.
Social Services Administration :
Prepares periodic productivity and program reports for Administration and the Community Council as reviewed and directed by the Social Services Director.
Recommends, implements, enforces and improves Department policies, practices and procedures.
Helps develop, implement and improve department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Social Services Training :
Assesses the training needs of the Department then prepares and implements a training plan for Program Managers and staff. Ensures the training program is conducted in compliance with funding source requirements and supports the needs of the Community.
Trains the program Managers and Supervisors on operational procedures and practices.
Social Services Budgeting, Grants & Contracts :
Coordinates the annual Social Services budget process with the Social Services Director for presentation to Administration and the Community Council.
Develops budget requests and prepares financial plans to monitor and maintain operating budgets for assigned Social Services Programs. Follows up on outstanding budgetary issues that require resolution. Identifies and resolves budgeting problems and “anomalies”.
Facilitates cross-program funding needs. Ensures funds are properly and efficiently transferred between programs to meet changes in needs and priorities and in accordance with applicable grant and contract limitations and stipulations. Monitors and adheres to all grant funding requirements.
Coordinates all department Budget Authorizations and Budget Modifications.
Coordinates financial allocations for providers.
Carries out signature authority duties for purchases as authorized and as permitted by SRPMIC financial guidelines. 5. Social Services Divisions & Project Management: Assumes Social Services Department leadership responsibility along with the Social Services Director and manages major projects and programs as assigned.
May be assigned direct supervisory responsibilities for one, or more, of the Social Services operational programs including Child Welfare and Life Enhancement and Resource Network.
Manages department utilization of the M anagement A ccountability I nformation S yst E m (MAISE). 6. Miscellaneous : Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Social Services Director to maintain and enhance Department operation and efficiency.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics :
Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the SRPMIC.
Knowledge of health and human services programs including health care, social services and behavioral health.
Knowledge of program and project planning, design, evaluation and improvement.
Knowledge of medical and public health resources (state and federal) available to SRPMIC.
Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures, rules, guidelines (state and federal) and best practices for Social Services programs.
Knowledge of such principal documents as: BIA Self-Governance Manual, SRPMIC Policies, Social Services Procedural Guidelines, IHS Manuals and the Federal Register.
Knowledge of Social Services related information systems (ex: MAISE).
Knowledge of policies and practices for safeguarding confidential information.
Skill with public relations and contract negotiations.
Skill making formal presentations and developing appropriate media materials.
Skill developing program design, development, management, budgets and writing grant requests.
Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Community Council, Administration, clients, supervisors, co-workers and representatives of resource agencies.
Skill evaluating customer needs and utilizing/developing program and SRPMIC resources.
Skill dealing with sensitive personnel issues and maintaining professional and confidential relationships.
Skill using personal computers and related software, including MS Office, to fulfill job requirements.
Ability to provide and balance both strategic and tactical program and project planning and implementation.
Ability to provide effective leadership, supervision and mentoring skills to assigned staff.
Ability to effectively and fairly apply the Employee Performance Appraisal Report (EPAR) policies.
Ability to supervise compilation of RFP’s, budgets, grant requests and contracts.
Ability to prepare budgets, monitor expenditures, provide quarterly reports and review contracts.
Ability to develop and present training programs for program Managers.
Ability to perform complex departmental strategic and tactical planning.
Education : A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology or a closely related field required.
Experience : Five (5) years full-time professional level experience in a Social Services setting or other related field, with at least three (3) years serving in an upper-level supervisory capacity.
Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.
Special Requirements: May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of this position, successful completion of an extensive background investigation is required.
May be required to travel. Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. “SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480-362-5860) 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA CIB form is not accepted.
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.