Under general supervision from one the Social Services Manager, determines Tribal Temporary Assistant for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility and performs professional social case management services with the Life Enhancement and Resource Network (“LEARN”) that includes Tribal TANF, Fatherhood and Healthy Relationships Programs, Life Enhancement Program, Mentorship, Food Distribution Program and Helping Hands Thrift Store within the Social Services Department. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.
Examples of Tasks:
Essential functions may vary among position and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities 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. Distinguishing Features: The Social Worker I (LEARN) is distinguished by particular focus on the Tribal TANF, Fatherhood, Healthy Relationships, Food Distribution and Life Enhancement Programs, Mentorship and the Helping Hands Thrift Store. The Social Worker I carries a heavy caseload with a higher proportion of difficult or complex cases as compared to a Case Manager. In addition to case management, the Social Worker I typically provides counseling and group services under MSW supervision. The Social Worker I is distinguished from the Social Worker II by the latter mentoring the former as well as the Social Worker II completing statistical financial reports. Tasks: 1. Life Enhancement and Resource Network: Assists with coordinating all Life Enhancement and Resource Network activities and provides constant flow of communication to the immediate supervisor about program status. · Plans and schedules program activities for program participants. · Assists with document filing, report writing and progress notes for each program participant. · Assists with program facilitation and development. · Assists with program outreach and promotion both within and outside of the Community. · Performs basic program public relations duties. 2. Case Management: Provides case management pertaining to the SRPMIC Life Enhancement and Resource Network that includes follow up and support services to individuals and their families. · Refers Clients to various agencies and programs including, but not limited to, Behavioral Health, AHCCCS, Parenting Programs and other Health Services resources. Refers special cases to resource agencies that are not available within the Community. · Assists with keeping customer files in order by filing appropriate paperwork and case documentation, maintaining attendance records and updating contact information. · Assists customers with educational, vocational and career needs. · Provides ongoing assessments of families and monitors progress. · Makes home visits or agency visits to other similar settings in order to provide supportive and case management services to individuals and families. · Plans and schedules workshops, trainings and other related activities associated with job placement, academic promotion, cultural competency and any other activity dedicated to improving the long-term health of families. 3. Eligibility: Determines eligibility utilizing the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s (D.E.S.) “AZTEC” system. Reviews, verifies and researches information received to complete the TANF Cash assistance interview. · Conducts collaborative interviews with D.E.S. and employment agencies to gather information. · Provides individual and family support services in order to supplement the financial needs of SRPMIC families. · Receives and reviews applications. Conducts interviews and processes applications for qualifying SRPMIC families for TANF Diversion Services program. · Schedules and coordinates pre-compliance orientation and assessments for potential Tribal TANF customers. 4. Collaboration: Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with other social work professionals, community officials and customers. · Attends case staffing with closely related programs within the Tribal organization that include ,but are not limited to, Department of Health and Human Services, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Career Center, Early Childhood Education Center and Department of Education to promote academic study, job training, apprenticeship, work experience and any other programs that encourage the long-term improvement of healthy families. 5. Records and Statistics: Inputs data into the M anagement A ccountability I nformation S yst e m (MAISE) and maintains accurate statistical data using the computerized database for easy retrieval. a. Records TANF cash assistance, support and training case information. b. Records mandatory work activities using established tools and calculates caseload participation rates. c. Tracks exempt customers. d. Maintains history files for Tribal TANF cash assistance and support and training case files. 6. Training & Development: Attends professional development meetings and trainings as directed by the Social Services Manager. a. Attends other Tribal TANF meetings, seminars, workshops and National conferences. b. Keeps professionally current within the field of social work. c. Participates in training opportunities that will enhance job skills and knowledge of social work and case management to increase progression of families in a positive manner. 7. Miscellaneous: Performs other job-related duties as assigned by Social Services Manager to maintain and enhance departmental and program operations. · Helps to maintain an environment within the Social Services Department that encourages teamwork, interdependence and ethical behavior. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics: · Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs, and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. · Knowledge of social work principles and concepts. · Knowledge of social work methods and techniques including group and individual counseling, crisis intervention and referrals. · Knowledge of Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and standards that apply to public social welfare service programs including those relating to TANF. · Knowledge of all eligibility requirements for enrollment in the TANF program. · Skill with interviewing and orienting individuals and their families. · Skill with case management including planning, scheduling and time management. · Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Employment and Training programs, academic and social work professionals, Community officials, SRPMIC co-workers and clients. · Skill maintaining accurate statistics utilizing computerized record-keeping processes. · Skill dealing with sensitive personal issues and maintaining appropriate professional, confidential relationships. · Ability to perform ongoing assessment of each active case to assess the family’s social needs. · Ability to provide individual case planning to work towards the overall goal of self-sufficiency. · Ability to provide continued monitoring and evaluation of customer needs in order to determine if resources are appropriate and sufficient. · Ability to provide intervention to address the initial and periodic social barriers using available resources. · Ability to provide ongoing evaluation of total case load in order to determine if positive movement is occurring. · Ability to work under pressure with multiple task deadlines. · Ability to use personal computer, including MS Office, and other standard office equipment such as facsimile, copier machine and calculator. · Ability to seek out available resources for all participants seeking additional training and placement. · Ability to drive SRPMIC vehicles.
Work Experience with Tribal TANF programs and/or Employment and Training programs preferred. · Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position. · Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and meet the SRPMIC Driver Insurability Standard posted on the SRPMIC Employment website.
- Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related area, AND 1-3 years full time professional level work experience in the social services field. One (1) year of supervised internship from an accredited college/university can be counted toward the experience requirements.
Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of this position, successful completion of an extensive background investigation is required. 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.
- Special Requirement: May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends & holidays.
“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.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - 20 months ago