Employment Opportunities

Indian Child Welfare Director

This position is currently open.
Indian Child Welfare
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Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
General Description

The primary function of the ICW Director is to provide Indian Child Welfare Liaison Services within the Absentee Shawnee Community as well as providing consultative services to Oklahoma State and County Agencies working with Absentee Shawnee children and families.  The ICW Director performs all duties associated with supporting the ICW Program and clients of the program.  Secondarily, ICW provides case management services to children and families of the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Community and represents the Tribe at community gatherings, local, county and state meetings where the Tribe has an interest.  The ICW Director will assist Tribal members with gaining access to all necessary services both internal and external to the Tribe.  This position requires excellent attendance, good communication skills as well as uncompromised attention to Client Confidentiality and detail.  Must advocate for and facilitate the proper implementation of the ICW Act.

  • Ensures that client files are maintained on each child/family that has open cases.
  • Prepares reports and other documents as required by the Tribal Representative.
  • Ensures that accurate, timely and effective consultation and/or training are being provided for ICW families.
  • Attends meetings associated with clients, ICW programs or other meetings deemed appropriate for by the Tribal Representative.
  • Compiles monthly program statistics and complete monthly reports.
  • Keeps up with the ICW Program budget and keep monthly cuff accounts.
  • Stays informed of all internal and external programs available for Tribal members that will enhance their quality of life.
  • Strongly adheres to Tribal Confidentiality Policy.
  • Must be responsible and reliable.
  • Must possess a history of excellent work attendance.
  • Must have excellent written and communications skills and stay highly organized with paperwork and client files.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with internal and external agencies and bureaucratic procedures.
  • Must be able to work well with others and possess good communication skills with all Tribal Departments and the Tribal Governing Body and the Tribal Representative.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Tribal Representative
Education Requirements and Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree preferred with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.
  • Posses a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and have word, excel spreadsheet knowledge and know how to access and retrieve information from the internet.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to create and maintain multiple budgets and budge modifications.
  • Must posses strong case management skills.
  •  Must have extensive case management experience.
  • Must be capable and willing to be on call twenty-four (24) hours a day.
  • Must be familiar with Federal, State and Tribal regulations, guidelines, codes and directives.
  • Must have working knowledge of referral programs and services, child abuse, family development abuse prevention, family dysfunction and family intervention.
  • Must adhere to Absentee Shawnee Tribe Personnel Policies and Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test for pre-employment for the Tribe.
  • Must be able to pass a State Criminal background check.
  • Must posses a valid Oklahoma Drivers License.
  • EEO/Native American Preference/Drug Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
1 month 2 weeks ago