Social Worker I (Reunification & Preservation)
Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Salary: $48,425.00 - $64,169.00 Annually Closing: 9/17/2022
11:59 PM Arizona Definition Under general supervision from the
Social Services Manager, performs professional social services
casework primarily regarding family reunification and preservation.
This position provides parents with structured and individualized
team support to help families reintegrate children back into their
homes due to out-of-home placement. Utilizes CPS knowledge in
performance of the family reunification and preservation job class
duties. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt. Essential
Functions: 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 (Preservation & Reunification) is distinguished
from other Social Worker Is by an emphasis on family reunification
and preservation. Examples of Tasks Tasks: 1. Provides family
reunification, preservation, case management, follow up and support
services to individuals and their families including home visits/
services in the home.
- Refers clients to other resource agencies and programs such as,
but not limited to Behavioral Health, AHCCCS, the Parenting Program
and the HHS Health Services Division when necessary.
- Coordinates with other agencies to provide emergency assistance
and resources involving crisis intervention, family issues, food,
clothing or medical services. 2. Makes home visits or visits to
other settings to provide direct family reunification and
preservation services and support services to individual and
- Provides ongoing assessment of families and is responsible for
creating monthly documentation to provide to Case Managers for use
in court or for other professional areas.
- Provide supervised visitation between children in out of home
care and their parents, siblings or family members.
- Observes and records interactions during the visit, coaching
and modeling of parenting skills, connecting parents to available
formal and informal community resources.
- Transports children to and from the visitation.
- Builds parent protective capacities so that the parents have
the cognitive, behavioral and emotional ability to ensure child
safety and family well-being. 3. Inputs data in the Case Management
System (CMS) and maintains accurate statistical data using the
computerized database for easy retrieval.
- Maintains current and comprehensive case files that include
assessments, and other case file documentation. Prepares periodic
reports from records, as required. 4. Participates in training
opportunities that will enhance knowledge of family reunification
and preservation, tribal case management, child abuse and neglect.
5. Focuses primarily on family reunification efforts but documents
and reports referrals of family issues, child abuse and neglect.
- Works closely with case managers and court other legal parties
to keep them informed of familys progress.
- Conducts collaborative interviews and contacts all interested
parties to gather information. 6. Participates in weekly staff
meetings. Discusses issues or cases that require additional input
- Helps provide alternative solutions to issues to ensure the
greatest benefit for the clients in accomplishing the program
objectives. 7. Attends professional development meetings and
training as directed by immediate supervisor. Keeps professionally
current in the Social Work field and particularly with new
developments, practices and procedures regarding family
8. Helps maintain an environment within the Social Services
Department that encourages teamwork, interdependence and ethical
behavior. 9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to
maintain and enhance departmental and program operations.
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 the principles and practices regarding family
reunification and preservation.
- Knowledge of CPS policies, practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and
standards that apply to public social service programs.
- Knowledge of social work principles and concepts.
- Knowledge of social work methods and techniques, including
group and individual counseling, crisis intervention and referrals.
- Skill counseling individuals, families or other groups.
- Skill with family reunification, preservation and case
management including planning, scheduling and time management.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with other social work professionals, SRPMIC
co-workers, Community officials and clients.
- Skill evaluating customer needs and utilizing SRPMIC resources
or other appropriate referrals to meet client needs.
- Skill dealing with sensitive, personal issues and maintaining
appropriate professional, confidential relationships.
- Ability to make home visits and provide alternative solutions
in order to meet client needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain accurate record-keeping
systems and procedures including computerized record-keeping.
- Ability to work under pressure with multiple task
- Ability to use personal computers, related software and other
standard office equipment such as facsimile, photocopier and
- Ability to drive SRPMIC vehicles. Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications: Education and Experience: A Bachelors degree from
an accredited college or university in Social Work or a closely
related field, AND experience equivalent to one to three (1-3)
full-time professional level work in the social services field.
- One (1) year of supervised internship from an accredited
college/university can be counted toward the experience
- Demonstrated successful experience with family reunification
and preservation preferred. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination
of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to
satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be
considered. Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member
whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a
position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19,
Underfill. 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
- May be required to travel using own vehicle.
- Will be required to make home visits and deliver services in
- Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing
direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of
Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of
Persons Working With Children". 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
a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to
be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. "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 Form-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be
submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.
Keywords: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Social Worker I (Reunification & Preservation), Healthcare , Scottsdale, Arizona
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