Child Welfare Assistant, Child Welfare Specialist I or Child Welfare Specialist II

Company Name:
Cherokee Nation
Assists in investigating home conditions of children, evaluates children''s physical and psychological makeup, attends and reports in juvenile court proceedings, participates in committees and evaluates foster and adoptive homes. Performs initial screening and evaluation of adoption cases and prepares reports detailing screening and evaluation of assigned adoption cases.
Assists in recruiting foster and adoptive parents. Makes periodic visits on children in placement to evaluate conditions. Makes referrals for families and children to services in the community. Participates in investigations of abused and neglected children. Assists in preparing case reports and documentation. Makes recommendations to the court for a course of action. Coordinates referrals for clients. Provides transportation to clients for court or medical appointments. Assists Specialists by performing initial screening and evaluation of adoption cases. Prepares reports detailing screening and evaluation of assigned adoption cases for the use of the adoption unit and the courts. Other duties may be assigned.
An individual should have knowledge of database 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. A driver''s license is required to drive to the various work sites and travel to the homes of the clients, courts, visitations, doctors, therapists and other locations that become necessary to provide a total service delivery to the client. Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Child Welfare Assistant - $11.44 Hourly
Bachelor''s degree from 4-year college or university; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Child Welfare Specialist I - $13.77 Hourly
Bachelor''s degree from 4-year college or university; no exceptions. Additional 6 months experience in a related field.
Child Welfare Specialist II - $31,054.40 Annually
Bachelor''s degree from 4-year college or university in Social Work, an area of Child or Family Center Practice, Sociology, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Management, Juvenile Justice, Guidance and Counseling, or field that encompasses Human Relationship activities; two years experience in a related field is required.
Date: 2014-01-15
Country: US
State: OK
City: Tahlequah
Postal Code: 74464
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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