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Family Advocate I

Company Name:
Cherokee Nation
Interviews clients to access and determine needs; develops short and long range goals to promote self-sufficiency plan/work with Internal and External agencies to develop immediate and long-range plans for clients and develop and carry out policies and procedures of the program and organization.

Interviews applicants, makes determination on each client's eligibility for Tribal and other social service programs and compute financial assistance. Promote client's self-sufficiency by counseling clients in modifying attitudes, patterns of behavior and assessing the employability of a client. Develops an Individual Service Plan which outlines strengths and weaknesses and identifies short term and long term goals. Inputs information received into the computer database for upload to management for final review. Reviews applications for continuation of direct financial assistance and initiates procedures to continue benefits. Maintains required records and provides reports as assigned. Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No supervisory responsibilities are required.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university in social work or related field; no substitutions.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
An additional six months experience in a related field.
COMPUTER SKILLS
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have good computer skills for database software. Ability to communicate in Cherokee would be a tremendous asset for a family advocate.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a personal vehicle available at all times to perform the work required by the position.

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