Foster Family Coordinator

Opening Date: August 1, 2022
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
Job Title: Foster Family Coordinator
Salary/Wage: $23.89/hr
Tribal Level: 116
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202254

Introduction

The position of Foster Family Coordinator will support the Family Services Program Administrator by providing necessary support to improve the social and psychological welfare of Native American children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and to protect the best interests of Siletz children and of the Tribe and its customs and culture, as provided for by the Siletz Constitution.

Requirements

Foster Family Coordinator Trainee – High School Diploma and two years’ experience in working with families and children in a child welfare or related professional setting. Foster Family CoordinatorAssociate’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or other related field, and one year of experience in human services, social work or ICW work environment, – OR –  an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Foster Family Coordinator Trainee position transitions to a Foster Family Coordinator, TL 116.2, upon achievement of two years of satisfactory performance and completion of 40 hours of applicable child welfare training. Knowledge of: Tribal and state courts functions, and the ability to work cooperatively with various systems, preferred. The ability to work with various software systems, effectively use MS Office, Excel and learn other platforms. ICWA understanding & training. Previous experience working with law enforcement agencies, other tribal departments, foster families and foster care systems. File maintenance and archival practices. Supply inventory and ordering, check requisitions, data tracking. Organizational systems for tracking and accountability purposes. Scanning and archiving department documents and files. Previous experience working with adoption and foster care systems, preferred. Experience: Conducting and documenting home studies. Interviewing people and documenting accurately the results of those interviews. Working with a diverse population with an inclusive outlook. Working in Tribal communities. Cultural humility and openness to differing viewpoints regarding cultural practices. Work performed in support of office functioning to include clerical tasks and organization practices. Ability to: Work with a wide variety of people, to communicate effectively and relate to Native American clients and program staff, have the ability to network effectively with community and tribal agencies. Remain calm in intense situations, and model courtesy and respect. Maintain computerized data tracking systems. Serve as the department clerical resource to ensure the smooth running of the program and assist with meeting those objectives through organizational support and foster family certifications. Provide an accurate work product in regard to inventory, ordering, check requisitions, file creation and maintenance, archiving case files, and foster home certification and communications. Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Other: An applicant selected for this position must pass mandatory drug screening, in-depth background check for any incidence of criminal activity, child abuse or child neglect per Siletz Tribal Code § 2.800 (c) Pre-Employment Background Check (1) “All criminal history background investigations shall meet or exceed the standards required under the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C §3201 et esq. and 25 C.F.R. Part 63”. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle. Must be able to work within secure systems and maintain strict confidentiality.

Duties

Contact foster parents and children in care and respond to their needs. Maintain a list of current open cases. Maintain a list of children in guardianships under the age of 18. Create open case files, to include both hard and digital copies. Close cases according to department processes. Provide ICW information to community members and assist program staff in meeting client needs. Input data and coordinate tracking system for services. Conduct home visits, provide detailed written reports, and assist the Indian Child Welfare (ICW). Program Director and ICW Case Workers with providing services. Follow department protocol for timelines in the certification process. Serve as liaison to internal and external programs. Conduct phone contact with state caseworkers and provide assistance to Case Workers.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.

If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.