Caseworker; Children’s Services Division – Dillingham

OBJECTIVE: Provide Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) casework. This position description is structured as a platform for the simultaneous recruitment of entry-level and advanced skills within Bristol Bay’s diverse workforce. Duties and responsibilities will be assigned a Level between I-IV, based on the caseworker’s education, experience, and responsibilities. The platform allows consideration of entry-level (Caseworker I) appointments, which typically involve family prevention activities, helping people with assistance applications, and on-the-job training through gradual introduction to casework (Caseworker II). Levels III and IV require a higher level of experience/education to perform complex casework and management responsibilities. Recruitment outcomes will vary by the qualifications of candidates that apply and the particular needs of each tribe. Prevention activities, ICWA case management, service development, and administrative duties fit within a comprehensive range of social service programs in accordance with the Family Services Department: Children’s Services Division Mission Statement the Caseworker provides services to Tribal members and Bristol Bay residents (individuals, children, families, Tribes, and communities) to promote in-home family unification and enhance family and community well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to achieve the Essential Job Results as described in attachments for levels I-IV. Required at all levels: Familiarity with the local area, people, and cultures. Federal law requires employment to be conditional upon a favorable fingerprint background clearance check. A completed background check and determination that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act are prerequisites to hiring. Computer literacy/experience.

High School Graduate; Entry-level work; Little or no casework experience. Requires full supervision. Mostly prevention activities, helping clients with paperwork, i.e., financial assistance applications.AA Degree or two years of progressive experience with casework. Assigned a low number of cases and supervised closely while training on the job.AA or specialized certificate or training and at least a year of casework experience or achieved three years of progressive casework experience. Ability to carry a full load of cases or nearly; 15-20 complex child cases in Family Services.BA or four years of progressive experience in the field and supervisory experience. May be assigned mentoring and regional supervision of local caseworkers, specific complex case supervision.

Complete achievement of certain of the above specifications may not be required if, in the opinion of BBNA, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential.

TO APPLY: Candidates are asked to provide a current resume and a completed BBNA job application. Include a cover letter that demonstrates your motivation and understanding of this work. WAGE RANGE:

Low – HighLow – High Low – High Low – High
Annual$30,926 – $36,258$37,324 – $43,723$42,656 – $53,321$51,188 – $60,785
Hourly$15.86 – 18.59$19.14 – $22.42$21.88 – $27.34$26.25 – $31.17

REPORTS TO: Children’s Services Division Manager or Designee DUTY STATION: Dillingham PL 93-638 Closes: Open until filled

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