SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE: Provides social services and case management of children and families of Taos Pueblo.
Taos Pueblo Central Management System
PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKER
FULL-TIME EXEMPT RATE OF PAY: DOE
- Receives child or elder abuse reports and conducts investigations into abuse allegations.
- Assesses risk and safety of children and elders while providing direct family-centered practice services.
- Develops safety plans for children or elders who are determined to be unsafe.
- Assists with protective services for children, including child removal, arranging foster care, and permanent placements.
- Develops case plans, if an investigation supports an administrative or judicial finding that the minor or elder is in need of care.
- Notifies family of investigation decision.
- Testifies in court to findings of the investigation and efforts made.
- Evaluates family progress and communicates information to families and court.
- Prepares reports of investigation for the Tribal Court and provides information of progress and efforts of court orders.
- Coordinates services with other providers and programs; including Child and Adult Protection Teams.
- Ensures all case files have appropriate and required documentation i.e. court reports, home visits, etc.
- Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or related field.
- Three years of social work and case management experience working with children and families.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Knowledge of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
- Tiwa speaker preferred
- Must have a valid New Mexico Driver’s License and be insurable.
Submit Application/Resume to:
Taos Pueblo CMS Human Resources Office
P.O Box 1846 1075 Veterans Hwy., Taos, NM 87571
Ph: 575-758-8626, ext 124 FAX: 575-758-7308
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Must be able to pass a drug test and background check with no prior convictions of any felonies. Taos Pueblo Tribal members are encouraged to apply. Native American Indian preference applies.