Employment

SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE: Provides social services and case management of children and families of Taos Pueblo.

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Taos Pueblo Central Management System

JOB OPENING

PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKER

FULL-TIME EXEMPT    RATE OF PAY: DOE

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

Email: apply@taospueblo.com

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.

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