Job Details

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Caseworker

Department of Human Services, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 10/31/2019

This position entails working with children and families who fall under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Social Service Specialist will case manage American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families who have voluntary or involuntary involvement within DHS Child Welfare. Experience working collaboratively with tribal entities, community based partners and culturally appropriate service providers is essential for this position.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Social Service Specialist position entails working with children and families who fall under the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The ICWA Specialist will case manage American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families who have voluntary or involuntary involvement with Child Welfare. The ICWA Specialist actively seeks to provide culturally appropriate services where individuals are treated respectfully, compassionately and effectively in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of children, individuals, families and communities, protecting and preserving the dignity of each. As the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Specialist, you will provide leadership and direction to ensure that DHS adheres to the intent of the federal law regulating services to Indian children and families, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 and diversity matters related to Native Americans. You will increase community support, engagement and collaboration with Tribes and the Native American community. The successful candidate will have experience working collaboratively with tribal entities, community based partners and culturally appropriate service providers.

Actively seeks to achieve the DHS goals of integrity, stewardship, responsibility, respect and professionalism. Actively seeks to provide culturally appropriate services where individuals are treated respectfully, compassionately and effectively in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of children, individuals, families and communities, protecting and preserving the dignity of each. This includes: culture, language, national origin, class, race, age, ethnic background, disability, state of development, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences/diversity factors.

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