ICWA Caseworker

ICWA Caseworker
Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Rate of Pay: Starts at $25.50/hr DOE   Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Duties: The individual will work closely with the ICWA Coordinator to provide advocacy and support to ICWA clients and their families through different phases of a case. General duties include: working closely and maintaining regular contact with ICWA case stakeholders; maintaining accurate records and case notes, participating in case meetings as scheduled; conducting home visits when necessary; collaborating closely with Tribal Councils about tribal children; identifying families/children who are at risk for child abuse/neglect and advocating for family or tribal placements; traveling for a work-related meeting when requested by supervisor; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Preferred: Associate of Arts degree in Social Science or closely related field of study with two years of case management experience in a Social/Human Services agency and/or Tribal organization. Minimum:  High School Graduate and five years of case management experience in a Social/Human Services agency and/or Tribal organization. Consideration will be given to applicants with extensive work experience and obtaining an AA in the required field of study. Applicant must be:  Knowledgeable about Child Welfare Services, Family Preservation, Foster Care, Adoption, Judicial systems, jurisdiction, court documentation, and local state and tribal governments. The Caseworker will: interact with tribal administrators, board members, executives, managers, professional and clerical employees effectively, tactfully, and cooperatively; communicate clearly and effectively (both orally and in writing); work independently under limited direction; organize work; set priorities to meet critical deadlines; maintain accurate case notes; practice basic mentoring and assessment skills; manage crises calmly and positively; refer clients to necessary resources within the community and state-wide; promote Alaska Native and American Indian culture and/or community-based resources; and interact positively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly American Indians/Alaska Native clients.

Apply online at www.apiai.org or email resume and application to:

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Director
1131 E. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska  99518-1408
Phone: (907) 276-2700 / Fax: (907) 279-4351 nancyb@apiai.org

Native Preference will be given, depending on experience.