Wellness Court Family Caseworker

Tribal Courts · Juneau, Alaska
Department Tribal Courts
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $23.55 - $30.03

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Wellness Court Family Caseworker


INFORMATION
Job Class: Caseworker 
Department: Tribal Court

Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 8/9

Prepared by: A.Hunt/J.Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 8/1/2020

 

PURPOSE
The Wellness Court Family Caseworker will be responsible for providing case management services to tribal citizens participating in Wellness Court Programming with Tlingit & Haida. The caseworker will
utilize a wrap-around service approach to provide professional level caseworker services. Priorities will include advocating for healing and wellness, monitoring progress and compliance with the program, developing individualized case plans, and linking clients to relevant and effective services.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To: Wellness Court Coordinator
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: Service Providers and Program Partners

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Responsible for reading and understanding the Healing to Wellness Court code, policy & procedures, faculty handbook and other program documents and materials
• Collect intake documents and participate in interview and screening process to establish eligibility
• Introduce clients into program and provide guidance on program participation
• Collaborate with client to develop an individualized strength-based case plan
• Monitor and provide professional oversight on cases
• Assist participants in the application process and refer to available tribal and community resources
• Follow-up with service providers and partners
• Collaborate with service providers to increase the likelihood of youth to successfully reach their goals
• Transport youth and families to program-related appointments and activities
• Document all contact with youth and service providers
• Knowledge and application of performance standards and guidelines on incentives and sanctions
• Report to the Youth Healing to Wellness Team on participant progress
• Other duties as assigned

 

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A

 

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent prioritization and time management
• Ability to practice tact, courtesy and discretion
• Understands cultural needs to indigenous clientele
• Knowledge of motivational interviewing
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Excellent writing skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associates Degree in related field
• 2-year experience as caseworker or closely related position
• Valid Driver's License

Substitution for Associates Degree
• High School diploma/GED
• 4 years’ experience as caseworker or closely related field

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Experience in Trauma-Informed and Strength-Based practices
• Knowledge of chemical dependency and relapse behavior

 

UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.


CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

 

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Tribal Courts
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $23.55 - $30.03