Family Caseworker - Part-Time

Tribal Family & Youth Services · Juneau, Alaska
Department Tribal Family & Youth Services
Employment Type Part Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $25.63 - $33.45 DOE

Family Caseworker I, II

Job Class: Caseworker

Class Status: Active
Department: Tribal Family & Youth Services

Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Southeast Alaska

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 8

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

Effective Date: 12.01.2020

The incumbent, assigned to a specific geographic area, works for Tlingit & Haida (T&H) Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) Department. Provides case management to tribal members and their families and makes appropriate referrals to community resources to meet the needs of clients.

Reports To: Depends on funding source
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: Employment & Training and other Social Services Agencies

• Provide para-professional case management
• Recruit prospective foster and adoptive parents
• Conduct foster care licensing studies
• Conduct adoption home studies
• Review notifications and petitions involving dependent Indian children and take appropriate Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) action including participation in judicial determinations
• Response for interdepartmental and interagency coordination (i.e. State Social Service agencies, school district personnel and other tribal organizations) on foster care, adoption and ICWA related child and family matters
• Explain the T&H foster care, adoption and ICWA programs to individuals, agencies, and the community
• Provide regular activity reports to supervisor as requested; may serve on special work-related committees
• Maintain confidential case records, compile statistical information, and meet all reporting requirements
• Distribute, receive, and review financial assistance applications to ensure they are complete, and attachments are present. Will forward completed applications to appropriate person personnel for determinations
• Other duties as assigned

Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A

• Knowledge of Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (Public Law 95-608) and its significance, history and implementation
• Knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws and regulations
• Ability to abide by the basic regulations, operating policies and procedures regarding TFYS programs
• Knowledge of community needs problems and resources, sensitivity to diverse cultures and community standards
• Ability to collaborate, coordinate, implement, and advocate for youth, adults, and families
• Communication skills, both verbal and written, ability to develop and present clear reports and meet deadlines
• Knowledge of child protective services, social work practices, case planning, and case management
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
• Protect and maintain confidentiality of clients

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
Family Caseworker I
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) or closely related field
• Valid Alaska Driver’s License

Substitution for degree:
• 2 years’ experience as a Family Service Worker I or equivalent may be substituted

Family Caseworker II
• See Caseworker I
• One-year experience as a Family Caseworker I or equivalent

Substitution for experience
• Graduate study in social work or a closely related field may be substituted for Family Caseworker I experience on a year for year basis (9 graduate credits is equal to 6 months experience)

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.


• 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 Family & Youth Services
  • Employment Type
    Part Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $25.63 - $33.45 DOE