Tribal Child Welfare Worker

Orutsararmiut Native Council

Tribal Child Welfare Worker (PDF)

Department:    Social Services

Job Title:         Tribal Child Welfare Worker

Employment:   Part-time

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Salary/Pay Rate: $26.04, DOE

Supervisor:          Social Services Director

Job Description: Provides full case management services for tribal custody cases and recruits & licenses Native families to care for children in ONC Tribal custody

Summary: Provide case management services to tribal custody cases, which includes developing relationships with parents, developing case plans and providing services to parents towards goal of reunification; finding appropriate placements for the children in custody and visiting the foster parents and children a minimum of monthly to assure child safety, assess child’s needs, and support foster parents. Arrange regular visitation of the foster child with birth parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain case files with up to date notes of all contacts with cases
  • Prepare and present reports to the court on the progress of the case, ensuring court reviews are held a minimum of every six months
  • Complete required paperwork such as referrals, birth certificate and CIB requests, child health checkups and school records, as well as parent referrals and documentation of services
  • Recruit new foster families within the Bethel area: develop a recruitment plan of individual contacts as well as information to community groups and churches
  • Read and understand the tribal licensing standards policy and forms
  • Develop systems for criminal history, fingerprints, and CPS checks
  • Complete licensing studies of all interested families within sixty days
  • Prepare initial foster care training materials to train new families
  • Work collaboratively with the Alaska Resource Family Center and other resources to provide ongoing training to licensed foster families
  • Act as a Mandated Reporter for child abuse and neglect
  • Provide monthly activity summaries to supervisor in provided format
  • Meet regularly with supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including backup for ICWA Advocate.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Rural Human Services or AA degree preferred
  • Demonstrate experience working with people in a helping capacity
  • Experience working with families, children, and community service programs
  • Intimate knowledge of Yupik culture and lifestyle. Fluency in Yupik preferred.
  • Ability to carry out job responsibilities as listed
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Willing to submit to criminal background check

Working Conditions: Light lifting up to 15 pounds. Occasional prolonged standing/walking, and sitting.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Pickup an application at the ONC office or Bethel Job Center. Call 907-543-2608 for more information. Send a cover letter and resume/CV to

Orutsararmiut Native Council exercises Alaskan Native/American Indian Preference under Public Law 93-638, Section 7(b). In the absence of any suitability qualified Indian applicant, all other applicants will receive equal opportunity for consideration of employment.

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