CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                        P.O. BOX 39                                                 ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                                Abinoojiyag Resource Center Child Welfare Case Manager

Department:                          Indian Child Welfare-Social Service

Hourly Rate:                         $16.00/hr                                                Full Time-40 Hours

Exempt:                                 No/Hourly

Responsible To:                     S&FS Department Director

Summary: The Child Welfare Case Manager will be responsible for providing case management services for on reservation child protection cases (CPS). This position will also be assigned ICWA cases and function as an ICWA advocate for off reservation cases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Child Welfare Case Manager will assist with all CPS functions such as:

Assist in investigations of child abuse or neglect including joint investigations with Ashland County Human Services Department as requested.

Conduct child welfare checks on suspected neglect cases.

Provide out of home care plans; and, voluntary case plans/informal resolutions that will include referrals for services and culture appropriate services in compliance with Target Case Management and Title IV E.

Conduct face to face home visits with children in-out home care on a monthly basis in compliance with Title IV E guidelines.

Prepare and participate in permanency review hearing prior to court hearing.

Attend Truancy Intervention team meetings as scheduled by the department.

Attend all court hearings associated with the on reservation cases.

Prepare and submit court hearing and file petitions with Tribal Prosecutor.

The Child Welfare Case Manager will function as an ICWA Advocate for ICWA cases and be expected to:

To monitor active efforts compliance and cultural appropriate services with county, state, or contracted agencies.

Attend court hearings either in person or by telephone.

Prepare and present reports on the status of ICWA cases to ICWA committee on a monthly basis.

Provide Qualified Expert Witness testimony as approved by supervisor.

Other Duties:

Will prepare and submit monthly reports, provide quarterly statistics to the Indian Child Welfare Coordinator.

Maintain essential program documentation relating to achieving program goals and objectives.

Attend program related meetings, training and workshops.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


Must be 18 year or age or older.

Minimum of one (1) year experience in social work or human service field is required.

Experience working in Indian Country is a requirement.


BA/BS Degree in Social Work or related field is preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Knowledge and experience in social work best practice standards.

Indian Child Welfare Act and child protection services.

Willing to work with various agencies such as: Tribal/County Social/Human Service Department, court system, ICW Committee, and other related agencies.

Experience working with Indian children and families is a requirement.

Must be willing and able to attend program related training and travel as necessary.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required for eligibility a required driver check, to meet eligibility for tribal insurance. Caregiver background check is also required when working with children and/or elderly.

Language Skills:

This position requires an individual to demonstrate diverse communication skills-written and oral.

Reasoning Ability:

Desire to work with families to create positive solution that will benefit children. The individual applying for this position needs to communicate effectively in a professional setting as well as working with families.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary work with some standing and walking required. Subject to inside and outside working conditions.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

Drug-Free Workplace Act in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

                                                                                                                                                Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                Attn: Human Resources Office

                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861


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Opens: May 28th 2018

Closes: June 22nd at 4:30pm.