Family and Child Services Director

Number of Positions: 1
Location: Burns, Oregon - Burns Paiute Reservation
Open: July 25, 2019
Closes: Open until filled
Starting Date: To be determined
Supervisor: General Manager
Salary: DOE/Full-Time


Position Summary: The Family and Child Services Director acts in a key supportive leadership role within the Burns Paiute Tribe whose primary responsibility is the oversight of the Tribe's Social Services. The Director provides guidance to the General Manager in planning Family and Social Services strategies, goals, initiatives and structure in alignment with the Tribe's values and vision. The Director is responsible for budgetary and performance measures, achievement of goals and strategies, grant writing and reporting, and results of monitoring functions. The Director acts on behalf of the Tribe as the facilitator of both the Child Protection Team and Adult Protective Services and oversees establishing protocols for the Teams and for staffing cases brought forward. This position works towards and encourages collaboration with the Tribe's programs and outside agencies to carry out optimal Tribal member care and support services while protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of all clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the operations of designated Social Services, to include, operational planning, dashboards, award & funding compliance, budgets, and records management oversight.

Recruit, hire, oversee, evaluate, and train key positions within the Social Service Department and manage supervisory personnel.

Develop procedures for Social Services programs including but not limited to: General Assistance; Child Care and General Assistance Program; Domestic Violence Awareness Program; BIA Social Services Program; BIA Indian Child Welfare Program.

Assist with program referrals to other Tribal services or community programs.

Regularly reviews all cases to ensure quality and adherence to local, state and federal guidelines or regulations.

Responsible for efficient and effective utilization of Social Services programs' resources.

Provide guidance, mentoring and support to Social Services management staff.

Responsible for service and quality assurance in the Family and Social Services programs, and resolution of concerns.

Ensure workplace safety guidelines are followed for staff and vendors.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with Tribal Community Members. This includes elders and all those that reside on the reservation and surrounding areas. Relationship building is key especially in child welfare cases or domestic violence crisis.

Develop and maintain relationships with Tribal community partners and all Tribal departments and programs including but not limited to: Tribal Police, Tribal Court, Tribal Housing, Natural Resources, Tribal Administration, Tribal Education, Tribal Cultural and Heritage Programs.

Develop and maintain relationships with local community partners including: Department of Human Services, local school districts staff and administration, behavioral health organizations and agencies, District Attorney's office, Victims Services, Harney County Corrections, and Harney County Juvenile Department.

Collaborate with community agencies as necessary and represent the Tribe to guarantee the Tribe's needs are not neglected in the Social Services arena. Currently the committees represented by the BPT Social Services department are: Multi-Disciplinary Team, Community Action Team, Harney County Commission on Children and Families, Harney County Behavioral Health Advisory Board and Harney Partners for Kids and Families.

Maintain a on-call status so that during times of crisis available to respond or send a designee.

Responsible to monitor ICWA cases that are in state or other Tribal courts with children eligible to enroll in the Burns Paiute Tribe, intervene in case and work with NAPOLIS, Tribal Court, and ICWA committees regarding the case.

Maintain monthly ICWA advisory meeting, maintain documentation required, offer training to ICWA committee members, participate in State ICWA cluster meeting, complete reports to BIA regarding ICWA notices and respond to all lCWA notices within required time frame.

Provide training to the Tribal community as needed regarding child welfare including mandatory reporting training, good touch/bad touch training, sex education classes, etc.

Work with staff to develop a yearly plan for activities, trainings, and speakers. Plan, coordinate, and follow through with logistics, resources, and activities that are geared to living on t,he reservation and Tribal members' needs.

Coordinate Parenting classes for the community.

Complete 6 months and yearly reports to BIA and Tribal General Council. Complete reports to Tribal Council as required.

Develop policies, procedures as they relate to changing programs; work with Tribal Court to develop Tribal Codes as they involve child welfare and delinquency.

The Facilitator of the Tribe's Child Protection Team and Adult Protection Team and responsible to ensure investigations are completed and appropriate actions are taken after a report of harm is filed. Writes grants for Social Services and assists managers to write grants and budgets and budget narratives for them.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Burns Paiute Tribe's objectives.

Required Qualifications:

Travel Local In-State Out-of-State, travel required for grant management, training and meetings.

Bachelor's degree required in Social Work, Public Health, Humans Services or related field.

Ten years of experience in managing Social service programs, and personnel management.

Experience in the development of human service strategies.

Experience managing private, state and federal grants; and grant compliance.

Experience in budget management.

Experience in policy and procedure development & implementation.

Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.

Knowledge of the Burns Paiute Tribe's culture and traditions.

License/Certification (or willingness to become certified)

Valid Oregon Driver license and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy. Extensive background check is required.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge base must include:

The laws and policies related to Senior and Disabilities Services programs; Oregon Department of Human Services; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Indian Health Services

The terminology commonly used in human services fields or settings;

The elements of the care coordination process;

The resources available to meet. the needs of recipients;

Critical Incident Reporting and Reports of Harm;

The ability to organize, evaluate, and present information orally and in writing; and

The ability to work with professional and support staff.


Please submit application along with a cover letter, certifications and resume:

Attn: Danielle Taylor
Burns Paiute Tribe, Human Resource Department
100 Pasigo St.
Burns, OR 97720

541-573-8013 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indian Preference

Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applicants meeting the qualifications as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preference, age, religion, or national origin.


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