Social Services Director

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Tribal Family Services Director researches and analyzes community needs and designs programs to meet those physical, mental and psychosocial needs while maintaining the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with applicable law. While not directly providing clinical counseling, the Tribal Family Services Director coordinates with private and public agencies to provide services through a referral network that is reputable, vetted and subject/service-appropriate. He or she is also responsible for program management, quarterly reporting, budgeting, grant-writing, and evaluating the effectiveness of these services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Legal Compliance
Design, and manage programs and services in a manner consistent with all legal and regulatory requirements and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Mission, Policy and Planning
Consistent with the SMBMI's values, mission, vision, offers general guidance, advocacy and well-documented referrals to effective services and programs that address the physical, mental and psychosocial needs of the community.
Researches community needs and designs relevant programs to meet these needs.
Establishes a positive relationship with the Tribal community through culturally-appropriate methods of education and awareness.
Sets program goals, directs implementation of initiatives, and analyzes data and feedback to determine effectiveness; makes recommendations to improve service delivery.
Develops innovative prevention programs, restorative justice programs, culturally-informed mental health services, etc. as a resource to the Tribal Community.
While maintaining strict constituent confidentiality, reports to the Business Committee quarterly on program goals, services and effectiveness, and advises them in a timely manner concerning issues that could affect community safety or wellness.
Acts as a liaison with the Tribal Court, state and federal and local agencies on specific cases.
Assists in the coordination of Indian Child Welfare matters.
Partner with and serve as a resource to the Tribal Court in the development and administration of Tribal laws related to disorderly conduct, child custody and guardianship, juvenile delinquency and truancy, elder care, and other family related matters.
Management and Administration
Maintains positive and effective relationships with Tribal leaders, department heads, outside agencies, and the Tribal community at large.
Establishes policies and procedures to address constituent confidentiality, HIPAA compliance, Tribal Citizen in-take, referrals, and progress monitoring and assessment.
Researches and secures a vast network of reputable and vetted service providers from the public and private sectors.
Follows up to ensure that services provided are appropriate and timely.
Researches and solicits appropriate grant-funding opportunities.
Effectively manages all resources and department budget to ensure the effective delivery of support and services.
Department is subject to all San Manuel Band of Mission Indians policies and Tribal law.
May be required to make home and/or institution visits in case management.
Will coordinate with the Tribal Health Care Insurance administrator and providers, as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This role will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include guiding and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Master degree in Human Services, Social Services, Public Health, Behavioral Health or equivalent degree from an accredited university. PHD preferred.
Minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position requires an individual with highly developed communication skills and maturity.
Experience with death, dying, depression, dependencies and intervention, family conflicts, and other difficult life events and issues is essential.
Must demonstrate sensitivity to Tribal history, lifestyle and culture to earn and retain the trust of the Tribal community.
Demonstrate knowledge of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or related required.
As a condition of employment with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Education Department, incumbents are required to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment and annual post- employment background investigation including, but not limited to, Live-Scan fingerprinting, drug screening and criminal history background check.
A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company's insurance carrier.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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