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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is committed to its employees and their families by offering a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), voluntary life, voluntary AD&D, short term disability and long term disability coverages, flexible spending accounts, 15 paid holidays, birthday leave, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401k.

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  Child & Family Service Manager



 Job Posting


Child & Family Service Manager

Department:  Social Services


Reports to:

Social Services Administrator

Grade Level:  8                       



Open until filled




General Summary Description:

The Child & Family Service Manager ensures the safety of Prairie Band Potawatomi children that are in or in need of Tribal custody. This position also provides direct supervision of Child & Family Case Workers and Family Support Workers involved with Foster Care, Placement/Adoption, Child Protection /CINC, Family Preservation, Independent Living, ICWA compliance and the development and application of the IV E Funding.




1.      Overall management for short and long term objectives for the Child & Family Services including: case management, treatment planning, court reports, performance evaluations, etc.

2.      Provide Social Services Administrator with Child and Family Services program/grant reporting requirements.

3.      Oversee and report the monitoring of program budgets, inventory and expenditures.

4.      Monitor CPS investigations, training and supervision of case management, ongoing services as needed.

5.      Provide direction and supervision to team members as it applies to policy and procedures.

6.      Review the screening of new cases in determines the appropriateness for agency services.

7.      Review court reports prior to submission.  Attend court hearings when possible.

8.      Supervise the recruitment and approve Native American Family Foster Homes.

9.      Partner with state child placing agencies   as it pertains to the care and welfare of the Nations children and families

10.  Assist in providing the coordination Foster Parent training and TIPS-MAPP training.

11.  Oversee the development of emergency after hour services. Be reachable by phone 24 hours a day for services after hours when needed.

12.  Assist in the installment and use of electronic records for program records.

13.  Ensures that all required data and files are maintained to meet regulatory needs of outside agencies to include, applicable State, Federal, Tribal Codes, and BIA requirements.

14.  Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of IV-E funding.

15.  Attend Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) meetings and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services meetings as required.

16.  Monitor staff training to address learning goals and obtain necessary Continuing Education Development for all team members.  

17.  Works closely with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police, local law enforcement, Tribal and state courts, other Social Service Programs, and community partners as applicable.

18.  Assists in updating tribal codes as necessary relating to child welfare issues.

19.  Evaluates effectiveness of services provided by the Child and Family Services Program.

20.  Assures program policies and procedures are followed.

21.  Work with other Social Service programs to ensure coordination of services for the members needs.

22.  Ensures appropriate follow-up with other office/departmental requests for the exchange of information with agencies, departments and individuals for the coordination of care.

23.  Assigns and reviews work for direct reports.

24.  Instructs and trains direct reports.

25.  Establishes schedules and sets objectives for the program.

26.  Be responsible for oversight of and/or be Social Security Representative payee for Nation’s children.

27.  Appraises employee performance.

28.  Recommends hiring and discharge of direct reports.

29.  Will have regular contact and control of children.

30.  All other duties as assigned.


Education and Training

Minimum:  Licensed Masters of Social Worker (LMSW)

Preferred:        Licensed Masters of Social Worker (LMSW) with Managerial experience and/or work experience and knowledge of Tribal and Grant Requirements



Minimum:  Five to ten years and managerial experience and knowledge of Child Welfare issues

Preferred:   Ten plus years and managerial experience knowledge of Child Welfare issues


Additional Requirements:


·         Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and be insurable with the Nations insurance.

·         Must be licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board

Special Requirements:

·         Fingerprinting, background, tuberculosis (TB) test and drug screen will be conducted prior to employment. All results must be favorable.

·         Typing skills and Telephone skills.

·         Organizational and Planning skills.

·         Ability to operate general office equipment.

·         Computer literate.

·         Maintain and respect the confidentiality of individuals and families. 

·         Must be able to develop program with guidance and team attitude.

·         Have interest and knowledge of Native lifestyle and culture.

·         Demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy in performance of assigned duties.

·         Willing to take direction.

·         Attends training and workshops periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.

·         Professional work ethics, manner and appearance.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Works cooperatively within office, Tribe and other agencies as needed.

·         Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.

·         Analytical Requirements:  Duties are of a complex nature, requiring judgment for which there are no precedents.

·         Decisions and Judgment:  Assess procedures in identifying and improving processes of service delivery. Determine what services within agency or community can best help a family.

·         Initiative:  Problems are of a difficult nature; supervision is limited to assignments and discussion of problems.

Working Conditions: 

·         Supervision Exercised: 4 employees directly.

·         Supervision Received:  Light supervision.

·         Travel Required: 30 percent.

·         Access to and/or use of confidential records.

Safety Hazards:

·         Unsafe conditions when entering homes.

·         Daily vicarious exposure to other’s physical and emotional trauma experiences can have severe and lasting effects on workers.


Physical Demands:



















Vision Acuity














Often up
 to 50%

Frequent up to 80%


> 80%

Up to 20 lbs

21-50 lbs

> 50 lbs

































DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY:  Individual selected shall agree and abide by the PBP Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to a drug screening PRIOR to employment.

PRIVACY ACT:  This position must comply with all requirements and provisions of Subpart D of CFR, which implements the Privacy Act (5), USC 552a, (i)(l).


Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.


Submit application, resume and two (2) letters of reference:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Human Resources

16281 Q RoadMayetta, KS 66509 Fax (785) 966-3062

Call toll free 1-866-694-3937 for more information.

Go to our website www.pbpindiantribe.com for information on application