Employment Opportunity: Child & Family Social Worker

Two Feathers NAFS is looking for a Child and Family Social Worker with an focus on Survivor Advocacy.

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $22 to $26 per hour, plus benefits

Two Feathers NAFS is a local nonprofit chartered by the Big Lagoon Rancheria. Two Feathers NAFS’ mission is to inspire healthy and balanced Native American communities in Humboldt County. To achieve our goal, we work with Native American children and families in a good way which includes using culturally-based interventions that promote holistic health and developing respectful collaborations with both Native and Non-Native agencies.

Two Feathers NAFS aims for diversity at every level of our agency. We are an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions), identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Two Feathers celebrates differences. Preference will be given to Native American applicants.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in working with our community and your professional background, in addition to your resume. Cover letter and resume may be submitted electronically to kara.c@twofeathers-nafs.org or mailed to 1560 Betty Court, McKinleyville CA 95519.

General Function

Under the supervision of Two Feathers Behavioral Health Director, the Child & Family Social Worker (CFSW) works in a team setting to facilitate survivor advocacy services, and implement clinical treatment with Native American children and adults within Two Feathers service area. This position will provide direct services to Native American families and youth, with a focus on meeting the emergent needs of Native American survivors of interpersonal violence and children & adolescents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. In addition to direct clinical services, the CFSW supports the implementation of Two Feathers anti-violence programing via the development and facilitation of positive, preventative youth programming. This position will work in the office and in the field. Limited remote-work options are available.

Primary Responsibilities

Survivor Advocacy: 30%

  • On-call during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) to respond to crisis calls, and triage based on client needs.
  • Identify and inform potential recipients of crime-victim compensation and assist with the completion of forms, follow up calls, and making the maximum usage of resources.
  • Assist survivors with accessing resources available to them and when needed provide referrals to access services including: shelter, counseling, medical services, law enforcement, restraining orders, and the legal system.
  • Accompany eligible program participants to appointments, court hearings, and other appointments as indicated by participant needs.
  • Community outreach via tabling at community and school events, with occasional weekend/evening work.
  • Accurately document all advocacy services provided to meet Two Feathers clinical guidelines, and grant reporting requirements.

Direct Client Services: 50%

  • Provide short-term case management services to Native American survivors of child abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.
  • Facilitate youth empowerment, educational, and/or youth support groups in a school setting.
  • Participate in case reviews and staff meetings as part of a team approach.

General Two Feather Program Support: 20%

  • Work effectively and positively as a member of the Two Feathers Team to support programs across the agency as directed, (cultural programing, youth employment, clinical/case management needs).
  • Provide transportation as needed for clients receiving direct services from Two Feathers.

Qualifications

  • Four years of demonstrated work experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence or a degree in Social Work, Psychology or Sociology from an accredited University.
  • Experience working in mental health related organizations, preferred
  • Experience with providing case management to Native American survivors of interpersonal violence, preferred
  • Experience working in tribal communities with Native American youth and their families, preferred
  • Current driver’s license, in good standing
  • Fingerprint clearance with the Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index
  • Must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Must comply with a drug-free workplace

Core Competencies

  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and community.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to solve problems.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to keep track of paperwork and documentation
  • Ability to be flexible with frequent changes
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others
  • Behaves with a friendly and positive demeanor
  • Increase your own level of awareness regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Advocate for diverse perspectives and model inclusive behaviors.
  • Adjust and adapt communication styles to be effective in a diverse workplace.

Benefits

  • This is a full-time position. Salary will be determined on experience, education, and licensure.
  • Health insurance: Employees are eligible after the first full month of employment and Two Feathers NAFS pays 80% of the cost of the employee’s Anthem Silver PPO plan health coverage.
  • Dental and Vision are also available at cost to employee.
  • Retirement Plan: Employees are eligible for a Simple IRA after the first year of employment. Two Feathers will match dollar for dollar the employee’s elective deferral contribution up to 3% of the employee’s total annual compensation.
  • Full-time employees accrue 96 hours of sick time and 1 week of vacation within the first year of employments, to increase to 2 weeks of vacation earned per year after the first year.
  • Two Feathers is a HRSR site and licensed employees are eligible for the HRSA student loan repayment program.
  • 12.5 paid holidays per year.
  • Discounted membership dues at The Club (fitness center in same parking lot).

COVID-19 Considerations

All employees and clients are expected to wear facial coverings when interacting (indoors and outdoors). Employees must be COVID-19 vaccinated.