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AFS Supervisor

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Suttons Bay, MI
  • Posted: February 15, 2022
  • Full-Time

SUMMARYThe AFS Supervisor /Program Director provides administrative and day-to-day supervisory support to the AFS Family Services and Human Services functions including court hearings, crisis intervention, complaints, and complianceMINUMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field is required. Must be licensed with the State of Michigan as a BSW.Must have 2-5 years of experience in the Social Work field.Must have a valid unrestricted driver license and be insurable by the GTB insurance carrier.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMaintain scope of work for the programs consistent with fiscal guidelines, client needs and staffing resources.Monitor service activity to prevent the duplication of services and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those same services by coordinating delivery through different and interrelated programsDevelop and responsibly manage program budgetsProgram advocacy and development for the continuation and improvement of program servicesDirect supervision of staff within the Anishnaabek Family Services.Assist in overseeing compliance with all Tribal, State and Federal Laws regarding Anishinaabek. Assist in and ensure that records and files are developed and maintained.

Assure all necessary reports due from Anishinaabek are completed and forwarded to proper reporting agencies as scheduled.Assist in representing Family Services Sub-Department regarding the activities of Anishinaabek with outside agencies and internal programs. Such meetings may involve police agencies, attorneys, prosecutors, U.S. Attorneys, FBI, and other officialsMonitor all Tribal children that have been placed out of their homes that live outside of the Tribe's service areaFacilitate Anishnaabek Child Protection Team Meetings.

Facilitate weekly staff meetings with individual programs, including quality assurance meetingsAdhere to the GTB Code Section 10 - GTB Children's Code.Maintain patient confidentiality as per Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and complete HIPAA compliance training.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIESUses experienced judgment and initiative in the application of principles that underlie guidelines in the evaluation of subordinate department programs, in deviating from traditional techniques, and/or in researching trends and patterns to develop new approaches, criteria, or proposed policies.Develops deadlines, projects, and work to be done through consultation with the Department Manager. .Plans and carries out assignments such as determining the approach to be taken or methodology to be used, developing fact-finding plans, determining the depth of analysis or review required, and/or performing the initial planning necessary to conduct management evaluations of department programs for compliance with policies and regulations.Occasionally negotiates agreements independently but keeps Department Manager informed of progress, potentially controversial conflicts/issues that arise, and/or matters that affect policy or have other far-reaching implicationsInitiates necessary coordination with technical representatives or specialistsCompleted work is reviewed from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility; compatibility with other work or effectiveness in meeting established requirements and/or expected results.Policies and precedents are available but stated in general terms or are of limited use. Therefore, intensive searches of a wide range of regulations and policy circulars applicable to the numerous and diversified issues encountered are frequently required.Guidelines are often inadequate in dealing with problems, requiring ingenuity and originality in interpreting, modifying, and extending guides, techniques, and precedents; in devising terms and conditions tailored to specific projects, and/or in balancing the application of the guidelines in relation to novel program or technical needs, business considerations, and the socioeconomic climate.Advanced knowledge of business, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, and planningAdvanced knowledge of applicable law, regulations, rules, procedures, and administration Advanced supervisory skillsGeneral proficiency in computers Excellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated in the seven grandfather teachings.

Exceptional detail and follow-up skillsAbility to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlinesAdvanced proficiency in leadership and management skills and techniquesAbility to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of actionEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field is required. *Successful completion of Program Director training within one year from the date of hireSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirect supervision of Anishinaabek Family Services/Human Service Intake Employee Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the subordinate work unitPlans the work, sets the priorities for completion, and assigns work to subordinatesEvaluates subordinates' performance and advises, counsels, and instructs them on work and administrative matters according to established policy and procedureIdentifies and provides for developmental and other training needs of subordinatesInterviews and hires for vacancies in positions within the subordinate work unitResolves complaints and grievances originating within and/or affecting the subordinate work unitDetermines and takes disciplinary action as required, consistent with established policy and/or lawsCaries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.EQUIPMENT TO BE USEDGeneral office equipment including computer, calculator, copier, fax, phone system, and so onTYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDSWork requires sitting, lifting, and reaching. Also requires manual dexterity to operate office equipment, keyboarding, and so on.

Should have corrected normal range of hearing and vision.TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDSThe complexity and responsibility inherent in this position requires the candidate to perform with above average ability, calmly and decisively in response to the demands of the position. There may be some time pressure occasionally.WORKING CONDITIONSNormal office environment with some anticipated automobile travelCOMMENTSNative American preference will apply. Must be willing and able to pass a background investigation and a drug and alcohol urinalysis as a condition of employment.

Adherence to strict company policy in regard to confidentiality is a must.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time through approved motion by Tribal Council.

* Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians


Suttons Bay, MI
49682 USA



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