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PO BOX 278

PABLO MT  59855

(406) 675-2700

PERSONNEL OFFICE FAX:  (406) 675-2711




****V A C A N C Y   A N N O U N C E M E N T****


TITLE:                              TANF Family Intervention Advocate


LOCATION:                     Department of Human Resources Development


SALARY:                         $15.44 to $17.97 per hour


CLOSING DATE:               Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.



This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy.  The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period.


The TANF Family Intervention Advocate position is a professional, technical and skilled position with the primary responsibility to provide specialized knowledge and skill generally acquired through intensive academic preparation and knowledge gained through lengthy, extensive and increasingly responsible work.


·         Investigates all TANF referrals of child abuse/neglect using procedures and time lines as detailed in the Tribal Code, social Services manual, and DHRD policies and procedures including written instructions.  Follows protocols for immediate investigation in the event of injury, life and limb, and as requested by the DHRD Division Manager or Department Head.

·         Will work in a prevention mode to reduce out of home placements and to ensure children remain in their household/family.  Involves the family in all levels of the decision making to ensure maximum family participation.

·         Dependent upon the results of the CPI investigation, the worker will be required to develop a documented intervention plan with the parent to improve the situation in the home and to provide reasonable efforts, prior to any other action by DHRD Social Services.  The parent will have input into the plan as well as the TANF case manager.  Both caseworkers will sign the intervention plan which will become the work plan for TANF work hours and TANF requirements.  A copy of the plan will be in both subwork units (CPS and TANF).

·         Thus, the worker will be investigating TANF CPI situations and monitoring intervention agreements for TANF clients at the same time.

·         Works directly with Indian families in helping them prevent and stop child maltreatment and learn new ways of relating to and being responsible for their actions and their resources.  Works closely with the support of other DHRD professionals to recommend, establish and coordinate intervention support services for a family/adult.  Works to prevent out of home placements and to reduce any out of home time for the child.

·         Studies and analyzes information about the family or individual, the problems, available services and treatment strategies.  All investigations and interventions have written reports and status reports written within 48 hours of intervention.  All actions are entered into the CAPS system, as required, or if necessary.  It is noted that the interventions will be monitored for 6 months for maximum positive affect.

·         Worker will be responsible for developing and documenting weekly case notes.  These notes will go into the (1) TANF files and (2) CPS file.

·         May receive case assignments via a Central Intake system (CI) used by child investigators statewide.  Cases coming in are reviewed by an MSW and the Division Manager to determine TANF eligibility for the program and then assigned to the intervention worker.  Then the computer case is assigned per case “C” number and then tracked by the computer.  Or case assignments may be made based on CPI referrals which may indicate a need for services.  Intervention cases are monitored for a period of six (6) months and then closed cases are required to be submitted to the Division Manager or MSW for review as part of the closure process (internal administrative review).



·         Preferred Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Bachelor Degree in related fields, such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Services or Law Enforcement, and a minimum of two (2) year’s experience in the area of child welfare services, Tribal TANF, and/or addiction treatment, law enforcement, juvenile probation, etc.

·         Or, an AA Degree in Human Services with six (3) years successful documented experience in the field of Human Services, Child Welfare, Tribal TANF, Law Enforcement, Juvenile or Adult Probation, etc.

·         Knowledge of CSKT TANF program and work requirements and services options.

·         Willingness to attend periodic training to increase expertise as determined by supervisor.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with client, Tribal Council, other DHRD employees, families and employees in other organizations/departments and the general public.  Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers as well as be a team player.

·         Maintain strict confidentiality of information as required by the position.

·         Must pass background investigation if hired.  Must have never been convicted of or pled guilty to a crime of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual offense or crime of violence (felony).

·         Must not have resigned to avoid disciplinary actions or have been dismissed from employment within the past three (3) years.

·         Possess a Valid Montana Driver’s License and maintain liability insurance.

·         No involvement with any child or social service protection agency as a client, no alcohol or drug abuse charges or domestic violence charges within the past five (5) years mandatory.

·         Must be able to demonstrate computer literacy and ability to operate computer and do data entry.

  • Request position description for a detailed description of desirable qualifications.


  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  2. Completed supplemental questionnaire for background investigations.
  3. Copy of relevant academic transcript.
  4. Copy of current valid driver’s license with proof of liability insurance.
  5. Proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT.
  6. If claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted.


SUBMIT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO: Evelyn Charlo, Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, Telephone (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1029. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Arlene Templer, DHRD Department Head – (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1038 or ext.1159                                     

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