Children's Services Case Aide

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #244
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Close:             Open Until Filled

Department:   Children’s Services

Reports To:   Child Placing Agency Program Manager                             

Hours:            40 Hrs/Week – Full Time

 Salary:           DOQ + Benefits*                                                      


*The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid

medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and

paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is in conjunction and in support to the case worker to provide wrap around services for families and children being reunified by the Puyallup Tribal Court System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Participates in case staffing for the purpose of addressing family and child needs.
  2. Provides caseworker with monthly written status reports on progress of meeting identified needs of each assigned family.
  3. Provides transportation for children and families to identified appointments related to their specific case plan.
  4. Identifies resources for families, i.e. phone calls, setting appointments, transportation.
  5. Assists parents with completing necessary paperwork, i.e., Medical coupons application, social security applications, birth certificates, School, Medical and counseling.
  6. Supervises visits when necessary and properly trained.
  7. Assists caseworkers with paperwork, filing, and other case management duties.
  8. Complete State and Tribal payment forms when necessary.
  9. Assists Foster Home License with licensing responsibilities.
  10. May need to transport children out of state/or assist caseworkers in these transports.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree in Social Work/Social Services preferred. High School Diploma/GED required; and at least two years related experience and/or training working with Native American children and their families in a Social Work setting; or equivalent combination of minimum education requirement and experience.    Must have beginner to intermediate computer experience in Word and Excel. Must have no current or previous Tribal or State CPS history or founded allegations of child abuse or neglect.

Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience).

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses Or Certificates

Must acceptably pass a criminal background check and DCFS CPS check prior to and throughout employment. 

Must have a clean driving record for the past five years (no driving related criminal actions or traffic related infractions either pending or adjudicated).

Must have safe and reliable transportation.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Must be insurable to occasionally drive Tribal vehicles.

Must be able to obtain HIV/AIDS CPR/ First Aid Certification within 2 months of employment.

Must be willing to obtain and pass a TB (tuberculosis) test.

Other Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legal requirements of Puyallup Tribal Court- Children’s Code, and U.S. Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

Knowledge of Native American family dynamics.  Sensitive to and familiar with the social/cultural needs of Tribal children and their families.

Must maintain a strict level of confidentiality at all times.

Must be available to work some nights and weekends as needed.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier and other general office equipment.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reach with hands and use hands to finger, handle and feel.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level is low to moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting with frequent outside travel.
  • There are frequent employee contacts and interruptions during the day.
  • Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.
  • Requires local travel using employee’s personal transportation.


The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA