Family Advocate
Scotts Valley Tribal TANF Program

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Post Date: Apr 15, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: GSA Step 6
Location: US - California - Lakeport
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Description
SUMMARY: The Family Advocate position will have primary responsibility for serving needy Native American Families in Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties with temporary cash assistance and supportive services. The Family Advocate will assist families with job preparation, work related assistance, education, identifying barriers and encouraging cultural awareness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:   

•        Client intake, evaluation, planning, monitoring and follow-up.
•        Coordinate, oversee and evaluate daily direct services, operations, and supportive services activities.
•        Elicit factual information from the prospective of current clients who may be suffering from various serious life barriers.
•        Read, understand and follow complex rules, regulations, policies and memos.
•        Identify and evaluate needs and barriers to employment.
•        Evaluate and when necessary develop a Family Success Plan or recommend changes to the client’s current plan.
•        Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, pay attention to detail and follow all established policies and procedure.
•        Prioritize and plan effective work activities and include the appropriate people in the decision making process.
•        Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
•        Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with employers, outside service providers, Scotts Valley Tribal TANF (SVTT) staff, Tribal community and SVTT clientele.
•        Effectively represent the Tribe's programs in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
•        Maintain and secure confidential information and documentation.

Skills
Knowledge of tribal, federal and state regulations that apply to the TANF program operations.
Awareness of current Native American issues with regard to employment, training, welfare referral and social services.
Knowledge of Native American values and culture in relation to self-sufficiency and welfare dependence.
Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, procedures and use of Microsoft Office Software.
Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks



Contact Details
Name: Christine Martinez
Address: 2727 Systron Drive Suite 100
City: Concord
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 94518
Country: United States
Ph: 925-363-4778
FAX: 925-771-8214