Sault Tribe
  • - ACFS
  • Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
  • 20.887
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Yes


The Direct Assistance Casemanager I, under the direction of the ACFS Director, is responsible for participating in the provision of direct case management services to socially and economically disadvantaged Tribal members eligible and participating in programs administered by Anishnabek Community and Family Services.  The position is responsible for assisting families in the identification of and development of plans for self-sufficiency, including but not limited to services such as welfare assistance, public assistance, daycare, transportation, supportive services, employment and training, and other programs administered by the Sault Tribe.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Interviews applicants and completes the application process.
  • Explains and interprets program policy and participant obligations.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports, statistics, and correspondence.
  • Determines eligibility and referral to programs that best suit client needs.
  • Develops, plans, and determines resources to address housing, transportation, employment, and training needs.
  • Assists in the development of program policy, procedures, and plans.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Completes home visits where the applicant is home-bound. 
  • All other job-related duties as assigned.


Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, clients, and outside vendor/service providers.


Position sedentary, primarily sitting and lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, typing, frequent use of near/field of vision, occasional standing, walking, carrying, lifting, reaching, and driving. Working conditions include occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold. Potential hazards include constant computer use, frequent client contact and equipment use, occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, and infectious exposure.


Education:     Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Human Services related field or five years of demonstrated ability in related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Experience:    One year of experience in a Human Services/Social Services agency is required.

Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain an excellent moral character standing. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:     Knowledge of Federal, State, and Tribal laws, rules, and regulations related to mandatory reporting is preferred. Knowledge of interviewing techniques and community resources is required. Ability to develop, monitor and modify applicant service goals required. Knowledge of human behavior and behavioral sciences, including human growth and development, interpersonal relationships, and family dynamics required. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Knowledge of and ability to use word processing and spreadsheet and database software required. Must have excellent public relations/customer service skills.         Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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