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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:                            CPS Social Worker            $19.20 to $22.24

                                      or depending on qualifications

                                      CPS Social Worker Trainee $17.48 to $20.24


LOCATION:                    Department of Human Resource Development


CLOSING DATE:             Thursday, February 21st, 2019 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.


CPS Social Worker: The Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Worker position is a professional, technical, and skilled position with primary responsibility to provide specialized knowledge and skill, generally acquired through intensive academic preparation and knowledge gained through increasing responsible work in the CP Services experience.

  • Receives CPS referrals and CPI/CFS referrals via a Central Intake system (CI) used by child investigators State wide. Cases coming in are reviewed, and then assigned to the CPS workers. The computer case is assigned per case “C” number and then tracked by the computer. Closed cases are required to be submitted to the CPS Program Manager for review as part of the closure process (internal administration review).
  • The worker will be required to monitor and provide case management to the assigned CPS referral investigations. The worker will communicate closely with all CPS workers as well as report to the CPS Program Manger the progress of assigned CPS referrals.
  • Thus, the worker will need to monitor CPS investigative referral timelines to make sure the CPS workers are responding and investigating the CPS referrals in a timely manner.   Also, must monitor documentation of investigative services provided to make sure completed in a timely manner with case closures of all CPS referral assigned worker within the required timelines.   The Incumbent will complete peer case file reviews on a monthly basis.                                       .
  • The worker will attend the Child Protection Team (CPT) meeting which occurs every third (3rd) Wednesday of each month.
  • Thus, be responsible for ensuring court reports are completed and filed with the Tribal                                       Court in a timely manner as well as ensure home visits are completed every month.
  • For a complete position description, request one from the Personnel Department.



CPS Social Worker Trainee: At the direction of the CPS/FC Program Manager and Division Manager, incumbent will mail initial contact form letters to parents who are named n CPS referrals directing them to make contact with TSSD and their assigned worker and identifying their assigned social worker’s name and contact information.

  • Investigate all referrals of child abuse/neglect using procedures and time lines as detailed in the Tribal Code, Social Services manual, and Social services policies and procedures including written instructions. Follows protocols for immediate investigation in the event of injury, life and limb, and as requested by the CPS/FC Program Manager, Division Manager and Department Head.
  • Dependent upon the results of the CPS investigation, the worker may 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 removal or other action by Tribal Social Services Department.
  • Thus, the worker may be investigating CPS issues and monitoring intervention agreements at the same time. The Department will do its best to spread the work considering caseload assignments at any time.
  • Works directly with Indian families in helping them prevent and stop both child and adult maltreatment and learn new ways of relating to and being responsible for their actions and their resources. Works closely with the support of other Social Service professionals to recommend, establish and coordinate intervention support for a family/adult. Must review all Treatment Plans with the CPS/FC Program Manager
  • Studies and analyzes information about the family or individual, the problems, available services and treatment strategies. All investigations have written reports and status reports written within 48 hours or as the social service manual dictates. All actions are entered into the CAPS system, as required.
  • For a complete position description, request one from the Personnel Department.



CPS Social Worker:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or related field with six (6) months’ work experience with children/youth, at risk families CPS, Foster Care or Early Childhood Services.
  • This position is subject to a background check in accordance with Public Law 101630, 25USC Section 3201 and Public Law 101-647, 42USC Section 13031. The background check also includes child protective service checks and driving record checks.
  • Must not have had a conviction of driving under the influence of substances or a per se within the last three (3) years.
  • Must not have resigned to avoid disciplinary actions or have been dismissed from employment within the past (3) years.
  • Must possess a Valid Montana Driver's License and maintains liability insurance.
  • No involvement with any child or social service protection agency as a client, no drug abuse charges or domestic violence charges within the past five (5) years mandatory.

CPS Social Worker Trainee:

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Social Work and/or Psychology, or currently attending college working towards obtaining BSW or BA in Psychology, with a minimum of (5-8 months actual work experience in the Child Welfare Service field).
  • Must pass a background investigation if hired. Must have never been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony crime of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual offense or a crime of violence. Must not have any involvement with any child or social service protection agency as a client, no alcohol or drug abuse or domestic violence charges within the past five (5) years.
  • Must not have resigned to avoid disciplinary' actions or have dismissed from employment within the past three (3) years.
  • Must possess a valid Montana Driver's license.



  • Request a copy of position description for full details.



  1. Completed Tribal employment application.
  2. Completed supplemental questionnaire for background investigations.
  3. Copy of relevant academic transcripts and training certificates.
  4. Copy of current valid driver’s license and 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:  Cynthia Matt, Personnel Office, PO Box 278, Pablo MT 59855, telephone (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1043.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Patricia Courchane, DHRD Department Head @ 675-2700 Ext. #1038                                                  

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