The future of the Lummi Nation depends on the wellness and education of our children, in both the western sense, and in accordance with Lummi culture. Lummi Child Welfare Social Workers are responsible for ensuring children in the care of the Nation are safe and prepared for the future.
The Child Welfare Social Worker I is responsible for providing case management services for Lummi Nation children in dependencies in Lummi Tribal Court in accordance with the Lummi Childrens Code, policies & procedures of the Child Welfare Program and the Court Services Department, and Lummi custom. The role of the Child Welfare Social Worker I is an essential service to the Lummi People, so must be available outside the regular government business hours, and must exercised with sound independent judgment, integrity and confidentiality. The Child Welfare Social Worker I must successfully complete a structured orientation training process, prior to moving form Orientation status to Regular Full-Time. The Child Welfare Social Worker I duties include: