The future of the Lummi Nation depends on the wellness and education of our
youth, in both the western sense, and in accordance with Lummi traditions and culture. The Lummi
Child Welfare (LCW) Program is responsible for meeting that need for the Children who are in the care
of the Lummi Nation.
Pursuant to Title 8 of the Lummi Code of Laws, LCW is responsible for carrying out the Child
Protective Services, Child Welfare Services, Foster Care Program, and other duties assigned by the
LIBC. The priority for services is caring for the children in the care of the Lummi Nation and assisting
their parents to reunify with their children.
A Child Welfare Case Aide assists Social Workers and supervisor staff with a broad spectrum of social
work and administrative tasks that help Child Welfare Program clients and Program staff. The Case
Aide may be asked to assist with document scanning, identifying relatives for possible placement,
reception, client transports, and temporary supervision of children in the care of the Nation, as well as
several other duties listed below, all in the same day.
All Child Welfare staff are held to the highest standard for confidentiality, reliability, and judgement of
safety for children. The Case Aide assists in providing essential frontline services that may require
work outside the normal LIBC workday.