Osage Nation Social Services consists of a Director, Fiscal Program Manager, Business Systems Analyst, Social Work Supervisor, eight Social Workers, and a Case Aide/Transportation Specialist.
The Director is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Social Services Department, including Child Protection, Adult Protection, IIM Supervision, Indian Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoptions, Family Preservation, and the Osage Nation Child Welfare Information System.
The Fiscal Program Manager is responsible for maintaining adequate inventory control; assisting with contract development and management; preparing annual budgets and program plans; and acting as liaison between Social Services, Purchasing, Vendors, and Payroll.
The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the child welfare information system, while acting as liaison to other departments of the Osage Nation, technical vendors, external stakeholders and partners.
The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of the social workers in the Social Services Department, while assisting the Director with the overall planning and management of programs for children, seniors, and families.
The Intake Specialist is responsible for receiving, documenting and analyzing intakes for the Osage Nation Social Services office; handling information requests, reports of adult or child maltreatment; and making referrals to appropriate services.
The Child Protection Specialist receives referrals; completes investigations; prepares and coordinates legal documents for presentation to courts; attends court hearings and provides testimony; informs courts of department policies and procedures; and serves as an expert witness.
The Indian Child Welfare Specialists provide social work services and case management to Indian children and families served by the Osage Nation Social Services Department; prepare court reports; attend and testify at court hearing; and work with community partners to provide support and resources for families.
The Foster Care/Family Preservation Specialist develops and maintains foster family resources; works with children and families at risk; develops individualized treatment plans; conducts home studies; and provides court advocacy for families.
The Indian Child Welfare Adoption Specialist develops and maintains case plans and treatment plans; attends and testifies at court hearings; and conducts home visits, case assessments, and adoption home studies.
The Adult Social Services Specialists conduct investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of Osage adults; supervise Individual Indian Monies Accounts after completing initial assessment; and provide case management for supervised accounts.
The Case Aide/Transportation Specialist assists social workers with filing; transports clients; maintains transportation logs; and oversees the day-to-day office functions.