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Strong Peoples Family Wellness Court Case Manager and Family Outreach Coordinator 

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Category Justice Center  

Strong People's Family Wellness Court Case Manager

And Family Outreach Coordinator

Summary: A culturally informed court-based program designed for families involved in a Minor in Need of Care (dependency) case filed as a result of alcohol/drug abuse or related neglect. The program offers comprehensive services, utilizing case management and wrap-around services collaboration, applied under the intense supervision of the Family Wellness Court Team. The Family Wellness Court Team offers continuing support and accountability to a family participant as the participant works through his/her individualized case services and treatment plan.

The mission of the Strong People's Family Wellness Court is to assist family members break the negative cycle of active addiction through community involvement and accountability, reconnect to language and cultural practices, find alternatives to incarceration, and learn positive parenting skills so that they are reunified with their children and restored to the Tribal Community as healthy, productive members.

Role of Court Case Manager - Family Outreach Coordinator: Facilitates the operation of the Family Wellness Court through hands-on case management; coordination and collaboration with other Family Wellness Court Team members; monitoring individual participant's program compliance and progress; participates in weekly Team case staffing and Family hearings; data collection and analysis for evaluation purposes in gauging program efficacy for dissemination to interested community groups and funding resources.

LOCATION: Strong People's Family Wellness Court (Port Angeles, WA)

SUPERVISOR: Lower Elwha Tribal Court Chief Judge or designee

POSITION STATUS: 0.87 FTE (grant funded position); non-supervisory; non-exempt

SALARY LEVEL: $22.00/hour


  • Conducts new-participant intake.
  • Participates in Family Wellness Court Team staffing and meetings; presents participant concerns at staffing for support from the Team.
  • Attends Family Wellness Court hearings to provide clarification and/or supplemental information regarding participant progress in the case.
  • Prepares written reports or documents for the Family Wellness Court when requested.
  • Maintains participant social/case management files and official records.
  • Maintains confidentiality while working with sensitive information.
  • Serves as first contact for participant's daily check-ins.
  • Helps to identify participant's needs and additional services that will help meet those needs.
  • Creates referrals for participant to wraparound services including but not limited to, educational, cultural and employment services.
  • Conducts participant meetings for the purpose of collecting information, assessing compliance and assigning tasks, or other related phase work.
  • Conducts random drug screens and/or breathalyzer testing on participants as ordered.
  • Assists participants secure transportation to needed services (i.e. medical, dental, school, public assistance, SUD treatment, etc.) when other options are not available.
  • Performs random visits to a participant's home to ensure it is a safe environment and/or to perform random searches if indicated.
  • Collaborates in project and activity planning for participants with the Family Wellness Court Team and other service agencies/resources.
  • Helps identify community resources to ensure a full wraparound continuum of needed treatment services including mental health and addiction treatment, education and vocational services, health care, family services, and other beneficial community supports;
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with all wraparound service providers.
  • Maintains contact with participant treatment facilities.
  • Supports the Family Wellness Court Program Coordinator-Court Clerk maintain participant legal case files.
  • Assists the Family Wellness Court Program Coordinator-Court Clerk coordinate Family Wellness Court hearings and Team staffing.
  • Collaborate with the Family Wellness Court Program Coordinator-Court Clerk in collecting and analyzing data on a regular basis to support Grant reporting requirements and to ensure compliance and adherence to Grant objectives.
  • Deliver data in an informed and meaningful way on a regular basis to Tribal Court and Family Wellness Court Team members; and upon request to Tribal Council and the Tribal community to support Grant reporting compliance.
  • Perform other grant-related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Attributes:


  • AA degree in Behavioral/Human Services, Justice, Addiction Studies or fields - OR-2 years of higher education combined with 2 years of direct case management experience in lieu of an AA degree.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, internet research, and data base.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to express thoughts clearly in verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain program goals and priorities
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate and collaborate with agencies from other jurisdictions as well as other LEKT agencies.
  • Ability to work cordially and effectively with staff and the public, including under stressful situations.
  • Must be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflicts and make effective decisions under pressure.
  • Must be able to attend training activities, including cross-training, and to travel as needed.
  • Must have a Washington State driver's license and insurable driving record within 30 days of hire.
  • Must pass a background check and never have been convicted of a felony, as well as having no conviction of a serious misdemeanor within the previous four years.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.
  • Must be able to comply with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe policies and procedures, including Drug Free Workplace requirements.
  • This position requires compliance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 101-630); 25 CFR Part 63; Crime Control Act of 1990.


  • Experience working in Indian Country, particularly in a tribal legal system.
  • Knowledge of tribal law, federal law, and any state law relevant to Tribal Court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of and respect for the culture and traditions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; or other tribes with similar culture and traditions.


  • Ability to sit to sit for an extended period, as well as stand, bend reach, climb stairs;
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds;
  • Ability to utilize the manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment including computers, printer/copier/scanner/fax, calculator, tape recorder, landline phone, cell phone.

For more information, or to submit cover letter, resume and professional references please contact:

  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Employment Services/HR/TERO Department 360.452.8471

OPENING DATE: February 5, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

As with all positions at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, this position is subject to Indian preference in hiring.

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 2/6/2024  
Location Justice Center  
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