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Social Worker III

 

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SALARY GRADE: 69

SALARY RANGE: $35,895.00 - $55,637.00 per year (starting salary is $35,895.00 per year)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATION PROCESS:    Apply ONLY through the Division of Employment Security (DES), using a State of North Carolina Application Form (PD-107), and attaching an official college transcript (required). Resumes are not accepted in place of the PD-107.  Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered.  Applications submitted directly to DSS or to the Human Resource Office or via email will not be considered.**Only applicants with completed applications and official transcripts will be considered**.

Human Resources Officer:
Carolyn Fornes
PO Box 530
106 Dundee St.
Windsor, NC 27983
(252) 794-5360

  

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work; or a Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only);Bachelor’s Degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master’s degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two  years directly related experience; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems. Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral, and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory.   Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program; General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training.  In certain settings, considerable knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis.  Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems.  Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  

Responsible for assessing the risk of harm to children alleged to be abused, neglected, or dependent within the mandated timeframes using a family centered practice approach.  This approach focuses on the goal of preserving or reunifying the family, or achieving permanent placement in another family.

Day to day duties include, but are not limited to: receive reports of child abuse, neglect, or dependency; conduct assessments and home evaluations to determine the extent of the abuse/neglect/dependency and risk of harm to the child(ren); interview children, parents, guardians, caretakers, collaterals; visits to homes / schools; counsel / engage families to assess child safety; develop and implement protection service plans that best meet the safety, well-being, and permanency needs of the child(ren); provide preventive services to ensure children can remain in their own homes if possible; arrange placement outside the home when removal of the child(ren) is necessary; monitor placements; prepare court reports; testify in court; maintain effective verbal / written communication with schools, mental health, medical and other professionals regarding the needs of the child and the family; Coordinate / make referrals for needed services; work with law enforcement and the judicial system.  Documentation of cases must be extremely accurate.

Worker in this position often works outside of the normal workday hours.  Worker in this position will serve on CALL DUTY nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled, to receive and/or investigate protective services reports. 

Working in shelters and performing other areas of assistance in case of disaster, either natural or man-made, to serve the citizens of Bertie County is also a responsibility of this position.  Responsible for any other duties assigned by the supervisor or director. 

(SW-III, con’t)

 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid NC Driver’s License

Worker must complete a required 72-hours minimum of Pre-Service Training before direct client contact and 39 additional hours within the first year of employment.

 

PREFERENCES:

MSW or BSW through the NC Welfare Collaborative

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Position will perform duties as a representative of a public agency and is subject to high standards for personal and professional conduct.  Ability to efficiently and effectively interact with co-workers to accomplish common tasks; Ability to have efficient and courteous interaction with the public; Ability to perform in highly stressful situations; Ability to maintain high level of professionalism and to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times.  Adhering to the laws of Confidentiality is a requirement.

 

A Criminal Background Check will be required before any offer of employment

Bertie County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Bertie County Employment Application PDF
Bertie County Employment Application (Sheriff) PDF
Application for Employment (State Job Openings i.e. Dept. of Social Services) PDF
Additional Page for Previous Employment for State Applications (if needed) PDF