Social Worker III - Foster Care (open until filled)

Description :

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is advanced level social work in the performance of specialized Children Services. Position deals with Foster Care, Permanency Planning, and Independent Living Services to children in DSS custody ranging in age from newborn to 21. Worker will share responsibility for on-call duties.
 
Knowledges, 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 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 of 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.
 
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; 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 counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; 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.
 
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH DSS AND/OR BILINGUAL SKILLS.
Applicants may qualify for a work against appointment with a certain degree of education and experience.
 
 
SALARY RANGE:  $41,460-$64,260                GRADE: 71
**Salary negotiation within this range may be allowed for individuals with DSS Child Welfare experience in this position and current NC Pre-Service Training
 
Application deadline date is Open Until Filled.
 
SAMPSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All offers of employment are conditional pending candidate undergoing pre-employment Alcohol & Drug testing and producing satisfactory test results.

Contact : Apply by mailing a completed NC State Application (PD-107) AND A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT to NC WORKS Career Center, 115 N. Blvd.; Clinton, NC  28328.


IN-HOUSE APPLICANTS CAN APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled