DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Services
POSITION: SW III Adult Protective Services (temporary PT no benefits)
SALARY RANGE: $25.00/hour
POSTING DATES: 11–10–2014 until filled
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This position includes responsibilities for administering the following programs: Adult Home Specialist, Representative Payee, At-Risk Case Management, Adult Daycare Consultant (monitoring block grant funding), Housing and Home Improvement, and Adult Protective Services. This position assures that various types of adult care homes operate within the applicable rules, regulations and laws through an ongoing planning and monitoring process. Activities are both consultative and supervisory with the goal of assuring safe and quality care for the resident. The social worker evaluates adult care homes (residential) and adult day care homes (day care) to determine if the home or facility meets the needs of the individuals served. The Social Worker also provides consultation and technical assistance to help maintain standards, expand, and improve the quality of care provided.
Receives and documents information which alleges that an individual is a disabled adult as defined in G.S. 108A; has been abused, neglected or exploited; and is in need of protective services. This also includes making a decision regarding the information being provided to determine whether a protective services evaluation will be initiated based on statutory authority; directing the reporter to another agency or other community resources, when appropriate; making referrals to the district attorney, law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies, as appropriate; and completing thorough documentation of the above activities. Participates in the case decision, including the decision regarding capacity to consent, and activities related to obtaining services authorization either from the client or the court. Provides services, as part of the service plan, when the case has been substantiated. Such services include arranging for the provision of and assisting individuals and their relatives or caretakers in utilizing appropriate services and community resources; conducting quarterly reviews if the case remains open for services; and documenting the services provided.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 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 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.
EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Two or more years working as SW III in Adult Protective Services within a County Department of Social Services and flexible work availability to accommodate afterhours / weekend work.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Application must be submitted before the closing date to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications can be obtained from Human Resources or downloaded from the County’s website. You may also submit your application online by clicking the “Online Application” link. Only qualified applicants will be referred for an interview.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.