Department: Department of Social Services
Position: Social Worker III APS
Salary Range: $35,676.78 – $50,410.36 Salary Grade: 69
Posting Dates: 11/06/2018 – until filled (first review 11-16-2018)
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. Position must engage the adult and family in goals focused on improvement of quality of life for the elderly or disabled person and enhanced safety. Position must deal with adult maltreatment, extreme family issues (substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence), potential placement and care coordination, and participate in meetings through which very intense temporary and/or permanent decisions are made for the best interest of the adult. Excellent communication skills are required for interactions with staff attorney, court representatives, court testimony, law enforcement, facilities, and other professionals in the community. Employee must participate on a work team and have strong, effective, efficient individual functionality, as well as support teamsmanship and coordinated efforts. This position requires for workers to be on-call after hours every other week for a full week (including nights and any holidays that fall within that time). Additional after-hours responsibilities may be added when the unit is experiencing a vacancy.
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 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.
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.