Position:Social Worker III – In Home
Salary:$54,286.44 – $57,035.27
Opening Date:November 14, 2023
Closing Date:November 28, 2023
An employee in this class is responsible for managing a caseload of moderate-to-high risk cases where abuse, neglect, and/or dependency has been established. The employee will engage the family through the Child & Family Team process to resolve safety issues and address well-being needs. This employee is also responsible for mentoring and training new staff with the same responsibilities. The employee must demonstrate high-level knowledge and good judgment in assessing whether a child can safely in his/her home, seeking supervisory/attorney consultation, and taking swift and appropriate action to move a child to safety when necessary. The position requires after hours work as needed; as well as on-call backup coverage on a rotating basis.
• Manages a caseload including reviewing history; and conducting home, school, and field visits.
• Contacts and sees all appropriate family members and collaterals, and develops a case plan.
• Works collaboratively with community partners and professionals.
• Staff all cases with the supervisor and child welfare team, and participates in team meetings.
• Counsels and encourages the family as well as connects the family with available resources.
• Attends all court hearings and prepares all necessary reports and documentation, including invoking court action when children cannot be safe in their home.
• Accompanies law enforcement to take physical custody of child(ren) as necessary.
• Collaborates with internal licensing/placement social worker to identify and locate appropriate placement and physically delivers child(ren) to caretaker.
• Completes necessary documentation of narratives, assessments, meetings, documentation; and medical or educational documentation.
• Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience; or
• Master’s degree in a counseling field and two years of social work/counseling experience; or
• Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience; or
• Graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling or a related human service field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work or community organization; or
• An equivalent combination of training and experience.
Applications may be filed online at www.alexandercountync.gov or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.