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SALARY:  $39,193.29   GRADE: 70
POSITION # 187-40-4031

APPLY BY:  5:00 p.m. on January 11th, 2011                               
Kathi McClure, PHR
Haywood County Department of Social Services
486 East Marshall Street
Waynesville, NC  28786
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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: The Family and Children’s Services Section focuses on enhancing the
welfare of the children in the county by promoting their physical safety, emotional, educational and social well-being. This is
accomplished through coordination of services with other agencies, the court system and by a cooperative effort with all Title XX
services.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:  An I/A/T (Investigations/Assessment Treatment) Services Social Worker assesses the
child/children’s environment and service agreement with the child/children; to set goals and meet needs which will help in prevention
of neglect or abuse; to provide specialized planning, coordination and delivery of services with focus on enabling the caretaker to
modify or change the home.  To provide adequate services, the I/A/T Services worker  must help families utilize resources within the
agency and community to reach goals and facilitate change.
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/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.  Skill in
establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of
client’s problems.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of case load 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; OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative
(Child Welfare Positions only) ; OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work and one year directly
related experience; OR Master’s degree in counseling in a Human Services field and one year of Social Work or Counseling; OR
Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.
                           WILL CONSIDER WORK-AGAINST FOR SOCIAL WORKER III
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Ongoing education and training are strongly encouraged within the Agency.  State required training will be
provided.  This position requires that an extensive training period be completed prior to assuming a caseload.  Experience with
Windows and Excel preferred.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must submit official college transcripts.  Must have NC Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
We prefer to hire Social Workers who are certified by the North Carolina Certification Board for Social Work
COMPLETION OF APPLICATION: Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement.
Applicants should request a continuation sheet to record additional work experience on the application.  Resumes may be
attached to the application but will not be accepted without the completed application.  Applications should include at
least ten (10) years of work experience on the completed application (if applicable.)  No additional information will be solicited or
considered by this office; therefore persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training,
and experience.  Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.
The campus of Haywood County DSS is a tobacco free facility.  Employees may use tobacco only at the designated areas
off the grounds of the building.

***THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.***

IMPORTANT NOTICE
§  A SEPARATE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH VACANT POSITION.
§ RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A  COMPLETED APPLICATION.
§ RESUMES SUBMITTED IN ADDITION TO A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL NOT BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF AN APPLICANT’S QUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.
§ NO UNSOLICITED REFERRALS FROM PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
§ DUE TO THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986, WE HIRE ONLY CITIZENS AND ALIENS LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.
§ VETERANS PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO VETERANS WHO WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED BEFORE MAY 7, 1975.  WIVES OF SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS AND WIDOWS OF THESE VETERANS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.
§ THE VETERANS OR THEIR WIVES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF THEIR DISCHARGE (FORM DD-214).