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POSITION:  SOCIAL WORKER III- (AFTER HOURS)                                             

SALARY:  $39,193.29   

GRADE: 70

APPLY BY:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED                                                                           

POSITION # 187-40-2120WILL CONSIDER WORK-AGAINST FOR SOCIAL WORKER III

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 education and social well-being.  This isaccomplished 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:  The After-Hours Social Worker provides after hours and weekend coverage for Intakeand Crisis Intervention for the Family and Children’s Services Section of the Department.  In addition the worker provides after hours interventions with families for whom the unit is already providing services.

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 arange 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 ofclient’s problems.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of case load and their families, aswell as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and executework 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.

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 solicitedor 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 VETERNAS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.§          THE VETERANS OR THEIR WIVES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF THEIR DISCHARGE (FORM DD-214).