ACE School Social Worker III (80% position)

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number


Closing Date
February 25, 2022
Posted February 11, 2022

Agency Name
Catawba County Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Location
3030 11th Ave. Dr. SE
North Carolina
Job Description

Catawba County Social Services, a leader in innovative and quality services, is recruiting for a highly motivated candidate with strong initiative, to fill a role as an ACE School Social Worker III.  In this position, you will provide comprehensive school social work services to students, parents, and school staff, addressing barriers that limit students from receiving full benefit from their educational experience. This position will serve Hickory City Middle Schools.  This position will be paid at 80% year round and receive prorated benefits. This position runs on the school calendar schedule, working 40 hours per week, and will have a partial summer off. It is a time-limited position guaranteed through this year and likely through next year, though every year is a new contract is required through the school system. We are seeking individuals who share our common core values to provide community based social worker to include: Doing what’s right:
  • Providing community based case management services to children and families who attend Hickory City Schools.
Doing what matters most:
  • Serving families, children, and our community by providing support and comprehensive family-centered, solution focused assessments and interventions that will support a child to succeed in school.
Doing it together:
  • Collaborating with community organizations such as schools, housing, organizations, food banks, in order to promote wellbeing of families
Doing it well:
  • Striving for excellence in meeting all state, federal and internal standards in a rewarding environment that ultimately seeks to increase protective factors while decreasing risks associated with abuse, neglect, dependency and school failure
  • Provide school and community based social work services to include:
  • Case Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Individual and Group counseling
  • Assessments
  • Classroom observation
  • Support and consultation on behalf of student and family
  • Home and field visits
  • Court appearances
  • Child and Family team meetings
  • Advocacy with school personnel and other service providers
  • Assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources
  • Perform accurate record keeping to meet state and federal guidelines as well as internal team expectations
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work; or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and 1 year of social work experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and 2 years of social work experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-human services field and 3 years of social work experience
  • Valid Driver’s license with safe driving record
  • Outstanding communication with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with students, families, schools, communication agencies, internal partners, etc.
  • Sound assessment and intervention skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Excellent time management ability
  • This is considered Light Work; lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • A Master’s degree in Social Work
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