After Hours Social Worker
Adult Services, Family and Children’s Services
$55,385 - $73,309
November 10, 2022
Posted October 25, 2022
New Hanover County DSS
Human Resources (910) 798-7178.
1650 Greenfield Street
New Hanover County is committed to making lives better through serving children and families with complex needs by… Doing what’s right: By ongoing assessment and partnering with families to help strengthen them and work to maintain and/or reunite children with their families whenever possible by providing support and comprehensive family-centered, solution focused interventions that will support and build a parent’s capacity to protect and nurture their children. Doing it together: Working cohesively with families, children, community and in-agency partners, and other child welfare entities to support and strengthen families. Doing it well: Striving for excellence in meeting all mandated standards in a fast-paced but rewarding environment that ultimately seeks to assure child safety, permanence and develop and reinforce protective family units. We are currently accepting applications for a qualified social worker to join the after hours unit. Duties as an After Hours Social Worker include performing social work functions for Adult and Children's Protective Services during periods that the agency is closed. This includes receiving and screening all reports of alleged abuse and neglect; initiating investigations of all immediate response reports and prioritizing, investigating, or coordinating services for other incoming reports; independently assessing the risk of victims and developing/implementing safety plans; securing and filing custody orders and involuntary commitments; and testifying in court proceedings.
90% of field work is done in homes, court, and the community. Must be able to lift and carry a child.This position will include teleworking. The ideal candidate for telework position is a self-starter with good written and verbal skills and solid proficiency in using modern office technology to perform work duties. Work Hours: The selected applicant will be scheduled to provide coverage every other week, or more often if needed, during agency closures between 4:30 PM Friday – 8:00 AM the following Friday; must be available during emergency situations. On occasion, for training, court, or meeting purposes, additional scheduling may occur during non-scheduled work hours. Candidates must be able to work from a location that will allow them to provide an “immediate” response (within 60 minutes of notice) to crisis situations within New Hanover County. Must be available to work during emergency situations.
***Working for New Hanover County's Social Services Department: New Hanover County's Consolidated Human Services Agency is a single county agency that provides any combination of Public Health and Social Services throughout the county. The Social Services department is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals seeking to serve the citizens of our county through providing essential human services. The department is a part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come. Ideal candidates for the department of social services have excellent customer service, organizational and computer skills, the ability to problem solve and make critical decisions and above all, an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county. New Hanover County is dedicated to the recruitment and recognition of a talented and diverse workforce that is committed to public service. Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers. Supported by the work of our Office of Diversity and Equity, New Hanover County celebrates diversity in our employees’ backgrounds, beliefs, identities, and abilities, while supporting growth opportunities for all. Our talented team has a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter. The differences that unite us are a reflection of the community we serve. If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to join our team at New Hanover County.
***Salary Information: The hiring range for this position is $55,385 - $73,309. Salary will be determined based on qualifications. Bilingual candidates are eligible for a differential (5%) when performing Spanish language interpretation during the course of work. Trainee Candidates: Applicants who meet the required minimum education but lack the required social work experience may be considered, and if hired, will be paid at least the minimum trainee rate of $51,111 and will remain at a trainee rate until the minimum experience qualifications are met. Priority consideration for trainee applicants will be given to those applicants who have completed the NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative Program and to those possessing a BSW or MSW. The maximum period for an employee to remain in a trainee status is two (2) years. All experience requirements must be met within two (2) years of employment. New Hanover County offers:
|All applications from interested candidates must be submitted by the closing date of the position through the county's job application portal. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application in its entirety.|
North Carolina Child Welfare Work: Watch an introduction into the daily life of a social worker and learn what it takes to make a profound impact on your community. This information is provided by the UNC School of Social Work, and the video can be found by clicking here. External Candidates: Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required within 30 days of employment. Vaccination status, to include documentation if fully vaccinated, is required by the first day of employment. Application Status:
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