CPS In-Home Social Worker

Work Type
Child Support Enforcement, Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$51,828 - $68,601

Closing Date
November 22, 2021
Posted November 9, 2021

Agency Name
New Hanover County

Work County
New Hanover

Job Location
North Carolina
Job Description

  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. The NHC Department of Social Services is accepting applications for a Child Protective Services In-Home Social Worker. This Social Worker maintains regular face to face contact with children and families and is responsible for assessing all risk factors and well-being needs affecting children and developing a measurable, family specific, written services plan with the parents/caretakers to ensure the safety of children and address all the needs of the family per state standards and revise as necessary. This includes using community and agency resources to educate, empower, and strengthen families by utilizing Child and Family Team meetings, intra-agency team meetings, and referrals to appropriate services. In Home Social Workers complete case documentation and other service documents and are accountable for compliance with state, federal and agency established standards. They also complete administrative tasks during the completion of their case work as needed. 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 strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service.  Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic and employee-focused work environment with top down support that embraces bottom up ideas and engagement.  Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter.  Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers.  If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy and progressive team at New Hanover County.   Minimum Qualifications
  • MSW from an accredited school and 1 year of related social work experience;
  • or BSW from an accredited school of social work and 2 years of related social work experience;
  • or a four-year degree in a human services field with at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work and 3 years of related social work experience;
  • or a four-year degree and 4 years of related social work experience.
Must have good driving record and own transportation.  Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred. Trainee Opportunities: 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 $47,829 and will remain at a trainee rate until the minimum experience qualifications are met.  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. 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, however others may be considered if they will meet the minimum experience requirements within the two year trainee status period. Note:  Applicants without a BSW or MSW who only have economic services caseworker experience to count as social work experience, must have a minimum of two years of economic services caseworker experience in order to be considered as a trainee.  Economic services caseworker experience counts as social work experience for one half the time up to one year maximum.  For example, one year of economic services caseworker experience equals six months of social work experience; two years of economic services caseworker experience equals one year of social work experience; and ten years of economic services caseworker experience equals one year of social worker experience.     Licenses/Certifications Valid NC Driver's License and good driving record.     Other Information
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.   All position assignments must be available to work during emergency situations. Salary Information: New Hanover County offers competitive salary + a competitive benefits package.  Please visit our career site at www.nhcgov.com/careers for more information about our benefits.  The hiring range for this position is $51,828 - $68,601. Salary will be determined based on qualifications, internal equity, budget, and market considerations.  Bilingual candidates are eligible for a differential (5%) when performing Spanish language interpretation during the course of work. 
Applications will be screened by Human Resources. Applicants referred to the department will receive an email requesting important information pertinent to the position applied for. Please be sure to check your email for this communication so we may proceed with the next step in the recruitment process in a timely manner. All updates regarding an application can be viewed through your applicant portal
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