CPS Social Worker – Investigations and Assessment

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services


Closing Date
June 26, 2020
Posted June 12, 2020

Agency Name
Catawba County Social Services

Work County

Job Location
3030 11th Avenue Drive SE
North Carolina
Job Description

Catawba County Social Services is committed to making living better through serving children and families with multiple and complex needs. We are seeking individuals who share our common core values: Doing what’s right:
  • Assessing families and children while maintaining integrity, respect, transparency, and professionalism through the completion of thorough investigations of identified children to assess for child safety, risk and well-being needs.
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 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 and mandated, but rewarding environment that ultimately seeks to assure child safety and develop and reinforce protective family units.
  • Initial response to abuse (physical and/or sexual), neglect and dependency reports on children
  • Completion of thorough assessments, including use of strong interviewing and documentation skills, and making immediate decisions regarding the safety of children
  • Establish protection plans
  • Apply crisis intervention techniques
  • Provide services up front to assure the maximum safety of children, which could include court action
  • Continuously assess the safety, risk, and well-being of identified children
  • Will receive approximately 10 new CPS families each month
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work with Child Welfare Collaborative; or
  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work with Child Welfare Collaborative and one year of directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of directly related experience; or
  • Four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum including 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and three years of directly related experience; or
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of directly related experience
  • A valid Driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • This is considered light work; lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • Direct social work experience in child welfare services or similar experiences
  • Experience in interviewing caretakers, children, and other sources soliciting specific details of child maltreatment to obtain thorough and comprehensive assessment of alleged child maltreatment
  • Persons with bilingual ability (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply
Trainees, those with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in other areas of human services, but do not have the required experience, may be considered.   Trainee salary is $46,438.84.
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