Foster Care Social Worker III

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services


Closing Date
December 6, 2019
Posted November 22, 2019

Agency Name
Catawba County Goverment

Work County

Job Contact
Angie Triplett HR Consultant

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

Are you looking to work in a position that has a direct, positive impact in the lives of children?  Catawba County Social Services is recruiting for a Foster Care Social Worker III to assure safe, timely, and permanent living arrangements for children, either in their own family, with relatives, approved guardians, or adoptive families. RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Permanency Planning and Foster Care Social Work- Work with children, their biological families and others--extended family; therapists; school and court personnel; foster families; and others involved with the child
  • To develop case plans and interventions that promote safety, permanency, and well-being to support children and families while a child is experiencing foster care
  • A full range of case management tasks
  • Preparing information for the court
  • Timely and thorough documentation
  • Conduct home visits to birth parents, resource parents and children
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work; or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of experience; or
  • Four-year degree in a human service field with two years of social work experience; or
  • Four-year degree in a non-human service field with three years of social work experience
  • Valid Driver’s license with safe driving record
  • This position collaborates with other mandated positions in Child Welfare Services so good team work skills and flexibility in working across disciplines is essential.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people, public agencies, and professionals.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Effective knowledge of child welfare and social work philosophy and policy
  • This is considered Light Work, lifting up to 20 pounds required.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work
  • Strong experience in using clinical and trauma focused skills
  • Experience working with and/or in the mental health system
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