In-Home Aid Social Worker (Zone 2)
June 22, 2021
Posted June 14, 2021
New Hanover County
1650 GREENFIELD ST
Essential Duties The NHC Department of Social Services is accepting applications for an In-Home Aid Social Worker. This position is responsible for developing and coordinating In Home Aid service plans to Adult Protective Services clients in addition to other disabled and/or elderly clients as well as providing social work case management to clients for whom the only service needed is In Home Aide Services. Duties include performing professional social work duties by assessing the needs of the clients, developing services plans, conducting quarterly reviews, and completing annual re-certifications; identifying strengths and needs; determining their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings; documenting cases; and preparing reports. The department of Social Services is a part of New Hanover County's consolidated Health and Human services agency, with roughly 500 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. Minimum Qualifications MSW from an accredited school of social work and 1 year of related social worker experience; or BSW from an accredited school of social work and 2 years of related social worker experience; or a four-year degree in a human services field including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work/counseling and 3 years of related social worker experience; or a four-year degree and 4 years of related social worker experience. Social worker experience with elderly and/or disabled adults preferred. Must have computer and interviewing skills. Good driving record and own transportation required. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus. Licenses/Certifications Valid NC Driver's License. Other Information Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM weekdays; must be available for reports taken after 5PM and must be able to work during emergency situations. Salary Information: The hiring range for this position begins at $51,828 plus a competitive benefits package. Salary is negotiable within the hiring range, depending on qualifications. 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 $46,891 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.