In-Home Social Worker

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Starting at $35,000

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted November 23, 2021

Agency Name
Swain County DSS

Work County

Job Contact
Lottie Barker-HR Director 828-488-9273 ext 2241

Job Location
80 Academy Street
Bryson City
North Carolina
Job Description

The primary duties of this position include the provision of CPS In-Home Services where the worker and families determine the strategies to be used to change the conditions and behaviors that resulted in child abuse and neglect; to work with the children/family and their support systems to reduce or eliminate the risk of maltreatment. The social worker will use critical thinking in complex situations to assess on-going safety and risk factors while services are being provided to children in the home of their parents. The social worker will use their social work skills and knowledge to determine when to seek removal of custody through the juvenile court when the child cannot be maintained safely in the home of the parent or caretaker. The social worker will complete CPS Investigations/Assessments alleging the abuse, neglect and dependency of children. This social worker will also perform backup coverage (a couple days a month)  for On-Call duties during after- hours and weekends when the agency is closed. An additional expectation and requirement of this job includes Disaster Duty and overtime work (before 8:30am and after 5:00pm) as needed to meet the needs of the families and Agency.