Permanency Planning 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

This position provides services to children and families when children must be separated from their parents or caretakers when they are unable or unwilling to provide adequate protection and care and the child enters the legal custody and placement responsibility of social services. The social worker will provide support and comprehensive family-centered, solution focused assessments and interventions that will support a parent’s capacity to protect and nurture their children. They will work cohesively with birth and resource families, children, guardian ad litems, court partners, community and in-agency partners, and other child welfare entities to support and strengthen families. Social worker will strive 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.   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.