Social Work Program Administrator I

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers

Position Number

$54,841.80 - $85,002.84

Closing Date
June 26, 2020
Posted June 10, 2020

Agency Name
Burke County Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Contact

Job Location
700 E. Parker Road
North Carolina
Job Description

Description of Work:   The primary purpose of this position is the supervision, management, and oversight of a wide range of adult, children, and family services. This position requires programmatic leadership, direct involvement in operational matters, and strategic planning of social work and other related services as part of the agency’s management team. Work also involves the ongoing review of programs, quality assurance of services, compliance with standards, and ongoing supervision of unit supervisors.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of social work principals and techniques
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and County law, policies, and procedures relevant to specific service areas
  • Sound knowledge base in the legal aspects of child welfare and adult services
  • Knowledge of service functions and tasks specific to all service programs, including adoptions, permanency planning, child protective services, Community Alternative Program, personal care, rest home licensure, in-home aide services, and all other supportive and preventive services
  • Well-founded base in social work theory, child development, mental health related issues, trauma informed practices, systems theories, family dynamics, and management principles
  • Thorough knowledge of planning the programmatical and operational goals within the agency’s network of services to children and families.
  Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: --Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work and four (4+) years of social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; or --Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work and five (5+) years of social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; or --Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field or related curriculum including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and six (6+) years of social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; or --an equivalent combination of training and experience.   Application Process:   Burke County applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office, located at 200 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC 28655 Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, or online at: Submit application by 5:00 PM on the closing date to Burke County Human Resources.   Special Instructions:   The application document should provide a complete work history, including a detailed and thorough list of job duties. College transcripts are needed to assist in qualifying applicants. Legible unofficial and/or copied transcripts accepted. Credit will only be given for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.   Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.  
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