Social Work Supervisor (Adult Home Specialists and Guardianship Social Workers)

Work Type
Adult Services, Directors and Program Managers

Position Number


Closing Date
June 16, 2021
Posted June 14, 2021

Agency Name
New Hanover County

Work County
New Hanover

Job Location
North Carolina
Job Description

Essential Duties New Hanover County is seeking  a social work supervisor to join the Adult Services section of the Social Services department. This position is responsible for supervising the daily performance and activities of social workers whose responsibilities include: providing guardianship services to adults who are determined to be mentally incompetent by the Court and are in need of a guardian; monitoring adult care homes; assisting families with locating appropriate placements for aging and/or disabled adults; and serving as back up for Adult Protective Services.   Duties include assigning and evaluating work; monitoring the progress of cases; processing immediate risk situations to clients and making appropriate decisions; and reviewing case documentation to ensure adherence to state standards. New Hanover County's Consolidated Human Services Agency is a single county agency that provides any combination of Public Health and Social Services throughout the county.  The Social Services department is comprised of a team of 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 3 years of professional social work experience; or a BSW from an accredited school of social work and 4 years of professional social work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience and experience working at a department of social services preferred. Must have good driving record and own transportation. Licenses/Certifications Valid NC Driver's License. Other Information Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday;  A county vehicle will be provided to the selected candidate for use commuting to perform duties.  Must be available to work during emergency situations. Compensation: The hiring range for this position begins at $61,043+ a competitive benefits package.  Salary will be determined based on qualifications, internal equity, budget, and market considerations.  Please visit our careers site at for more information about our benefits.  
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