Social Work Supervisor III-Child Protective Services

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$50,477.74 - $78,243.71

Closing Date
May 21, 2021
Posted April 29, 2021

Agency Name
Burke County Social Services

Work County

Job Contact 1-828-764-9080

Job Location
700 E. Parker Road
North Carolina
Job Description

Description of Work:  This position involves direct supervision of social workers who are responsible for providing an array of mandated services to children and families involved in child abuse, neglect or dependency in a progressive and continuous quality improvement environment. Duties include coordination of workflow, case assignment, identifying and arranging for staff training needs, insuring quality of work performance and accurate program implementation. Also included are administrative personnel tasks such as interviewing applicants to fill social work job vacancies, employee work performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and conducting staff meetings.   Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Supervisor in this position should have considerable knowledge in the methods and principles of supervision and social work administration as well as social work principles, techniques, and treatment modalities and practices and their application to specific casework and community problems. Supervisor should have a working knowledge of private and governmental community resources and ways in which these may assist clients. The supervisor must have a thorough knowledge of Federal/State Child Welfare laws, the judicial system, Federal, State, and local policies, relating to Family and Child Welfare Services. This position requires an ability to work effectively in a teamwork setting and maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with team members, agency management and community professionals. Applicants must possess and be able to demonstrate sufficient computer skills. Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
  • Master's degree from an accredited school of Social Work and two (2+) years of social work or counseling experience; or
  • Master's degree in a counseling field and three (3+) years of social work or counseling experience; or
  • Four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and four (4+) years of social work or counseling; or
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university and five (5+) years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, or a related human services field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work, or community organization; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.
Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Application Process:    Burke County applications may 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. Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.    
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