Social Work Supervisor III – Permanency Planning/Foster Care

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

$72,435.00 - $97,787.00 Annually

Closing Date
May 19, 2024
Posted April 19, 2024

Agency Name
Brunswick County

Work County

Job Location
30 Government Center Drive
North Carolina
Job Description

About Us Brunswick County is a vibrant coastal community located in southeastern North Carolina with approximately 47 miles of idyllic beaches and an abundance of quaint countryside. While consistently ranked one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina, Brunswick County is steeped in history and hospitality, and both residents and visitors enjoy a laidback atmosphere, close-knit community, and plenty of coastal charm.   Careers At Brunswick County we are committed to preserving our resources and enhancing the lives of our community through exceptional service. Join our team of talented staff and embark on a career where you will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Our employees are our biggest asset, and we offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for advancement.
About this Opportunity
The Social Work Supervisor III leads a team of Permanency Planning / Foster Care Social Workers who are responsible for working with children and families who are involved in the Foster Care system.  The primary goal of this position is to oversee the agency’s efforts to establish safe permanent homes for children in foster care by addressing safety issues that lead to the department’s involvement.  The ideal candidate can work independently and as a member of a team. Job responsibilities include:
  • Plan, organize, and direct day-to-day case assignments and workflow
  • Supervise staff through case review and consultation
  • Coach, train, and mentor staff
  • Resolve complex problems and ensure quality services are provided
  • Maintain relationships and collaborate with community partners
  • Address personnel concerns
  • Provide occasional supervision to after-hours social workers
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and legal mandates
  • Knowledge of social work and practices and principles (particularly strengths-based)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Assessments Skills
  • Communication Skills (oral and written)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
Knowledge of methods and principles of casework supervision and training. Considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices and their application to specific casework and community problems. Considerable knowledge of behavioral and socioeconomic problems and their treatment and governmental and private organizations and community resources. Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies which govern social work programs. Ability to supervise, train, or orient lower-level social workers, students, interns, or other staff. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively. Must be available to work after normal business hours and during emergency situations.Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or
  • Master’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of office equipment.  Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Additional Information Brunswick County provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Brunswick County is required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired. Brunswick County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States. All positions with Brunswick County require a valid driver's license and candidate must be current on Brunswick County taxes. A background check and drug screening will be conducted with a contingent offer of any position.  
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