Social Worker – Adult Protective Services

Work Type
Adult Services

Position Number

Starting at $55,385

Closing Date
November 4, 2022
Posted October 25, 2022

Agency Name
New Hanover County

Work County
New Hanover

Job Contact
Tyler Ray -

Job Location
290 Government Center Drive
North Carolina
Job Description

Are you a motivated Social Work professional with experience in adult protective services? New Hanover County is seeking a dedicated and experienced Social Worker to join the adult services unit of the Department of Social Services. This position provides professional social work services by investigating alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of disabled adults. Duties include assessing the functioning of clients in the context of their chosen environments; identifying strengths and needs; developing treatment plans; determining their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings; documenting cases; and preparing reports. 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, equity, 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.
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