Social Worker I/A&T (Investigations, Assessment and Treatment)

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Closing Date
December 7, 2022
Posted November 18, 2022

Agency Name
Alamance County Social Services

Work County

Job Location
319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
North Carolina
Job Description

Job Purpose Alamance County Department of Social Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Social Worker Investigative/Assessment & Treatment (SW I/A & T) position in our Child Welfare Services division. Positions applicable to the SW I/A & T designation include Assessments, Investigations, In-Home Services and Foster Care. Within these positions the social worker would have the primary purpose to assess children’s safety, risk and well-being up until 18 years of age who are alleged to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by their parents, guardians or caretakers. This position requires a thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application of this knowledge to complex casework, caseload management and evaluation of children who allegedly has been or are abused, neglected and/or are dependent. Additionally necessary is thorough knowledge of policies and procedures as evidenced by their ability to cite the authority of federal and state law; individual and group behavior family dynamics, medical, behavioral and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory. Responsibilities Responsibilities are applicable to one or more areas of service included in this posting:
  • Responsible for initiating and conducting Family and Investigative Assessments.
  • Transports clients safely and responsibly.
  • Prepares investigative reports for the court, case record, narratives for all contacts made during the investigation and treatment plans effectively and efficiently.
  • Responsible for court preparation and testimony as an expert witness for court cases and hearings.
  • Works with the public who at times may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the program and must motivate and interact for the safety of all involved.
Skills & Abilities Education & Experience:  Master's degree from an accredited school of social work (Child Welfare Collaborative),   Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social  work (Child Welfare Collaborative) plus one year social work or counseling experience ;   or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience; or Master's degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience; or a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience; or graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling or a related human service field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work or community organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A copy of a certified college transcript and a letter of reference must be provided upon request. Computer Skills:  Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint Experience). License/Credentials: Possession of a valid N.C. driver's license is required for this position and maintaining a driving record in accordance with Alamance County policy. Other Position Information: This position is subject to reallocation contingent upon funding, agency needs and client population and are subject to perform work during emergency or disaster situations as required and may be required to staff shelter overnight.
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