Social Worker I – Child Care & Energy

Work Type
Economic Services


Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted October 13, 2022

Agency Name
Rowan County Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
Apply online at Individuals with disabilities may request application accommodations by calling HR at (704) 216-8100. The County administers pre-employment drug tests and criminal background checks for all positions. Some positions may require a physical exam, credit check, and/or a driving history check depending upon the position.

Job Location
1813 E Innes Street
North Carolina
Job Description

The County is currently accepting applications for the position of SOCIAL WORKER I. This is an entry level social work position that delivers child care subsidy programs primarily and supports the delivery of energy programs. The position interviews applicants for eligibility based on state income guidelines; educates clients regarding programs and services; assists clients in choosing the most appropriate child care arrangement; completes reviews of all child care cases and reevaluates continued eligibility and parental fees in response to changes in situation; ensures correct monthly payments to providers of child care services; and maintains records regarding all program areas. This position provides ongoing case management and support to individuals served, depending on program area, and provides referrals to appropriate resources to the community. This position requires a basic knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices as it relates to the social and economic factors that challenge the individuals served in a social services setting; general knowledge of community resources; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others from a wide variety of cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds; skill in mathematical reasoning and computation; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to plan and execute work effectively; and strong computer skills, including knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office products (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) and some type of digital case management system. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field; or a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of human services experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning; knowledge of growth and development of children with emphasis on special needs is preferred; bilingual Spanish skills preferred; experience with NCFAST case management system preferred. Degree/Coursework must be from an appropriately accredited institution. Starting Salary $41,500 - $45,600/annual (commensurate with experience) and excellent benefits package available. Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, 401K, flexible spending, paid holidays, employee discounts, and more.
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