Social Worker IAT

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$26.38/hr. **Compensation will be based on experience**

Closing Date
January 5, 2023
Posted December 22, 2022

Agency Name
Cleveland County DSS

Work County

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibility of this position is to provide protective, investigative, counseling and case management services for children who are at risk for neglect and/or abuse. Work is performed and supervised under Social Work Supervisor. This position will work a maximum of 20 hours per week.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Completes prompt and thorough investigation of complaints, casework or other counseling services to parents or other caretakers to help parents or other caretakers to prevent abuse and neglect. Conduct home visits with clients.  Develop a plan with the parent or caretaker to deal with the behaviors considered to be abusive or neglectful that substantiated or found the family to be in need of services. Case management of Child Protective Services caseload. Reviews documentation, conferences with Department of Social Services' attorney, and testifies in court, if needed.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of principles of interpersonal, family and group dynamics; human growth and development; different social group approach models including tasks centered modalities, rehabilitation, organizational, developmental, treatment, behavioral intervention; a wide range of interpersonal intervention techniques; principles or organizational structures; theories and techniques of planned change; community organization principles, techniques, and goals; social work principles, practices and techniques; a wide range of psychological, social, human growth and personality development principles and most importantly family centered practice approach when engaging and working with families.   Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field; or bachelor’s degree with 1 year of Human Services work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Physical Requirements This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).   Special Requirements Valid Driver’s License   This position is a part of the Cleveland County Public Health Center which is considered a Health and Human Services Department. By General Statue 166A-19.3, Departments of Health and Human Services are agencies that are a part of the State Emergency Response Team for occurrences or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made accidental, military, paramilitary, terrorism, weather-related, public health, explosion-related, riot-related cause, or technological failure or accident, including, but not limited to, a cyber incident, an explosion, a transportation accident, a radiological accident, or a chemical or other hazardous material incident. In the event that the State Emergency Response Team is activated, this position will be required to participate if deemed necessary.   APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a completed County Application by the closing date to   SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection will be by structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed to select the most qualified applicants for admission to the interview.   Cleveland County is a Equal Opportunity Employer
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