Social Worker IAT 660-60-660

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number
660-60-660

Salary
$52,175.01

Closing Date
Continuous Recruitment
Posted August 15, 2022


Agency Name
Cumberland County DSS

Work County
Cumberland

Job Contact
Yvette Lofton Cumberland County DSS (910) 677-2580

Job Location
1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville
North Carolina
28301
Job Description

****We are accepting work-against applicants for this position****
Open Recruitment Until Filled. Position(s) located in Children Services section.
Examples of Duties:INVESTIGATION/ASSESSMENT DUTIES: The duties of this social worker involve crisis intervention and continuous supportive services to children and families in the course of delivering protective services mandated by state law. The main area of focus is directed toward neglected and abused children, as well as children at risk. Duties include: providing direct services to the child and family in an attempt to protect the child from further neglect or abuse; receiving and evaluating neglect and abuse referrals; planning with the family and arranging services as are necessary in treating the problems that need to be remedied; to invoke the authority of the courts when necessary for protection of the child; to make necessary arrangements for alternative care for a child(ren) who cannot remain in his own home; to continue to work with parents, child(ren), relatives, foster parents, and others as necessary to assure safe and healthy reunion of families. TREATMENT DUTIES: The social worker in this position will be responsible for providing continuing services to families in which neglect and/or abuse has been substantiated. This includes a process of responding to families in crisis, gathering factual information, and assessing the degree of danger to the child. This worker must have a high level of self-awareness, must have or develop skills in diagnostic assessments of family functional and dysfunctional behavior, and have a high tolerance level for client aggressive behavior, as he/she carries an authoritative role. This worker must have skills in coordinating multiple services, participate in team decision-making, and provide services and treatment. Skills in using the court system as part of the child protection and treatment plan will be required in some situations. Emphasis is placed on counseling to enable the families to remain intact. This social worker must have extensive knowledge of the attachment, separation, and reattachment process, and it is mandatory that this worker have the courage, commitment, and skill to enter into the treatment process at an emotional level of depth, and to be supportive of children and families in each part of this process. He/she must be sensitively aware of own value system regarding family life structure, termination of parental rights, and the rights of children to consistent, continuous love relationships. The worker in this position will need to know and be able to utilize community and area resources, to include initiating and attending conferences and meetings with local and area disciplines in order to appropriately and effectively serve the emotionally and physically damaged children who enter this system. The concentration of social work expertise in this area is also to keep families intact when possible and to frequently assess the feasibility of their efforts with a direction toward permanency planning for the child.This position also includes the responsibility of coordinating all agency and supportive services. In achieving permanency planning goals, worker will use individual and family counseling methods, crisis intervention, confrontation and reality techniques. He/she will be offering service to high-risk families in complex situations. Court hearings and judicial mandated reviews are tasks to be performed in this position. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative; OR Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of directly related experience; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative and one year of directly related experience; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of directly related experience; OR a Master's degree in counseling from an accredited college or university in a human services field and two years of directly related experience; OR a Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of directly related experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Directly Related Experience is defined as Human Services experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning. Two Year Work Against Information: Social Worker II Salary: $47,671.21, after one (1) year of experience - Social Worker III Salary: $52,175.01, after two (2) years of experience - fully qualified as an Social Worker IAT Salary: $52,175.01. One year Work Against Information: Social Worker III Salary: $52,175.01, after one (1) year of experience - fully qualified as an Social Worker IAT Salary: $52,175.01 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The selected applicant will be subject to the following conditions prior to appointment. Failure to complete or fulfill these conditions may result in dismissal. The employee in this position will be operating motor vehicles for Cumberland County and shall have a valid North Carolina Drivers License. Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Cumberland County shall be tested for the use of drugs specified in the County policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Law enforcement background check is required. Duties of this position require the use of the employees personal vehicle. This position will be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations. The Cumberland County Department of Social Services has a dress code policy that must be adhered to. This policy includes specific guidelines related to tattoos and body piercing. College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Social Services, P.O. Box 2429, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Prior to employment start date, an official transcript must be presented in its original unopened envelope. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log into your account and click "Application Status." If there are specific questions regarding this posting, you may contact DSS Human Resources @ (910) 677-2580. MISSION The Cumberland County Department of Social Services stands united to strengthen individuals and families and to protect children and vulnerable adults. We collaborate with our community partners to provide programs and services which engage our customers in improving their quality of life. VISION We envision our Department... as a catalyst for improving quality of life through teamwork, partnership, forward thinking, and cutting edge service delivery. We envision our customers...as partners, motivated and empowered to improve their quality of life. Our Core Standards & Values A quality customer experience, business operations and employee experience represents our three Core Standards that guide our principles and values. We have identified eight core values and validating behaviors that define our Departments: Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Diversity, Innovation, Optimism, Integrity and Flexibility.
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