Social Worker II

Work Type

Position Number

$44,530 - $70,382

Closing Date
February 11, 2022
Posted January 27, 2022

Agency Name
Public Health

Work County

Job Location
1717 West 5th Street
North Carolina
Job Description

Purpose of Position: This position will function as a Social Worker II within the Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) and the OB Care Management (OBCM) programs.  CC4C position will provide service coordination to children (ages 0-5 years) who are at risk for and/or diagnosed with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, chronic illness, or social-emotional disorders.  They will assist families or care givers in accessing educational, health developmental, psychosocial, vocational and other specialized services in order to produce outcomes that contribute to physical, emotional, and social well-being.  The OBCM component will provide formal case management services to pregnant women who are at risk for poor birth outcomes. The care manager will assist clients in gaining early entry into prenatal care and ensuring that the clients receives a comprehensive package of medical and non-medical services. The position will assist in the development of policy, procedure, protocol and best practice for the programs. Examples of Duties: Provides Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM) and Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) program services in the home, clinic, community and by phone; completes medical, psycho-social, developmental, economic and environmental assessments and evaluations; develops patient centered care plans to address patient and program goals; works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary community team including OB/GYN and Primary Care physicians and providers and is actively involved in the effective exchange of information; provides education on prenatal care, child development, depression, postpartum care, family planning and the prevention and management of serious or chronic health-related conditions; provides counseling utilizing motivational interviewing, problem solving, crisis management and conflict resolution techniques; provides ongoing care coordination, monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of interventions; Identifies and coordinates needed supportive services by initiating referrals to community resources to strengthen the family unit to assure improved family functioning and positive health outcomes; acts as consultant/resource person to other professionals and serves as an external liaison between client and community resources; completes documentation in electronic Case Management Information System (CMIS); attends meetings and conferences for the purpose of providing information about service goals and objectives, and to provide consultation on the special needs of clients; Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; may perform other tasks, as needed. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices and their application to individual casework group work and community problems. Knowledge of the psychosocial, socioeconomic and behavioral problems and their treatment. Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources. Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies which govern the program. General knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment is required in certain programs or settings. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and applying techniques of assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client's problem. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative superior’s members of case load and their families, and with civics medical, social and religious organizations. Ability to train or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns. Ability to express Ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work. Required Minimum Training: Minimum Training and Experiment Requirements: Bachelor's degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution; bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Transcript required with application to be considered for position. Master's Degree in Social Work from an appropriately accredited institution preferred. Experience providing OBCM and/or CC4C services preferred but not necessary. Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License; proof of Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella immunity.
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