Social Worker II – Foster Home Licensing

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Closing Date
September 30, 2022
Posted September 23, 2022

Agency Name
Randolph County Government

Work County

Job Location
725 McDowell Rd
North Carolina
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Social Worker II (Foster Home Licensing) DEPARTMENT: Social Services SALARY: Based on experience CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: September 30, 2022 DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Responsible for recruitment, training, and licensing of foster and adoptive families. Visits each licensed family at least quarterly and completes annual relicensing documentation; responsible for assisting foster families with coping and adjusting to day to day issues involving the children placed in their homes; works closely with the foster parents on any issue that is identified related to the care provided to children placed with them. Foster parents are required to have 10 hours of continuing education annually. The worker provides, arranges and assists the foster families with meeting this requirement. Coordinates the LINKS program including tracking, reporting, and requesting authorization/approval of funds from the Division of Social Services. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 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. SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The worker must comply with the required training established by the Division of Social Services for child welfare workers. The worker must complete MAPP/GPS training to become a certified trainer. The worker must complete 24 hours of continuing education each year and must meet the education and training requirements for this position as established by the Office of State Human Resources. Must have a valid N.C. driver’s license, good driving record and transportation for use at work. On call and immediate response duties required. Oral interview and written test will be performed. A verbal Spanish test will be given if applicant lists Spanish as a second language. OFFICIAL College transcripts must accompany application in order for application to be considered complete. APPLICATION PROCESS: A Randolph County application and college transcript are required and must be received at the above address by 5:00pm on the closing date listed above to be considered. Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or through the County’s website at SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications and interviews for most qualified candidates. Reference checks will be conducted on the top candidate(s). Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by transcript. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment background checks and/or Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) record checks.