Social Worker III

Work Type
Adult Services

Position Number

$50,866 - $80,395

Closing Date
July 29, 2022
Posted July 14, 2022

Agency Name
Social Services

Work County

Job Location
1717 West 5th Street
North Carolina
Job Description

Primary Purpose of Position: This position assures that various types of adult care homes and an Adult Day Health facility operate within the applicable rules, regulations and laws through an ongoing planning and monitoring process. Activities are both consultative and supervisory with the goal of assuring safe and quality care for the residents of these homes. Additionally, emphasis is placed on promoting operations that exceed minimum requirements. Adult care homes monitored range from small homes with as few as two residents, such as family care homes and homes for the developmentally disabled, to large adult care homes with as many as two hundred adults, many diagnosed with multiple disabling conditions. Included in this mix are specialty homes offering hospice care to adults diagnosed with AIDS and other long term, terminal illnesses. The goal of this position is to foster a protective environment for frail and vulnerable adults served by the adult care home industry as well as in the Adult Day Care populations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, groupwork and community problems. Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral, and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory. Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program. General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training. In certain settings, considerable knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems. Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of case load and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively. Minimum Training and Experience: Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only); Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master's degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related 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.) Valid North Carolina driver license required.  Bilinguals encouraged to apply.  DD 214 is required from applicants claiming a military preference.  Salary is negotiable with education and experience.
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