Social Worker III

Work Type
Adult Services

Position Number

$23.92 - $30.49 hourly

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted November 23, 2022

Agency Name
Person County DSS

Work County

Job Location
304 S. Morgan St.
North Carolina
Job Description

The primary goals of the Adult and Family Services Unit are: (1) to assess needs of the individual or family at intake, determine appropriate interventions, and provide immediate and/or on-going services as indicated; (2) to insure safety and quality of life either in the home or when placement is necessary; (3) to maintain the elderly and disabled in their own homes as long as this is the client's choice and it can be accomplished with minimal risk to the client. The right to risk vs. the need for safety is a constant ethical dilemma for the unit. This unit administers the following programs and services:  Adult Protective Service (APS) and Outreach, Guardianship, Licensure and Monitoring of Family Care and Adult Care Homes, Adult Day Care Monitoring, Adult Day Case Management, Community Alternatives Program (CAP), In-Home Aide, the placement of clients in facilities, Representative Payee Services, Special Assistance In-Home Services, and Medicaid Administrative Claiming. The primary duties for this position are: (1) Adult Protective Services social worker who will evaluate reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons age 18 years and older and is disabled.  This worker will implement treatment service plans as needed.   If the report does not meet the criteria for Adult Protective Services, this worker may offer Outreach Services to the adult named in the report. (2) A worker in this position acts as the Guardianship / designee for persons adjudicated incompetent on behalf of the DSS Director. Adult Protective Services and Guardianship law and policy as outlined in the Family Services Manual serve as a framework for carrying out responsibilities.  Court orders and medical and psychological assessments are also used as guides in decision-making.
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