Social Worker III

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$50,866 - $80,395

Closing Date
February 3, 2023
Posted January 18, 2023

Agency Name
Pitt County Government

Work County

Job Location
1717 West 5th Street
North Carolina
Job Description

SOCIAL WORKER III Position # 694602                                                                  Salary Range:       $50,866 - $80,395 Primary Purpose of Position:  The use of visitation as a permanency intervention is encouraged in both the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 and the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. While children are in foster care, visitation with parents is a vital tool for promoting timely reunification. Regular visitation helps children maintain continuity of family relationships, fosters a more positive parent-child relationship, and helps families prepare to reunite. Visitation helps children adapt to being in care, cope with feelings of loss and abandonment, and improve overall emotional wellbeing. Knowledge, Skills & 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 Requirements:  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
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