Social Worker III

Work Type
Economic Services

Position Number

Closing Date
January 3, 2020
Posted December 19, 2019

Agency Name
Pitt County Government

Work County

Job Contact
Pitt County Government Human Resources 1717 W. 5th Street Greenville, NC 27834 252-902-3050

Job Location
1717 W. 5th Street
North Carolina
Job Description

Primary Purpose of Position: This position is to provide services to an adult individual alleged to be in need of a guardian, to do an assessment of an adult individual’s need for guardianship and to petition or assist the family to petition for the adjudication of incompetence for an adult and the appointment of a guardian for an adult. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work 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. Transcript required with application to be considered for position. DD 214 is required from applicants claiming a military preference. Salary is negotiable with education and experience.
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