Social Worker III – 5305.053

Work Type
Adult Services

Position Number

$45,225.00 - $82,423.00

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted August 9, 2022

Agency Name
Wayne County Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
To Apply: Prior applicants need not reapply. Submit a completed DSS application found on the Wayne County DSS website. The application is listed under Tools in the job opportunities section. Copies of transcripts are required for all SW positions. Applications may be submitted electronically. Applications can be mailed to Brenda Melvin, Wayne County DSS, 301 N. Herman Street, Box HH, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Resumes or other forms of applications will not be accepted in place of the designated DSS application. Unsigned or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Job Location
301 N. Herman Street, Box HH
North Carolina
Job Description

Description of Job Duties:    The primary purpose of this position is to evaluate reports received by the agency, which allege abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of disabled adults within the statutes of the North Carolina Adult Protective Services Law and to provide essential services to those adults, in order to alleviate the adult’s crisis. Protective Services for Adults is a multi-faceted service available to any person who meets the criteria as stated in the North Carolina General Statute 108A.  This law provides protection for a disabled adult of any age, in any living arrangement, with or without caretakers, and for self-neglect as well as neglect and abuse by a caretaker, or exploitation by anyone. This social worker’s role is to ensure that the agency responds and acts in compliance with the statutory requirements.  Assigned adult protective services reports must be initiated within specific time frames.  This position is required to be on call for Adult Services from Monday at 5:00 pm to the following Monday at 8:00 am on a rotating weekly basis. This employee will learn and use programs Compass Pilot and Compass Appointments (Compass Co-Pilot is issued a DSS iPad) as required by the position to do but not limited to: request leave, schedule/receive appropriate appointments, set up virtual files, scan/retrieve documents, and receive/send tasks. This position also serves as backup APS and is on rotation after work hours. Educational/Experience Requirements:
  • Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; or
  • Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; or
  • Master's degree in counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; or
  • Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; or
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.
(Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.)