Social Worker III Adoptions and Licensing

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services


Closing Date
April 12, 2022
Posted March 31, 2022

Agency Name
Orange County DSS

Work County

Job Location
113 Mayo Street
North Carolina
Job Description

The Orange County Department of Social Services has an opening for a Social Worker III - Adoption and Foster Care Licensing. The work involves the responsibility for providing professional social work in Child Welfare as an adoption and licensing social worker.  Licensing social work duties include recruiting, screening, training, and managing licensed foster, kinship, and adoptive families. Adoption social work duties include working with children to locate an adoptive home.  An employee in this class works with children to address well-being needs, permanency, placement, and court involvement and responds to crisis situations with foster families by providing telephone consultation and home visits to support stability of the placement.  An employee is responsible for responding outside normal business working hours. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Social Work Supervisor with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties, both in terms of planning and accomplishing work, and in making decisions. Supervision over others is not required of this position. Position does related work as required.
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