Social Worker III – Adult Services

Work Type
Adult Services

$37,770.10 - $44,005.72

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted November 27, 2022

Agency Name
Madison County Dept. of Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
Connie M. Harris, MPA Director Madison County Dept. of Social Services 5707 U.S. Hwy 25-70, Suite 1 Marshall, NC 28753 Please submit the Employment Application for the State of North Carolina by mail or in person; by fax (828)-649-3687; or email: Resumes are accepted in addition to the Employment Application for the State of North Carolina. The Madison County Dept. of Social Services is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Location
5707 U.S. Hwy 25-70, Suite 1
North Carolina
Job Description

Adult Protective Services: The primary purpose of this position is to perform professional social work duties evaluating alleged Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of disabled adults where duties include assessing their functioning in the context of their chosen environment; identifying strengths and needs; developing treatment plans; determining their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings; documenting cases; and preparing reports. Adult Protective Services Intake: Shares the responsibility with other unit social workers for receiving and documenting reports alleging the abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults. State-County Special Assistance In Home Program: Provides case management services for those clients receiving the State-County Special Assistance In Home program. Assesses the suitability of potential clients for the service when slots are available, completes required assessments and re-assessments, makes a determination that the client’s needs will be met safely in the home and recommends the appropriate payment to meet the client’s needs. In Home Aide Program: Provides case management services for individuals with functional, physical or mental impairments needing home management assistance to be able to remain safely in their home settings. Adult Home Specialist: Performs investigations of alleged violations and monitor compliance in Family Care Homes and assisted living facilities by record review, interviews with staff and residents and by observation and in accordance with general statutes, policy guidelines and the General Assembly. This employee conducts comprehensive evaluations of all aspects of each home’s operations, including medication management, resident health and personal care services, food service and special dietary needs, staffing patterns and safety assurances. Assess and monitor rule compliance on routine basis and report compliance or non-compliance to the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. Responsible for follow-up evaluations of all deficiencies/violations cited on a Monitoring Report or Corrective Action Report to determine if the deficiency/violation is corrected within the allowable time frame. Documents case records for purpose of service provision and planning, justification of action taken, court evidence if necessary, and accountability requirements; responsible for preparing the case for negative licensure action by submitting the findings that have been documented during visits to the home. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of licensure laws, regulations (state and federal), related NC General Statues, fire, sanitation and building codes, social work theory and practice, general knowledge of State/County Assistance for Adults policy, Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, Adult Placement, Medicaid, In Home Aide and Adult Care Home Case Management policies. Ombudsman duties, DHSR policies and practices, normal aging processes, mental illness, mental retardation, and medical and pharmacology terminology. Knowledge of sensitivity to cultural issues; ethical standards; and practices of professional social work; thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems; 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. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems. Ability to prioritize, identify and assess risks, problems and needs often in stressful situations with clients who are hostile, emotionally confused and resistant. Able to develop resources when none are known or available and to coordinate services for clients with multi-disciplinary professionals; skilled in establishing constructive relationships with resistant clients and utilizing family-centered social work practice. Ability to efficiently and effectively interact with co-workers to accomplish common tasks; ability to have efficient and courteous interaction with the employer’s customers; ability to function in highly stressful circumstances; ability to maintain high level of professionalism and to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times. Regular, predictable work attendance is expected and is required. 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 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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the agency policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver’s License and own transportation required. Criminal Background Check required. APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office, therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive for some positions, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application unless you are selected for an interview. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS may be submitted in person or by mail to:  Connie M. Harris, MPA 5707 U.S. Hwy 25-70, Suite 1 Marshall, NC 28753 The NC State Application Fax: 828-649-3687 CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
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