Social Worker III – Adult Services

Work Type
Adult Services

$37,770.10 - $44,005.72

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted March 22, 2023

Agency Name
Madison County DSS

Work County

Job Contact
Connie M. Harris, MPA Director Madison County DSS 5707 U.S. Hwy 25-70, Suite 1 Marshall, NC 28753 Email: Fax: 828-649-3687

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.
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