Social Worker III – APS Applicant Pool
December 15, 2021
Posted November 30, 2021
Alamance County Social Services
319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
Primary Purpose of Position: The primary purpose of this position will be to provide Adult Protective Services' evaluation and treatment services to a caseload of approximately 15-20 adults and will encompass the full range of services to disabled adults who have been abused, neglected or exploited and are in need of protective services. An essential function of this position requires operating a County vehicle in the performance of work. Knowledges, 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 psychosocial problems and their treatment. Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques. Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community. Considerable knowledge of the 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 of 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 caseload 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 Requirements: Master's degree from an accredited school of social work; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of directly related experience in case management, assessment & referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning; or a four-year degree in a human service field and two years of directly related experience in case management, assessment & referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning; or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of directly related experience in case management, assessment & referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All DSS positions are subject to reallocation contingent upon funding, agency needs and client population and are subject to perform work during emergency or disaster situations as required and may be required to staff shelter overnight. A COPY OF A CERTIFIED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT AND A LETTER OF REFERENCE MUST BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.