Social Worker III – Foster Care
Family and Children’s Services
February 11, 2021
Posted February 2, 2021
Carteret County Department of Social Services
210 Craven Street
Performs intermediate advanced human support work identifying and achieving a permanent plan for children in foster care, continuously monitoring placement, assessing the well-being and needs of children to ensure that those needs are met while in foster care, providing counseling to the child and family, developing service plans, making referrals to service providers, collaborating with community service providers to meet the needs of clients, preparing and maintaining files and records, and preparing reports. Coordinates and develops a permanent placement plan for children in foster care, through counseling with the child and family, analyzing family issues and needs, defining attainable goals towards reunification, custody, guardianship, adoption, or other permanent planned living arrangement. Work involves assessing the child's needs and securing a placement based on those needs, counseling with the child and family, and monitoring the placement of the child. Work also involves making referrals and coordinating with outside community agencies for the provision of services. Work is performed under the general direction of the Social Work Supervisor III – Foster Care and is evaluated by a review of records, reports, discussions, client feedback, and by observation.
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Graduation from a college or university with a degree in human services, social work, or related field and moderate experience in human services and counseling; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Complete NC Child Welfare Pre-Service Curriculum, Legal Aspects of Child Welfare, Medical Aspects of Child Welfare, Effects of Separation and Loss, Cultural Competency, Introduction to Child and Family Teams, Child Development and Effects of Trauma, and Placement in Child Welfare training within one year of hire.