Social Worker III (Foster Care)

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number


Closing Date
February 29, 2024
Posted February 15, 2024

Agency Name
Scotland County Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
Monnie English 910-277-2501

Job Location
1405 West Boulevard
North Carolina
Job Description

The Scotland County Department of Social Services works to improve the wellbeing and safety of citizens’ lives.  As a part of the DSS team you will work with others who value Respect, Teamwork, Dependability, Accountability, Innovation, and Excellence.  The Department provides flexible work scheduling and a full benefits package including medical insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and membership in the North Carolina retirement system. *May be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • This position provides advanced, professional level casework for children found to be neglected, abused, or dependent;
  • Serves as the guardian representative for children in the foster care system ensuring all physical, mental, and well being needs are provided;
  • Identifies risk and provides safety interventions to children in family and out of home settings;
  • Works regularly in the field conducting home visits, school visits, etc.;
  • Prepares reports and testifies at juvenile court hearings;
  • Prepares and maintains ongoing documentation of workload activities;
  • Provides referrals and engages community partners;
  • Facilitates Child and Family Team meetings and Permanency Planning Action Team meetings;
  • Revolving on call coverage requiring 24 hour a day availability;
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which may include shelter duty.

Examples of Duties

  • Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community issues;
  • Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques including resources in the community;
  • Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies which govern Child Welfare programs;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, non custodial parents, and other professionals;
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to analyze, prioritize, plan, and execute work timely and accurately.

Typical Qualifications

  • Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work;
  • Or, Master's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and one year of directly related experience;
  • Or, Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience;
  • Or, Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience;
  • Or, Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience;
  • ***One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative for children’s services social work positions.
  • And, the successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Supplemental Information

  • Criminal records check, drug screen, references and transcripts will be required for the successful candidate; this position is subject to random drug testing.
  • All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed.
  • In lieu of no qualified applicants, trainee or work against qualifying applicants may be considered.
  • Resume in lieu of a completed application is not acceptable.
  • Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Must attach a copy of your college transcript to the online application for non-SW degrees..
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify Participant.
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