Social Worker III – Foster Care

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number
5310-24-108

Salary
$43,056.450 - $51,180.58

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted January 25, 2022


Agency Name
Lenoir County DSS

Work County
Lenoir

Job Location
130 W. King Street
Kinston
North Carolina
28501
Job Description

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The primary purpose of this position is to provide foster care services to children who must be separated from their own parents/family when the parents/family are unable to provide adequate care or protection. This position also offers supportive and interventive services to the family with family reunification as the primary focus of foster care services. 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 laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program.  General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training.  Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers in the program.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.   MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative; or Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work experience; or four year B.S. degree in a human service field or related curriculum including at least 25 semester hours in courses related to social work and three years of social work; or graduation from a four year college and four years of related experience.  If unable to fill at full class, lower class in a work against (trainee, SW I, SW II) may be considered.
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