Social Worker III – Foster Care

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Salary
$31,607 - $54,013

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted February 4, 2022


Agency Name
Burke County DSS

Work County
Burke

Job Contact
Burke County Human Resources hr@burkenc.org 828-764-9080

Job Location
700 E Parker Rd
Morganton
North Carolina
28655
Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker III – Foster Care Position #: 1867, 1468, 1827 Department: Social Services Salary Ranges: Trainee: $31,607 yr Social Worker I: $31,608-$40,298 yr Social Worker II: $38,425-48,991 yr Social Worker III: $42,362-$54,013 yr Description of Work: This position is responsible for providing child foster care services which includes, but not limited to case management activities aimed at working with minor children in the legal care of the agency, their families and foster care providers to achieve legal permanence through reunification, legal custody or guardianship or adoption; preparing for and presenting testimony in court on assigned foster care cases; coordinating and/or providing court-ordered supervised visitation between foster children and their families; and arranging a broad array of services to support foster families and families in the community, etc. Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Knowledge and understanding of advanced social work investigative and assessment techniques. Considerable knowledge of legal and administrative aspects of social services programs. Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as with civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to plan and execute work effectively. Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Social Worker Trainee Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field) Strong interest and desire related to a Social Work career College transcripts required; signed employment application required Social Worker I Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field) 1+ years related experience College transcripts required; signed employment application required Social Worker II Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field) 2+ years related experience College transcripts required; signed employment application required Social Worker III Master’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field) and one (1+) year of directly related experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two (2+) years directly related experience College transcripts required; signed employment application required Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
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