Social Worker III – Foster Care

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Closing Date
September 30, 2022
Posted September 23, 2022

Agency Name
Randolph County Government

Work County

Job Location
725 McDowell Rd
North Carolina
Job Description

JOB TITLE:                       Social Worker III – Foster Care      DEPARTMENT:               Social Services SALARY:                           Based on experience


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  Provides specific services to children, their parent/guardians/caretakers when the children are removed due to substantiated abuse, neglect, or dependency.  The worker provides counseling and case management services and assists the family with accessing specific services to help family members learn more appropriate behaviors, find safer housing, and make better decisions regarding the child’s care and discipline.  The goal is to establish a safe, permanent home for children who have been maltreated.  On-Call duties are a part of this position.  Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only); Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master's degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.

Social Worker I and Social Worker II may be considered.  Minimum Training and Experience:  4-year Human Services degree required.

  SPECIAL COMMENTS:  Requires valid N.C. driver’s license, good driving record and transportation for use at work.  On call and immediate response duties required.  Oral interview and written test will be performed.  A verbal Spanish test will be given if applicant lists Spanish as a second language.  OFFICIAL college transcripts must accompany application in order for application to be considered complete.   APPLICATION PROCESS:  A Randolph County application and college transcript are required and must be received at the above address by 5:00pm on the closing date listed above to be considered.  Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or through the County’s website at  Visit for a PDF of all the jobs that are currently open with Randolph County Government.  These jobs are updated every Friday afternoon.   SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications and interviews for most qualified candidates.  Reference checks will be conducted on the top candidate(s).  Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by transcript.  Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment background checks and/or Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) record checks.