Social Worker III-Homebuilder/LINKS

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number


Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted October 12, 2022

Agency Name
Edgecombe County Social Services

Work County

Job Contact
Edgecombe County Social Services (252) 641-7882

Job Location
122 E. St. James Street
North Carolina
Job Description

Social Worker III – Home Builder/LINKS: Position Description:   Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Arrange substitute care appropriate to a child’s needs when parents are unable to; carry out the agency’s Permanency Planning Mandate; Recruit, assess, license and supervise foster and adoptive homes; Assess qualified and trained families that provide temporary or permanent in-home care. Other responsibilities include problem pregnancy services, foster care and adoption services to infants relinquished at birth, Interstate Compact Services, adult adoptee searches, adoption and foster care inquiries and voluntary CBA placements in emergency foster homes. Employee performs other duties as assigned. A valid NC drivers’ license and access to a passenger vehicle is required.  Employees operating their personal vehicles for county business shall maintain the minimum liability coverage required by the state of North Carolina in accordance with the County Fleet Policy and Employee Safety Program (page 10, section G.) Child Welfare social workers who serve on-call must live within range of the beeper. Must be able to lift and carry a child. Position is located in Tarboro; however, office location may change based on the needs of the agency. Employee performs other duties as assigned. 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/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory. Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program. General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of case load and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively. Minimum Training and Experience: MSW from an accredited school of social work; BSW 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 counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; 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. Salary Range: $32,603.00 or possibly higher depending on experience and credentials. Compensation for full-time employees include excellent benefits that total over $10,000.00 annually. Application Period: 10/11/2022-Open Until Filled. Posted:  Internal, Edgecombe County Website, NC Social Services Jobs, Applications may be obtained online at Transcript(s) of undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) is required at the time of interview. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Preferences: Prefer applicants with strong computer skills and/or knowledge of State Network Systems, NC FAST, imaging programs and Windows software including Microsoft Word. Bilingual applicants (English/Spanish) encouraged to apply. We support a drug free work environment.  A pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check is required.   AA/EOE