Social Worker III – Permanency Planning/Foster Care

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

$28.65 - $38.68 Hourly

Closing Date
April 14, 2023
Posted March 14, 2023

Agency Name
Brunswick County

Work County

Job Description

Brunswick County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for a Social Worker in our Permanency / Foster Care unit.  We are a forward-thinking, creative organization that truly believes in treating others as we want to be treated. Job Description Permanency Planning (Foster Care) Social Worker: A Permanency Planning Social Worker partners with parents/caregivers who have lost custody of their children due to abuse, neglect, or dependency issues.  The primary goal of the position is to address the safety concerns and risk factors that led to removal and reunification with the parent/caregiver.  The ideal candidate can work independently and as a member of a team.   There will be a significant amount of time spent in family homes and in the community. Job responsibilities include:
  • Creating and monitoring case plans
  • Make regular home visits/community visits with parents and child(ren)
  • Supervise visits with parents/caregivers and transport child(ren) at times
  • Assess child safety and risk on an ongoing basis
  • Connect families to community resources
  • Complete timely, concise, detailed documentation
  • Complete court reports and testify at court hearings
  • Collaborate with team members
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and legal mandates
  • Knowledge of social work and practices and principles (particularly strengths-based)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Assessments Skills
  • Communication Skills (oral and written)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Critical thinking
Benefits and Other Information:
  • Modern technology including, but not limited to laptops with data plans, web-based document management systems, documentation tools, etc.
  • Agency vehicles
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Generous pay and benefits package: Employer-paid Health Insurance, Vacation, Sick, and Petty Leave, twelve paid holidays, NC 401K employer contribution, and Longevity Bonus pay after 5 years of service. (Please visit Employee Fringe Benefits - Brunswick County Government ( for a comprehensive list of benefits)
Other Information  Brunswick County Department of Social Services is a part of a consolidated Health and Human Services agency, with roughly 250 dedicated professionals seeking to serve the citizens of our county through providing essential human services.  The department is a part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.  Ideal candidates for the Department of Social Services have excellent customer service, organizational and computer skills, the ability to problem solve and make critical decisions, and above all, an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county. Normal Business Hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.  Must be available to work after normal business hours and during emergency situations.   Qualifications   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. **Please submit a copy of college transcripts with application** Physical Requirements Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pound of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   General Information   Brunswick County (current est. population 150,000) is consistently one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina.  Brunswick County is located between historic Wilmington, NC and lively Myrtle Beach, SC.  Brunswick County is steeped in history and hospitality.  We appreciate your interest in Brunswick County and welcome the opportunity to show you why so many chose to work where they play in North Carolina. Brunswick County provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  Brunswick County is required by law to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.  Brunswick County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States. All positions with Brunswick County require a valid Driver's License and candidate must be current on Brunswick County taxes.  A background check and drug screening will be conducted with a contingent offer of any position.    
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