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Sr. Social Worker – Children’s Services

Sr. Social Worker – Children’s Services

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted December 29, 2022

Agency Name
Forsyth County Governement

Work County

Job Contact
Tracy Mays Sr. HR Consultant Forsyth County Government 336-703-2404

Job Location
741 North Highland Avenue
Winston Salem
North Carolina
Job Description

Forsyth County Department of Social Services is  accepting applications for Sr. Social Workers in our Children's Services Division. Positions are typically located in Family & Children Services in programs areas such as  Adoptions,  CPS, F&C AHU, In-Home Services, Foster Care and other departments within DSS. 
Positions available are subject to change depending on vacancies at the time of application.  
Applicants may be considered for any "Sr. Social Worker" available job openings in the Children's Services Division at the time of application.  Applicants may choose which positions they are interested in applying for in the supplemental questions.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated, compassionate, dependable professional with excellent assessment skills, sound judgement and the ability to serve children and families from all socioeconomic backgrounds with a range of mental capacities without personal bias. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  An employee in this class performs professional level social work by providing intensive social work services in serious and complicated cases which require the flexible use of a wide range of social work skills. Work involves investigating alleged neglect or abuse; in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs; assessment and treatment of patients and/or families with acute to severe medical and/or emotional disorders and mental illnesses; and serving as an expert witness at court hearings (Department of Social Services). Work involves decreasing infant mortality by offering education and support services to high-risk pregnant women and their families; delivering advanced social work activities for complex case referrals involving a highly vulnerable client population with difficult psychosocial issues; and building community capacity to assist individual families and groups in preventing and alleviating social problems through social change. (Public Health). Work is distinguished from the Social Worker II classification by the greater involvement in sensitive and traumatic situations such as custody and removal of client from homes, catastrophic and terminal illness, and therapy/treatment of emotional disorders and/or family dysfunction. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated by observation, in discussions, and through review of reports and case records. There may be occasions with the Social Worker will have to work after 5:00pm to meet the needs of the families.   his generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job description with a physical abilities check list which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents additional detailed information and should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.
  • Master's degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work or;
  • Bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only) or;
  • Bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience or;
  • Master's degree in counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling experience or;
  • Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years of directly related experience or;
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.
Valid driver's license required MUST SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT WITH APPLICATION Salary negotiable and depends on education and experience Application for Social Worker will be accepted for consideration for a possible "Work Against" selection if recruitment for qualified Sr. Social Worker is unsuccessful. To be considered for a work against you must meet education requirements of the position there is no substitution for a Bachelor's degree. HIRING RATE FOR WORK AGAINST:            $19.52 or $40,601.47/annually

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