SW II Adult Protective Services

Work Type


Closing Date
August 13, 2021
Posted July 23, 2021

Agency Name
Martin County DSS

Work County

Job Contact
Barbie Casper PO Box 809 Williamston, NC 27892 Phone 252-789-4400 Fax 252-789-4409

Job Location
305 East Main Street
North Carolina
Job Description

DATE:  July 23, 2021   MARTIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES   POSITION AVAILABLE:  SOCIAL WORKER II – ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES         SALARY GRADE:  67   SALARY:  $36,000.00 IF FULLY QUALIFIED (A WORK AGAINST WILL BE CONSIDERED)   TYPE OF POSITION:  PERMANENT / FULL TIME   HOURS OR WORK:  8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. AND ON CALL AS SCHEDULED   DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITES:   The Adult Services Unit provides services to the Adult citizens (ages 18 and older) of the county.  Services provided are Community Alternatives Program, Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, Adult Placement, Special Assistance Program, Adult Home Specialist monitoring of ACH and FCH, and Payee. The Unit interview families, who are in emergency crisis, apply assistance as policy allows, and refers them to ongoing DSS services and community resources.  The Unit focuses attention on clients’ well- being, rights, and safety   THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITES:   
  • Social Work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex individual casework, group work, and community problems.
  • The laws, regulations and policies that govern the program.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work.
  • Ability to work on a multidisciplinary team, committee, success team, or other such groups in order to accomplish a shared goal, vision, or task.
  • Ability to present himself/herself as a professional in appearance, speech, tone, work ethic, customer service and to be a good representation of the quality of work and personnel this agency has to offer the community at large.
  • Ability to train or instruct lower-level social workers, social worker trainees, income maintenance caseworkers, students, or interns.
  • The special needs of the disabled, vulnerable adults, and geriatric populations.
  • The psychosocial, socioeconomic, behavioral problems and their treatment.
  • Skill in developing 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 administrative superiors, member of caseload and their families, and with civic, medical, mental, legal, social and religious organizations.
  • Medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment.
  • General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods, and practices.
  • General knowledge of and ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and specialized vocabulary; ability to proofread.
  • General knowledge of office accounting and record keeping procedures, mathematics and their application in the work environment.
  • Ability to learn and apply a variety of guidelines applicable to the work process.
  • Ability to use a variety of office equipment.
      MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:   Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; four year degree in an human services field plus one year directly related experience; or four year degree from a college or university plus two years of directly related experience.   Work against appointments is considered.  Minimum training and experience:  Four-year College or university degree.   Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.   As with all positions with the Department of Social Services, this position is mandatory to serve in shelters during the time of natural and manmade disasters including overnight and weekends.   This position is classified FLSA non-exempt   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:   Must live within one hour’s drive to the office; must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license; must have access to a vehicle.  Must submit an official college transcript.   All successful candidates will be subject to a drug test and criminal background check.  All interview appointments will be made by the Department of Social Services.   TO APPLY:   Anyone interested in applying for this position must submit a typed NC State Application (PD-107) from https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107  including a complete job history to:   Martin County Department of Social Services Attn: Barbie Casper 305 East Main Street PO Box 809 Williamston, NC  27932   An official college transcript is required with application. Unsigned applications will not be reviewed.   These applications may be submitted via mail or in person.  Individuals interested that are out of the area can submit a completed application via fax at: (252) 789-4409, Attn: Barbie Casper.  ALL ORIGINALS MUST BE MAILED.   CLOSING DATE:  August 13, 2021 AT 5:00 PM         MARTIN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER