|The primary purpose of this position is for the recruitment of family foster care homes, licensing/re-licensing of family foster care homes and conducting TIPS-MAPP training, conducting background checks of potential foster care families, and monitoring licensed foster care homes for Vance County Department of Social Services. This social worker completes home assessments for the placement of children through Interstate Compact for the Placement of children. This position is also responsible for On-Call after hours duty.|
Knowledge, 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.
In certain settings, considerable knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis.
Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems.
Ability to supervise, trains, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program.
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 Education and Experience -
Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work;
or Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative;
or Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience;
or Master's degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience;
or Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience;
or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.