SW III IA&T-CPS Investigator/Assessments

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services


Closing Date
January 6, 2020
Posted December 23, 2019

Agency Name
Department of Social Services

Work County

Job Location
102 Camp Drive, PO Box 489
North Carolina
Job Description

Chatham County Employment Opportunity HR Announcement Number: 19-   Job Title: Social Worker III IA&T Location:  Chatham County Department of Social Services Contact Person: Nancy Burgess Telephone number:  919-642-6905 Address to send application:  Chatham County Human Resources, PO Box 1809, Pittsboro, NC  27312   For printable State of North Carolina Application (PD-107):http://oshr.nc.gov/document/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107   Or apply online at:  https://chathamnc.seamlessdocs.com/f/ChathamJobApplication   Job Summary Position will be primarily responsible for conducting CPS investigations and assessments.    Provide CPS social work services to monitor and maintain the safety of children in their homes where neglect or abuse has been identified.  Conduct assessments that accurately identify strengths and needs of the family system and assess risk of continuing harm to the children.  Work to strengthen the family’s capacity to protect and nurture the children through referrals to community resources.  Model and support appropriate behaviors that will enhance family functioning.  Arrange for appropriate alternative placements when children are not safe within their own homes.  Competently testify in court when necessary.  Document case information thoroughly and timely.  Provide consistent contact and follow-up with families.  Position may perform other CPS duties as required including courtesy requests, acting as a liaison with specialty courts, &/or other CPS functions.  Must be able to manage conflict, remain neutral and fair, engage people and build trust, and promote collaboration and consensus.  Ability to use best practices, strategies, professional judgment and time management skills in complex situations is essential.  Must have knowledge of child welfare policies and practices. Applicant must have excellent oral and written skills.  Applicant must be able to communicate effectively with individuals from varying cultures and backgrounds via phone and through personal contact.  Applicant must have computer proficiency and must be flexible to accommodate varied task assignments.  Must serve as an after-hours on-call worker in rotation with other workers.  Fluency in Spanish desired but not required.   Minimum Qualifications MSW from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative; MSW from an accredited school of social work plus one year directly related experience;  BSW from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative plus one year directly related experience; BSW from an accredited school of social work plus two years directly related experience; four year degree in a human service field plus three years directly related experience; four year college or university degree plus four years of directly related experience.  Must have a valid NC driver’s license.   Salary Salary grade 65; $50,926   Position Closing Date January 6, 2020; 5:00pm Chatham County is an equal opportunity employer