Pitt County Job

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Social Worker III

category: children's services
position number: 694611
Salary:  $42,625.00 – $67,369.00
Closing date: August 30, 2013
original posting: http://www.pittcountync.gov
Full job listing is available at http://www.pittcountync.gov
Contact

Pitt County Government

Human Resources

1717 West Fifth Street

Greenville, NC 27889

Phone: 252-902-3050

Fax:  252-830-2559

email: pitthr@pittcounytnc.gov

website:  www.pittcountync.gov

 

Job Location
1717 West Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27834
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Key Duties: This position is responsible for providing services to children in the legal custody of the Department of Social Services and establishing permanence for children with parents, relatives, or other approved caretakers. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, groupwork, 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, train, 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 Training and Experience: 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.  (Directly related experience is defined as human services experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning.) Valid North Carolina driver license required.  Transcript required with application.