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Social Worker Investigative/Assessment & Treatment (CPS)
category: children's services
position number: 702710
Salary: $43,794.00 – $69,216.00
Closing date: August 10, 2012
original posting: http://www/depts/hr/apps/jobs/
Full job listing is available at http://www/depts/hr/apps/jobs/
Pitt County Government
1717 W. Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27834
Key Duties: This position is responsible for accepting reports of alleged abuse, neglect and/or dependency and investigating and assessing the child’s need for protective services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their applications to complex casework, treatment, and investigation of abuse or neglect of children; thorough knowledge of policies and procedures as evidenced by the ability to cite the authority of federal and state law; thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior, family dynamics, and medical, behavioral and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory. Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community. Ability to interact and motivate a resistant involuntary client population and the public who may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the programs; ability to prepare documentation such as written investigative reports for the court, case records and treatment plans; ability to testify as an expert witness; ability to employ advanced case management interview techniques to establish a supportive relationship and involve families in the initial assessment for the need of services; ability to quickly assess the risks and safety of the client environment during daylight hours, after dark and in high crime areas; ability to employ expert negotiation skills in the most complex cases; ability to analyze and assess child development safety issues in relation to risk factors; ability to analyze tense family situations and make decisions about removing children when the decision has to be made with limited direct information and limited access to consultation; ability to communicate effectively and establish supportive client relationships. Ability to perform manual work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Minimum Training and Experience: 1) Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or 2) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience; or 3) Master’s degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience; or 4) a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience; or 5) graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling or a related human service field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work or community organization; or 6) an equivalent combination of training and experience. (Directly Related Experience is defined: Human services experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning.) One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative. Valid North Carolina driver license required. Transcript required with application.