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CPS SOCIAL WORKER

The County is currently accepting applications for the position of CPS Social Worker.
This position investigates or assesses complaints of alleged neglect and abuse of children
based on a Multiple Response System (MRS) according to required time frames; engages
with families using Family Centered Practice and the Principles of Partnership in order to
make a two-level decision regarding the need for ongoing intervention through in-home or
out-of-home services; provides expert testimony in court hearings; works in cooperation
with law enforcement agencies as required; performs holistic assessments of individual and
family dynamics, crisis intervention, and referrals for recommended or needed services
including possible placement of children in out-of-home settings; provides quality
documentation of all case activity and intervention in a timely manner; and works in crisis
situations where decisions may often occur under pressure or in a hostile environment.

Requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work and one year of human services work
experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive
counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning; or a Bachelor’s
Degree in Social Work and two years of work experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a
human service field and three years of work experience; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience; a Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with
completion of the N.C. Child Welfare Collaborative Program will equal one year of
experience credit. Degrees/Coursework must be from an appropriately accredited
institution. If degree is not in Social Work, please submit a copy of transcript with
application. Bilingual applicants and applicants having completed 72 hours of Pre-
Service Training are preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

Starting Salary $53,300 – $58,700 (commensurate with experience) and excellent benefits
package available.

Apply online at www.rowancountync.gov/jobs. Individuals with disabilities may request
application accommodations by calling HR at (704) 216-8101. The County administers preemployment
drug tests and criminal background checks for all positions. Some positions
may require a physical exam, credit check, and/or a driving history check depending upon
the position. Rowan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.