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Social Worker – IAT

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CLASSIFICATION: Social Worker IAT – Full Time / Time Limited Position – Six Months
UNIT: Child Protective Services SALARY RANGE: $51,971 – $54,570 GRADE: 73
WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, 8am – 5pm and Rotating On Call
RECRUITMENT: A completed application must be submitted on the Scotland County career page at Questions are encouraged and can be emailed to
This is a Full Time / Time Limited Position with Benefits, not to exceed six months.
The Scotland County Department of Social Services works to improve the wellbeing and safety of citizens’ lives. As a part of the DSS team you will work with others who value Respect, Teamwork, Dependability, Accountability, Innovation, and Excellence. The Department provides flexible work scheduling and a full benefits package including medical insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and membership in the North Carolina retirement system.

Provides advanced, professional level casework for children at risk for neglect, abuse, or dependency;
Receives, assesses, and investigates reports of child abuse, neglect, and dependency within established timeframes;
Identifies risk and provides safety interventions to children in family and out of home settings;
Works regularly in the field conducting home visits, school visits, etc;
Prepares reports and testifies at juvenile court hearings;
Prepares and maintains ongoing documentation of workload activities;
Provides referrals and engages community partners;
Conducts Child and Family Team meetings;
Revolving on call coverage requiring 24 hour a day availability;
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include shelter duty.

Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community issues;
Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques including resources in the community;
Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies which govern Child Welfare programs;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, administrative officials, other professionals, and the general public;
Ability to express ideas and communicate clearly and concisely;
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely;
Basic knowledge and/or ability to use office equipment, software systems, internet based programs;
Ability to analyze, prioritize, plan, and execute work timely and accurately.
Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience;
Or, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience;
Or, Master’s degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience;
Or, a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience;
Or, 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, an equivalent combination of training and experience;
And, the successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Criminal Records check, drug screen, references and transcripts will be required for the successful candidate; this position is subject to random drug testing;
All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed;
In lieu of no qualified applicants, trainee or work against qualifying applicants will be considered;
Resume in lieu of a completed application is not acceptable;
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions;
Must attach a copy of your college transcript to the online application;
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify Participant.