CLASSIFICATION: Social Worker III UNIT: Children Services
SALARY RANGE: $49,685 – $52,169 GRADE: 72
WORK SCHEDULE: 8a – 5pm and Rotating On Call
RECRUITMENT: A completed application must be submitted on the Scotland County career page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scotland
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This position provides advanced, professional level casework for children found to be neglected, abused, or dependent;
Serves as the guardian representative for children in the foster care system ensuring all physical, mental, and well being needs are provided;
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;
Facilitates Child and Family Team meetings and Permanency Planning Action Team meetings;
Revolving on call coverage requiring 24 hour a day availability;
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include shelter duty.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
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, clients, non custodial parents, and other professionals;
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely;
Ability to analyze, prioritize, plan, and execute work timely and accurately.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work;
Or, Master’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and one year of directly related experience;
Or, Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience;
Or, Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience;
Or, Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience;
***One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative for children’s services social work positions.
And, the successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Criminal records check, drug screen, and references will be required for the successful candidate;
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.