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Social Worker III – CPS Investigator

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The Brunswick County Department of Social Services is looking for a Social Worker to join the agency. This position performs social work functions in the Child Protective Service Unit. Duties include investigating reports of abuse and neglect of children, prioritizing and coordinating services; gathering facts; interviewing children, caregivers and collaterals, determining risks to children and taking necessary actions to ensure the safety of children; developing /implementing safety plans; monitoring placement should removal become necessary; securing and filing custody orders; and testifying in court proceedings. Requires the ability to interpret law and policies and use sound judgment to make appropriate decisions. Must be able to effectively communicate with all types of people, impart vital information to both the supervisor and clients in a clear and concise manner. This position requires the candidate to utilize critical thinking skills, be willing to have difficult conversations openly and honestly with resistant and angry clients; keep accurate, detailed and timely written records and have impeccable time management skills. Performs other duties as required.

The Department of Social Services is a part of Brunswick County’s consolidated Health and Human Services agency, with roughly 250 dedicated professionals seeking to serve the citizens of our county through providing essential human services. The department is a part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come. Ideal candidates for the Department of Social Services have excellent customer service, organizational and computer skills, the ability to problem solve and make critical decisions, and above all, an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county.
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, groupwork or community organization; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

**Please submit a copy of college transcripts with application**

Physical Requirements
Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pound of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General Information
Brunswick County is the fastest-growing county in North Carolina, experiencing a growth rate of 47% since 2000. There are approximately 145,000 residents. Brunswick County North Carolina is located between historic Wilmington, NC and lively Myrtle Beach, SC. Brunswick County is steeped in history and hospitality. We appreciate your interest in Brunswick County, and welcome the opportunity to show you why so many chose to work where they play in North Carolina.

Brunswick County provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Brunswick County is required by law to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired. Brunswick County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States.

All positions with Brunswick County require a valid Driver’s License and candidate must be current on all Brunswick County taxes. A background check and drug screen will be conducted with a contingent offer of any position.