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Social Worker III (Foster Care)

The County is currently accepting applications for the position of SOCIAL WORKER III
(Foster Care). This position maintains a caseload of children in foster care; provides
intensive casework services to families and children; works to reunify families when feasible;
and provides placement services.

Requires a thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices and their
application to complex casework, group work, and community problems; considerable
knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques; and skill in
establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques of assessing psycho-social,
behavioral, and psychological aspects of the client’s problems.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work; or a Bachelor’s Degree in
Social Work and one year of human services 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 a human services field and two years of
directly related experience. Experience in Foster Care and bilingual applicants preferred.
Degree/Coursework must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If degree is not in
Social Work, please submit a copy of transcript with application. A valid driver’s license
is required.

Starting Salary $50,800 – $55,900 (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.