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Social Worker-Investigative / Assessment & Treatment

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CLASSIFICATION: Social Worker IAT UNIT: Child Protective Services
SALARY RANGE: $45,672 – $50,412 GRADE: 71

WORK SCHEDULE: 8a – 5pm and Rotating On Call
POSTING DATE: 03/03/2022 CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2022

RECRUITMENT: A completed application must be submitted on the Scotland County career page at

The employee in this position provides advanced, professional level casework for children at risk for neglect, abuse, or dependency.
Receives, assesses, 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.
Participates in rotating on call schedule.
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include emergency 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.
***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, references and transcripts will be required for the successful candidate; this position is subject to random drug testing;
All applications will be reviewed and screened for qualifications required for the position, but only the best qualified applicants will receive an interview;
Trainee or work against qualifying applicants may be considered if no fully qualified applicants are available;
A completed Scotland County employment application is required to be considered for the position;
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited educational institutions;
Must attach a copy of your college degree or transcript to the online application;
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify Participant.

Scotland County offers a competitive benefits package to full time employees that includes health, dental, vision, prescriptions, accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity and cancer plans; long term and short term disability plans; life insurance plans; N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System membership with Scotland County contribution; 401k and 457 supplemental plans available; holiday pay, sick leave, annual leave and petty leave accruals; longevity pay; flexible work schedules available after six months of employment for qualified social services employees; local credit union membership options, and more.
Please visit the job opportunities page of the Scotland County website for details.
You may also contact Monnie English, DSS Personnel Supervisor for more information at (910) 277-2500, Extension 3375.