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SOCIAL WORKER III

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The Richmond County Department of Social Services is seeking a full-time Social Worker III.  This position provides intensive social work services in serious and complicated cases which require the flexible use of a wide range of social work skills and intervention techniques. Services are provided in a variety of settings.  Work may involve investigation of alleged neglect or abuse; providing in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs, assessment, intervention and treatment of patients and or families with acute to severe medical and/or emotional disorders and mental illnesses; serving as expert witness at court hearings; or advanced social work intervention. Work is distinguished from the Social Worker II classification by greater involvement in sensitive and traumatic situations such as custody and removal of client from homes, catastrophic and terminal illness, and/or family dysfunction. Employees supervise and train lower level social workers, students, and interns. Employees report to Unit Supervisors, Program Manager and/or the Director of Social Services.

Work involves comprehensive child and adult services that are jointly planned with other members of a multi-disciplinary team or protective services committee and supervisors. Assessment and intervention are performed with considerable independence. Medication issues are referred to physicians and legal precedents are utilized in some settings.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements - Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only); Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master's degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.

All applications received will be considered but not necessarily interviewed.  Candidates must have a valid state driver’s license and a clean driving record.  A Criminal Background Check will be completed on applicant hired. References will be required as well as College transcripts.

Salary & Benefits -  $47,496, group medical and dental insurance, vacation,  sick leave, life insurance, retirement program and 401K.

A completed state application PD-107 must be submitted to one of the following:

Email amy.greene@richmondnc.com OR

Email lori.tadlock@richmodnc.com OR

Fax to: 910-410-1127 OR

Dropped off in a sealed envelope at the Richmond County Department of Social Services registration window: 125 Caroline Street, Rockingham OR

NC Works First (formerly the Employment Security Commission)

No phone calls please.

Application deadline is January 17, 2019. 

Richmond County is an EOE