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JOB POSTINGS FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

How to apply?

A State Application, PD-107, must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date to:

 

Rutherford County DSS

PO Box 242

389 Fairground Road

Spindale, NC  28160

828 287-6283 Phone

Attn:  Luann Hoyle Butler

FAX to:  828-288-3406

Email:  luann.butler@rutherfordcountync.gov

 

Rutherford County provides eligible employees with a competitive benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, paid holidays, and other optional benefits.

 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated above, please submit a PD-107 State Application Form.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered. 


Rutherford County DSS is not responsible for failure to receive faxed applications. Please take a moment to ensure your transmission was received.

 

Employee may be called upon in case of disaster, either natural or man-made, to serve the citizens of Rutherford County.  This service, if required, will take precedence over duties described in this position vacancy announcement.

 

Selection Process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgement of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

 

(2 POSITIONS POSTED)

 

SOCIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR III - ADULT SERVICES

Position #:  5310007

Posting Date:  October 10, 2016

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Salary:  $46,044

 

Position Responsibilities
Supervise a team of Social Workers who are responsible for the provision of services to adults in the areas of Protective Services for Adults; Foster Care Placement for Adults, including Monitoring of Licensed and Unlicensed Adult Care Home Facilities, and assistance with adult care home and nursing home placements; Adult Care Home Case Management; In-Home Services; and State-County Special Assistance (SA) - In Home Services; and other services related to the care and welfare of adults.  Work involves reviewing program objectives and service delivery needs with staff and formulating specific goals and objectives.  Monitor the work of subordinate staff through case reviews, progress reports, conferences and informal discussions to assure compliance with standards and established policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of methods and principles of casework supervision and training. Considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to specific casework and community problems. Considerable knowledge of behavioral and socioeconomic problems and their treatment and governmental and private organizations and community resources. Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies which govern social work programs. Ability to supervise, train, or orient lower-level social workers, students, interns, or other staff. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.
 
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements - Master’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a master’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Copies of final transcripts from accredited school showing date degree awarded must be submitted with application.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

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SOCIAL WORKER III - FOSTER CARE - FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Position #:  5310030

Salary:  $37,744

Posting Date:  November 30, 2016

Closing Date:  Posted Until Filled

 

Position Responsibilities
The primary purpose of this position is to provide intensive casework services to children for whom the Agency has legal custody or placement responsibility.  These children reside in foster care, other substitute care arrangements or in their own homes.  The primary goal of this position is to effect and sustain permanent placements for children until the Agency's legal responsibility is terminated.  Services provided are consistent with program and statutory guidelines and acceptable social work practice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
• Social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems
• A wide range of medical, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment
• Governmental and private organizations and community resources
• The laws, regulations and policies which govern the program
• Family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques
• Medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis
• The methods and principles of casework, supervision and training
Ability to:
• Establish rapport with a client and in applying techniques of assessing psychosocial, behavioral and psychological aspects of client’s problems
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations
• Express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively
• Supervise, train or instruct lower-level social workers, students or interns in the program

Minimum Education 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 counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; 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 plus three years of directly related experience.    

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed for the Social Worker III will be given first consideration.  Also, those with a Social Worker degree from an accredited school of social work will be given preference however anyone who has a Human Services Degree or a 4-year degree may apply as “work against appointments” and will be considered.

Special Requirements
Copies of final transcripts from accredited school showing date degree awarded must be submitted with application. Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle.