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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.

 

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.

 

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(6 POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

 

INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II (2 positions)

 

Position Number:  5310105                                                      Position Number:  531081

Salary:  $28,018/Annual                                                              Salary:  $28,018/Annual

Opening Date:  July 18, 2014                                                      Opening Date:  August 8, 2014

Closing Date:  July 29, 2014                                                        Closing Date:  August 18. 2014

 

Position Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide maintenance of a public assistance caseload, including determining eligibility, processing applications, and conducting reviews and actions to effect reported changes in situations.  Major position activities include interviewing, eligibility determination, and record maintenance.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the program/areas of assignment.  General knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to perform caseworker functions within structured time frames. 

 

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

One year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or a closely related curriculum; or graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program; or graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

The 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 judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

 

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.    

 

 

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SOCIAL WORKER III - FOSTER CARE UNIT

 

Position Number:  531057

 

Starting Salary:  $37,744

 

Opening Date:  July 18, 2014

 

Closing Date:  Open 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.

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SOCIAL WORKER I/A&T - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

 

POSITION NUMBER:  531046

 

STARTING SALARY:  $39,667

 

OPENING DATE:  JUNE 19, 2014

 

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

 

Position Responsibilities

The Social Worker in this position will be responsible for the provision of services to children and their families in the area of Child Protective Service Investigations, Case Planning/Case Management, Family Assessment, and the provision of on-going family support services.  Work involves contact with other community agencies and institutions.  Court appearances and participation is an ongoing function of this worker’s job.  Case Management is another vital function, which includes record keeping and dictation.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems.  Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral, and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory.  Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program.  General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training.  Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems.  Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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.    

 

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed for the Social Worker I/AT 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. 

Selection Process

The 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 judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

 

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INCOME MAINTENANCE INVESTIGATOR II

 

Position Number:  5310108

 

Starting Salary:  $30,941/Annual

 

Opening Date:  August 5, 2014

 

Closing Date:  August 14, 2014

 

Position Responsibilities:

Work involves direct/indirect communication with clients or their families or representatives and collaterals to gather and verify information necessary to determine if an agency error or fraudulent act has occurred.  Employee has contact with the judicial system before and during the prosecutorial phases of fraud cases. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of manuals, rules and procedures used in determining eligibility for multiple programs within the agency.  Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the judicial system.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.   Considerable knowledge of agency’s organizational rules, policies and procedures.  Ability to recognize, collect and evaluate evidence to support actions.  Ability to communicate effectively with applicants, community agencies, law enforcement agencies, and judiciary personnel to obtain or present pertinent data, and to negotiate agreement and/or cooperation.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the general public and the judicial system.  Ability to present information orally or in written form. 

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

An Associate Degree in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Criminal Justice, Business

Administration, Secretarial Science or closely related curriculum and two years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Investigator; or, graduation from high school and three years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Income Maintenance Investigator; or graduation from high school and two years of investigative experience in credit, legal, or law enforcement work plus eighteen months of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Income Maintenance Investigator; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:

An Associate Degree in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or closely related curriculum and one year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or graduation from high school and two years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or graduation from high school and two years of investigative experience in credit, legal, or law enforcement work plus six months experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Selection Process:

The 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 judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

 

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 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered. 

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER CLOSING DATE.  

 

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PROCESSING ASSISTANT III

 

Position Number:  531058

 

Starting Salary:  $22,964/Annual

 

Opening Date:  August 7, 2014

 

Closing Date:  August 18, 2014

 

Position Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this position involves reception duties for the Income Maintenance Unit.  This employee must greet each person coming to the agency, determine their request, enter the necessary information on the appropriate log, notify the staff member whom they need to see, and scan any necessary records.  Employee must also answer incoming calls and refer each call to the appropriate worker.     

 

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:

·         General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods, and practices

·         General knowledge of and ability to use a correct spelling, punctuation and specialized vocabulary; ability to proofread

·         General knowledge of office mathematics and their application to the work environment

·         Ability to learn and apply a variety of guidelines

·         Ability to use a variety of office equipment

·         Ability to work with people with courtesy and tact in

·         Ability to screen communications based on predetermined guidelines to independently respond or route inquiries

·         Ability to record and compile information based on general guidelines

·         Ability to coordinate work of other office support staff

·         Ability to learn to use specialized office equipment 

 

Minimum Training and Experience: 

Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills, and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

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 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.   

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER CLOSING DATE.

 

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE PAST 6 MONTHS YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY - YOUR APPLICATION IS ON FILE.