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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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Processing Assistant III (Family & Children's Services Unit)

Position #:  531079

Posting Date:  July 22, 2015

Closing Date:  July 31, 2015

Position Responsibilities:
This position will assist supervisory staff in maintaining Child Protective Services records including typing, data entry, filing, copying, making phone calls, and setting up appointments for children and families.  Provides direct support services to families including transportation to labs for drug testing, needed medical, dental and mental health appointments, to and from foster or relative placements, daycares, educational settings, and other community resources; provides instruction concerning proper child care, discipline, budgeting, proper hygiene, etc. in accordance with the treatment plan at the discretion of the social worker; clearly, specifically, and concisely, documents contacts and interactions with children and families; discusses contacts, including issues of concern and/or progress regarding families, and assists the social worker in monitoring of family service plans and safety plans.  Any other clerical duties as assigned by supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and specialized vocabulary; ability to proofread; general knowledge of services provided by the agency and community resources; knowledge of all agency policies; ability to assume responsibility for highly confidential materials and paperwork; ability to work independently and prioritize work; ability to perform functions within allotted time frame; and ability to  interact with consumers, other professionals, and the general public in a courteous, non-judgmental and professional manner.  Basic knowledge of the social, economic and environmental conditions of families to be served; working knowledge of basic household tasks and management functions and ability to teach others; working knowledge, and ability to enlist aid, of available community resources; ability to establish rapport and relate to population served and a variety of service disciplines and community businesses and agencies; ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations; and ability to verbally communicate findings.  Valid driver’s license, good driving record and own transportation is a requirement for this position.

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

Special Requirements:
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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PROCESSING ASSISTANT V

POSITION #:  5310106

POSTING DATE:  July 23, 2015

CLOSING DATE:  August 3, 2015

Position Responsibilities
Interviewing, assessing, and determination/redetermination of eligibility for the following areas of assistance: non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid recipients, social security disability medical transportation for non-Medicaid recipients, financial assistance to alleviate cooling or heating related crisis, and assistance for individuals and families with life sustaining medication.  This work involves researching and determining the most timely and cost effective means of transportation to and from medical care providers, completing all monthly transportation reports, as well as billing for personal and provider reimbursements; completing all necessary paperwork to complete eligibility process; making contact with vendors and providers in the community to arrange for assistance and authorize payment; and processing invoices.  Coordinating the arrangements for disposition of un-claimed bodies, as well as, processing the invoice for payment to the local funeral home. 
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills;  knowledge of accounting procedures and their applications in the work environment; ability to review and process information to determine conclusions, actions or compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations; ability to communicate with clients, applicants, and the public to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, policies, and procedures; ability to use a variety of office equipment; ability to work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact duties;  ability to understand the needs and problems of clients/applicants;  and the ability to learn and utilize community resources.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of the knowledges, skills and abilities gained through at least three years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or completion of a two-year secretarial science or business administration program with one year of responsible experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of training 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.

 

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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER I

POSITION #:  531012

POSTING DATE:  July 24, 2015

CLOSING DATEL  August 4, 2015

Position Responsibilities
The person in this position will be responsible for a minimal amount of eligibility determination and assisting the Income Maintenance Caseworkers by gathering information to determine eligibility for the Income Maintenance programs.  This position will also fill in to assist clients at the receptionist’s window.    

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.
• Excellent computer skills and preferably a background in DSS programs
• Ability to communicate with clients, applicants, and the public to obtain data, and to explain rules and procedures 
• Ability to understand the needs and problems of clients/applicants.
•  Learn the program area of assignment.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional or clerical public contact experience which should have included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data, and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or graduation from high school and one year of experience in an income maintenance program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   

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.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER CLOSING DATE.  

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT IV - INCOME MAINTENANCE UNIT

POSITION #:  5310135

POSTING DATE:  July 28, 2015

CLOSING DATE:  August 6, 2015

Position Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for assisting the Income Maintenance Administrator in filing different administrative letters and correspondence, preparing notes for meetings, copying, reserving conference rooms for different meetings/webinars, assist with preparing the necessary information for interviewing applicants, assist IM Administrator and Supervisors by calendaring personnel deadlines for progress reports and other administrative appointments, develop excel spreadsheets for programmatic statistics, and collect data from specific programs.  Employee will be responsible for checking multiple program specific websites to ensure IM Administrator and Supervisors are keeping apprised of all administrative and program letters.  This employee will also cross-train with other clerical staff and rotate coverage in the receptionist’s area.  These duties include running reports in various systems such as NC XPTR, NC Fast, and Data Warehouse.  This employee must courteously greet each person coming to the agency, determine their request, and put on the appropriate automated log.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Significant knowledge of program procedures, methods and practices.
Significant knowledge and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling and program terminology to compose, proofread and edit correspondence, reports and other materials.
Ability to record, compile, summarize and perform basic analysis of narrative and numerical materials.
Ability to learn and independently apply laws, program rules and regulations.
Ability to learn programs and services and apply this knowledge in problem-solving and responding to most questions and inquiries.
Ability to use judgment in establishing program procedures and organizing and coordinating workflow.
Ability to apply correct sentences and grammatical structure to independently compose and format materials within established guidelines.
Ability to independently work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact and communication duties that may be sensitive in nature.
Ability to gather and release pertinent program information.
Ability to schedule and coordinate a variety of appointments, meetings and/or conferences. May require ability to supervise or coordinate the work of other staff, student workers or volunteers.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school & demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills & abilities gained through at least two years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training & experience.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational & 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