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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.

 

 

 

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- ADULT SERVICES

Position #:  5310060

Salary:  $37,744

Posting Date:  February 3, 2017

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 

Position Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of the social worker in this position is to initiate and evaluate the need for protective services for adults, aged eighteen and older, who are alleged to be abused, neglected or exploited; evaluating findings to determine if the adult is in need of protective services; and planning and mobilizing essential services for disabled adults who have been abused, neglected or exploited.  The social worker in this position has the responsibility of evaluating the disabled adult’s capacity to consent to essential services as a result of substantiated protective services evaluations, and  for securing the appropriate judicial orders as necessary in situations where the consent for protection must be obtained through the courts.  The social worker will serve as case manager for all disabled adults in which protective services have been mobilized.  An array of services is offered through the Adult Services Unit, so all workers are crossed trained as duties are subject to change based on the workload. 

Knowledges, 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 case load 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 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

*Directly related experience is defined as human services experience in the areas of case management, assessment and referral, supportive counseling, intervention, psycho-social therapy and treatment planning.

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications listed for the Social Worker III 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.

If you have applied within the past six months, your application on file will be considered.