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JOB POSTINGS FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

How to apply?

A State Application, PD-107 and PD-107A, 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, 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.

 

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SOCIAL WORKER III (FACILITATOR) FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES

POSITION #:  5310136

SALARY:  $37,744

POSTING DATE:  JUNE 5, 2017

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 after hours, weekends, holidays and other times the agency is closed.  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 clients 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. 

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SOCIAL WORKER I/A&T (AFTER HOURS WORKER) FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES

POSITION #:  5310034

SALARY:  $39,667

POSTING DATE:  JUNE 5, 2017

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Position Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Coordinator of DSS Child and Family Team  (CFT) Conferences.  This position is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, recruiting and consulting with other agencies, other CFT Conference facilitators, and overseeing the CFT Program.  Through the process of working with social workers in the Investigation, Treatment, Foster Care and Adoption units, the position will plan and ensure the effective facilitation of Child and Family Team Conferences.  The position will gather case information from social workers including a list of the desired participants, the strengths and needs of the family, the desired outcomes, time, date and location of the meeting.  In addition, the position will provide accurate data tracking of meetings conducted by staff facilitators, develop/enhance facilitator skills of staff and volunteer facilitators, and provide reports and feedback to supervisors.  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Directly facilitate Child Family Team (CFT) conferences and/or coordinate facilitation; coordination of logistics to ensure community and interagency participation in conferences; Maintain Division CFT Conference calendar and develop and maintain a Facilitator Scheduling Calendar; Identify staff and/or community volunteer facilitators, ensure the required training is provided to each facilitator prior to any CFT meetings; Assist CPS, Foster Care and Adoption social workers in the identification of the target population.  This position is responsible for balancing meetings with social workers availability, assuring quality assurance of the facilitation process, and managing Family Conferencing Data.  This position provides feedback to facilitators and their supervisors and works to provide up-to-date family conferencing and other related professional training/information for CPS social work staff and  supervisors. Documentation and Consultation:  Initiate case records in accordance with the state and local policy, including case narratives, completion of intake reports, clinical notes, correspondence, court documents and statistical reports, and all forms of documentation required by the Division of Social Service and North Carolina General Statutes; provide consultation to schools, Mental Health Centers, law enforcement officers, physicians, hospital staff, attorneys, and judges especially in neglect/abuse cases to determine the need for protective services intervention; consultation to determine if a child needs protective services or the availability of other resources to assists the child with problems at home or at school; consult with the agency attorney and testify in court and coordinate presentation of other evidence.  This employee works independently and has much latitude in planning work and taking action.  Casework techniques or strategies are recommended by social work supervisor on unusual or difficult cases.

 

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 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.

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.