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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 WORK SUPERVISOR III - FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES - CPS UNIT

 

POSITION #:  5310084

 

SALARY:  $45,701

 

POSTING DATE:  September 19, 2017

 

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Position Responsibilities

Supervise a team of Social Workers who are 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 ongoing family support services.  Work involves contact with other community agencies and institutions.  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 Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience; or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work and three years of social work or counseling experience; or Master’s degree in a counseling field and three years of social work or counseling experience; or a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and four years of social work or counseling; or graduation from a four year college or university and five years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, or a related human services field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work, or community organization; 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.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

 

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

 

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SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR I/A&T - FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES - CPS UNIT

POSITION #:  5310099

 

SALARY:  $39,667

 

POSTING DATE:  September 19, 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.  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.

 

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