Employment Opportunities


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
Phone 828 287-6283 
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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4 POSITIONS

INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II
Position #:  5310078, 5310104, 5310122 (3 POSITIONS)
Posting Date:  August 2, 2019
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
Salary:  $33,168

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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PROCESSING ASSISTANT III
POSITION #:  5310079
ANNUAL SALARY:  $25,324
OPENING DATE:  AUGUST 6, 2019
CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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.  This position will proofread and correct court reports and ensure that they are in the proper format. This will require working with the Attorney and Paralegal, as well as Social Workers and Supervisory Staff.  Provide 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 workers 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. 

if you have applied within the past 6 months, your application on file will be considered.