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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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER III - ADULT MEDICAID LEAD WORKER
Position #:  5310130
Annual Salary:  $36,380/Annually
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility for this position is to function in a lead worker role for all programs in the Adult Medicaid Unit.  This position will serve as a backup, if needed, for all programs within the Adult Medicaid policies.  This position will also be responsible for second partying applications and reviews.   

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
-  Considerable knowledge of the state NC Fast system
-  Considerable knowledge of the program/areas of assignment
-  Considerable knowledge of the Medicaid policy and NC Fast procedures, specifically Adult Medicaid Policy
-  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 independently and good training skills
-  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 Education and Experience Requirements:
Two years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; 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.

 Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements - 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.


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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER III - ADULT MEDICAID LONG TERM CARE
Position #:  5310038
Annual Salary:  $36,380
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:
This job involves determining eligibility for assistance for Private Living, Long Term Care and Special Assistance.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in NC Fast.  Thorough knowledge of PLA policy; Considerable knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/ applicant; General knowledge of all Income Maintenance programs; Good mathematical and reasoning skills; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of regulations, policies and procedure of varying complexity; Ability to work independently and prioritize work; Ability to understand the needs and problems of clients/applicants; Ability to perform caseworker function under and within structured time frames.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Two years 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; or one year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; 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 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered. 

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SOCIAL WORKER III - FOSTER CARE
Position #5310088
Annual Salary :  $43,551
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide intensive casework services to children for whom the Agency has legal custody or placement responsibility.  These children reside in foster care, other substitute care arrangements or in their own homes.  The primary goal of this position is to effect and sustain permanent placements for children until the Agency's legal responsibility is terminated.  Services provided are consistent with program and statutory guidelines and acceptable social work practice.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems

  • A wide range of medical, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment
  • Governmental and private organizations and community resources
  • The laws, regulations and policies which govern the program
  • Family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques
  • Medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis
  • The methods and principles of casework, supervision and training

Ability to:

  • Establish rapport with a client and in applying techniques of assessing psychosocial, behavioral and psychological aspects of client’s problems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively
  • Supervise, train or instruct lower-level social workers, students or interns in the program


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 counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; 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 plus 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 givenpreference 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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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II - FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES UNIT
Position #:  5310035
Annual Salary:  $33,168
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II
Position #:  5310028
Annual Salary:  $33,168
Posting Date:  July 2, 2020
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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 in the Adult Medicaid Unit. 

 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.