Position Number 239-40-155
Salary Range $38,444 – 54,562 for fully qualified SW III
Posted June 19, 2019
Closes Open Until Filled
How to apply? Contact NCWorks Career Center, 422 McArthur Drive, 252-331-4798
Current employees of Pasquotank Social Services should contact the agency's Personnel Officer, Kathy Eason, if they are interested in applying.
Pasquotank County provides eligible employees with a competitive benefits package including paid health insurance, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, and N.C. Local Government Retirement
Position Responsibilities: This position provides intensive social work services for serious and complicated cases that require the flexible use of a wide range of social work skills. These services are provided to disabled adults who are alleged to be abused, neglected and/or exploited and in need of protective services. This position also provides back-up for Guardianship Services.
This position will require an individual to work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. with an hour for lunch, either between 12:00 and 1:00 or 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Each workweek consists of forty (40) hours. This position is also responsible for after-hours emergency response for Adult Protective Services intervention during evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position will be on-call after normal agency operating hours and will provide intervention services and referrals
concerning disabled, elderly adults who are alleged to be neglected, abused, or exploited.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The Social Worker must have considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to specific casework, group work and community problems, governmental agencies and private organizations and of community resources available to the target population, racial, ethnic, other cultural groups in society – their values and lifestyles and the resultant issues in contemporary life, concepts of personnel management, common social and psychological research materials, social welfare trends and policies, teaching and instructional practices, crisis intervention techniques, advocacy techniques, methods for encouraging change, functioning of adults who are experiencing difficulties in getting their needs met, behavior problems of individuals in placement, socio-economic problems, resources/alternatives for remedying situations, record-keeping practices and forms completion, money management techniques. The Social Worker must have the skills to assess and make care plans for long-term services for people in residential or community care settings, maintain comprehensive and detailed documentation, observe and interpret verbal and nonverbal behavior, organize a workload to meet designated responsibilities. The Social Worker must have the ability to listen to others with understanding and purpose, maintain visual attention and intense mental concentration, make critical decisions independently that may affect the resident’s health and/or safety and relationship with others, create and maintain professional helping relationships, respect the confidentiality of relationships with residents and co-workers, deal with conflict situations or contentious personalities, teach others, respond supportively in emotion laden or crisis situations, read, comprehend and interpret policy, procedure, laws, know when it is necessary/appropriate to seek help for clarification or interpretation of difficult matters, establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative superiors, attorneys, judges, clerks of court, the individual residents and their families, other professionals and with civic and other types of organizations, express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, plan and execute work effectively, appreciate the complexities of human nature, integrate policies and procedures for problem-solving.
Minimum Training and Experience: 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.
Special Requirements: Experience in working with adults is preferred. The individual must possess skill in relating to people and be able to communicate and interpret information to people. The individual must be in good physical and mental health and be able to work overtime when necessary. The individual must be able to make home visits, visits to long-term care facilities and be able to do physical tasks associated with transporting articles and/or persons. Flexibility in work habits and relationships with others is essential. This individual must be bondable and must have a valid North Carolina driver's license and access to a vehicle.