This is the full journey level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents are responsible for working with the more complex and difficult cases. Specific duties include gathering information, conducting investigations and assessments, providing counseling services with the client and the family, identifying and recommending services and programs, and coordinating with other agencies or departments.
Experience: Experience requirements vary based on degree held by applicant.
Education: MSW from an accredited school of social work; BSW from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; a qualifying internship or successfully completion of the NC Child Welfare Collaborative program; Bachelor's degree in a related field with 15 hours of social work/counseling courses and two years of social work experience; or Master’s degree a related field and one year social work experience.
Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a valid NC or SC driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.
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Child Protective Services-Investigations
KeyDuties: This position is responsible for accepting reports of alleged abuse, neglect and/or dependency and investigating and assessing the child’s need for protective services. This position will also require after hours (after 5pm) and weekend work as needed. The caseload is 12-15 cases.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their applications to complex casework, treatment, and investigation of abuse or neglect of children; thorough knowledge of policies and procedures as evidenced by the ability to cite the authority of federal and state law; thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior, family dynamics, and medical, behavioral and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory. Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community. Ability to interact and motivate a resistant involuntary client population and the public who may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the programs; ability to prepare documentation such as written investigative reports for the court, case records and treatment plans; ability to testify as an expert witness; ability to employ advanced case management interview techniques to establish a supportive relationship and involve families in the initial assessment for the need of services; ability to quickly assess the risks and safety of the client environment during daylight hours, after dark and in high crime areas; ability to employ expert negotiation skills in the most complex cases; ability to analyze and assess child development safety issues in relation to risk factors; ability to analyze tense family situations and make decisions about removing children when the decision has to be made with limited direct information and limited access to consultation; ability to communicate effectively and establish supportive client relationships.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide foster care services to children from infancy to age 21 who have been removed from their home. This position assesses, evaluates and identifies risks to children and determines what immediate action needs to be taken as defined by law. This position assesses the children's needs and develops a plan for service so the children will have a permanent placement within one year. This position will assess the need for diagnostic study and evaluation and medical examinations and facilitates movement in and out of the legal system. This position evaluates the children's placement and supervises the children in the foster home to assure proper care is received. This position provides social casework and other treatment services to facilitate the children's psychosocial adjustment and provides transportation necessary to the provision of foster care services for children when needed and not otherwise available. This position educates parents and families and monitors their progress with their intervention plan for reunification. This position arranges out of home placements, monitors placements, and arranges court ordered visitation between parents and children. This position provides casework services and supervision to children and their family from the time the children are returned to their parents. This position writes court reports, attends and testifies in court and attends legal meetings. Experience using Microsoft Office
The Family-in-Home Sr Social Worker is responsible for developing an In Home Services Agreement/Family Services case plan with those cases that have been substantiated and/or found to be in need of services and involuntary intervention to ensure the safety of victim children; to redefine and reevaluate each agreement/plan periodically and as necessary; providing intensive in-home mentoring and guidance, and such instruction, modeling, and references to services as required to eliminate intervention and to maintain the original family unit and to ensure the provision of a safe and permanent home to all juveniles within the parameters of said family unit.
Mecklenburg County was founded on February 26, 1763. Residents chose the name Mecklenburg in hopes of gaining favor with King George III of England, whose wife, Queen Charlotte, was born in a German province of that name.The N.C. State Constitution, approved in 1868, gave the citizens of a county the authority to elect the officials who governed them called a Board of County Commissioners. From 18...68 to 1986, Mecklenburg County followed the same basic plan of a five-member Board, elected at-large. In December 1986, the first seven-member district/at-large Board took office, launching a district plan approved by a county-wide vote in 1984. In December 1994, the first nine-member district/at-large Board took office. This re-districting plan was approved by voters in 1993, with six commissioners elected from single-member districts, and three at-large members elected by a county-wide vote.In 1962, the County Manager form of administration was adopted in Mecklenburg County. The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of Mecklenburg County Government. Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager implements Board policies; represents the County in dealings with other governmental units and agencies; recommends the annual budget to the Board; and, with the help of a management team of General Managers, and department directors, coordinates the work of all County agencies.