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Sr. Social Worker (CPS)

Company: Forsyth County, North Carolina
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions Forsyth County's Department of Social Services is seeking to hire a Child Protective Service (CPS) Sr. Social Worker to provide social work services to children who have been identified as victims or potential victims of child abuse, neglect and/or dependency as defined by North Carolina General Statutes. This individual shall provide services to families while making a thorough assessment of strengths and needs, safety, and family support systems to enhance family functioning and to assist families with developing permanent plans for their children. For an overview of this position and child welfare work, you are encouraged to view this realistic job preview video: https://fcrp.unc.edu/realistic-job-preview-north-carolina-child-welfare-work/ Distinguishing Features:The Sr. Social Worker completes a thorough investigation of the situation, assessing the risk to the child and taking appropriate action. This person also performs assessments and evaluations, reviews and monitors progress on set goals and completes required paperwork to ensure provision of services for families. The selected candidate must understand and utilize correctly all Federal, State, and local laws, policies, and procedures relevant to child abuse, neglect and dependency. In addition, this person must be mobile because most of the job takes place outside of the office (such as in clients' homes, courtrooms, schools, etc.). This person must be able to observe and report their observations, and must be able to communicate with persons from a range of social and economic backgrounds and a variety of mental capacities. There will be occasions when the Sr. Social Worker will have to work after 5:00 p.m. to meet with families due to the family's availability. Minimum Education and Experience:Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work or; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative or; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year of directly related experience or; Master's degree in counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling (Department of Social Services) or; Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years of directly related experience or; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience (Department of Social Services). Valid driver's license required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Assessing and evaluating the family's strengths and needs;* Identifying safety factors and the appropriate safety response;* Assessing the child's safety and developing safety response plans with the parent/caretaker to include identifying interventions;* Initiating court intervention to ensure child's safety, if needed;* Providing ongoing assessment/evaluation of the family toward its goals;* Maintaining required contacts with the child, parents, and other collateral contacts;* Completing documentation in a timely manner based on county, state, and federal requirements to ensure appropriate service provision to children and families;* Documenting all interactions and maintaining this documentation in the case record;* Completing and submitting documentation to supervisor at established timeframes;* Collaborating with the family to ensure safety, wellbeing, and permanency of children;* Collaborating and consulting with team members, community agencies, and service providers as appropriate;* Completing all documentation related to initial legal and court proceedings and;* Attending at least 24 hours of ongoing professional development training each appraisal year.

Keywords: Forsyth County, North Carolina, Winston-Salem , Sr. Social Worker (CPS), Healthcare , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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