Overview

Job Title: Social Worker III – Foster Care

Position #: 1461
Department: Social Services

Closing Date: open until filled

Salary Ranges:

Trainee: $32,555.47 yr

Social Worker I: $32,556.47-$41,507.18 yr

Social Worker II: $39,578.19-50,461.49 yr

Social Worker III: $43,633.30-$55,633.66 yr

Description of Work: This position is responsible for providing child foster care services which includes, but not limited to case management activities aimed at working with minor children in the legal care of the agency, their families and foster care providers to achieve legal permanence through reunification, legal custody or guardianship or adoption; preparing for and presenting testimony in court on assigned foster care cases; coordinating and/or providing court-ordered supervised visitation between foster children and their families; and arranging a broad array of services to support foster families and families in the community, etc.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Knowledge and understanding of advanced social work investigative and assessment techniques. Considerable knowledge of legal and administrative aspects of social services programs. Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as with civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to plan and execute work effectively.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Social Worker Trainee

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field)
  • Strong interest and desire related to a Social Work career
  • College transcripts required; signed employment application required

Social Worker I

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field)
  • 1+ years related experience
  • College transcripts required; signed employment application required

Social Worker II

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field)
  • 2+ years related experience
  • College transcripts required; signed employment application required

Social Worker III

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in a Social Work-related field) and one

(1+) year of directly related experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two (2+) years directly related experience

  • College transcripts required; signed employment application required

Special Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Application Process: Burke County applications may be obtained at the Human Resources office, located at 200 Avery Road, Morganton, NC 28655 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm or online at: www.burkenc.org/

Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32,555.47 – $55,633.66 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location