Social Worker Iii- Foster Care

Rockingham County (NH)
Full Time $52,286 Per year NC 371 NC-65, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States



Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment. 

  • Paid Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
  • Onsite wellness/medical clinic
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Retirement
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays
  • Bereavement
  • Community Service Leave
  • Weekends Off (varies by position)
  • Flexible Work Schedules & Telework Options (varies by position)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401-K & 457 Plans
General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate advanced human support work in the support and assistance of agency clients with personal, social, health, mental health and economic needs, investigating neglect complaints, interviewing individuals, assessing needs, developing service plans, managing case, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor.
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Examples of Duties

* Assists with a variety of treatment modalities used to modify or remedy problematic family situations in order to achieve permanence for children.
* Develops and prepares service plans to meet needs in areas such as physical/mental health and housing; handles referrals for counseling and mental    health services.
* Interprets laws, policies and regulations to specific area of responsibility.
* Completes home studies and/or home visits on ongoing cases; testifies in criminal and civil court cases.
* Conducts continuous assessment of client and family needs and develops appropriate treatment plans.
* Arranges placements in day care centers, foster homes and adoptive homes.
* Makes referrals for child protective services.
* Prepares a variety of reports and other types of correspondence; submits required reports to State; maintains files and records; enters a variety of data into computer system.
* Coordinates service with other agency services and programs.
* Reviews foster care; recruits families for foster care of children; researches funding sources.
* Provides services to women experiencing unwanted or unplanned pregnancies; assists women in contacting maternity homes and accessing maternity home funds.
* Reviews intervention plans and staffing with family and supervisors on case progress to determine if families are meeting established goals.
* Assesses parental ability to provide for children's physical and emotional needs.
* Assists individuals and their families in arranging for placement via interviews to determine client needs; assists with completion required applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of department policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of applicable local, Federal and State laws, rules and regulations; thorough knowledge of community resources; thorough knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence; thorough knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software (e.g. WIRM, NC ID, NC MUST, and NC TRACKS); ability to plan and organize work and to understand and interpret laws, policies and regulations; ability to multi-task; ability to make arithmetic computations; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to apply governmental accounting practices in maintenance of financial records; ability to assess and analyze budgets; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, court staff, law enforcement staff, mental and medical health providers, social agencies and the general public.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with coursework in human services, or related field and moderate experience in social work in a community setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicants who meet the education requirements but not the work experiences will be considered for a trainee status or work against.

Supplemental Information

Special Requirements
Must complete required certification and training requirements as determined by the County and within the specified time frames for the position, based upon the area of assignment.

Valid driver's license.

Note: In accordance with State mandates and the Rockingham County Emergency Operations Plan, Rockingham County Health and Human Services staff from the Divisions of Social Services, Public Health and Integrated Health are required to staff emergency shelters during times of disaster. Please be advised that every staff person is eligible to be assigned to an emergency shelter or Emergency Operations Center.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. If you have student loans and you are selected for full-time employment with Rockingham County, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan after you have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers.  Click on the link below to see whether you might qualify.