Social Worker III CPS – Focus on Investigations

From Alexander County

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DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Services
POSITION: Social Worker III CPS – Focus on Investigations
SALARY RANGE: $37,483.37 – $52,963.02 Salary Grade: 70
POSTING DATES: 09/27/2016 – 10/04/2016

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Position will manage a multi-disciplinary (investigative assessments/in- home services/foster care/prevention) caseload, primarily of moderate-to-high risk cases where abuse, neglect, and/or dependency of child(ren) has been found (or where risk is evident – for prevention).

Position is charged with completion of investigative assessments as per rule/law/policy, engaging the family through the Child & Family Team process when appropriate, developing a case plan, completing risk assessments, strengths & needs assessments, meeting mandated contact standards (announced and unannounced home visits), and continuously monitoring progress toward case plan goals.

Position promotes the family as a key player in their own solution, inviting them to participate in contacts with professionals, school, physicians, etc., and working WITH them to resolve safety issues and address well-being needs. Position must demonstrate high-level knowledge and good judgment in assessing whether a child is able to remain safely in his/her home, seeking supervisory/attorney consultation, and taking swift and appropriate action to move a child to safety when necessary.

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