|Job Title||Social Worker Investigation, Assessment and Treatment
Watauga County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the position of Social Worker Investigation, Assessment and Treatment. Position requires a thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, treatment and investigation of abuse or neglect of children, and the case management of children in foster care. Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral, and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory; considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations; and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program. Ability to plan and organize work and to understand and interpret laws, policies and regulations; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, other professional and technical staff, social agencies and the general public; ability to prepare documentation such as written investigative reports for the court, case records and treatment plans; 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; and ability to quickly assess the risks and safety of the client environment. Graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, health or related field and considerable experience in social work or counseling or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. Salary Grade 13, $58,218. Apply on PD-107 State Application Form. Position is Open Until Filled. Apply at NC Works Career Center, 130 Poplar Grove Connector, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 265-5385. Watauga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.