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JOB POSTINGS FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

How to apply?

A State Application, PD-107 and PD-107A, must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date to:

 

Rutherford County DSS

PO Box 242

389 Fairground Road

Spindale, NC  28160

828 287-6283 Phone

Attn:  Luann Hoyle Butler

FAX to:  828-288-3406

Email:  luann.butler@rutherfordcountync.gov

 

Rutherford County provides eligible employees with a competitive benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, paid holidays, and other optional benefits.

 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated, please submit a PD-107 State Application Form.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered. 


Rutherford County DSS is not responsible for failure to receive faxed applications. Please take a moment to ensure your transmission was received.

 

Employee may be called upon in case of disaster, either natural or man-made, to serve the citizens of Rutherford County.  This service, if required, will take precedence over duties described in this position vacancy announcement.

 

Selection Process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgement of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

 

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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II - FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES

POSITION #:  5310129

 

SALARY:  $28,014

 

POSTING DATE:  January 8, 2018

 

CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Position Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide maintenance of a public assistance caseload, including determining eligibility, processing applications, and conducting reviews and actions to effect reported changes in situations.  Major position activities include interviewing, eligibility determination, and record maintenance.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the program/areas of assignment.  General knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to perform caseworker functions within structured time frames. 

 

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

One year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or a closely related curriculum; or graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program; or graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated above, please submit a PD-107, State Application Form.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered.    

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PROCESSING ASSISTANT III - FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICES (PART TIME)

Position #:  5310145 & 5310146

Salary:  $11.77 per hour

Posting Date:  November 8, 2017

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:

This position will assist supervisory staff in maintaining Child Protective Services records including typing, data entry, filing, copying, making phone calls, setting up appointments for children and families, and backup responsibilities for the receptionist and any other clerical duties as assigned by supervision.  Provides direct support services to families including transportation to labs for drug testing, needed medical, dental and mental health appointments, to and from foster or relative placements, daycares, educational settings, and other community resources; provides instruction concerning proper child care, discipline, budgeting, proper hygiene, etc. in accordance with the treatment plan at the discretion of the social worker; clearly, specifically, and concisely, documents contacts and interactions with children and families; discusses contacts, including issues of concern and/or progress regarding families, and assists the social worker in monitoring of family service plans and safety plans.  This is a temporary part time position with a flexible schedule, some may be evening hours, 15-20 hours per week ending June 30, 2018.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and specialized vocabulary; ability to proofread; general knowledge of services provided by the agency and community resources; knowledge of all agency policies; ability to assume responsibility for highly confidential materials and paperwork; ability to work independently and prioritize work; ability to perform functions within allotted time frame; and ability to  interact with consumers, other professionals, and the general public in a courteous, non-judgmental and professional manner.  Basic knowledge of the social, economic and environmental conditions of families to be served; working knowledge of basic household tasks and management functions and ability to teach others; working knowledge, and ability to enlist aid, of available community resources; ability to establish rapport and relate to population served and a variety of service disciplines and community businesses and agencies; ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations; and ability to verbally communicate findings.  Valid driver’s license, good driving record and own transportation is a requirement for this position.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Special Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

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INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II - Adult Medicaid Unit

 

Position #:  5310040

Annual Salary:  $28,014

Posting Date:  December 17, 2017

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 

Position Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide maintenance of a public assistance caseload, including determining eligibility, processing applications, and conducting reviews and actions to effect reported changes in situations.  Major position activities include interviewing, eligibility determination, and record maintenance.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the program/areas of assignment.  General knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to perform caseworker functions within structured time frames. 

 

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

One year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or a closely related curriculum; or graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program; or graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated above, please submit a PD-107, State Application Form.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered.    

 

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INCOME MAINTENANCE INVESTIGATOR II

Position #:  5310108

Salary:  $30,941/annually

Posting Date:  December 28, 2017

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:

Work involves direct/indirect communication with clients or their families or representatives and collaterals to gather and verify information necessary to determine if an agency error or fraudulent act has occurred.  Employee has contact with the judicial system before and during the prosecutorial phases of fraud cases. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of manuals, rules and procedures used in determining eligibility for multiple programs within the agency.  Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the judicial system.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.   Considerable knowledge of agency’s organizational rules, policies and procedures.  Ability to recognize, collect and evaluate evidence to support actions.  Ability to communicate effectively with applicants, community agencies, law enforcement agencies, and judiciary personnel to obtain or present pertinent data, and to negotiate agreement and/or cooperation.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the general public and the judicial system.  Ability to present information orally or in written form. 

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

An Associate Degree in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Criminal Justice, Business

Administration, Secretarial Science or closely related curriculum and two years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Investigator; or, graduation from high school and three years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Income Maintenance Investigator; or graduation from high school and two years of investigative experience in credit, legal, or law enforcement work plus eighteen months of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or Income Maintenance Investigator; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:

An Associate Degree in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Criminal Justice, Business

Administration, Secretarial Science, or closely related curriculum and one year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or graduation from high school and two years of experience as an

Income Maintenance Caseworker; or graduation from high school and two years of investigative experience in credit, legal, or law enforcement work plus six months experience as an Income

Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Selection Process:

The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated above, please submit a PD-107 State Application Form no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered. 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER CLOSING DATE.   

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SOCIAL WORKER I/A&T - CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

POSITION #:  5310109

SALARY:  $39,667

POSTING DATE:  January 22, 2018

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities

The Social Worker in this position will be responsible for the provision of services to children and their families in the area of Child Protective Service Investigations, Case Planning/Case Management, Family Assessment, and the provision of on-going family support services.  Work involves contact with other community agencies and institutions.  Court appearances and participation is an ongoing function of this worker’s job.  Case Management is another vital function, which includes record keeping and dictation.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems.  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.  General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training.  Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problems.  Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience; or Master’s degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience; or a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience; or graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling or a related human service field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work or community organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative.    

 

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed for the Social Worker I/AT will be given first consideration.  Also, those with a Social Worker degree from an accredited school of social work will be given preference however anyone who has a Human Services Degree or a 4-year degree may apply as “work against appointments” and will be considered.

 

Special Requirements

Copies of final transcripts from accredited school showing date degree awarded must be submitted with application. Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

 

Selection Process

The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

 

If you have applied within the past six months, your application on file will be considered.