Social Worker
State of North Carolina
 Kinston, NC

Description of Work

This position provides a full array of social work/case management services to assigned caseload of adult Intellectual Disabled individuals residing in a State Developmental Disability Facility. The Social Worker works as a part of a multi-disciplinary team who assesses, plans and provides services that are designed to produce optimal functioning and enhanced well-being for the people served. Services are provided in a variety of settings including Managed Care Organizations (MCO), Psychiatric Hospitals, Group Homes, Private Provider Agencies and other Human Services agencies. The Social Worker will complete psychosocial evaluations and necessary documentation, meeting ICF/IID standards for all individuals. Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating admission and discharge planning for short-term admissions.
  • Working as an integral part of the treatment team to assist in stabilizing the individual's behavior during their admission with the goal always being to promote re-integration into the community.
  • Providing liaison services between Caswell Developmental Center and community-based programs, which provide services to persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salary Grade: GN11

Work Location: Specialized Services/Social Work Dept.

Recruitment Range: $42,780.00-$57,027.00

Position numbers: 60052519, 60052641 and 60052672

About the Department of Health and Human Services / Caswell Developmental Center:

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. In collaboration with its partners, it is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Caswell Developmental Center, serving as North Carolina's Eastern Region resource center, provides specialized residential, programmatic, and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The individuals we serve are at the heart of our facility. Our team is critical to the mission of the facility. We strive to create an environment in which every team member contributes to the overall success of the Center to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we service. If you are looking to make a difference and seeking a rewarding career, we encourage you to consider this opportunity. Please click on the following link to experience how Caring is Contagious at Caswell Developmental Center. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they clearly possess all of the following:

  • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework and group work.
  • Skill in establishing rapport with the client and/or family and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial aspects of clients 'problems
  • Skills in dealing with people who are developmentally disabled and who also exhibit behavioral and emotional problems.
  • Considerable knowledge of medical terminology and psychological diagnoses as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions are critical.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professional and administrative personnel.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong writing skill.
  • Ability to prepare case presentations and present such with oral clarity to an admission review committee and other people.
  • Must have a Valid North Carolina Driver's License and be able to travel within NC during some workdays.

Management Preference:

  • Preference will be given to applicants whose applications reflect work with Manage Care Organization (MCO).
  • A community case management company, a private provider of services to persons with intellectual disabilities, and experience with dually diagnosed individuals, individuals with autism and/or other developmental disabilities.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have a degree in social work, child development, counseling, education, psychology or closely related degree in a human services field and two years of professional level experience in evaluation and planning of treatment or intervention services with the intellectually disabled in a community setting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution; or Bachelor s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; or Master s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; or Bachelor s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

The DHHS Division of Human Resources (DHR) follows the State Human Resources Employment of Relatives Policy. Applicants who have relatives or people living in the same household, will not be considered for job vacancies in the DHR at those locations. For a complete definition of immediate family member, please see the State Human Resources Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection Policy, Section 2, Page 38.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with, via email only, for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at (252)208-4293.