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Social Workers: entry level to highly experienced

Burke County (North Carolina)
Morganton, North Carolina, United States
starting salary range: $29,641 to $43,698
November 05, 2018


Departments: Case Management; Adult Protective Svcs; Child Protective Svcs; Foster Care; and more

Description of Work: Provide intensive social work services to the community by assessing individual and family dynamics and needs, serving as expert witness at court hearings, crisis intervention, and counseling.

Knowledge and skill requirements include but are not limited to the following: Knowledge and understanding of advanced social work investigative and assessment techniques; Considerable knowledge of legal and administrative aspects of programs; Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi disciplinary team; Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations; and ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Minimum Training and Experiment Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in related area (social work, counseling, human services, etc.) from an accredited college or university; Master's Degree desirable; related experience desirable

Application Process: Burke County applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office located at 200 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC during regular business hours or on the Burke County, NC homepage/URL

Burke County Benefits

Highlights of Burke County Benefits include, but are not limited to:

• Premium-free health insurance

• Paid holidays

• Vested pension after 5 years

• Whole life, term life, AD&D insurance available at group rates

Social Worker I Starting Salary Range: $29,641.30

Social Worker II Starting Salary Range: $36,034.44

Social Worker III Starting Salary Range: $39,726.18

Social Worker Investigative/Assessment & Treatment – Child Protective Services Starting Salary Range: $43,807.40

About Burke County

Located in the west central section of North Carolina’s mountain region, Burke County has a population of about 90,000 people and a diverse economy that includes industrial products from technological, furniture, medical, chemical, machine component and textile manufacturers. Burke County is home to the western campus of the NC School of Science and Mathematics and Western Piedmont Community College. A thriving tourism industry is driven by the charm of growing downtowns and an abundance of natural lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and protected parklands. Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park, Linville Gorge, and the Fonta Flora State trail are located in the county, as is a portion of the Pisgah National Forest. Because of the size of these park and forest lands, the U.S. government and the state of North Carolina are two of the three largest landholders in the county. Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.