2nd Shift CWS Case Manager- Investigations (Human Services Specialist II) / 61069876
- Florence–Darlington Technical College
- Location: Florence, South Carolina
- Posting Date: 11/17/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
$28,215.00 - $52,203.00 Annually
Spartanburg County, SC
FTE - Full-Time
Department of Social Services
11/21/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Normal Work Schedule:
Normal Work Schedule (Other):
Monday - Friday (4:00 pm-12:30 am)
Hiring Range - Min.
Hiring Range - Max.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Agency Specific Application Procedures:
All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from DSS Human Resources will be made through electronic mail, unless otherwise indicated.
Veteran Preference Statement
South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.
Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina's children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!
We're looking for an enthusiastic CWS Case Manager who performs specialized case management in the areas of Child Welfare Services including but not limited to the areas of protective and preventive services, permanency planning, and treatment services for children and families.
The CWS Case Manager conducts investigation and assessment of reported child abuse/neglect, or exploitation cases within time frames established by agency policy and law. Determine validity of such reports and investigate circumstances surrounding the alleged child neglect and/or abuse.
Removes children from abusive or neglectful homes in order to place them in a protective environment. Assist law enforcement and/or Family Court in emergency removal of children and placement in a protective environment.
Makes home visits as required by agency policy and applicable law(s).
Participates in legal proceedings as necessary which may include removal of children, interventions, judicial reviews, permanency planning hearings and contempt hearings in compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations. Prepare necessary summaries, home studies, judicial reviews, petitions and make recommendations as needed. Represent the agency in Court which may include providing testimony.
Maintains case records, case narrative recordings written and electronically (into agency designated system) for documentation and auditing purposes as required by agency policy in a timely and accurate manner.
Participates in agency and/or professional staffing's on cases as required.
Perform Red Cross shelter duty or other emergency shelter duty/services as directed.
All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or Social Science.
A Bachelor's Degree in any other field and one (1) year experience in a related field.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a Social Work or Social Welfare Program accredited by the Council on accredited institution, plus experience as a professional Social Worker.
Must be knowledgeable of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling and educational services; services available from the community and other public and private programs; and federal, state and local laws or regulations pertaining to social service programs. Ability to organize and maintain a caseload; exercise discretion in interpreting and applying established objective; effectively plan, coordinate and manage complex treatment interventions; conduct investigations, draw conclusions and recommend required action; and communicate effectively.
This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. "See Resume" is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.
Must have valid drivers’ license/access to vehicle. Ability to enter information into computer; lift up tp 30lbs; access client homes/other buildings; travel after hours w/little notice.
If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.
DIVISION: Investigations / Spartanburg County
*Important Salary Information*
With the recent implementation of the Child Welfare salary plan funded by the General Assembly beginning in July 2021, front line case managers and supervisors will not only earn higher starting salaries when joining DSS than in previous years, but will also enjoy supplements to their starting salaries upon completion of training, attainment of BSW/MSW degrees for front line case managers, annual increases for years of continuous service, and salary increases upon attainment of established competencies/certifications for moving into Level 2 and Level 3 salaries.
New Child Welfare case managers will earn a starting salary of at least $40k during initial certification, depending on education level and degree type, with up-front starting salary supplements of 2.5% ($41k) and 5% ($42k) for candidates holding a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, respectfully. Upon completion of training/certification, assignment of caseloads with one year of completed experience, successful trainees will move into the Level 1 salary bracket and will receive at least a 15% salary increase (adjusting their salary to $46,000, $47,150 or $48,300 depending on degree type) at that time. Certification can typically be attained within 6 months of hire.
Upon certification, annual salary increases of up to 0.50% per year will be awarded for each consecutive year a Level 1 case manager remains in his/her class/position.
In January of 2022, DSS plans to roll out additional opportunities for case managers to progress from Level 1 to Levels 2 and 3, with increases in salary averaging 5% for each increase in the case manager’s level of expertise under the salary plan. Level 2 and 3 child welfare staff will also see accelerated annual increases of 1% to 1.5% per year awarded for each continuous year served in his/her class/position.