Social Worker III
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Granville County, NC

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Murdoch Developmental Center is a state residential facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, located in Butner, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle area. Murdoch is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, and functional abilities. To e considered for employment, applicants must be in good standing with the North Carolina Personnel Health Care Registry.

Position is responsible for the provision of social work services for Royall Cottage; a 48 bed co-ed non-ambulatory severe/profound Intellectual Developmental Disability Program. This position will be administratively responsible to the Division Director with professional supervision provided through Murdoch's Social Work Department. Position will render direct services through personal contact between the social worker and the client/family. Indirect services will include the completion of psychosocial evaluations and documentation of client progress. The Social Worker will also assist with related duties concerning individuals and divisional needs as assigned by the Division Director. The Social Worker is a vital member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Social Workers work directly with clients/guardians, professionals from other disciplines and paraprofessionals employed by Murdoch Center. Position will maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and other service providers. Required work schedule is 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Monday – Friday.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Working knowledge of social work principles, theory based methods, policy, techniques, trends and literature of social work with particular reference to mental and emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. 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. Strong writing skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills required.Management prefer experience working in a residential facility.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only); Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master's degree in a human services field and one year of directly related experience; Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience."

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. DHHS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA). To be considered for employment, an applicant must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry.

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above. To receive qualifying credit for all of your work history and credentials, applicants must complete their entire work history and education (including High School) on the online State of North Carolina application. "See Resume" is not acceptable and information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. It is important that you answer all questions associated with the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service: International Education Research Foundation -
World Education Services, Incorporated -

Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must scan and attach either form DD-214 or discharge orders.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. During the application review process, please refer to your "Application Status Tab" in your internet account to determine the status of your application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants. Applications determined to be "Not among pool of most qualified applicants" will not go any further. Although you may meet the minimal qualifications, there were other applicants that were considered more qualified for the position. If you are in the most qualified group of applicants your status will change to "Application forwarded to Hiring Manager". Please note that this does not guarantee you an interview. Hiring Managers will contact you by phone if you are selected for an interview. All applicants that are sent to a Hiring Manager will receive an email or letter after a final decision has been made.

Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C StreetButner , NC 27509
Telephone: 919-575-1029

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