Rutherford County DSS - Forest City, NC

CPS Investigator/Assessor
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CPS Investigator/Assessor

Rutherford County DSS, NC – Fulltime Position

Work and live in the beautiful foothills of Western North Carolina while taking the next step in your investigative or forensic career. In this role you will handle the important responsibility of investigating allegations related to child maltreatment. Using objective evidence, victim, perpetrator, and witness statements, you will build a case that protects the safety of the children in the home, their rights, and the rights of the parents.

Job 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.


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.

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Perks of the Job

Competitive Salary

Our client offers a competitive wage based on your experience and education along with opportunities for growth and pay raises based on time in service.

Health & Dental

Totally covered policy as part of the local county government hiring package.

401k + Matching

The local county agency provides the start for a 401k and allows for you to match up to a certain percentage.

Paid Vacation

Earn time off starting on day one with the agency and throughout the course of the year to use how you like. Both standard vacation time and sick days.

Training & Certifications

Get certified in forensics investigation, CEU's for continuing education, and more.

Government Pension

In addition to the 401k plan, the county offers a pension that grows as you work through your career.


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We are regularly adding great candidates to our pool, and even if you don't find an opportunity that interests you currently, we may have something come up in the future. So go ahead and submit your interest in a career in social work.

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