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Social Worker II, Adult Services

Polk County Local Government Columbus, NC

  • Expired: April 14, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description Polk County Local Government, county-seat Columbus, North Carolina is presently accepting applications in its Health and Human Services (HSS) Agency for a full-time Social Worker II in it’s Adult Services unit. How to Apply: IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT, ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A POLK COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE -  PLEASE LOOK UNDER JOB OPENINGS FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY.  You may also include your resume with your application submission. A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION MAY BE FOUND UNDER PRESENT OPENINGS. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE UNDER JOB OPENINGS – Position Overview: The primary purpose of the Social Services Division of the Polk County Consolidated Human Services Agency is to provide available social work services to adults, families and children in Polk County.  The primary focus is to provide all available programs in Adult Services to protect; promote independence; and enhance the dignity of disabled and elderly adults and their families in Polk County. These services are provided in the least intrusive and most productive manner. This position works with at-risk adults while working in a service delivery model that promotes a comprehensive team approach to providing quality services to our community.  In addition to protective services for adults and children, the Polk County Consolidated Human Services Agency includes program divisions for Senior Services, Public Transportation, and Veteran Services. Minimum Requirements and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work or counseling experience; or 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; or a four year degree in a human services field or related curriculum including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and three years of social work or counseling experience; or graduation from a four year college or university and four years’ experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, or human services field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work, or community organization; at least one year of experience monitoring Adult Care Home Facilities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Successful pre-employment drug screen. Successful criminal background check. Physical Demands: The ability to perform all duties associated with the position including, but not limited to, lifting, prolonged standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and operating or performing work with associated tools and machines. Polk County Local Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Polk County recognizes that its continued success in meeting the needs of its citizens requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals, regardless of their gender, age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender expression.

It is the policy of the County to foster, maintain and promote equal employment opportunity by the use of a consistent recruitment program, and to identify and attract the most qualified applicants for employment with the County.  This policy is to be achieved by announcing positions and vacancies, by evaluating all applicants using the same criteria, and by applying testing methods through the local job service office, or other agencies providing job information to the public.

Polk County Local Government


Columbus, NC



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