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COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT -- 40001478

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Social Services (DSS)

DATE POSTED:         

October 13, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

October 21, 2021

SALARY MIN:  

$31,842

SALARY MAX:

$57,316

POSITION NUMBER:            

40001498

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Provides supportive services to families with children in DSS custody; supervise visitations; transports clients to and from medical, dental and therapy appointments; provides in-home services to families in the areas of shopping, budgeting and money management, housekeeping skills, community resources and location of housing. Experience working with families and children highly desired. Must have knowledge of Durham County supportive resources. Requires demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through two years of experience in performing similar instructional and community placement tasks; or graduation from a two-year associate degree program designed to prepare support personnel for human services agencies which includes a six month practice/internship in a similar setting. 

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Individual Training-Considerable knowledge of and skill in enlisting available community supportive resources for individuals served.

 

  • Considerable knowledge of social, economic, and environmental conditions of clients to be served.

 

  • Considerable knowledge of various types of housing and potential employers for skilled and non-skilled areas.

 

  • Skill in basic reading, writing, and simple mathematics.

 

  • Skill in appraising needs and exercising good judgment in decision-making.

 

  • Skill in establishing rapport with clients and variety of service delivery disciplines and community business personnel.

 

  • Ability to verbally communicate findings.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills, and abilities gained through two years of experience in performing similar instructional and community placement tasks; or graduation from a two-year associate degree program designed to prepare support personnel for human services agencies which includes a six month practice/internship in a similar setting (one year of the above experience may be substituted for the practice).

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable three -year driving record and a vehicle.

 

PREFERENCE:

 

Candidates with bilingual skills preferred.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer