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SOCIAL WORKER 3 - 60027062
Posting Close Date:  12/6/2022


Requisition Id:  13131

SOCIAL WORKER 3 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 12/6/2022 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $52,826.40 - $78,446.16 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 684-0151 




Position Description

Social Workers are licensed professionals who provide case management services to children, families, the elderly, and other individuals within local communities and institutions.

DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES is recruiting for a Social Worker 3 position in Carson City, Nevada. Position to provide child welfare services to children and families to include but not limited to: Assess/ manage for on-going safety threats throughout the life of the case; deliver strength-based family centered case management permanency services to families that promote the safety and well-being and permanency of children. Ensure children have their medical, mental health and educational needs met.  Ensure Case Plans are developed and reviewed in accordance w/ policy and practice guidelines; documentation of assessments, CFT’s, monthly caseworker visits, court reports, social summaries, diligent search efforts, TPR packets and other pertinent paperwork. A current Nevada Social Work license is a requirement for employment.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensure or provisional licensure as a Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Independent Social Worker or Associate in Social Work and one year of professional experience providing case management in child protective services, foster care services and/or adoption services in a social work setting equivalent to a Social Worker I in Nevada State service.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
This position is subject to on-call.
Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
Licensure or provisional licensure by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers as a Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Independent Social Worker, or Associate in Social Work is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of employment.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to develop and present training programs.
General knowledge of physical, psychological and social characteristics associated with the aging process.
Ability to promptly coordinate and implement case plans by determining the time, place and sequence of actions to be taken based on the analysis of data.
Ability to prepare periodic and permanency reports and comprehensive recommendations to the court system.
Ability to take decisive action to protect children at risk in accordance with legal requirements.
Ability to investigate and make State and interstate placement decisions.
Ability to monitor compliance with court orders and recommend enforcement action when necessary.
General knowledge of characteristics of intellectual disabilities and mental illness.
Ability to navigate, locate and enter data into the agency’s computer system.
Working knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
General knowledge of protocol related to program assignment.
Working knowledge of effects of foster care on the child, caregiver, biological family, adoptive family, and the community.
Ability to negotiate, persuade, counsel and exchange ideas with others to arrive at joint decisions, conclusions or solutions.
Ability in all knowledge, skills and abilities required at the lower level.
Ability to exercise authority to remove children from the home when they are at risk of serious harm or injury.
Working knowledge of federal regulations, State laws, and policies and procedures related to assigned program areas.
Ability to organize and facilitate meetings.
General knowledge of court processes.
Ability to prepare petitions and court orders and testify in court.
Working knowledge of family centered assessment process, principles and practices.
Ability to oversee the work of private and public providers of social services.
Ability to designed to educate and motivate clients.
Ability to supervise child/parent visits.
Ability to modify and/or adapt case plans, procedures and methods to maximize services and effect change in clients.
Ability to analyze crises and intervene appropriately.
Working knowledge of HIV, fetal alcohol syndrome, and common communicable diseases.
Working knowledge of federal regulations and State laws applicable to child welfare.
Ability to screen for severely emotionally disturbed children and coordinate appropriate placement.
General knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology sufficient to complete health surveys, evaluate medical reports and assess client health status.
Working knowledge of theories and practices of substance abuse addiction and recovery.
Ability to present cases to advisory boards, community councils and review teams.
Working knowledge of court procedures related to child abuse and neglect, removal of parental rights, and adoption.
Working knowledge of dynamics of families who deprive, abuse or neglect their children, indicators of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in children.
Ability to compute costs and hours of service.
General knowledge of collaborative and concurrent case planning.
Working knowledge of services, roles and responsibilities of other related social services providers.
Working knowledge of human characteristics which indicate dysfunction, characteristics of family marital problems and their solutions.
Ability to complete safety and risk assessments and determine appropriate action.
Ability to respond to emergency calls after normal working hours to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno