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Community Social Service Asst
Type: Part Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $10.12 per hour
Posted Date: 5/19/2017 9:00 AM
Deadline to Apply: 5/30/2017 5:00 PM

May 18, 2017





POSITION:              Community Social Services Assistant (part-time)


SALARY RANGE:   Grade 54 – Up to $14,159, $10.12 per hour





 Tuesday, May 30th 2017 5 P.M.



DESCRIPTION OF WORK:           Providing services intended to help families with children to maintain self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life. This includes providing transportation services for those children/families that are in the Child Protective Services and Foster Care System and need transportation to visits, doctor’s appointments, or other services as included in the case plan, as well as monitoring visitation between those children and their parents and preparing a summary of the visit for the Social Worker.  These services are intended to help the families prevent or improve conditions of abuse, neglect, and/or dependency; help strengthen family functioning; avoid out-of-home placement; or support the return from substitute care. The intent of these services is to assist and not to replace family members in carrying out their responsibilities. Work also includes providing Medicaid Transportation services for clients going to medical appointments when other arrangements cannot be made and providing transportation for disability determination appointments for applicants when no other options are available.



In order to provide support services in the area of home management and community living skills, employee will need a basic knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental conditions of clients to be served; working knowledge of basic household tasks and management functions and ability to teach to others; working knowledge of available community resources; ability to establish rapport and relate to clients served and co-workers; ability to prepare and maintain simple reports of activities; and the ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Worker must be able to lift/carry 25-40 lbs. (car seat with child).


MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of experience in performing tasks similar to the ones assigned. Valid Driver’s License is required. First-Aid and CPR training preferred.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a completed application for employment (Form PD-107) to the attention of Mandi Amos, Business Officer of the Cherokee County Department of Social Services, 4800 W US Highway 64, Murphy, NC before the deadline listed above.  The state application form (Form PD-107) can be found on the Office of State Human Resources Website.   The application may also be found on the County's website at, click the employment link at the top between the news and FAQ tabs.  The application and continuation sheet are near the top of that page. 


Cherokee County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, genetic information, military or veteran status and/or national origin.  Individuals being offered employment through Cherokee County are subject to drug screening and a background check.