What is it like to work in Madison County? > Pictured above is the Madison County Employee Social Committee:  (from top left) Jan Franklin, Audrey Williams, Sylvia Riddle, Kary Ledford, and Lynn Bowles.  They work to keep the climate of "family" everpresent amongst county employees.


Madison County Government offers a variety of benefits to its employees. Background tests and drug screening is used as a precondition to employment. Madison County is an equal opportunity employer.


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Current Vacancies:





SOCIAL WORKER I / A & T
Position #: 213-70-2113

WORKING TITLE: Child Protective Services Investigations

GRADE: 70

HIRE RATE: $36,797

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Worker responsible for investigating reports of Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency and providing services for children in their own homes to make sure that they receive a minimum sufficient level of safety and care; and/or that they are removed from situations where that is not happening; serve as witness to Court Hearings, Prepare Case for Juvenile Court. Perform other duties as assigned. Worker works in Disaster Shelter during Disaster.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in Social Work from accredited School of Social Work Child Welfare Collaborative; Masters Degree in Social Work from accredited School of Social Work plus one year directly related experience. Bachelors Degree in Social Work Child Welfare Collaborative plus one year of directly related experience; Bachelors Degree in Social Work plus two years of directly related experience; Four Year Degree in a Human Service Field plus three years directly related experience; Four Year College or University Degree plus four years of directly related experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the Agency Policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver's License and own transportation required. Criminal Record Check Required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this Office. Therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title.

An Application Form (PD-107) and resume must be submitted to:

Connie M. Harris, MPA Director
Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 219
Marshall, NC 28753



Income Maintenance Caseworker II

GRADE: 63

HIRE RATE: $25,539

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This Caseworker is assigned to a unit within the Economics Services Section. This position is responsible for taking applications, determining eligibility and maintaining cases for Food and Nutrition Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Adult Medicaid and Family and Children's Medicaid. Responsibilities includes interviewing the Client, verifying information, determining eligibility, maintaining the record and making changes to the record. The Employee must determine how the changes impact on the eligibility of the case. Other duties may be assigned to the worker when deemed necessary by the Supervisor.

The worker in this position must be human-services oriented and possess the ability to interact well with the Supervisor, Co-workers, and Customers and be able to work in a team environment. This worker must respond to disasters as needed in accordance with Madison County DSS policy, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or upon the declaration of a state of emergency by the Madison County Emergency Management Office.

This worker must use the online program manuals and DSS Administrative Letters as appropriate. This employee is expected to make the final decision in determining eligibility by applying written policy, but, be able to recognize situations that should be referred to the Supervisor for clarification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Good mathematical reasoning and the ability to maneuver complex computer systems. Ability to communicate with Clients, Applicants and the Public to obtain data, and to explain and interpret Income Maintenance rules, policies and procedures. Ability to understand the needs and problems of customers/applicants. Ability to learn the program area of assignment and all agency programs and services which could affect the customer/applicant. Ability to use the computer for data entry or word processing.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
: Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Business Administration, or closely related curriculum; or graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program. A BA or BS qualifies an applicant for the IMC I, a prerequisite for IMC II.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the Agency Policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver's License and own transportation required. Criminal Background Check Required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this Office. Therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title.

An Application Form (PD-107) and resume must be submitted to:

Connie M. Harris, MPA Director
Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 219
Marshall, NC 28753



SOCIAL WORKER II
Position #: 213-40-2051

WORKING TITLE: Adult Services Social Worker

GRADE: 67

HIRE RATE: $29,629

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Guardianship Services: Performs professional social work duties involving the oversight of those individuals who have been adjudicated incompetent and for whom the Director of the Madison County Department of Social Services has been appointed legal guardian. Provides case management services, attends treatment team meetings, collaborates with mental health providers, physicians and facilities to ensure that the appropriate services are provided to those wards in need. Prepares required status reports to the Clerk of Court.

Representative Payee: Serves as representative payee for wards in the employee's caseload. The employee communicates with the ward, family members, service providers and others and requests payment of the ward's benefits to ensure that the current and foreseeable needs of the ward are met.

Adult Protective Services: Performs professional social work duties evaluating alleged Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of disabled adults where duties include assessing their function in the context of their chosen environment; identifying strengths and needs; developing treatment plans; determining their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings; documenting cases; and, preparing reports. This position serves as back-up to other employees primarily providing the service.

Adult Protective Services Intake: Shares the responsibility with other unit social workers for receiving and documenting reports alleging the abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults.

Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC): Formerly At-Risk Case Management Services for adults. Provision of services to assist adults identified as at-risk or showing evidence of abuse, neglect or exploitation in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services. The worker will assess/reassess service needs, develop service plans, assists the client with locating providers, coordinating service delivery and monitoring service provision.

Emergency Assistance: Financial assistance to help families experiencing an emergency pay for housing and utilities. This employee meets with the family, assesses the situation and determines eligibility when funding is available.

DOT Funds: Administers funding when available through the Department of Transportation to fund transportation services to employment for low income individuals.

Work First Family Assistance Employment Services: Assists clients eligible for Work First to obtain short-term training and other services to help them become employed and achieve self-sufficiency.

Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters degree from an accredited school of social work; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or a four year degree in a human services field and two years of social work or a four year degree and three years experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the Agency Policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver's License and own transportation required. Criminal Record Check Required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this Office. Therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title.

An Application Form (PD-107) and resume must be submitted to:

Connie M. Harris, MPA Director
Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 219
Marshall, NC 28753



SOCIAL WORKER III
Position #: 213-40-2110

WORKING TITLE: Foster Care Worker

GRADE: 69

HIRE RATE: $35,462

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Does a Social Work position that is professionally challenging, offers free training and a benefits package, and affords you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children and families appeal to you? The Madison County Department of Social Services is recruiting for a Foster Care Social Worker in the Children's Services Unit.

Worker provides the more difficult casework for children in the Department's legal custody who are dependent, neglected, abused, undisciplined or delinquent, to arrange foster home placements. The worker develops and implements case plans focused on permanent goals for the children; serves as witness at court hearings; prepares case for juvenile court; ability to provide in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs. Worker works in Disaster Shelter during disaster. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters degree from an accredited school of social work; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or a four year degree in a human services field and two years of social work or a four year degree and three years experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the Agency Policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver's License and own transportation required. Criminal Record Check Required.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this Office. Therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title.

An Application Form (PD-107) and resume must be submitted to:

Connie M. Harris, MPA Director
Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 219
Marshall, NC 28753




PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

POSTING DATE: October 21, 2014

SALARY RANGE: $30,904 - $47,800

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Madison County Health Department has an opening for a Public Health Medical Laboratory Technician II to work 40 hours per week in the Health Department Clinic. Duties include performing laboratory procedures, quality control, specimen collection (phlebotomy skills needed), processing, testing and reporting of test results. Assist laboratory supervisor in maintaining, monitoring and documenting quality control data. Must be detailed oriented and ability to make accurate observations of test results.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Associate's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from an appropriately accredited institution or completion of a certified laboratory assistant course in Medical Laboratory Technology or a comparable course, and one year of medical laboratory experience.

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION: Certification by ASCP as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
Resumes will not be accepted without the completed application. Application must include a summary of job duties performed and work experience. "See resume" on application is not acceptable.
Application Process: Applicants should contact Shelia L. Metcalf MLT Laboratory Supervisor at the Madison County Health Department at (828) 649-3531 or access www.madisoncountypublichealthnow.com to see posting and link to the State application process. Madison County is a drug free work place.


PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN EXTENDER II

Salary Range: $28.00-$35.00 per hour exempt

Description of Duties:
The Madison County Health Department has an opening for a Public Health Physician Extender II to work 40 hours per week in the Health department clinics providing health services to include sick and well care; perform screenings, assessments, and physical exams; determine diagnosis; develop plan of care, treat and prescribe; appropriately delegate and/or provide for client education and referrals; work in collaboration with the supervising physician according to a collaborative practice agreement as set up based on the NC Board of Nursing and the state medical board guidelines; work directly with public health nurses.

Minimum Training and Experience:
Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year of experience as a Physician Extender; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Resumes will not be accepted without the completed application. Application must include a summary of job duties performed and work experience. "See resume" on application is not acceptable.

Application Process:
Applicants should contact Diana Rogers RN, D.O.N. at the Madison County Health Department at (828) 649-3531 or access www.madisoncountypublichealthnow.com to see posting and link to the State application process.

Date Posted: October 1, 2014

Application Deadline: Position Open Until Filled







Madison County is a drug-free workplace. Positions require pre-employment drug testing. Madison County will employ only those individuals who are US citizens or legal aliens authorized to work in the US. Madison County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age or disability.


 

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