Social Services Director

Henderson County Local Government
March 27, 2024
112 First Ave W, Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Essential Duties:

  • The Director of the Henderson County Department of Social Services is dedicated to the promotion of the health, well-being, and general welfare of all families in our county, making full use of federal, state, local community, and departmental resources. The goal is to provide the elderly, children, disabled, and families a maximum opportunity for self-sufficiency and independence in the homes free of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • Directs other managers/supervisors, professional, paraprofessional, and support staff in the delivery of agency services and provides leadership and direction for program development, establishing program standards and monitoring and evaluating quality of service delivery systems outlined in NC General Statues 108A.
  • Performs a range of general administrative functions to ensure compliance with the adherence to all relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and statutes requiring a high level of independence and self-supervision; The Director reports to the Board of Social Services, however, works closely with the County Manager’s Office, Board of Commissioners, and other County Departments.
  • Engages with recruitment, employment, and retention of personnel and ensures personnel management in accordance with policies for Local Government and employees subject to the State Personnel Act.
  • Work also involves representing the agency with government officials, other human services providers, and a variety of advocacy groups to influence the decision-making process in order to ensures adequate resources for program maintenance and expansion and delivery of comprehensive services.


$94,848.00 - $215,787.00


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work and two years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services
  • Or a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one of which must have been in Social Services
  • Or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, two of which must have been in Social Services
  • Or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • The preferred candidate will have previous or current DSS Director, Deputy Director or similar DSS Director experience.