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TEMPORARY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER

SPARC is hiring a licensed TEMPORARY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER to work full-time with Buncombe County DSS. Positions may be in Investigations, In-Home or Foster Care. These positions will maintain their own caseload and support families in achieving case plans.

*Applicants must have completed the State mandated Pre-Service Training to be considered for this position.*

Position: 40 hours a week
Salary: $20 an hour
As a full time SPARC employee, these positions have the following benefits:
• County issued laptop and iphone
• Mileage reimbursement at the federal rate
• 10 days of All Purpose Leave each year
• 6 Paid Holidays

The SPARC Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission of keeping residents of Western North Carolina healthy, safe and out of institutional care. Information about our programs can be found throughout this site.

As part of SPARC's goal to support Social Workers in their important work with families and individuals, we contract with the Department of Social Services to hire Social Workers in Buncombe County.  

Families in our community deserve the best treatment, education, support and care that we can offer. If this resonates with you, we want to hear from you. At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and contact information to pwright@thesparcfoundation.org   

CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The SPARC Foundation seeks a part time Certified Peer Support Specialist to provide home-based services to families engaged with Henderson County Department of Social Services. Parental substance use continues to be a leading factor in DSS involvement, which often results in children being removed from their homes. We believe families want and deserve to be together, but poverty, addiction, isolation, poor role models have led many families into dysfunction. The Peer Support Specialist will partner with a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist to offer wrap around support to parents struggling with addiction.
SPARC staff will collaborate closely with social workers and methadone clinics to provide a full continuum of support to families.

The Peer Support Specialist will:
• be solidly in recovery and ready to use personal experience to inspire others
• meet individually with parents in recovery to offer support and guidance
• Co-facilitate recovery groups
• Facilitate alumni group
• Inform the treatment team on the individual parent’s point of view and make recommendations for strategies
• Attend recovery meetings with parents as needed
• Offer resources to clients
• Act as a bridge and advocate between parents, clinicians, and social workers

Families in our community deserve the best treatment, education, support and care that we can offer. If this resonates with you, we want to hear from you.

At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are now accepting cover letters and resumes from Certified Peer Support Specialists.

The position is 25 hours/week. A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle is required.

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and contact information to jlatek@thesparcfoundation.org