Jackson County 

                 Department of Social Services

Employment Opportunities


The Jackson County Department of Social Services is recruiting for a Social Worker in Child Protective Services.  This position investigates reports of child abuse and neglect and provides services to families where needs have been identified.  Requires limited availability after hours and on weekends on a rotating basis.  The starting salary is $41,276.54, depending on education and experience.  Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree in a Human Service field.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and/or experience providing Social Work services.  Applicants should complete a NC State application form (PD-107) and submit it to the Jackson County Department of Social Services, Attn: Dianne Cauley, 15 Griffin Street, Sylva, NC 28779, or the Sylva branch of the NC Division of Workforce Solutions (formerly ESC) as soon as possible. 


The Jackson County Department of Social Services is recruiting for two Income Maintenance Caseworkers, one in Family Medicaid and one in Food and Nutritional Services.  These positions are responsible for intake, application processing and review functions in determining eligibility for Public Assistance Programs.  Above average communication, computer and organizational skills are required.  Work involves direct contact with the public.  Applicants should have one year of Income Maintenance Casework experience.  Applicants will also be considered who have an Associate’s Degree in human services, business or clerical related field, or graduation from high school and an equivalent combination of training and experience.  The starting salary is $27,937.59 - $30,801.19, depending on education and experience.   These positions are full-time with benefits, but are time-limited.  To apply, submit a NC state application form (PD-107) to the Jackson County Department of Social Services 15 Griffin Street Sylva, NC 28779 or the NC Career Works Center.


The Jackson County Department of Social Services is recruiting for a Social Worker II.  This position recruits, trains and licenses foster parents, provides support for foster/adoptive parents, provides adoption services and works with community groups.  To a lesser degree, this position will also provide services to a small caseload of families where needs have been identified.  The starting salary is $35,656.23 depending on education and experience.  Minimum qualifications include a four year degree in a Human Service field.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or experience providing Social Work services.  Applicants should complete a NC State application form (PD-107) and submit it to the Jackson County Department of Social Services, 15 Griffin Street, Sylva, NC 28779 or the NC Career Works Center.