Section .0500 ‑ Minimum Licensing Standards

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 70 - children's services/subchapter g/10a ncac 70g .0501.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0500 ‑ MINIMUM LICENSING STANDARDS

 

10A NCAC 70G .0501       PERSONNEL

(a)  The executive director is responsible for the general

management and administration of the agency in accordance with licensing

requirements and policies of the governing body.  The executive director shall

meet the requirements of a Social Services Program Administrator I as defined

by the North Carolina Office of State Personnel.  A copy of these requirements

can be obtained by contacting the Division of Social Services at 828-669-3388

or by reviewing the following web site:  (http://www.osp.state.nc.us/CLASS_SPECS/Spec_Folder_03100-04099/PDF_Files/04077.pdf). 

The college or university degree shall be from a college or university listed

at the time of the degree in the Higher Education Directory.  This information

can be obtained by calling Higher Education Publications, Inc. at

1-888-349-7715. 

(b)  The social work supervisor is responsible for

supervising, evaluating, and monitoring the work and progress of the social

work staff.  The social work supervisor shall meet the requirements of a Social

Work Supervisor II as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Personnel. 

A copy of these requirements can be obtained by contacting the Division of

Social Services at 828-669-3388 or by reviewing the following web site: (http://www.osp.state.nc.us/CLASS_SPECS/Spec_Folder_03100-04099/PDF_Files/04016.pdf).

 The college or university degree shall be from a college or university listed

at the time of the degree in the Higher Education Directory. This information

can be obtained by calling Higher Education Publications, Inc. at

1-888-349-7715.  Social work supervisors shall receive 24 hours of continuing

education annually.

(c)  The social worker is responsible for intake services,

providing casework or group work services for children and their families,

conducting home‑finding and assessment studies related to foster parents

and planning and coordinating the services and resources affecting children and

their families.    The social worker shall meet the requirements of a Social

Worker II as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Personnel.  A copy of

these requirements can be obtained by contacting the Division of Social

Services at 828-669-3388 or by reviewing the following web site: (http://www.osp.state.nc.us/CLASS_SPECS/Spec_Folder_03100-04099/PDF_Files/04012.pdf).

The college or university degree shall be from a college or university listed

at the time of the degree in the] Higher Education Directory. This information

can be obtained by calling Higher Education Publications, Inc. at

1-888-349-7715.  Social workers shall receive 24 hours of continuing education

annually.

(d)  Social workers or case managers serving children in

family foster homes shall serve no more than 15 children.  Social workers or

case managers serving children in therapeutic foster homes shall serve no more

than 12 children.   Social workers providing foster home licensing services

(licensing workers) shall serve no more than 32 foster families.  Agencies

providing family foster care services may combine the duties of the social

worker or case manager and licensing worker and serve no more than ten children

and ten foster families.   Agencies providing therapeutic foster care services

may combine the duties of the social worker or case manager and licensing

worker and serve no more than eight children and eight foster families.

(e)  Supervision of social workers or case managers shall be

assigned as follows:

 



Supervisors

Required





Social Workers

or Case Managers







0





0-4

(executive director serves as social work supervisor)







1





5







2





6-11







3





12-17







There shall be

one additional supervisor for every one to five additional social workers.





 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D‑10.5; 143B‑153;



Eff. October 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2010