SECTION .0400 MINIMUM LICENSING STANDARDS

 

10A NCAC 70H .0401 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. Social work supervisors shall receive 24 hours of continuing education annually.

(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 counseling birth families, preparing and assessing adoptive applicants for infant placements and supporting these families shall serve no more than 50 families.

(e) Social workers preparing children ages six and above or children having special needs shall serve no more than 15 children.

(f) Social workers preparing and assessing adoptive applicants for the placement of children ages six and above or children who have special needs shall serve no more than 20 families.

(g) Social workers preparing and assessing families for international adoptions shall serve no more than 35 families.

(h) Supervision of adoption social workers shall be assigned as follows:

 

Supervisors Required

Social Workers

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.

 

(i) Staff members of the adoption agency may maintain dual employment or serve as volunteers with maternity homes or crisis pregnancy centers as long as the adoption agency does not provide services to the clients of the maternity home or crisis pregnancy center or accept or arrange releases for adoption for the children of the clients of the maternity home or crisis pregnancy center. Staff members, owners, officers and directors of the adoption agency may serve on the board of directors of maternity homes or crisis pregnancy centers as long as the adoption agency does not provide services to the clients of the maternity home or crisis pregnancy center or accept or arrange releases for adoption for the children of the clients of the maternity home or crisis pregnancy center.

 

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

Eff. October 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.