Careers

Welcome to DSS Careers: your new career starts here!

 

Please browse the selection of available jobs to find the one that fits your skills and passion best. We have openings to work with children, their families, and with vulnerable adults. With us, you’ll find a supportive environment ready to help you succeed and a team of committed workers who value your contributions. You can apply online by following the links from each job when you find the one you’re interested in.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 803.898.9390.
Join our family, as we work together to strengthen the families of South Carolina.

Click here to access our careers microsite. 

Benefits

DSS seeks to promote a heathy work-life balance by offering excellent and generous benefits packages, which often outshine competing market offers. Healthcare
The state offers comprehensive health, dental, and vision programs, along with wide array of supplemental insurance programs.

Holidays and Leave Time State employees may be eligible for other benefits such as paid holidays, annual and sick leave to help keep body and mind healthy and active.

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 15 days of sick leave per year (1.25 per month)
  • 15 days of annual leave per year (1.25 per month)

 

Retirement

  • State employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to specific needs.

For more information about job benefits, please contact us at 803.898.9390.

 

Current Openings

DSS is currently hiring more than 100 positions in key jobs in child welfare. All of our child welfare positions offer you a chance to give back to your community. If you’d like to apply, look for the Human Service Specialist II posting on jobs.sc.gov
These positions offer many options to help care for the community.

 

Family Preservation Division (Child Protection Services Caseworker):

If you want to help families get stronger and work toward reunification and a happier,safer life, this position may be for you. Duties in this position include:

  • planning and executing case work activities to facilitate safety, permanence,and well-being of children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect
  • assessing risk and managing safety threats to children in the custody of the agency
  • engaging children and families in development of treatment plans
  • accessing services and ensuring services are linked to care provider
  • participating in supervision and legal consultations

 

Intake Division (Child Protection Services Caseworker): 

If you love to listen to people and analyze stories and documents, this position as an Intake worker may be for you. Duties in this position include:

  • receiving and screening reports of abuse and neglect
  • assessing information to making critical decisions around the safety of the children involved
  • gathering a broad range of history and information
  • considering all information in the decision making process documenting all information, decisions, and actions

 

Assessment/Investigations Division (Child Protection Services Caseworker):

If you’re ready to be the frontline of DSS investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect and want to help families start on a healing process, this position may be for you.

Duties in this position include:

  • planning and executing case work activities related to assessment and investigation of child protective services reports
  • assessing risk and managing manage safety threats to children who may have experienced abuse and/or neglect
  • gathering and assessing information
  • conducting interviews
  • engage children and families in development of safety plans
  • documenting activities for the case file
  • assessing need for services and ensuring those services are linked to care providers
  • participating in supervision and legal consults
  • preparing court documents
  • collaborating with law enforcement and service providers

 

Foster Care Division (Child Protection Services Caseworker):

If you want to help make children’s experience foster care the best it can be and help foster parents succeed, this position maybe for you.
Duties in this position include:

  • planning and executing case work activities to facilitate safety, permanence and well-being of children in the custody of the agency
  • assessing risk and managing safety threats to children in the custody of the agency
  • Engaging children and families in development of treatment plans
  • Monitoring behavior change
  • Documenting activities for the case
  • Making required face-to-face contact with children, families and providers
  • Preparing for and participating in the Foster Care Review Board

 

Adult Protective Services:

If you love working with adults and networking to connect people with vital services, this position may be for you.
Duties include:

  • screening, investigating and assessing reported adult abuse/neglect or
  • exploitation cases within time frames established by agency policy and state law
  • determining the validity of such reports
  • completing agency reports as required
  • developing, implementing and updating individual service plans
  • monitoring progress toward treatment goals
  • removing adults from abusive or neglectful homes in order to place them in a protective environment
  • maintaining case records