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DSS Career Open House: Join the Team and Impact Lives


DSS Child Protective Services.pngThe Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services (DSS) is looking for people with a passion for helping their neighbors and fellow community members.

Mecklenburg County will host a Career Open House:

The Career Open House is open to the public with DSS showcasing three positions that are vital to our community:

Child Welfare Specialist: Serves residents who require services regarding issues of abuse, neglect, dependency, delinquency and adoption. Child welfare specialists work to address the needs of children and families in areas of mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, rehab, housing, childcare, medical care, and other life domains.

Eligibility Specialist: Serves residents who require social services and/or participate in public assistance programs which include Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services or WorkFirst. This position serves as an initial point of contact for customers, providing general information, answering questions, determining eligibility for programs, processing applications, and making referrals using excellent customer service and follow-up skills.

Commercial Driver: Drivers with a valid N.C. driver's license, CDL license, clean driving record and a caring demeanor to transport residents within Charlotte-Mecklenburg. This position is expected to provide safe, door-to-door transportation for residents of all ages and may include meal delivery to homebound customers. Passengers who are elderly and/or disabled may require physical assistance.

Hiring managers and recruiters will be onsite to answer questions and assist with the application process. Business attire and resumes are highly recommended. Mecklenburg County welcomes candidates from across educational backgrounds who can offer a wide variety of experiences in serving our clients. The County is especially seeking fluent Spanish-language candidates who are comfortable working across cultures.

For someone whose passion is working with people and families to help them to be successful and feel supported, there is no better place to work than Mecklenburg County. The County employs more than 250 child welfare specialists, and hundreds more social workers and eligibility specialists across a variety of departments. At Mecklenburg County, employees can customize their careers to align with their passions.

Visit to explore all careers with Mecklenburg County.