03/02/2024
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A Staff Report

Elizabethtown, NC – The Bladen County Department of Social Services is excited to announce the relocation of the Food and Nutrition Program (FNS) office to a new and improved location. Starting from November 1, 2023, the FNS office will be situated at the NC Works Career Center, which is conveniently located at 401 Mercer Mill Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

This move represents an exciting development for the department, as it aims to provide a more accessible and efficient service to the residents of Bladen County. The NC Works Career Center offers a centralized location that aligns with the mission of helping individuals and families access vital Food and Nutrition benefits.

The decision to move the FNS office to the NC Works Career Center stems from the North Carolina Medicaid expansion and the desire to streamline services and enhance customer experience. By co-locating the Food and Nutrition Program within the NC Works Career Center, individuals seeking assistance can access a broader range of resources and support, all in one place.

With the relocation, clients and visitors can expect a more seamless experience when applying for Food and Nutrition benefits. The NC Works Career Center is well-equipped to provide comprehensive services, including employment assistance, job training, career counseling, and FNS benefits.

This integration of services is designed to empower individuals and families in Bladen County to not only meet their immediate food and nutrition needs but also to find employment opportunities and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

If you have any questions or require information related to applying for Food and Nutrition benefits, please do not hesitate to contact the Bladen County Department of Social Services at 910-862-6800. The dedicated staff is available to assist you with any inquiries and to provide guidance on accessing the services you need.

This move signifies Bladen County’s commitment to improving the well-being of its residents by providing more efficient and integrated social services. The Department of Social Services looks forward to serving you at the new location and continuing to make a positive impact on the community.

The Bladen County Department of Social Services invites everyone to visit the new FNS office at the NC Works Career Center, starting November 1, 2023. Your journey towards accessing essential Food and Nutrition benefits begins here, in a more accessible and supportive environment.

In addition to the move, Bladen County offers five positions for Bladen County Income Maintenance Caseworker II at DSS. To qualify, candidates should hold an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college in fields such as Human Services, Business Administration, Paralegal Technology, or related areas, and possess at least one year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additionally, individuals proficient in multiple languages are encouraged to apply. For further details and to explore these job opportunities, please visit this link. Join in serving the community and making a meaningful impact as an Income Maintenance Caseworker II at DSS Adult Medicaid in Bladen County.

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