Social Work Specialist – CPS Ongoing

Application Deadline: 2024-02-29
Job Type: County
Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Human Services

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Recruitment will be ongoing

Why apply today?

Employees enjoy the following benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and more!

Provides child protective services to children and families with a focus on child safety and family preservation utilizing a trauma informed care approach. After referral from an Initial Assessment Team, this position works in partnership with the family, foster parents, legal parties, and other community partners to work toward safety, well-being and permanence for each child to assist in creating a safer environment for the child and family.


Provides case management services, and monitors and diligently coordinates services and needs using a family centered and trauma informed approach. This includes, but is not limited to making appropriate referrals, service coordination and conducting team meetings. Possible referrals may include, but are not limited to; Mental Health treatment, AODA treatment, sex offender treatment and parenting programs.
Implements and manages sufficient, feasible, and sustainable safety plans to control impending danger by following CPS Safety Intervention Standards.
Provides teaching, training, coaching and encouragement to children and families resistant to participating in programs provided by other agencies. Examples of such may include independent living skills; parent effectiveness training; behavior modification; nurturing; mediation and dispute resolution; other basic skills and life management approaches as are indicated for the family.

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social work, human services, or a closely related field.
Certification or licensure under Wisconsin Statutes chapter 457 as a Social Worker, Advance Practice Social Worker, Independent Social Worker, or Independent Clinical Social Worker; or certified or licensed within one year of hire. A Social Worker Training Certificate per State Statute Chapter 457 does not meet this qualification.
Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
Must provide evidence of meeting or exceeding the minimum automobile liability insurance requirements contained in the Winnebago County Travel Ordinance.

A Winnebago County application MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT to be considered for this position (do not use “see attached”) and can be found at Mail the completed and signed application form to PO Box 2808, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808. You can also complete the application form and email it to us (see our web site listed above for email address) or drop it off in person at 112 Otter Avenue, Oshkosh, WI.

Deadline Note: Ongoing