Social Work Specialist – Initial Assessment

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!

Assesses and investigates information related to child abuse or neglect allegations. Assesses safety and risk regarding maltreatment of children. Provides case management services, social work interventions, and information and referral services for children and families. Provides district courts and legal partners with timely required information and documentation.


Assesses safety and risk for children and families, including an assessment of the strengths and needs of each household member.
Establishes an effective working partnership with children and their families.
Documents all casework in accordance with Federal and State laws and mandates and in accordance with County policies and procedures on all referrals related to child abuse and neglect.

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