Social Worker – Adult / Substance Abuse Services

Application Deadline: 2023-12-29
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County Health & Human Services department is hiring a full-time Social Worker to support the Adult / Substance Abuse Services section.

What are the primary job duties?

Provision of Court-Related Adult Protective Services.

Identifies persons in need of protective services.
Coordinates necessary evaluations and/or gathers background and evaluative data.
Coordinates determination of competency with physician/psychologist/psychiatrist.
Prepares comprehensive evaluations.
Prepares orders of transfer, transportation, and dismissal as appropriate.
Provides court testimony as necessary.
Completes yearly WATTS reviews on persons for whom protective placements have been completed.

​​​​​​Provision of Community-Based Protective Services.

Recruits and trains guardians.
Develops corporate guardians as needed.
Finds appropriate community or institutional placements for persons placed under protective custody.
Coordinates in-home supportive services that prevent early or unnecessary institutionalization.

Conducts Elder Abuse Investigations.

Investigates reported incidences of elder abuse.
Coordinates elder abuse services with Department on Aging, Family Crisis Center, law enforcement and other community partners.
Coordinates services designed to ameliorate elder abuse situations.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Bachelor’s degree in social services or related human services field required, Master’s degree in social work or related human services field preferred.
Three years’ experience working with a long-term care population (elderly/disabled) strongly preferred.
Experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness preferred.
Certification or eligible for certification in Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package, which includes the following;

Vacation – available on day one!
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
Health insurance starting at $19.15 a paycheck!
Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment! Earn up to $600 per year!
Flexible spending account
Dental insurance
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan – County contribution of 6.8%!
Paid holidays
Paid sick leave
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) – paid by the County
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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