Social Worker/Case Manager: Child Protection Intake

Application Deadline: 2023-02-07
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Responsible for ongoing cases providing treatment intervention and case management services to families involved in alleged or adjudicated abuse; and some responsibility of investigating referrals of physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional damage to children.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position.
Essential Duties
Provides court intake and ongoing responsibilities as outlined in Chapter 48 of the Wisconsin Children’s Code.

Investigates reports of alleged child maltreatment and unborn child abuse. Provides emergency child protection services which may include a referral to Juvenile Court and/or temporary out of home placement.

Provides case management responsibility for intake assignments, including prioritization for action when necessary, to assure that safety and service needs are addressed in an effective and timely manner.

Provides short term counseling in physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, emotional damage and unborn child abuse cases when appropriate.

Handles phone coverage and walk-in-clients during regular business hours to accept referrals of child maltreatment and unborn child abuse.

Participates in the substantiation appeal process, as required.

Shares the responsibility for after hour’s coverage on child protection emergencies by being on call on a rotating basis.

Provides ongoing treatment planning and intervention, including counseling and case management to families where child abuse/neglect exists.

Plans, prepares and presents pre-disposition investigative, court review, guardianship and termination of parental rights reports for juvenile court. Provides court testimony and supervises dispositional and consent decree orders.

Completes and maintains necessary documentation according to applicable requirements, codes and policies.

Follows established initial assessment protocols entering information into the EWISACWIS system by utilizing a computer.

Attends staff meetings, in service and outside agency training sessions.

Performs networking of appropriate and necessary services for families in an efficient and effective manner.

Maintains and documents diligent efforts to reunite or establish alternative permanency plans.

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

Complies with all local, state, and federal laws governing clients and rendering of services.

Provides ongoing services to children who have been removed from their parental homes and placed in foster care, relative care, or specialized alternate care. Contacts are to be on a weekly basis or as defined by treatment plan.

Provides counseling, instruction, direction and support to relatives, foster families, or private agencies providing alternate care placement for children who have been removed from their parental homes.

Serves as liaison with the care providers and schools, medical and other service providers to assist the care providers to obtain needed services for children.

Assesses capabilities of foster parents and other care providers to deal with particular individuals and client groups.

Assess, coordinate, and provide Independent Living Services.

Provide job duties associated with HFS 56, Foster Home Care for Children.

Provide job duties associated with Kinship Care.

Participates in public relations activities about child protection, e.g. speeches to school and community groups.

Performs related functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human service field or attainment of the degree upon hire date. One (1) year of recent social work experience preferably working with child abuse and neglect or human service experience which is child focused, family based and rehabilitative in nature preferred. Experience with court work and testimony is desired.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Ability to obtain certification training for Court Intake workers within one year.
State Social Worker Certification preferred.

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