Social Worker/Case Manager: Youth Justice (LTE)

Application Deadline: 2022-06-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
A direct social work position providing intake/disposition services as defined in the Wisconsin Children’s Code and Wisconsin Juvenile Justice Code for Juvenile Court of Brown County.

This position is a limited term position for up to 12 weeks.
Essential Duties
Provides custody/intake screening on an alternating basis with other unit and agency staff, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, for the purpose of screening children taken into custody and not released, determining where they will be held and personally interviewing all children for whom secure custody is requested.

Provides crisis counseling during the Intake process when such counseling appears necessary.

Receives written referral information; determines jurisdiction.

Conducts Intake interviews and conferences, makes recommendations as to whether a petition should be filed and enters into informal dispositions or deferred prosecution agreements when appropriate.

Makes referral of cases to other agencies to divert from the formal court process when appropriate.

Testifies and presents evidence in court, makes recommendations to the court, and prepares reports for the court recommending a plan of rehabilitation, treatment and care.

Performs any other functions which are consistent with Chapter 48 Wisconsin Children’s Code and Chapter 938 Wisconsin Juvenile Justice Code which are ordered by the court.

Participates in community programs and with student placements under direction of unit supervisor and in accordance with department policy, when appropriate.

Supervises and assists juveniles pursuant to informal dispositions, deferred prosecution agreements, consent decrees or orders of the court.

Contacts with appropriate community collaterals.

Offers and refers for family counseling.

Makes an affirmative effort to obtain necessary or desired services for the juvenile and the juvenile’s family and investigate and develop community resources to the end.

Performs any other functions consistent with the Wisconsin Children’s Code and Juvenile Justice Code which are ordered by the court.

Completes agency computerized reporting requirements, case file dictation, correspondence, court forms and reports.

Makes presentations to community groups when called upon to do so.

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

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

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

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

Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work or closely related human service field or attainment of the degree upon hire date. One year full-time experience as an Intake Worker in the area of delinquent and status offender within the past two years preferred, or human service experience working with adolescents. Thirty (30) hours Basic Children’s Code Training required within eighteen (18) months upon hire.

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
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of casework principles and methods, social systems, individual and family psychodynamics, group and individual behavior.

Knowledge of child and adolescent growth and development process.

Knowledge of the Wisconsin Children’s Code, Juvenile Justice Code and Juvenile Court policies and procedures.

Knowledge of community resources and ways they may be made available to clients.

Knowledge of court room practice and giving testimony.

Skills in interviewing.

Skills in crisis intervention techniques.

Ability to make appropriate decisions and to use authority comfortably and appropriately.

Ability to make effective use of Juvenile Court supervision rules when and as appropriate.

Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other juvenile justice system personnel within a bureaucratic structure, including law enforcement officials.

Ability to effectively utilize community resources.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.

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