Social Worker – Child & Family Services

Application Deadline: 2023-09-22
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County Health and Human Services department has a full-time Social Worker opening in the Children & Family Services division.

This position specializes in developing, implementing and monitoring Safety and Protective Plans in accordance with Wisconsin Children’s Code (Chapter 48), Wisconsin’s Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards, Wisconsin’s Child Protective Services Access and Initial Assessment Standards, and Wisconsin Department of Children’s Ongoing Services Standards.

What are the primary job duties?

Provides Child Welfare Services Regarding Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive Protective Plans or Safety Plans in conjunction with the CPS worker.
Arranges to meet face to face with the family within 24 hours of assignment.
Arranges to meet at least weekly with the CPS caseworker to ensure the Protective or Safety Plan controls identified danger threats.
Meets frequently with families to provide and monitor the services that control the family’s specific identified danger threats.
Arranges and facilitates a Family Team meeting upon assignment and then as requested by the family or CPS.
Arranges and facilitates all Safety Management Meetings to ensure the CPS caseworker, supervisor, and any safety service providers share a thorough understanding of threats to child safety.
Documents all contacts made by each provider and ensures all documentation, family information, and family involvement in the program remains confidential and is documented in eWiSACWIS.
Reassesses safety and if needed, immediately develops, implements and monitors a new Protective Plan or Safety Plan when there is a change in family or household condition.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Bachelor degree in social work or any other human services field required.
Certification or eligible for certification in Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.
Two years experience in the child protective services within the last five years preferred; one year experience in the juvenile court system within the last five years required, or Masters of Social Work Degree with an emphasis in Child Welfare.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week, 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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