Social Worker – Child Welfare Assessment

Application Deadline: 2023-04-14
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County Health & Human Services department is hiring a full time Social Worker in the Child Welfare Assessment section.

What are the primary job responsibilities?

Provision of Juvenile Case Management and Court Services to Delinquents.

Perform court intake and dispositional services in accordance with Chapter 938, Wisconsin Statutes.
Provide counseling/case management services to juvenile offenders and their families.
Complete assessments, court reports, testify at hearings, make recommendations regarding dispositions.
Consult with law enforcement, Court, District Attorney, Public Defender, school officials, and therapists.
Provide 24-hour juvenile intake services for Chapters 48 and 938.
Provision of 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 with families within 24 hours of assignment.
Arranges frequent in person and other contact with the CPS caseworker to ensure that Protective and Safety plans remain sufficient to control the identified safety threats.
Meets frequently with families to provide and monitor that safety services are controlling the safety threats.
Arranges and facilitates Family Team and Safety Management meetings.
Completes all required documentation.
What are the minimum qualifications?

Bachelor degree in social work or other related human services field required. Master’s degree preferred.
One year experience in the juvenile court system within the last five years required.
Certification or eligibility for certification in Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.
Please contact the Human Resources department for a position description:

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 6.80%!
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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