Social Worker – Child Welfare Ongoing
Portage County is all about having a servant heart and providing services that enable our citizens to build productive communities, families and lives. The Health and Human Services department has a new, full time Social Worker position opening! This position is in the Child Welfare Ongoing Section.
What are the primary job duties?
Provides Child Welfare Services Regarding Child Abuse and Child Neglect:
Provides dispositional services in accordance with Chapter 48 Wisconsin Statutes and state department regulations.
Completes assessments, court reports, testifies at hearings, and makes recommendations regarding dispositions.
Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive and coordinated case services treatment plans.
Consults with agency, school officials, court, law enforcement, District Attorney’s office, public defender, and other assigned attorneys.
Files legal petitions and testifies in court.
Provides 24-hour juvenile court intake services.
Completes necessary documentation in the eWISACWIS computer system.
Provides Substitute Care Services to Families:
Assesses need for substitute care services (foster home, group home, residential center) for children.
Evaluates and legally implements appropriate substitute care resources for respective child’s treatment needs.
Evaluates substitute care during placement period.
Provides ongoing counseling and support to the foster parents, natural family, and child during placement.
Consults with other professionals regarding substitute care placement developments and refers cases for supervisory consultation at own discretion.
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 the following benefits:
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
Employee Wellness program
Vacation – available on date of hire!
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
457B Deferred Compensation Plan
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer