Social Worker – CPS Ongoing
Status: Full time, Non-Exempt
Starting Wage Range:
* Level I: $23.58 – $25.49/hour
* Level II: $25.80 – $27.89/hour
* Level Sr.: $28.02 – $30.28/hour
Position Open Until Filled
**Cover Letter & Resume Required**
Pending approval of Human Resources and Negotiations Committee – 03/23/2021
Under the general direction of Human Services Supervisor, performs social studies of persons and families in need of social service, and makes recommendations for administrative decision. Assesses client psychosocial needs and develops treatment plans; advocates for client rights; and provides direct services.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs duties in accordance with Chapter 48, DSP memos, DSP standards, and County policies.
Promotes the safety and well-being of children in his/her own home whenever possible, or in another safe and stable placement.
Identifies, assesses and analyzes safety and needs, including present and impending danger threats; protective capacities of parents; service needs; and appropriate community services to assist the family/child.
Prepares and reviews risk/safety/family assessments and case plans to control for and enhance the safety of children.
Provides case planning/management services, including maintaining collateral contact and information.
Provides consent decree, informal dispositional services/supervision, and voluntary high-risk case management and services.
Prepares court reports, petitions, revisions and extensions, and testifies in juvenile court proceedings.
Encourages families to cooperate with conditions of court orders, warns them of consequences and initiates appropriate court actions.
Monitors/revises and enforces court orders.
Provides custody intake services, including placement of children in non-secure facilities.
Provides emergency juvenile court intake as needed (custody decision) and participates in agency on-call system.
Provides alternative care placement/services in foster care, group homes, and residential care centers.
Initiates/monitors social services and alternative care payroll, including supplemental and exceptional care payments.
Works to reunify families as soon as issues and safety can be successfully resolved.
Prepares for, attends, and present permanency plans at administrative reviews, permanency hearings, and permanency roundtables.
Provides referral, consultation and coordination services to other agencies.
Provides individual/family counseling on a crisis intervention basis incidental to direct client contact.
Completes required agency/eWiSACWIS forms and paperwork, including out –of-home placements.
Maintains accurate and timely case records and current computer database (eWiSACWIS) information on active cases.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Child Protective Services System.
Knowledge of principles/methods of social work and their application.
Knowledge of philosophy, history, and development of social welfare programs.
Knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
Knowledge of social problems and their effect on behavior.
Knowledge of living conditions, values, and behaviors of ethnic and sub-cultural groups served.
Knowledge of government and public welfare’s role in providing services.
Knowledge of community agencies and their programs.
Knowledge of current social and economic problems and how they affect families/individuals.
Knowledge of law, regulations, and practices pertaining to federal and state public welfare programs.
Knowledge of welfare and health resources and how resources may be made available to people in need.
Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
Knowledge of juvenile justice system (i.e. Chapter 48).
Knowledge and ability to work in a variety of computer systems.
Ability to assess client needs, determine realistic goals for client, and follow through with appropriate approaches.
Ability to work cooperatively with and communicate effectively with others.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Program.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
LEVEL I: Bachelor’s degree in social work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08. Consideration may be given to completion of this certification during probation period.
LEVEL II: Bachelor’s degree in social work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08, two (2) years related work experience and ten (10) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities.
LEVEL SR: Master’s degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08 four (4) years related work experience, and additional ten (10) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities, OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08 seven (7) years related work experience, eight (8) graduate credits in Social Work from an accredited college or university, and additional twenty (20) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities.
Office and field working environment. Potential of exposure to adverse interpersonal working situation.
The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.