Social Worker – FCS – Initial Assessment

Application Deadline: 2023-09-20
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Position Summary:
The purpose of this classification is to provide professional level duties and manage social services to children and families, child protection investigation, alternate care for children; and ongoing services to families according to applicable policies, regulations and statues. The work is performed in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and laws under the supervision of the Family and Children’s Services Supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
• Wisconsin Social Work Certification within 2 years of hire
• Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service related field with current Wisconsin Social Worker certification required.
• Temporary or Training Social Worker certification required upon hire.
• Valid motor vehicle operator’s license and/or available means of transportation required.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in providing services to children and families in a public agency setting and knowledge of child protective services, eWisacwis and juvenile court regulations and laws preferred.

• Conducts child protective service assessments in accordance with s. 48.981 to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families and determine the presence of maltreatment. Determines child’s safety within the family setting and takes required action to protect child as appropriate. Collaborate with District Attorney, Law Enforcement and medical personnel.
• Identifies through family assessment and case management individual needs which include psychological, parenting, discipline, family functioning, substance use, daily functioning, and safety of child. Develops case plans including goals, objectives and services. Maintains safety plans to ensure child’s safety. Monitors family utilization of services and informs the court of family/youth’s adherence to court orders. Maintain ongoing contact with parents and family members in the delivery of services.
• Meets with families in their homes, and public locations to provide assessments, supervision and ongoing services.
• Teaches families about available community resources and how to independently gain access to needed services. Provides leadership to achieve active involvement and participation of the child, family, schools, mental health providers, and other community resources in resolving problems.

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