Social Worker – Special Needs Program Section
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 full time Social Worker position opening! This position is in the Special Needs Program Section.
What are the primary job duties?
Assist in Service Coordination for the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Program:
Conduct functional screen to determine eligibility.
Provide orientation to the family and service providers who are new to the program.
Facilitate consultation among appropriate individuals and agencies regarding eligible children.
Provide Service Coordination for Children with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Severe Emotional Disabilities:
Complete comprehensive needs assessment/functional screen to determine program eligibility.
Provide crisis and critical incident intervention and resolution as necessary.
Provide on-going supervision, monitoring, and follow-along to each assigned case.
Consult with identified individuals and agencies regarding service delivery.
Assist in the development, supervision and service provision of the Individual Service Plan to meet child and family need objectives and outcomes.
Assist in developing a safety plan for each child covering situations at home, in the community and at school as needed.
Coordinate delivery of services for the children and families while monitoring progress towards identified outcomes.
Provide services and resources for respective family’s need.
Conduct home and community visits.
Maintain complete and accurate case file to include all required documentation, case notes, etc.
Authorize funding requests through CLTS and CCOP.
Verify service delivery in compliance with program requirements and the child’s outcome.
Provide transitional support for program enrollment and disenrollment.
What are the minimum qualifications of the position?
Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related human services field required.
One year experience working primarily with issues pertaining to Children’s Long Term Support Waivers (CLTS waivers) within the last five years required.
Certification or eligible for certification in the State of Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.
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