Social Workers – CPS

Application Deadline: 2022-11-29
Job Type: County
Job Description:

We are recruiting for vacant social work positions in our Access/Initial Assessment CPS Unit and CPS Ongoing Services Unie. The employees will provide a variety of case management services to children and families in the child protective services (CPS) area. Social Work services ensure the safety and well-being of youth, strengthen families and keep the community safe.


Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field. Must also be certified as a Social Worker by the State of Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors; OR become certified within 6 months of employment.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards; OR ability to obtain reliable transportation.

The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Determines through interviews, home visits, and other evaluation procedures the range of services needed.
Prepares complete and thorough case plans as required by local, state, and federal government and prepares ongoing follow-up reports on each case assigned; monitors and adjusts case plans.
Provides case work services either individually or as part of an inter-agency team approach in the areas of family relationships, finances, parent-child relationships, domestic abuse, separation, juvenile delinquency, and other problems in accordance with the needs of the client.
Places children in substitute care settings; maintains ongoing supervision of placements through site visits and evaluates the social adjustment of the children; reports to court and participates in administrative review activities.
Provides case management to children with physical disabilities, mental health issues, and children in need of protective services, juvenile justice youth, and their families.
Provides oversight of youth subject to court orders to monitor community safety.
Provides emergency and ongoing services to families with the objective of preventing family breakup; provides services to reunite families.
Provides court testimony and corresponding timely completion of court documentation.
Provides emergency after hours on-call duties to include telephone and, when needed, in-person responses to situations involving child abuse/neglect and/or juvenile justice.
Participates in professional training programs leading to the ability to perform the full range of Social Worker duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works extra hours as required.
Performs related work as required.
Utilizes evidence based assessment tools.
Performs related work as required.

Starting salary range: Minimum $58,697.60 annually ($28.22/hour) – Market $65,748.80 annually ($31.61/hour)

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