Performs intermediate professional work assessing client needs, counseling and assisting clients, determining available programs and services, preparing and maintaining files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Department Supervisor or Administrator.
Examples of Duties:
Provides counseling and direct services to clients in an individual, family, or group setting.
Assesses, interviews, and evaluates clients’ strengths and needs.
Develops treatment and/or recovery plans with clients and their natural and formal support systems.
Provides crisis assessment and support.
Accurately documents in writing or electronically all client related information in a timely manner.
Refer clients to other resources as applicable.
Assists clients in gaining employment through job development and referral if appropriate.
Collaborates with other service providers, both internal and external, as required.
Document and submit client related billing information as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in social work, or related field and moderate experience working in a social services setting, helping process; general knowledge of individual and group behavior; ability to identify social issues and needs to assess the ability of individuals and families to use services in problem solving; ability to plan and organize work and to understand and interpret laws, policies and regulations; ability to prepare reports and maintain records; ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, professional and technical staff, social agencies and the general public.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires walking and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wearing a self contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
State of Wisconsin Social Worker Certification must be obtained within two (2) years of date of hire.
Ability to maintain required certification through continuing education.
Valid driver's license.
St. Croix County, WI - 14 months ago