This is a professional level social work position responsible for providing the following types of services: Needs assessment, crisis intervention, case planning, advocacy and development of community resources. These services are to be provided to both children and adults with varying disabilities and functioning levels. Employees in this position will be under the supervision of a Human Services Division Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned by the Division Manager.
Works to achieve active involvement and participation of the client, client’s family, and client’s natural support system in resolving problems.
Works with clients to assess and develop goal oriented, time limited service plans to address identified needs.
Works to protect children, elderly and at risk adults; preserve families and individuals in the community; or to help prevent out-of-home placement.
Assess and evaluate prospective client’s immediate situation, determine appropriate response, and assure that response is made. Assess and intervene as necessary in crisis situations. Refer to and involve other community agencies and resources as needed.
Works to achieve active involvement and participation of schools, court, health care providers, and other appropriate community resources in resolving problems.
Advises clients when services are either not available or inappropriate.
Explains the consequences of non-compliance with court orders to clients who are involuntarily referred, monitors client utilization of services, and informs the court of client’s adherence to court orders.
Coordinates access to services, monitors cases to ensure that services are provided in a appropriate and timely manner, reviews progress, and terminates services when goals are attained.
Teaches clients about available community resources and how to independently gain access to needed services.
Works to achieve services and treatment objectives without duplication of effort and with maximum effective use of staff time and available resources.
Maintains a complete record for all assigned cases; completes required written assessments, reports, and other related paperwork as necessary, including use of computer records.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, supervision times, and other scheduled meetings.
Develops professional knowledge and skills by attending training events, conferences, and workshops.
When assigned, speaks to the community and other organizations to provide public education.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Social Worker I
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and must possess or be able to obtain Social Work Certification within six months of hire.
Social Worker II
Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Must be currently certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Minimum of 3 years related experience. (Program specific training may be an additional requirement where relevant.)
Social Worker III
Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Must be currently certified as a social worker in Wisconsin. Minimum of 5 years related experience, of which 2 years must be State/County experience.
A valid driver’s license. A motorized vehicle available for required travel. Available on a 24 hour basis flexible time schedule. Schedule to be worked out with department.
We have one full-time Social Worker position and the wage range is: $20.97-$28.50/hr with a full benefit package.
We also have one limited term Social Worker position and the wage is $18.81 with no benefits. This position is slated to begin in March and will last for approximately 3 months.