Social Worker

Portage County
Job Description
Portage County has a full time opportunity for a Social Worker in our Children & Family Services Division of the Health & Human Resources Department. If you have good social work skills in dealing with child welfare consider applying!
Portage County offers a robust benefit package for this position. Benefits include;
  • 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)
  • < >Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Dental insurance
  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan
This is a brief description of the job duties:
This position provides dispositional services to a complex caseload of child welfare cases involving child abuse/neglect, substitute care for children.  It also includes services for step parent adoptions and independent living skills training for teens in foster care.  It provides counseling/case management service to parents and children/adolescents and services to the Juvenile and Family Courts regarding these clientele.
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These are the skills we are seeking:
Bachelor degree in social work or any other human services field required.
Certification or eligible for certification in Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.
Two years’ experience in the child protective services within the last five years preferred;  one year experience in the juvenile court system within the last five years preferred, or Masters of Social Work Degree with an emphasis in Child Welfare.
Starting wage: $25.52/hour
Apply at:
Portage County Human Resources
1462 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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