Social Worker

Posted: 06/10/2020

Do you have a background in social work and the passion to help members of our community? Portage County has a 12 hour part-time Social Worker position available in the Child Welfare Assessment section available.  This position does work evenings and weekends.

Summary of Position

This position specializes in developing, implementing and monitoring Safety and Protective Plans in accordance with Wisconsin Children’s Code (Chapter 48), Wisconsin’s Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards, Wisconsin’s Child Protective Services Access and Initial Assessment Standards, and Wisconsin Department of Children’s Ongoing Services Standards. The in home safety caseworker works closely with assigned CPS staff to provide intensive and short term services to children at risk for removal from their home.  The purpose of this position is to increase parental protective capacities, decrease out-of-home placements, help families develop formal and informal supports and reduce maltreatment to children.  

Essential Functions:
Provides Child Welfare Services Regarding Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

  • Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive Protective Plans or Safety Plans in conjunction with the CPS worker.
  • Arranges to meet face to face with the family within 24 hours of assignment.
  • Arranges to meet at least weekly with the CPS caseworker to ensure the Protective or Safety Plan controls identified danger threats
  • Meets frequently with families to provide and monitor the services that control the family’s specific identified danger threats.
  • Arranges and facilitates a Family Team meeting upon assignment and then as requested by the family or CPS
  • Arranges and facilitates all Safety Management Meetings to ensure the CPS caseworker, supervisor, and any safety service providers share a thorough understanding of threats to child safety.
  • Documents all contacts made by each provider and ensures all documentation, family information, and family involvement in the program remains confidential and is documented in eWiSACWIS.
  • Reassesses safety and if needed, immediately develops, implements and monitors a new Protective Plan or Safety Plan when there is a change in family or household condition
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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 required, or Masters of Social Work Degree with an emphasis in Child Welfare.
This position is not eligible for benefits.

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Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer