Social Worker I, II or Senior – Child Protective Services Ongoing

Organization: Dodge County

Location: Dodge County

Overall Purpose/Summary:

Under the general direction of Human Services Supervisor, performs social studies of persons and families in need of social service, and makes recommendations for administrative decision.  Assesses client psychosocial needs and develops treatment plans; advocates for client rights; and provides direct services.

Education and Experience:

Level I:  Bachelor’s degree in social work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08.  Consideration may be given to completion of this certification during orientation period.

Level II:  Bachelor’s degree in social work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08, two (2) years related work experience and ten (10) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities.

Senior:  Master’s degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08 four (4) years related work experience, and additional ten (10) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities, OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08 seven (7) years related work experience, eight (8) graduate credits in Social Work from an accredited college or university, and additional twenty (20) days in-service training related to specific job responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Child Protective Services System.
  • Knowledge of principles/methods of social work and their application.
  • Knowledge of philosophy, history, and development of social welfare programs.
  • Knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
  • Knowledge of social problems and their effect on behavior.
  • Knowledge of living conditions, values, and behaviors of ethnic and sub-cultural groups served.
  • Knowledge of government and public welfare’s role in providing services.
  • Knowledge of community agencies and their programs.
  • Knowledge of current social and economic problems and how they affect families/individuals.
  • Knowledge of law, regulations, and practices pertaining to federal and state public welfare programs.
  • Knowledge of welfare and health resources and how resources may be made available to people in need.
  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system (i.e. Chapter 48).
  • Knowledge and ability to work in a variety of computer systems.
  • Ability to assess client needs, determine realistic goals for client, and follow through with appropriate approaches.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with and communicate effectively with others.
  • Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Program.

Starting Wage Range:      Step I:  $22.89/hr. – $29.77/hr. (Dodge County Labor Grade Six (6)).

                                                Step II:  $25.05/hr. – $32.58/hr. (Dodge County Labor Grade Seven (7)).

                                                Senior:  $27.20/hr. – $35.37/hr. (Dodge County Labor Grade Eight (8)).

Requirement:                 Resume

Current Dodge County Employees:  If you wish to be considered for this position, you must submit an online application for internal applicants.  For position details, complete job description and to apply visit: http://tinyurl.com/applydodge

Outside Applicants:   Dodge County now accepts online applications only.  For position details, complete job description and to apply visit: http://tinyurl.com/jobsatdodge

**Please note, if you do not have access to a computer you may stop in at the Dodge County Human Resources Department or at Clearview to use a public computer or visit any local library.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dodge County HR Dept. at 920-386-3690.

Thank you for your interest.