The Dane County Human Services Department is recruiting for professional Social Workers. The current vacancy is a full-time (1.0 FTE) Social Worker position located within Child Protective Services (CPS). The Eligible List created will be used to fill future vacancies within the next six (6) months.
Starting hourly rate of $24.77 with further increases to $32.55. Dane County offers a wide range of benefits including fully paid dental and HMO health insurance premiums for full time employees. The County will also provide contributions towards POS health insurance premiums and short/long term disability. Additional benefits available include long term care, vision coverage, flex spending account and deferred compensation programs paid in full by the employee and a wellness program (for further details visit https://admin.countyofdane.com/EmpRel). Employees hired after 7-1-11 must be expected to work a minimum of 1200 hours annually to be enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System when hired. Dane County also provides six (6) weeks of paid parental leave for birth or adoption of a child.
Equity, Definition and Examples of Duties
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION
As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal. All employees must be able to demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
DEFINITION AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
These positions are within the Human Services Department.
ACHIEVING REUNIFICATION THROUGH TEAM WORK (ARTT):
Makes home visits; completes intake/assessments; develops a written case plan with each youth and family; makes referrals to community resources and coordinates those services; maintains intensive frequent contact with youth, parents/caregivers, schools, therapists, and other service providers; arranges and coordinates out-of-home placements; attends staffings at residential care facilities with in the state of Wisconsin and other contracted out of state facilities; maintains case records; maintains regular contact with, shares information with and teams and with JJ/CPS social worker.
CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES (CPS)/YOUTH JUSTICE:
Provides the full range of child protection, child welfare and delinquency-related social work activities assigned to county agencies by state law. These activities relate to protection of children who have been maltreated or are at risk for maltreatment, and provision of supervision and services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.
Responds to allegations of child maltreatment; conducts child protective services and delinquency assessments through interviews, home visits and collateral contacts; develops and implements case plans; provides direct counseling; makes referrals to community resources and coordinates those services; prepares petitions and provides written and oral reports for juvenile court; monitors case progress; and maintains case records.
COMMUNITY SUPERVISION (NEIGHBORHOOD INTERVENTION PROGRAM):
Provides community supervision, case management services and redirection for youth ages 10-16 who are adjudicated delinquent. Requires face-to-face contact with adolescents and families, group facilitation, interaction with schools, law enforcement, and court personnel.
COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORKER:
Works cooperatively with residents and community partners to provide prevention/early intervention services to children, youth and families; coordinates neighborhood and community-based resources to strengthen families and communities; and acts as a community referral source and resource person.
COMMUNITY RESTORATIVE COURT (CRC) SOCIAL WORKER:
Works with the CRC Coordinator, Peacemakers, Victims, Respondents, Partners and other stakeholders to facilitate the operations of the Dane County Community Restorative Court program. Links Victims and Respondents to available resources and services. Provides advocacy and case management as appropriate. Assists the CRC Coordinator with the facilitation of circles, file management and general operations of the CRC.
Education, Experience & Special Requirements
Applicants with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work will be screened through. Applicants who are currently in their final semester of school and are obtaining a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work will also be screened through. Applicants with any other major must possess a temporary or permanent Social Work Certification from the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) prior to applying (a training certificate will not be accepted).
All individuals must possess a degree and a temporary or permanent Social Work Certification from the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) prior to the first day of employment. If any applicant does not possess a temporary or permanent certification on the first day of employment the job offer will be rescinded and they will be terminated. Candidates with a temporary certificate must obtain a permanent certification within one (1) year in order to pass probation.
Requires a valid driver’s license (or eligibility for), access to reliable personal motor vehicle transportation, and a good driving record.
Certain positions will require a least one (1) year of relevant paid employment working with children with a severe emotional disturbance (SED). Certain positions will require candidates to pass relevant testing to become a certified Wisconsin Functional Screener within the first 90 days of employment.
BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT:
Some positions may require a criminal background check which can include fingerprinting due to the nature of the job’s responsibilities. Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Law, s. 111.31 – 111.395, Wis. Stats., prohibits discrimination because of an arrest or conviction record. However, Dane County may disqualify an applicant if the position’s responsibilities are substantially related to the applicant’s criminal history (e.g., the nature of the crime and its relationship to the position, whether hiring, transferring or promoting an applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the business, its employees, customers and vendors, etc.). Management reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of, and experience applying social work methods, techniques, policies, procedures and treatment techniques; knowledge of human development and behavior; knowledge of dynamics of human relations, including dealing with intellectual, academic, emotional, physical or social disabilities; knowledge of investigation procedures and applying motivational interviewing techniques; experience facilitating group and individual counseling for different clientele (e.g., adults, teens or children); experience working with and relating effectively to diverse populations; experience identifying and solving problems; experience in case planning; ability to participate in and appropriately use supervision; knowledge of community resources and support programs; ability to prepare and maintain complex records and reports; ability to participate effectively as a team-member; ability to use a computer to generate reports, complete forms, and document case activity; excellent personal, written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and time-management skills.
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