Social Worker 1, 11, or Senior – Juvenile Court Ongoing


Under the general direction of Human Services Supervisor, provides juvenile risk and needs assessment, treatment planning, competency building, due process, and diversions from the juvenile justice system; ensures juvenile accountability and public protection using the most effective dispositional options while protecting victim rights.



1.      Performs duties in accordance with Chapter 938 and County policies.

2.    Monitors/enforces court orders.

3.    Encourages juveniles/families to cooperate and comply with conditions of court orders, and warns them of consequences and initiates appropriate court actions.

4.    Provides case management services, including maintenance of collateral information.

5.    Provides consent decree and informal dispositional service/supervision.

6.    Prepares court reports, petitions, revisions, and extensions.

7.    Provides dispositional recommendations to court.

8.    Provides individual/family counseling on crisis intervention basis and incidental to direct client contact.

9.    Provides referrals/consultation/coordination services to other agencies.

10.  Assesses need for (internal) support services like home and financial help, transportation, parenting programs, etc.

11.  Assesses need/arranges (external) resource enhancement services.

12.  Works to reunify families as soon as issues can be successfully resolved.

13.  Provides alternative care placement/services in foster care, group homes, child caring institutions, and corrections.

14.  Provides custody intake services, including placement of children in secure/non-secure facilities

15.  Testifies in juvenile court proceedings.

16.  Provides emergency juvenile court intake as needed (custody decisions).

17.  Initiates sanctions/revocations when juvenile is in violation of court order.

18.  Initiates/monitors social services and alternative care payroll, including supplemental and exceptional payments.

19.  Prepares for, attends, and presents permanency plans at administrative reviews.

20.  Completes required agency forms and paperwork, including out of home placements.

21.  Maintains accurate case records and current computer data base on active cases.

22.  Regular attendance and punctuality required.

23.  Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.


Minimum Requirements:


  • 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.
  • Ability to assess client needs, determine realistic goals for client, and follow through with appropriate approaches to achieve them.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with and communicate effectively with others.
  • Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.


Masters degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08, two (2) years related work experience in Social Work, and ten (10) CEU’s related to Social Work practice, 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 in Social Work and ten (10) CEU’s related to Social Work practice.


Office and field working environment.  Potential of work in adverse interpersonal situations.


The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Starting Wage Range 01/01/2020: 

  • Level I:  $23.58/hr. – $25.49/hr.                                                  
  • Level II:  $25.80/hr. – $27.89/hr.                                                         
  • Senior:  $28.02/hr. – $30.28/hr.

Application Review Date:  March 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – Position open until filled

Requirements:  Cover Letter & Resume

                           Must hold current WI Social Work License

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