Position: Social Worker I, II, or Senior – Juvenile Court, Ongoing
Location: Dodge County – Juneau, WI
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Starting Wage Range:
- 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: August 3, 2020 – Position open until filled
Requirements: Cover Letter & Resume
Must hold current WI Social Work License
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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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 in Social Work and five (5) CEU’s related to Social Work practice. OR Master’s Degree in Social Work and possess a social worker certification as defined under Wisconsin State Statute 457.08.
Senior: 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.