Social Worker – Youth Justice


Job Summary

As a function of the Waupaca County Health and Human Services Department, the Social Worker performs professional social worker functions to provide a wide array of services to the diverse population of Waupaca County residents in the area of Juvenile Justice, with secondary support to Child Protective Services.

This position works under the direct supervision of the On-going Services Manager and/or Access/IA/Foster Care Manager.
Essential Responsibilities

Provide case management services in a manner that is client- centered, collaborative in nature, and focuses on promoting growth of the youth and family.

Provide services to families that ensure safety, permanence and wellbeing of children according to federal, state and administrative code.

Provide services and support to youth and families to ensure youth safely remain in their family home.

Work collaboratively with the youth, family, and community to develop informal supports and connections between the family and the community.

Assess reports of alleged maltreatment, develop family assessments, treatment/safety plans, and court reports/testimony.

Work collaboratively with other Departments and external provider, being reliable, ethical, effective and efficient.

Participate in after hours on call rotation.

Attends staff meetings and trainings as directed.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in social work or human service field.

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in the area of juvenile justice, child protective services /initial assessment or ongoing case management..

Possess a valid Wisconsin Social Work Certification,  or be eligible for a Temporary Certificate and obtain that certificate within 6 months of hire and must receive full certification prior to two years of employment with Waupaca County.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles.

Knowledge of Chapter 48 Children’s Code.

Knowledge of eWiSACWIS.

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to maintain agency confidentiality.

Must have available transportation to perform on-site responsibilities.

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