Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Starting Wage Range:
Social Worker I: $23.58/hr. – $25.49/hr.
Social Worker II: $25.80/hr. – $27.89/hr.
Senior Social Worker: $28.02/hr. – $30.28/hr.
Application Review Date: November 25, 2020 – Position Open Until Filled
Please submit Cover Letter & Resume with Application
Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Flex spending, deferred compensation, paid vacation, paid sick, and ten observed holidays.
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.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs duties in accordance with Chapter 48, DSP memos, DSP standards, and County policies.
2. Receives information regarding alleged abuse or neglect, and completes access reports for screening by Intake Supervisor.
3. Investigates reports of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse or neglect, and provides crisis intervention services.
4. Promotes the safety and well-being of children in their own homes whenever possible, or in another safe and stable placement.
5. Identifies, assesses and analyzes safety and needs, including present and impending danger threats; protective capacities of parents; service needs; and appropriate community resources to assist the child/family.
6. Performs forensic interviews as needed.
7. Provides custody intake services, including placement of children in non-secure facilities.
8. Explains scope of agency’s services and discusses client’s rights and responsibilities in relations to his/her use of such services.
9. Provides home study services to requesting agencies regarding possible placement of children.
10. Collects, organizes, interprets, and evaluates psychosocial information on each client.
11. Coordinates plans with family, guardian, and community contacts, in cooperation with available local and state agencies.
12. Identifies client’s need for preventative, remedial, or rehabilitative services and availability of existing services.
13. Plans with supervisor for individual or group social services and for consultation, referrals, or other action.
14. Prepares case records, correspondence, reports, and other records as required in a timely and accurate manner.
15. Educates the public regarding mandated reporting and child abuse/neglect standards.
16. Regular attendance and punctuality required.
17. Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Knowledge of the 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.
· Ability to assess client needs, determine realistic goals for client, and follow through with appropriate approaches to achieve them.
· Ability to work with and communicate effectively with others.
· Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Level 1: 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 2: 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 and encourages both and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.