Initial Assessment Worker

The full-time Child Protective Services Initial Assessment Worker duties include providing child protective services assessments on referrals alleging the physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect of children and/or threat of abuse or neglect. Employee will determine whether maltreatment has occurred and establish both protective plans and ongoing safety plans and assess the likelihood for future child maltreatment. Employee will arrange for and supervise temporary out-of-home care placements, provide outreach services, provide testimony in court when required and maintain client case records as required.

Individual will be responsible for taking Child Protective Services Access Reports, provide Juvenile Intake services for Court referrals and temporary physical custody decisions.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or closely related field. Certification or eligibility for certification as a social worker by the state of Wisconsin is preferred. Should also possess a minimum of two years of professional work experience in child welfare, preferably child protective services. A valid driver’s license is required.

A completed Taylor County application is required to be considered for this position. An electronic and printable application is available at Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

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