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Social Work Supervisor – Initial Assessment
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:06/30/2019
Hiring Range:$64,105.60 to $73,299.20/annually
Job Responsibilities:

The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in Social Work and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team!


In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:

*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Income Continuation Insurance
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan (potential to earn another $475 annually)


The Wood County Human Services Department, Family Services Division, has an immediate Social Work Supervisor Position. This position supervises the Access and Initial Assessment Unit and will be a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. The primary responsibility of the Access and Initial Assessment Team is to identify children who are in need of protection or services and assure unsafe children are protected by engaging parents/caregivers through collaboration with services providers and other family focused efforts. This position must ensure compliance with program objectives and applicable standards, mandates, rules, regulations, and statutory authority. The work is performed under the immediate direction of the Family Services Division Administrator with additional oversight. 

These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises Caseworkers and Social Workers responsible for performing access (intake) and initial assessments and providing direction. Conducts supervisory conferences and provides social work consultation to supervisees.  Supervises unit personnel and approves subordinate actions. Assigns cases, tasks and projects based on client needs and worker knowledge and capabilities. Reviews cases, client records, and reports for progress and compliance with applicable laws, standards, rules and regulations. Motivates staff.
Assists the Family Services Division Administrator in Human Services Department operations, budgeting and general administration. Assists the Family Services Division Administrator in planning for change in procedures and new programs. Develops and monitors budget activity and department contracts with vendors. Assists Family Services Division Administrator in determining staffing levels and other budget expenditures and priorities.
Interviews and recommends hiring of unit staff, disciplines, and recommends the discharge of employees. Complete performance reviews on each employee at determined intervals.  Identifies training needs. Plans, coordinates, conducts and evaluates staff training.
Assesses and determines which intake referrals are to be assigned to appropriate staff.  Directs decision to close on intake.
Assures that the Human Services Department is in compliance with all state and Federal rules, laws and standards.
Directs and plans appropriate human services actions for abuse/neglect, guardianship, protective placements, alternate care, in consultation with Corporation Counsel, District Attorney, Courts, medical care providers, law enforcement, attorneys, Circuit Court, other counties, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services staff, and other community service providers, etc. 
Oversees assigned program/programs. Prepares annual plans and regular reports, develops policies and procedures, interprets State and County mandated program changes, updates program manuals, and represents the program/programs to department management and county officials.
Prepares presentations for, or conducts, department staff, county government, civic groups, and other meetings as needed to develop education/advocacy policies/procedures.
Assists with emergency planning activities such as registration, relocation and shelter for persons subjected to disasters. Participates in on-call for emergencies as advised by Emergency Management Department.
Initiates and oversees unit data collections. Interprets data and coordinates Fiscal Services Division Manager and Systems Department in the development of computer programs for service program analysis and on-going policy decisions.
Performs duties of other Family Services Division Supervisors or the Division Administrator in their absence as directed. Supervises unit personnel and approves subordinate actions.
Investigates and responds to client and community complaints and inquiries in accordance with policy and procedure.
Maintains knowledge of current social worker theories, practices and standards; program goals and requirements; personnel supervision principles and policies. Participates in continuing professional training.  Develops and maintains department standards and ensures practice standards in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and professional ethics.
Coordinates programs with other agencies, community resources and services to fulfill client needs.
Responds to children and family emergency situations and institutes crisis interventions as needed. (24 hours/day; 7 days/week)
Supports the Mission, Vision and Value Statements of the Department and works toward stated goals.


While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this classification and may also be performed by other unit members.

Represents the Department and programs on local, regional and statewide committees with approval of the Family Services Division Administrator.
Assists Human Services auditors and retrieves requested material and information.


Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Master’s Degree preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.  Four years of experience in the Human Services field, and certification as a Social Worker by the State of Wisconsin. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites.  Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.