WHO WE ARE:
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!
WHAT WE OFFER:
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!
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*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
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
*Ability to earn comp time
*Remote work options available
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Use Social Work Methods, principles, strengths-based approaches, and interviewing techniques to engage families in trust-based working relationships to develop case plans to accomplish established objectives and goals. The Case Manager/Social Worker will need to establish rapport with the parents and family to obtain information adequate to determine the scope of the concerns and to effectively work with the client’s family. The Case Manager/Social Worker must develop a collaborative relationship with community partners involved with treatment and services of the child and family. The Case Manager/Social Worker will be assisting the family to obtain optimal benefit from these systems to enhance their parental protective capacities.
2. Provide services to children, youth, and families to achieve permanency to include but not limited to reunification, guardianship and/or termination of parental rights. Court preparation and testimony is required.
3. Manage workload to assure adequate compliance with required paperwork through Court Reports and eWiSACWIS documentation per Wisconsin State Statutes, Ongoing Services Standards, Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards and internal processes.
4. Function as a team member with staff throughout Human Services, school personnel, placement providers, court officials, volunteers, law enforcement, and treatment and service providers.
5. Participate in a rotating paid on-call system to respond to emergent situations outside of traditional business hours, including weekends and holidays.
6. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Attend Department staff meetings, appropriate training and education, and supervisory conferences.
2. Demonstrate the ability to critically think by constructively utilizing training and education provided along with administrative consultation.
3. Any other duties as may be assigned.
Minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a directly related field. Possession of, or eligibility for, Social Work Certification in accordance with Wisconsin Chapter 457.08 is preferred. Wage will be dependent upon education and experience. Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions (agency manuals, etc.), and reading and writing (for reports) is necessary. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals and groups. This position requires travel to and from off-campus sites. Individuals may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.