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Social Worker - Family Services Ongoing
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:09/27/2021
Hiring Range:$52,510.90 - $60,006.70/annually
Job Responsibilities:
WAGE: $52,510.90 to $60,006.70/annually
This position will remain open until filled.


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
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program


The Wood County Human Services Department has two openings for a full-time (.97 FTE) Ongoing Social Worker Position. The Social Worker position provides assessment and case management services in the provision of Child Protective Services to children, youth and families. This position must work toward the efforts and support the Family Services Division to ensure compliance with program objectives and applicable standards, mandates, rules, regulations, and statutory authority. The work is performed under the immediate direction of the Ongoing Social Work Supervisor with additional oversight.

This Social Worker position manages child safety, promotes the well-being of children and achieves permanence through ongoing case management in the provision of Child Protective Services to children, youth and their families.


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 Social Worker will need to establish rapport with the parents and family to obtain information adequate to determine the scope of the problems and to effectively work with the client’s family.  The Social Worker must develop a cooperative working relationship with other community partners involved with treatment of the child and family.  The 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 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. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

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.
Job Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a directly related field, and one year experience in the family services field.  Possession of, or eligibility for, Social Work Certification in accordance with Wisconsin Chapter 457.08 is required.  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 may require travel to and from off-campus sites.  Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.

Basic office equipment used:  computer, printing equipment, dictation equipment, telephone, copy machine, FAX machine.