NOTE: Wage scale reflected is 2022 wages. January 1, 2023, it increases to $50,636.95 - $63,351.60.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!*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*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*Ability to earn comp time after 40 hours worked*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 FUNCTIONSUse Social Work Methods, principles, strengths-based approaches, evidence-based tools, and interviewing techniques to develop treatment plans to meet established objectives and goals. Establish rapport and build trusting relationships with the youth, family, and placement providers to obtain information adequate to determine the scope of the concerns and to effectively work with the family. The Case Manager/Social Worker must develop a cooperative working relationship with other community systems involved with treatment of the youth and his/her family and assist the family to obtain optimum benefit from the services. 2. Completes juvenile intake inquiries, thorough assessments, and ongoing case management services to youth and families who are referred to Youth Justice. 3. Provide services to youth with complex trauma histories, behavioral, and mental health concerns. 4. Juvenile court preparation and testimony is required.5. Manage workload to assure adequate compliance with required paperwork and establish accountability procedures.6. Utilize evidence-informed or evidence-based methods in providing case management services to the youth and family with the goal of maintaining youth in their home environment and local community. 7. Function as a team member with the Family Resource Coordinator, youth mentor, treatment service providers, community partners, and other support staff.8. Participate in a rotating paid on-call system to respond to emergent situations outside of traditional business hours, including weekends and holidays.9. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.B. OTHER JOB DUTIES1. Provide appropriate social work services and interventions to juveniles who may be referred for sexual offenses.2. Attend Department staff meetings, appropriate training and education, and supervisory conferences. 3. Demonstrate the ability to constructively utilize training and education provided and administrative consultation.4. Any other duties as may be assigned.