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Social Worker - Youth Justice
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:12/08/2021
Hiring Range:$55,556.80 - $63,481.60/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


The Wood County Human Services Department, Family Services Division, has an immediate opening for a Youth Justice Social Worker Position. This Social Worker position provides assessment and case management services in the provision of Child Protective Services and/or Juvenile Court Services to juvenile clients and their families of the Department. The position will be a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. This position must work toward the efforts and support the supervisor and 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 Youth Justice Supervisor with additional oversight.


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

1. Use Social Work Methods, principles, and interviewing techniques with parents and/or children to develop treatment plans to meet 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 systems involved with treatment of the youth and his/her family. The Social Worker will be assisting the family to obtain optimum benefit from these systems.
2. Provide services to delinquent, truant, uncontrollable youth and children. Juvenile court preparation and testimony is required.
3. Manage workload to assure adequate compliance with required paperwork and establish accountability procedures.
4. Function as a team member with Family Resource Coordinator, other support staff, and other outside entities.
5. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.


1. 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.  Demonstrate the ability to constructively utilize training and education provided and administrative consultation.
3. Any other duties as may be assigned.

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

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.