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Social Worker-Child Protective Services

Sauk County Personnel

  • Location: FITCHBURG, WI
  • Post Date: 1/18/2019
Salary: $30.81 Hourly
Job Type: Exempt
Job Number: 2341
Location: West Square Building 505 Broadway Baraboo
Department: Human Services Department


The purpose of the Social Worker- Child Protective Services is to provide trauma-informed ongoing services to families, assess client needs, develop and implement intervention services for children and juveniles in need of protection, and to act as a liaison between the agency and families for the Sauk County Department of Human Services.

Essential Duties

Develop and implement case/permanency plans based on information from:

  • Family
  • Initial assessments
  • Interviews
  • Court and police reports
  • Therapist's reports
  • School reports
Assess needs and risk levels and recommend services, counseling, therapy, protective placements, and/or alternative care.

Prepare and maintain a variety of documents such a:
  • Access reports
  • Contact notes
  • Initial assessments
  • Law enforcement referral intake
  • Safety plans
  • Rate settings
  • Court reports
  • State and agency forms and reviews
  • County and departmental reimbursement forms
Provide supervision and/or case management to families exposed to trauma on a long-term case basis.

Visit clients at home to assess and develop:
  • Safety of living conditions
  • Parental protective capabilities
  • Necessary safety controls
Receive and analyze reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect.

Conduct motivational interviewing.

Additional Tasks

Testify in court as needed.

Provide training to law enforcement, schools, and others on scope of practice in child protective services

Participate in committees, task forces, and multidisciplinary teams as assigned.

Connect families to outside resources.

Provide backup coverage to other Social Workers or cases as needed.

Transport families as needed.

And other duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or another related field
Complete 30 hours of intake training under Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 48.06 and 938.06 within 6 months of start

Licenses/Certifications: Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator's License
Obtain a Wisconsin State Social Work License within 6 months ofstart date

Preferred: Wisconsin State Social Work License
Wisconsin Child Protective Services experience

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Sauk County offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and life insurance,  Wisconsin Retirement System. Additional voluntary life, supplemental, dental, vision, accident, short term disability plans are available along with deferred compensation. Various vacation and sick leave accrual plans are also available dependent upon position.

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