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Social Worker Senior

DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

  • Location: Mauston, WI
  • Post Date: 3/22/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS);  Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) is recruiting to fill a Social Worker Senior positions in Mauston, WI.

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center opened in 2001 and houses Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons Program. The goal of the center is treating and teaching patients with a history of sexual aggression toward the goal of providing a safe return to the community.

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Work hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with weekends off.

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Position Summary:   

This position serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing professional social work services to clients admitted to Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) pursuant to Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons law, Chapter 980, including assessment, psycho-educational groups, release planning, support services and case management services to patients, families and the community.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SRSTC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified applicants will be:

Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin  

Eligible is defined as: you currently hold licensure in another state and are eligible to obtain licensure in Wisconsin or you have taken the national exam(ASWB Bachelor's Exam or higher) and are awaiting results

Well qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience providing case management services such as; treatment planning and discharge planning
  • Training in motivational interviewing
  • Experience working in a secure setting (i.e. correctional facility, mental health facility, etc.)

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website

DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center