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Social Worker - Child Protective Services

La Crosse County

  • Location: La Crosse, WI
  • Post Date: 12/19/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: Entry-Level
The Child Protective Services Unit of the La Crosse County Human Services Department has opportunities for Social Workers to provide child protective services initial assessments or ongoing family assessments in accordance with a risk management system; determine the origin of problems; provide for safety of children; provide information and referral services for the family and case management including case documentation requirements; place children in out of home placements if necessary; provide court related services in accordance with the Children's Code (Chapter 48) and the Juvenile Code (Chapter 938) as it pertains to children in need of protection services.

This full-time (37.5 hrs/wk), salaried position qualifies for our excellent benefits package! 
Benefits include, but are not limited to: Health insurance at an affordable monthly cost to you with low deductibles and options for free services at retail clinics, Dental insurance with many services covered at 100%, Life insurance with short and long-term disability, Wisconsin Retirement System, and generous paid time off benefits such as vacation and holidays.  Please see the benefits tab for more details.

Schedule includes participation in on-call rotation, which includes working nights, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.

We will be accepting applications only until all current vacancies are filled, and this listing may close without notice, so APPLY TODAY!
La Crosse County Respects Diversity

Requirements:
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work (or any related college degree such as Sociology, Psychology or Criminal Justice).
• Minimum one year of experience working with children and families where child abuse or neglect was present, and familiarity with community resources.
• Experience in investigation, forensic interviewing, and working with law enforcement personnel in child abuse and neglect cases.
• Experience providing services, support and guidance within the trauma-informed care framework.
• Excellent facilitation, teaming and mediation skills evidenced by examples of successful work with persons and/or entities having differing backgrounds, beliefs, work practices, etc.
• Good computer and keyboarding skills for entering data, using various computer programs, using the internet, intranet and email.
• Valid driver's license and access to personal transportation, or other reliable means for city and rural travel.
• Certification by the State of Wisconsin as a Social Worker. If not certified at the time of application for employment with La Crosse County, must have applied to the State of Wisconsin for a Temporary or Training Certificate and obtain regular Certification within specified time limits.
• Must be certified, or willing to obtain certification, as a juvenile intake worker in the State of Wisconsin with powers to take children into physical custody per Chapter 48.
• Must be available and willing to participate in on-call rotation, which includes working nights, weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.
La Crosse County