Social Worker

Portage County Stevens Point , WI 54492

Posted 2 months ago

We are all about providing service at Portage County! That's our purpose and we take it seriously. If you have a servant heart and prior social worker experience, consider applying for our Social Worker position located at the Portage County Health and Human Services Department.

What are the primary job duties of this position?

  • Conducts State designed Functional Screen to determine which of the four programs (CCS, CLTS, CCOP and/or CST) that the child is eligible for.

  • Provides orientation to the family and service providers who are new to any of the programs.

  • Assists the family in developing a team to work collaboratively on behalf of the child and family involved in programing.

  • Complete comprehensive assessments for each consumer in order to identify strengths, needs, values, priorities, and recovery goals.

  • Schedules and facilitates team meetings to review the assessment results and to develop the recovery oriented service plan for families which will outline each team member's responsibilities, outcome expectations and outcome measurements.

  • Monitors the implementation of service plans for progress towards goals and consumer satisfaction.

  • Coordinates ongoing delivery of services with consumer, family, community agencies and providers.

  • Assists in the development of a crisis/safety plan for each child, in which will cover situations at home, in the community, and at school.

  • Assists with crisis or emergency situations.

  • Evaluates and implements appropriate respite care resources for respective family's treatment needs

  • Participates in arranging appropriate placements for consumers, conducts home and community visits as needed and provides consumer transportation when appropriate.

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Bachelor degree in social work or other related human services field required.

  • Two years experience working primarily with children and families, including programs dealing with mental health or AODA issues, within the last ten years.

  • Certification or eligible for certification in Wisconsin as a social worker preferred.

What kind of benefits does Portage County offer?

  • Health insurance - your choice of 2 plans (High deductible plan with a Health Savings Account with a contribution from the County and a Traditional PPO plan)

  • Dental insurance

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Sick leave

  • Life insurance - premium paid by County

  • Long Term disability insurance - premium paid by County

  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Social Worker

Portage County