Youth Justice Intake Social Worker at Outagamie County

Outagamie County


Mid Level

Appleton, WI, USA

Not defined

02 Jun → 02 Jul

Job Description

Social Workers I-V provide professional social work services to individuals and families, helping them overcome personal, family, health, and economic problems.

Salary Range:

Bachelors Degree $22.66 - $23.69

Masters $27.75 - $28.42

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess reports to determine validity of the report and legal basis for involvement, observing and interviewing family members, and collateral contacts.
  • Determines, through interviews, assessments, home visits, investigations, etc., the range of services needed by individuals, families, explaining the services and discussing the client's rights and responsibilities.
  • Recommends services from other resources, arranging for appointments and establishing connections with those providers to meet the clients' needs.
  • Provides counseling and protective support services for clients who are in at risk situations.
  • Maintains case histories, and completes appropriate paperwork according to department policy while maintaining client confidentiality by following HIPPA and Agency Confidentiality policies.
  • Provides court related services including preparing and writing court reports, court conditions, testimony, and other related paperwork.
  • Assisting clients in developing inner strengths and maximizing informal supports and resources.
  • Foster client's growth by interpreting attitudes and patterns of behavior; explaining and identifying new options and being strength based in the exchange.
  • Monitors case plans and provides feedback to clients and other interested parties on follow-up actions required.
  • Provides on-call services as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Social Workers I-V must have a valid State of Wisconsin Social Worker Certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Any position requiring On-Call or Intake Duties under Chapters 48 or 938 must also have a State of Wisconsin Juvenile Intake Certification within 6 months of hire.

  • The Social Worker Classification will be as follows: Social Worker I BSW Degree; Social Worker II: BSW Degree, six months experience and 108 hours of staff development activities; Social Worker III BSW Degree, three years of experience, 2 graduate courses, 180 hours staff development activities; Social Worker IV: Master's Degree in Social Work; Social Worker V: Master's Degree in Social Work, one year experience.

  • Complete the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification and all recertification requirements.

  • Complete Forensic Interviewing training and keep up to date with all updates. Or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilitiesTransportation is required.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work principles and methods, including having a basic knowledge of human development, neurodevelopmental science, developmental psychopathology, treatment planning, and how to work with vulnerable populations.

  • Maintain objectivity and positive outlook while dealing with negative situations using tact and diplomacy while maintaining professionalism.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records keeping up with agency documentation policies and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Work independently making sound timely decisions and having the skill to determine when supervision is necessary.

  • Manage time effectively keeping organized and prioritizing tasks in a manner that keeps up with all of the paperwork demands. This includes being punctual, reliable and dependable keeping with the Agencies work hours.

  • Manage conflict through the use of motivational interviewing techniques, conflict resolution techniques and to promote open and transparent communication.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer software and equipment including Outlook, The Clinical Manager, e-Wisacwis, copy machine, fax and dictation.

How To Apply

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