WI Social Work Jobs

Social Worker – CPS
Marathon County Social Services Dept.

Make a difference in Central Wisconsin. We have a current full-time social worker position available specializing in Child Protective Services. Social workers provide a variety of case management services to families and children in the areas of child abuse and neglect, parenting, and financial and household management or to families and juveniles found to be delinquent or in need of protection or services, some of whom are placed outside their homes. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and Social Worker certification required; OR ability to become certified within 6 months of hire.

For more detailed information and to apply go to www.co.marathon.wi.us   AA/EEO Application Deadline midnight, October 16, 2017.


Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation;
  • providing education and fostering economic development; and
  • using process improvement techniques to improve public services.

Marathon County employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and a range of excellent benefits, including:

  • Pay for performance system
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan
  • Post Employment Health Plan
  • Income Continuation Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
  • Life insurance
  • Educational reimbursement program
  • Employee recognition programs and a positive workplace culture

We are recruiting for a full-time social work position assigned to specific areas of expertise, including case management services to children and families in child protective services (CPS) area. Social Work services ensure the safety and well-being of youth, strengthen families and keep the community safe. This applicant list will be used to fill this current opening and may be used again for other Social Worker positions within the Social Services Department that may become available in the next several months.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field. Must also be certified as a Social Worker by the State of Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors; OR become certified within 6 months of employment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards; OR ability to obtain reliable transportation.


  • Determines through interviews, home visits, and other evaluation procedures the range of services needed.
  • Prepares complete and thorough case plans as required by local, state, and federal government and prepares ongoing follow-up reports on each case assigned; monitors and adjusts case plans.
  • Provides case work services either individually or as part of an inter-agency team approach in the areas of family relationships, finances, parent-child relationships, domestic abuse, separation, juvenile delinquency, and other problems in accordance with the needs of the client.
  • Places children in substitute care settings; maintains ongoing supervision of placements through site visits and evaluates the social adjustment of the children; reports to court and participates in administrative review activities.
  • Provides case management to children with physical disabilities, mental health issues, children in need of protective services, juvenile justice youth, and their families.
  • Provides oversight of youth subject to court orders to monitor community safety.
  • Provides emergency and ongoing services to families with the objective of preventing family breakup; provides services to reunite families. 
  • Provides court testimony and corresponding timely completion of court documentation.
  • Provides emergency after hours on-call duties to include telephone and, when needed, in-person responses to situations involving child abuse/neglect and/or juvenile justice.
  • Participates in professional training programs leading to the ability to perform the full range of Social Worker duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
  • Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works extra hours as required.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Utilizes evidence based assessment tools.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Understands the County’s and department’s mission, core values, plans, and priorities for the future.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of social case work.
  • Knowledge of basic sociology and psychology as it applies to social case work.
  • Knowledge of the functions and resources of public and private social service agencies and other agencies in the areas of finance, employment, health, etc.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and administrative rules applicable to a public social service agency.
  • Skill in preparing professional written case plans, summaries, updates, court reports and correspondence and keep accurate and current records.
  • Knowledge of relevant Wisconsin State Statutes 938 and Children’s Code – 48 and standards.
  • Knowledge of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to integrate training and experience into practice.
  • Ability to establish rapport with clients, their families, and their associates so as to enable them to meet their social needs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all agency staff and with members of other agencies to whom clients are referred.
  • Ability to recognize and build upon the strengths of family members.
  • Skill in conducting interviews, interpreting laws and procedures, and obtaining cooperation from others in difficult situations.
  • Skill in using a computer for e-mail, calendaring, basic word processing, and data entry.

Starting salary range (C42): Minimum $53,199 ($25.58/hour) – Midpoint $63,839 ($30.69/hour) Based on experience and education.

Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, written background inventory, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.

Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.

Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.

If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.


UW Health, Madison, WI
Behavioral Health Therapist

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Therapist to:

  • Perform assessments to evaluate AODA and other mental health related issues
  • Determine the level of AODA and mental health treatment needed for each patient based on appropriate diagnostic and patient placement criteria
  • Conduct individual and group AODA and mental health counseling, utilizing methods consistent with evidence based practice
  • Formulate and implement individuated treatment plans for each patient
  • Arrange for and coordinate appropriate care when those services are not available within the Behavioral Health and Recovery Service System

Min – Master’s degree in counseling related field required

Work Experience:
Preferred – Two (2) years of experience in an outpatient setting

Licenses and Certifications:
Min – Unrestricted Mental health license as a LCSW or LPC with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Unrestricted certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), or the substance use disorder specialty granted with the LCSW, LPC, or LMFT, with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.

Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, the time will vary.

How to Apply:
Please visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/careers to submit an application.

Director, Department of Health & Human Services
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With its mission of empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives, the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides a wide range of trauma-informed and person-centered services to children and adults through age 60. Programs focus on providing services for youth, families, and persons with disabilities and behavioral health issues.

With a culture of continuous improvement, the Milwaukee County Executive and the DHHS strive to meet best national practices and then, even further, to make the County’s human services the “best in the field.” The DHHS Director position is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to employ all of his/her skills in management, leadership, partnership, visionary thinking and advocacy for a strong agency composed of a highly talented and committed leadership team and supportive county executive. Reporting to the Milwaukee County Executive, the DHHS Director will be a nimble and committed leader who partners with, helps to inspire, and serves as the face of the organization to staff, clients, and partners.

We seek a proven, accomplished leader with a passion for the mission and who is driven to make a significant difference in the world and his/her community. This values-based individual will bring leadership characterized by unwavering integrity, an ability to garner broad community support, and the ability to lead and execute strategic plans that impact human care and public policy in an often challenging political environment.

Given the unique and diverse revenue streams of the department, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successfully managing large, complex budgets and agreements in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, the candidate will be able to, in the most optimum and transparent way, establish strong working relationships with the Board of Supervisors. Comfort with actively cultivating relationships at the top levels of legislative and administrative leadership is a must.

Specific experience in social service management is preferred but not required. At minimum, an affinity for the creation and delivery of human services to individuals, families and children must be evident through previous experiences. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional associations related to human services would be a plus.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/milwaukee-county-department-of-health-and-human-services/

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services, visit http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/HealthampHumanServic7753.htm.