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Marathon County Social Services Department

Make a difference in Central Wisconsin. We have current full-time social worker positions 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. 

Social Workers – 0617 
Marathon County Social Services Child Protective Services (2 openings)

Who We Are:
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

Position Summary:
We are recruiting for two full-time social work positions assigned to specific areas of expertise, including case management services to children and families: both openings are 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 two current openings 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.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 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 Procedure:
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.

Special Accommodations:
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.

Notice to Applicants:
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.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2017
For more detailed information and to apply go to www.co.marathon.wi.us

Milwaukee, WI
President & CEO

Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) seeks an accomplished leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and special needs.

Ability to relate to constituents (elected officials, municipal, state and federal bureaucracies, businesses, civic groups, donors, neighbors, regulators, advocates) essential. Candidates will have ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with funders, potential donors and other sources of financial support.

Ideal candidate has proven track record of successfully negotiating large, complex, contractual agreements in both public and private sectors. Experience leading an organization of similar size, scope, and budget highly desired. Proven ability to hire, coach, and lead employees in multiple locations a must.

Of critical importance is candidate’s ability to transform ideas into specific, goal-driven program outcomes. Must have proven success providing mission-driven services utilizing sound business principles. Direct fundraising experience a plus. Experience making strategic decisions in program design, development, and management in pursuit of board goals expected.

Graduate degree in human service related field strongly desired. Bachelor’s degree with commensurate post-graduate experience will be considered. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade associations related to human services a plus.

Applications and nominations being received by Kittleman & Associates at http://www.kittlemansearch.com/milwaukee-center-for-independence-/

For more information about MCFI, visit www.mcfi.net

Bring your leadership expertise to a great team at Amery Hospital & Clinic!

Enjoy Work/Life Balance: Amery, WI is located about 65 miles northeast of the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. Known as the “City of Lake and Trails,” it is home to 13 parks, many area lakes and rivers, the starting point for a 15 mile walking/biking/cross country ski trail as well as many area snowmobile trails. Also within a 30 minute drive of Amery you will find state parks, the Trollhaugen Ski Area, and St. Croix River activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and river boat tours, as well as 2 movie theaters and the Festival Theatre, a professional acting theatre. Within an hour you can be in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to enjoy major league sports, abundant shopping opportunities, museums, theater and other cultural amenities.

Amery Hospital & Clinic (AHC) has provided quality healthcare for the Amery area since 1956. We look forward to the exciting future that lies ahead while AHC continues to remain focused on our vision to be our community’s choice for healthcare through their lifetime. Our specific intention is to provide our patients with more – more services, more comfort, more privacy.

Position: Clinical Therapist

Department: Behavioral Health Structured Outpatient Program

Duties/Responsibilities: Understands and supports the AHC mission, vision, guiding principles and standards of behavior. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct clinical therapy services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting group and individual therapies, facilitating family therapies, and developing, implementing and reviewing treatment plans. This position serves clients of all ages and experience working with youth is required. Experience in EMDR, DBT, ACT, and/or TF-CBT strongly preferred.

Requirements/Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a Masters or Doctorate degree from an accredited university. Possess current WI licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Two years of directly related experience is preferred and previous training and/or usage of EPIC computer system is a plus. Demonstrated keyboarding skill and computer knowledge are also necessary.

Benefits: AHC offers a basic benefits program for eligible full time and part time employees which includes, but is not limited to*:
• Group Health Insurance
• Health Savings Account
• Group Dental Plan
• Vision Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment
• Retirement Plan with Employer Matching Dollars
• Paid Time Off (PTO)

*For more information on the benefits offered by AHC, please visit our Basic Benefits Program page at: http://www.amerymedicalcenter.org/careers/basic_benefits_program.aspx

EOE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.