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Social Worker/Case Manager

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SOCIAL WORKER/CASE MANAGER

ONGOING SERVICES UNIT/ CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES UNIT

The Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services is a leader and innovator in child welfare and seeking an experienced Social Worker/Case Manager who has a passion for improving the lives of children and families, has strong organizational skills, sound decision making, ability to work independently and with their team and are committed to achieving a safe permanent home for every child.

Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bachelor’s Degree 2022 Hiring Range:  $22.65 - $25.71

Master’s Degree 2022 Hiring Range:   $26.42 - $29.99

Career Advantages

  • Competitive salary
  • No on-call after-hours responsibilities
  • Monday-Friday work schedule 8am – 5pm
  • Opportunity to be a part of a great team
  • Training to learn, grow and succeed
  • Competitive benefits package including pension
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • County issued cell phone and laptop
  • Positive Workplace Culture

Position Summary and Job Duties

The Social Worker/Case Manager in the Ongoing Services Unit provides child protective services to children and families experiencing issues involving child abuse and neglect.  Caseloads include both intact families and families who have children placed in foster care.  This position assures child safety, improves child well-being, and enhances parent protective capacities in order to achieve a safe home.

  • Works directly with biological families, foster families, and community agencies in the interest of child safety and improving child and family well-being.
  • Maintains client and child contact as required by state standards.
  • Assesses child and family functioning, risk, and needs, and develops/revises plans based on progress towards goals.
  • Makes referrals to community-based service agencies and monitors progress.
  • Researches placement options and prepares necessary referrals to out-of-home care settings for children.
  • Prepares court paperwork and notices, provides recommendations to the court, and testifies in court hearings.
  • May assume responsibility of termination of parental rights or guardianship cases.
  • Maintains accurate, meaningful, and current case records, reports, and other documents and correspondence including all required documentation in the Wisconsin State Automated Child Welfare System (eWiSACWIS).
  • Attends and participates in various multi-disciplinary meetings and staffings.
  • Works as part of a team.
  • Attends in-service training and staff development.
  • Performs other work as required or assigned.

Success Factors

  • Knowledge of our community’s social and economic problems and their impacts on clients.
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin State Statute Chapter 48 and state and local laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to child protective ongoing services.
  • Knowledge of State of Wisconsin Ongoing Services Standards and State of Wisconsin Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards.
  • Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Ability to make decisions independently while ensuring the safety of children within the community.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet time requirements
  • Ability to adhere to professional ethics.
  • Ability to respond to crisis situations.
  • Ability to present information to the court and make recommendations regarding visitation, programming, and placement.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and to remain professional and courteous at all times.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel.

The Social Worker/Case Manager in the Child Protective Services Unit conducts initial assessments (investigations) of allegations of child abuse and neglect in Kenosha County. This individual works directly with biological families, foster families and community agencies focused on keeping children safe and assisting parents in accessing voluntary community resources that will strengthen their family. If children cannot be maintained safely in their home, this position will facilitate Court intervention in order to ensure safety. In addition, this position rotates into the Access Office to receive phone calls from citizens who are reporting allegations of child abuse and neglect.

  • Works directly with biological families, foster families, and community agencies in the interest of child safety and improving child and family well-being.
  • Maintains client and child contact as required by state standards.
  • Assesses child and family functioning, risk, and needs, and develops/revises plans based on progress towards goals.
  • Makes referrals to community-based service agencies and monitors progress.
  • Researches placement options and prepares necessary referrals to out-of-home care settings for children.
  • Prepares court paperwork and notices, provides recommendations to the court, and testifies in court hearings.
  • May assume responsibility of termination of parental rights or guardianship cases.
  • Maintains accurate, meaningful, and current case records, reports, and other documents and correspondence including all required documentation in the Wisconsin State Automated Child Welfare System (eWiSACWIS).
  • Attends and participates in various multi-disciplinary meetings and staffings.
  • Works as part of a team.
  • Attends in-service training and staff development.
  • Performs other work as required or assigned.

Success Factors

  • Knowledge of our community’s social and economic problems and their impacts on clients.
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin State Statute Chapter 48 and state and local laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to child protective ongoing services.
  • Knowledge of State of Wisconsin Ongoing Services Standards and State of Wisconsin Child Protective Services Safety Intervention Standards.
  • Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • Ability to make decisions independently while ensuring the safety of children within the community.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet time requirements
  • Ability to adhere to professional ethics.
  • Ability to respond to crisis situations.
  • Ability to present information to the court and make recommendations regarding visitation, programming, and placement.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and to remain professional and courteous at all times.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel.

Job Requirements, Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years relevant work and/or internship experience working with children and families – 3 or more years’ experience preferred.
  • State of Wisconsin Social Work Certificate preferred.
  • Knowledge of the current principles and best practices of social work.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

Selection Process

  • Application Review - Qualifying.
  • Oral Interview - Qualifying.
  • Background Check - Qualifying.
  • Physical Examination/Drug Screen - Qualifying.

If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.

To learn more about the DCFS Ongoing Services Unit, please visit:  

http://www.kenoshacounty.org/250/Child-Family-Services

Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 22, 2022. 

Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer.  Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.

Bachelor’s Degree:  The pay grade for this position is NE7,

(minimum $22.65 – maximum $28.76). 

Master’s Degree:  The pay grade for this position is NE9,

(minimum $26.42 – maximum $33.55).

This position is located in Kenosha County, a growing community along the shores of Lake Michigan and less than an hour away from Milwaukee and Chicago.  To see why Kenosha County is a great place to live, work, and play, visit:  https://www.visitkenosha.com/

Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! 

Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.





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