Come expand your career with an organization that values and supports you to learn, grow, and develop. Join our collaborative, supportive, and results-driven team. This role provides the opportunity to bring your whole self to work, engage, lead, and drive your own learning and growth within the organization. La Crosse County leaders are committed to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment. We are also dedicated to your learning and development to grow in an organization that is deep in talent.
Social Workers in the Integrated Support & Recovery Services section of the Human Services Department support clients who are adults and/or children in need of support for mental health, physical disabilities, developmental disabilities and/or addiction issues. We currently have openings within the Comprehensive Community Services unit; Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver unit; Crisis unit.
This is a full-time, salaried position working primarily Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce.
Career learning, development, and growth opportunities.
Culture of respect and dignity, teamwork, honesty, and integrity.
Serving your community in a purposeful and meaningful way.
Flexibility with generous paid time-off benefits.
••Wisconsin Retirement System – Very stable and strong
••Health Insurance with options for free care
••Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
••Life Insurance with short and long-term disability
We will be accepting applications until the right person is hired.
Essential Job Functions
May provide any or all of the following:
Provides social services per Wisconsin Statutes, court policies, and/or requirements of the program, state, or federal guidelines.
Accepts requests and referrals for agency services.
Conducts thorough assessments through interviews, home visits and collateral investigations, to determine the range of services needed by these individuals and their families for preventative, remedial or rehabilitative services.
Explains the scope of the agency’s services and discusses the client’s rights and responsibilities in relation to the use of such services.
Arranges or provides for appropriate social services for clients based on assessments of needs.
Conducts regular case evaluations and develops and updates service plans accordingly.
Maintains case records containing pertinent, accurate and current information.
Prepares correspondence, reports and other records as required.
Fully completes required documentation in a timely fashion and in accordance with program requirements.
Coordinates or participates in care conferences.
Participates in committees and task forces as assigned.
Testifies in court as necessary or required.
Maintains confidentiality of client-related information, maintains respectful treatment of clients, and adheres to the La Crosse County Standards of Conduct in the Administrative Code (3.13).
Adheres to approved social worker principles, methods and practices, including the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) code of ethics.
Maintains skill and competence levels as policies and regulations change by attending department/staff meetings and by participating in continuing training as required and appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Knowledge of the philosophy, history and development of social welfare programs.
•Basic knowledge and understanding of human growth and behavior.
•Knowledge of current social and economic problems and the way in which these problems affect families and individuals.
•Knowledge of laws, regulations and practices pertaining to federal and state public welfare programs.
•Knowledge of resources for community welfare and health, and ways in which these resources may be used by people in need.
•Ability to work with diverse populations.
•Ability to relate to people in an unprejudiced and understanding manner with concerns for their circumstances and feelings.
•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
•Ability to plan and organize work to most effectively achieve program objectives.
•Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
•Ability to participate in, and appropriately use, available supervision.
•Ability to participate meaningfully in training provided by the agency, State Department, the University of Wisconsin Extension, and other resources.
Training, Experience and Other Requirements
•Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work (or any related college degree such as Sociology, Psychology or Criminal Justice).
•Strong preference for minimum of one year of experience working with the same population of clients that are served by the unit in which the vacancy occurs, and familiarity with community resources available to them.
•Requires basic computer keyboarding skills for entering data related to clients
•For many positions, must have valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation, or other reliable means for city and rural travel.
•Requires certification by the State of Wisconsin as a Social Worker. If not certified at the time of application for employment with La Crosse County, must have applied to the State of Wisconsin for a Temporary or Training Certificate and obtain regular Certification within specified time limits.
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