Social Worker – Juvenile Justice

Trempealeau County   whitehall, WI   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on April 16, 2021

Social Worker – Juvenile Justice


PURPOSE OF POSITION: This purpose of this position is to perform juvenile intake and dispositional duties according to applicable policies, regulations and statutes. Duties such as, provides intake services to individuals for the purpose of screening children taken into custody. Assesses youth’s risk for criminogenic behavior and develops plans of supervision and services. Prepares timely reports for the court. Assess and develops goal oriented, time limited, family based service plans to meet identified needs. Maintains safety plans to ensure child’s safety. Works to achieve services and treatment objectives. Promotes inter-agency cooperation between Trempealeau County Department of Human Services and area law enforcement agencies, hospitals, schools and collateral agencies. Work is performed under the supervision of the Justice Unit Supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Criminal Justice, two years social work or case management experience preferred, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Wisconsin Social Work Certification required within 2 years of hire. Temporary or Training Social Worker certification required upon hire. Experience in providing services in criminal justice systems and knowledge of court processes, eWisacwis and juvenile court regulations and laws preferred. Valid motor vehicle operator’s license and/or available means of transportation required.

COMPENSATION / BENEFITS: The 2021 annual salary for this full-time (80 hours bi-weekly), exempt position is $47,236 to $64,376 (step 20). The expected starting annual salary is $47,236 to $53,664 (step 4), depending upon qualifications. Trempealeau County’s compensation plan considers annual wage step increases. A comprehensive benefit package is offered to county employees including health insurance, flex spending account, dependent care reimbursement, pension plan, deferred compensation, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, cancer insurance, accident insurance and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Application material may be found at or by contacting Human Resources.

Completed application to include (2) letters of reference and a resume must be received (via mail, email, fax, or hand-delivered) to Human Resources by: Open Until Filled; First Review of Applications May 3rd, 2021

Trempealeau County Human Resource Department

36245 Main St., PO Box 67, Whitehall, WI 54773

Telephone: 715-538-2311 ext. 224 Fax: 715-538-4776

Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action