Family & Community Professional

The Sauk County Department of Human Services has contracted with Lutheran Social Services to provide child welfare services.
The position provides services to those families who are referred to the county due to some child welfare concerns; however, are screened out or do not meet the level of concern requiring mandatory services.
The Family and Community Professional will be responsible for offering services to this target population.
The goal is to provide the support and resources that may be needed in order to prevent further safety or child welfare concerns.
Travel in and around Sauk County will be expected.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Markets services, receives referrals, and assumes a caseload of customers with a variety of problems which require the application of professional social work counseling skills to solve.
Provides case management services, and coordinates the various social, community, and mental health services received by clients.
Conducts assessments of client needs through interviews, collateral contacts and other investigations, develops a casework plan with customers, and performs agreed upon and necessary casework services.
Establishes and maintains effective public and working relationships.
Maintains detailed case records, develops and prepares statistical reports, makes recommendations concerning case disposition and testifies in hearings as required.
Attends and participates in staff development programs, including in-service training, staff meetings, and professional seminars.
May provide consultation to other social work staff and para-professionals.
May serve as a representative of the agency to interested individuals, professionals and community groups.
Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required.
May be dependent upon COA and/or contract/licensing requirements.
Considerable knowledge of counseling and casework principles and methods.
Working knowledge of welfare, health, mental health and community resources.
Working knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
Must have a valid Driver's License and car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.
Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 80%.
Some overnight travel may be required.
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