Job Description for Social Worker-Child Protective Services

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Social Worker-Child Protective Services
Wage and Salary:
$27.38 to $29.73, based on preferred qualification criteria.
Application review will begin:
May 27, 2022
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County’s Child Protective Services (CHIPS) team is part of the Child and Family Division in Human Services and provides services to children and families under Children in Need of Protection standards and court orders. The team provides services that include but are not limited to: assessment and case plans for families, parenting education, monitoring and supervision, and case management and follow along.


To provide efficient services to protect all our children in need, the CHIPS team is looking to hire another CPS Ongoing Professional to join the team. This role will provide services and organize resources for families that are involved with the Department due to legal findings of child Abuse and/or maltreatment.


As an attentive and passionate CPS Ongoing Professional, you will complete the below responsibilities:

  • Collaborate staffing/meetings with other service providers to ensure informed decision making and facilitate necessary services that are in the best interest of the child’s safety
  • Prepare and provide court testimony at court hearings that represent the best interests and safety of the children
  • Document and report all interactions in compliance with departmental policies and Wisconsin State Statutes accurately and timely
  • Assess safety and welfare of children through face-to-face and collateral contacts with family, care providers, translators, medical providers, and others
  • Provide crisis management by assessing stability of the children and parents, developing appropriate solutions, and ensuring crisis resolution
  • Variety of other tasks provided on the posted job description.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, plus one year of experience with State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification
  • Division training required upon hire


Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, plus three plus years’ relative experience with State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification, or
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field, plus one to two years’ relative experience with State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification


Application review will begin May 27, 2022, and will be accepted until position is filled.


Application and position details are available at or

Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.


Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer