Job Description for Social Worker- Intake

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Social Worker- Intake
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$29.06 - $37.37 per hour
Application review will begin:
September 4, 2023
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Social Worker-Intake

Do you specialize in Child Protective Services?

Are you passionate about providing services to families to ensure their safety?

We are looking for you to join our caring, compassionate team!


The Children and Family Division of Jefferson County Human Services is designed to provide interventions and services from birth to adulthood.  The primary focus of this Division is to provide safety, permanence, and well-being to children and their families.  

In order to provide high quality and effective services to all families, the Division is looking to hire an Intake Worker that is specialized in Child Protective Services.  This person will provide intervention and services to families in order to assure that children are safe and protected and to support parents in making necessary changes in order to accomplish this.

As a compassionate, caring, and attentive Intake Worker, you will complete the below responsibilities:

  • Screen reports of child maltreatment, document disposition, and initiate referrals and follow-ups, as appropriate
  • Investigate neglect, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse allegations on children
  • Develop and implement protective and safety plans
  • Recommend placements, CHIPS petitions, informal dispositions, AODA assessments, guardianships, and other referrals for services
  • Perform juvenile intake inquiries
  • Prepare reports that are in compliance with federal, state, and administrative laws, policies, and procedures
  • Variety of other tasks and responsibilities

Starting Wage typically between $29.06 - $37.37/hour, depending on education and experience

Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details provided at the below link



Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, Social Work, or closely related field
  • Valid driver’s license.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master’s degree and/or two years’ experience with Licensed Social Worker
  • Emergency Mental Health, Juvenile Court Intake Worker, and Motivational Interviewing trainings/certifications
  • Substance Abuse Counseling licenses, and Trauma Informed Care training


Applications will be accepted until position is no longer posted.

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