Job Description for Child Protective Services- Social Worker

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Child Protective Services- Social Worker
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$29.93 - $38.50/ hour
Application review will begin:
April 11, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Child Protective Services- Social Worker  
Explore. Thrive. Belong.
Jefferson County is the Heart of the Heartland. We offer the best of Wisconsin living with safe, family oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland. Jefferson County is proud of our small-town living options and easy access to major urban centers.

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.


  • 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

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field, plus one to two years’ relative experience with State of Wisconsin Social Work Certification or degree from a college or university in Social Work or closely related field.


Wage & Benefits
We pay $29.93 - $38.50/hour based on candidate’s successful experience and qualification.
Jefferson County offers an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.  Click Here for 2024 Jefferson County Benefits

Employees at Jefferson County Value
*Competitive Pay* Great Coworkers* Flexibility*
*Advancement & Opportunity* Family Feel*

HOW TO APPLY: For a full job description and link to apply online, please visit the County’s web site at jeffersoncountywi.govJefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer