Social Worker - ADRC
This position provides such duties as processing new referrals, completing the Functional and Financial Screen to determine eligibility for Family Care or IRIS, and offering options counseling to individuals who are elderly, physically disabled, developmentally disabled, and those who are experiencing a mental illness or substance abuse issue. Worker will have access to a variety of information relating to programs and services available for individuals in the target groups and will be able to explain and discuss these options with clients.Education and Training Requirements
Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work (or any related college degree such as Sociology, Psychology, or Criminal Justice) and one year of responsible social work experience. Will consider other acceptable equivalent combinations of experience and training. Strong preference for minimum of one year of experience working with the same population of clients that are served by the unit in which the vacancy occurs. Must have valid Wisconsin driver’s license and access to personal transportation, or other reliable means for city and rural travel. Must be or have the ability to become certified as an Alliance of Information and Referral Specialist (AIRS). MUST HAVE current Wisconsin Social Work License meeting the requirements specified under Wis. Statute 457, or the ability to obtain license.
- Basic understanding of the aging process, physical and developmental disabilities, mental health issues and substance abuse and their effect on individuals and families. Ability to relate appropriately to consumers/clients, family members and service providers. Ability to conduct thorough individualized needs assessments. Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, various other financial assistance programs and Family Care and IRIS. Working knowledge of Chapter 51, 54 and 55 of the Wisconsin Statutes and service options available in the Vernon County area.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with adequate auto insurance to meet minimum County requirements, or access to reliable transportation for city and rural travel.
Contact : Apply online or fill out a General Application Form and submit it to the Vernon County Human Resources Office:
400 Courthouse Square, Suite 308
Viroqua, WI 54665
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled