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ADRC-N Disability Benefit Specialist
Employment Opportunity

Sawyer County
ADRC-N Disability Benefit Specialist

Sawyer County Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a full time (35 hours per week) Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North (ADRC-N) Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS). Under the direct supervision of the Adult Long Term Care Unit Supervisor (responsibilities include ADRC-N Hayward Branch supervision), the ADRC-N DBS will assist people living within the ADRC-N region with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness, and/or substance abuse disorders between the ages of 18 and 59 with accessing public and private benefits. The Adult Long Term Care Unit Supervisor collaborates with a DBS Program Attorney to provide substantive case oversight.

Qualifications for this position include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited human services program or related field and 1 year of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Minimum of 1 year experience in working with people with disabilities, community organizations, and resources. Knowledge of and/or experience in computer use and keyboarding. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and reliable transportation for regular commute throughout the ADCRC-N region. Must successfully complete new worker training as required by DHS and ADRC-N.

Sawyer County offers a generous fringe benefit package including health insurance, retirement, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay.  

Complete position description and application form may be obtained at the Sawyer County Human Resources Office of the Courthouse at 10610 Main St., Hayward, by calling 715 634-7554 ex 2226, or from the Sawyer County web site at www.sawyercountygov.org under Information/Employment.      

Applicants must complete the Sawyer County application form and submit it with a resume no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2016.  Application and resume may be returned to the Sawyer County Human Resources Office, Suite 23, Hayward, WI  54843, or may be submitted electronically through the Sawyer County web site.  

Sawyer County is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply





Sawyer County Position Description

Title:                ADRC-N Disability Benefit Specialist

Department:     Sawyer County Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Resource Center, Sawyer County Branch

Reports to:        Adult Long Term Care Unit Supervisor
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Purpose of Position:

To assist people living within the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North (ADRC-N) region with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness, and/or substance abuse disorders between the ages of 18 and 59 with accessing public and private benefits. The position is supervised by the Adult Long Term Care Unit Supervisor (responsibilities include ADRC-N Hayward Branch supervision) who collaborates with a Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) Program Attorney to provide substantive case oversight.

Essential Functions:

The duties and responsibilities described below are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Job duties are assigned and the employee uses initiative to meet recurring objectives. DBS Program Attorney is consulted on case decisions prior to completion of new worker training; completed cases are reviewed for accuracy. Following successful completion of training, consults DBS Program Attorney for substantive case oversight.

•   Provide outreach and public education for ADRC-N region through the development of a regular schedule for on- site   
     office hours, informational materials, written newspaper and newsletter articles and personal presentation or  
     appearance on radio or TV, if appropriate; carries an ongoing public relations role
•   Target group includes low-income, frail/disabled, rural and socially isolated population
•   Conducts home visits when necessary and provides information to alert individuals of their rights, benefits, and  
     entitlements
•   Provide accurate and current information regarding eligibility for all publicly-funded disability benefits and private  
     services available within the ADRC-N region
•   Assist and advise individuals with identifying and applying for benefits, entitlements, or reimbursements
•   Provide advice in areas permitted by law for non-attorneys to individuals on issues involving rights, benefits, or  
     entitlements
•   Provide direct advocacy under the supervision from the DBS Program Attorneys on behalf of persons with disabilities
     in cases involving rights, benefits, or entitlements
•   Explore alternatives for financial assistance
•   Conduct intake, interview, and evaluation and determines appropriateness of initiating a case through necessary
     screening, research and investigation and assesses likelihood of public benefit eligibility of each client; screens for
     priority service
•   Secure verification and documentation of required information
•   Prepare, transcribes, queries, and enters information into appropriate computer systems
•   Comprehend the intent and effects of documents pertaining to bank accounts, insurance policies, mortgages, rental
     agreements, interest, stocks, bonds, divestments, tax forms, retirement and Social Security payments, pay stubs, and      
     bankruptcy
•   Maintain confidential, organized, detailed and carefully documented case files for each client/case
•   Interpret regulations and standards set forth in policy manuals accurately and logically
•   Identifie issues/problems that people with disabilities are encountering and refers to DBS program attorneys or
     other appropriate resources, services, agencies, or private attorneys
•   Determine the accuracy of information and reconciles discrepancies
•   Keep informed of and process all program changes
•   With DBS Program Attorney’s assistance, represent clients with disabilities in appeals or disputes including, but not
     limited to, Social Security Administration, economic support, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, clinics, hospitals,
     and housing authorities
•   Participate in and completes ongoing training as required by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and  
     the ADRC-North
•   Complete required daily/monthly/quarterly/annual reports and  complies with all established policies and
     procedures of the state and county
•   Participates in regional, local and individual meetings as required
•   Due to the regional nature of this position, extensive travel will be required
•   Perform all other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited human services program or related field and 1 year of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.  Minimum of 1 year experience in working with people with disabilities, community organizations, and resources. Knowledge of and/or experience with public benefits (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, SSDI, etc.) preferred. Minimum of 1 year experience in computer use and keyboarding. Valid Wisconsin Driver's License and reliable transportation for regular commute throughout the ADRC-N region. Must successfully complete new worker training as required by Wisconsin DHS and the ADRC-N.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

•    Personal and professional integrity
•    Ability to work collaboratively with clients, staff, the public, community agencies, programs, and resources
•    Self-directive, innovative, and able to exercise sound judgment
•    Ability to interview clients skillfully and tactfully
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality
•    Ability to explain complex programs
•    Ability to make mathematical computations
•    Ability to gather facts and record them accurately
•    Ability to remain calm in stressful and conflicting situations
•    Ability to work independently and use effective time management techniques
•    Ability to meet multiple timelines
•    Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication
•    Deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental, and social backgrounds
•    Analyze data, problem solve, and make logical decisions
•    Write and prepare a variety of statistical reports, records, and charts
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationship with others
•    Input, access, and analyze data using a computer terminal
•    Accept agency philosophy, purpose, and objectives

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure, copy, record, and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data. Ability to counsel and mediate. Ability to persuade, convince, and train others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.

Physical Requirements
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time while performing duties. Ability to drive. Ability work out in the field. Ability to perform physical demands such as seeing, hearing, and color perception to make judgments both in the office and out in the field.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, and photocopier. Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing movements requiring moderate skill, such as typing. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration. Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Environmental Adaptability
Ability to work under safe conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as repetitive computer keyboard use poses a very limited risk of injury.

CLOSING STATEMENT:

This description has been prepared to assist in evaluating responsibilities, duties, and skills of the position. The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the County and employee and is subject to change by the County as the needs of the County and the requirements of the position change.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating or education and experience; oral interview and reference check. A state background check is required.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Sawyer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with representatives of Sawyer County.


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Part-Time Assistant Veterans Service Officer
Position Announcement
Two Part-Time Assistant Veterans Service Officers
 


Sawyer County is accepting applications for two part-time (21 hours per week) Assistant Veterans Service Officers (VSO).  The Assistant VSO assists with the explanation and processing of VA benefits, claims and loan programs; supervises, monitors and ensures the confidentiality, security, completeness and currency of files, records and veterans databases and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:  Must be an honorably discharged veteran (IAW Wis. Stats. 45.01.) by providing a copy of your DD214; high school diploma or equivalent; business, technical or vocational training in computer, general office and/or business practices; and possess a valid WI driver's license.   Knowledge of, and experience with, County, State, and Federal veterans’ programs and benefits available to veterans, widows and dependents is preferred.

Further details of the duty description along with applications are available on the Sawyer County website under Information/Employment or by calling 715-634-7554 x2226.  Applications may be returned to the Sawyer County Human Resources Office, 10610 Main Street, Suite 23, Hayward, WI 54843, or may be submitted electronically through the Sawyer County website.

Applicants must complete and submit the Sawyer County application form by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016.


Sawyer County is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply

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OPENING DATE: 05/25/2016
 
CLOSING DATE: 06/03/2016   4:00 PM
 
DESCRIPTION:
The Assistant Veteran Service Officer (AVSO) is responsible for assisting the Veteran Service Officer (VSO) in day-to-day duties and must be able to perform all of the functions of the office. The work schedule will be set for 3-days during the normal work week (except to meet annual training requirements) with work performed under the general supervision of the VSO.   
 
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Shared General Office Support
·       Greet and pre-interview clients and perform general secretarial and reception duties.
·       Receive/deliver telephone messages to appropriate individual and respond to inquiries.
·       Distribute informational materials, applications and forms as needed.
·       Assist clients in completing forms and provide information and/or answer questions.
·       Arrange for transportation to the VA Medical Center for veterans.
·       Maintain VETRASPEC database to ensure currency.
·       Create and process office correspondence and maintain and update records/files.
·       Initiate eligibility benefit packages and assist with daily mail practices.
·       Attend bi-annual/annual training programs to maintain accreditations.  
        Manage/coordinate Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Services for participating veterans.  
·       Manage all aspects of the Death Benefits program.
 
Examples of Essential Job Functions – 100%
 The AVSO must be fully accredited within one year of hire.  
1.     Provide claims representation services to military veterans and their dependents regarding their legal rights and responsibilities under state and federal veterans’ laws, to include, advocacy, interviewing, advising and claims processing.
2.     Provide claims representation services to individuals in claims for a wide array of state and federal benefits. Upon gaining accreditation from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, is directly responsible for representing the interests of veterans with respect to state and federal veterans’ benefits claims.
3.     Interview veterans regarding claimed services to determine other unarticulated needs which could be met using state or federal veterans programs.
4.     Advise on the procedures for obtaining benefits by explaining regulations, policies, determinations and forms processing procedures of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Sawyer County Veterans Service Office.
5.     Interview, assess, counsel and make independent decisions regarding appropriate grant/loan program to fit veteran needs.
6.     Secure, prepare, coordinate and verify all necessary documentation to fulfill Federal/State requirements for grant/loan programs. Provide comprehensive explanation of Federal/State grant and loan program.

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       The AVSO shall become knowledgeable of other programs/services provided by the County which veterans may be eligible and provide information/assistance to veterans and others on these programs/services. Programs/services may include elderly benefits, senior nutrition, transportation, disability benefits, brain injury, mental health, economic support and public health. Knowledge of other than veteran programs/services is secondary to the provision of information to veterans with the understanding that optimal service to veterans comes from their ability to obtain information, assistance and services from the fewest number of contacts with the County.  Manage the Sawyer County Veterans Service Office Grave Flag & Marker Program, veteran’s burials and cemetery records.
12. Process, prepare/draft and review correspondence, reports and news releases.
13. Maintain office files and insure integrity of documents submitted by veterans, as well as all legal medical records and title searches. Ensure files, folders and materials remain confidential and up-to-date.
14. Establish necessary eligibility documentation for veterans who were not residents of Wisconsin at time of service entry.
15. Responsible for submitting verified, unaltered, original discharge documents for proper recording.
16. Review discharge regarding upgrades. Assist veterans with discharge upgrade statements, additional needed documentation and obtaining character references to establish eligibility for upgrade.
17. Explain programs in which veterans may establish entitlement and enroll in upon eligibility determination.
18. Develop and explain educational and retraining options. Identify rehabilitative support and financial assistance sources. Process Vocational Rehabilitation application benefits.
19. Attend training programs to maintain accreditation regarding benefit programs and veteran law. Represent the VSO at various meetings, when required.
20. Compile statistical information and assist in preparation of annual report to County Board, if required.
21. Assume responsibility and decision making of the office in the absence of the VSO.
22. Other duties as assigned.
 
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Veteran honorably discharged, IAW WI State Statutes 45.01 (12).
2.     Possess High school diploma or equivalent. Secondary education preferred.
3.     Three to five years office experience.
4.     Proficient computer skills.
5.     Experience in dealing tactfully with the public.
6.     Achieve National Service Organization Accreditation at earliest available date based on training    availability.
7.     Possess valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and insured, reliable vehicle.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
1.     Knowledge of County, State, and Federal veterans programs and benefits available to veterans, widows and dependents.
2.    Comprehend County, State and Federal regulations relating to veteran benefits.
3.     Possess knowledge of and ability to use effective interviewing techniques including excellent oral and written skills.
4.     Ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with clientele relating to Veterans benefits and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and County personnel.
5.     Knowledge and ability regarding use of computer programs, skilled in key boarding and data-entry skills (emphasis on accuracy) and the operation of general office equipment.
6.     Ability to maintain and follow procedures and policies.
7.     Possess strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize case assignments.
9.     Ability to work with a high degree of self-discipline and independence.
10. Ability to follow both written and oral directions.
11. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

**Please provide your cover letter, resume and copy of your DD214 (part 4).

Child Protective Services Social Worker

Child Protective Services Social Worker

Sawyer County Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a fulltime Child Protective Services (CPS) Social Worker. Under the direct supervision of the CPS Supervisor, the CPS worker will provide a variety of child protective services to clients, including Access, Initial Assessments, and Ongoing services. Additionally, the CPS worker will provide on-call services on a rotating basis.

Sawyer County (population 17,000) is situated within the pristine woods and waters of northwestern Wisconsin. Sawyer County Health and Human Services is located in the county seat of Hayward. Hayward is home of world class events such as the American Birkebeiner and the Lumberjack World Championships.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited social work program or related field and Wisconsin social worker certification or any equivalent combination or training schooling and/or experience may be considered. Knowledge of and/or experience with social service type of work is preferred. Experience with computer use and applications, including databases and Microsoft Office product, is necessary.

Competitive wage and benefit package includes health insurance, Wisconsin Retirement System, life insurance, sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays.

Complete position description and application form may be obtained at the Sawyer County Human Resources Office of the Courthouse at 10610 Main St., Hayward, WI, by calling 715-634-7554 X 2226, or from the Sawyer County website at www.sawyercountygov.org under Information/Employment.

Applicants must complete and submit the Sawyer County application form. Deadline: Open until filled. Applications may be returned to the Sawyer County Human Resources Office, 10610 Main Street, Suite 23, Hayward, WI 54843, or may be submitted electronically through the Sawyer County website.

Sawyer County is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply



Sawyer County Position Description

Title:            Social Worker - Child Protective Services

Department:        Health and Human Services Department

Reports to:        Child Protective Services Unit Supervisor


Purpose of Position:
Under the direct supervision of the CPS Supervisor, the CPS worker will provide a variety of child protective services to clients, including Access, Initial Assessments, and Ongoing services. Additionally, the CPS worker will provide on-call services on a rotating basis.

Essential Functions:
The duties and responsibilities described below are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Child Protective Services to Children who are alleged to be in need of protection and services.  
•    Receive and screen reports of abuse or neglect of children - Accept child abuse/neglect and child welfare referrals as assigned for intake and assessment of risk regarding child in-home safety
•    Coordinate with community agencies regarding referrals and when necessary make appropriate referrals
•    Develop service plans using community and agency resources to promote family’s strengths and reduce risk for children
•    Coordinate with LCO ICW and other tribes when appropriate regarding Native American children and families
•    Complete necessary forms, reports, and dictation as required by the statutes and the agency
•    Coordinate with law enforcement and other community services when necessary for investigation
•    Provide comprehensive investigation to determine substantiation

Coordinate Alternate Care Services for Children Who Need to be Placed Outside their Homes  
•    Follow statutory and agency policy guidelines in determining need for out-of-home placement and prepares petitions, court reports and treatment plans
•    Comply with all statutory requirements regarding out-of-home placements
•    Provide ongoing services to the child, natural family and foster family in order to reunite the child with their family as soon as possible
•    Complete all necessary forms, dictation and treatment plans per state requirements
•    Coordinate foster care cases with LCO ICW Office and reviews these cases making sure all necessary documentation is in the file per the 161 agreement

Provide Child Welfare Services
•    Conduct home studies, custody studies, stepparent adoptions as ordered by the court, and Kinship Care assessments
•    Conduct period visits of children placed out-of-home
•    Work closely with other agencies and institutions to promote outreach and educate the community on reporting procedures

•    Perform other duties as required or assigned




QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field with one (1) year preferred experience.  The position requires Wisconsin social work certification and possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication, including persuasive communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with contracted service providers,


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•    Personal and professional integrity
•    Ability to work independently and collaboratively to create environments that promote child protection
•    Self-directive, innovative and able to exercise sound judgment
•    Knowledge of state CPS standards, rules, and regulations
•    Knowledge of federal and state child welfare laws programs
•    Knowledge of Wisconsin Statues Chapters 48, 938, 51
•    Knowledge of prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect policies and practices
•    Knowledge of interventions and best practices for child protection
•    Knowledge of cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological factors influencing the health and welfare status of children populations
•    Knowledge of agency and community agencies, programs and resources in the human services field and child protection
•    Ability to coordinate with department and community agencies in program planning and development.
•    Comprehensive knowledge, principles, practices and skills in care management  
•    Knowledge of human behavior and the basic principles and practices of care management
•    Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication, including persuasive communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with contracted service providers
•    Communicate and speak effectively in written and oral form and before groups
•    Coach, counsel, teach and inform clients and the community concerning child protective issues
•    Deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds
•    Analyze data, problem solve, and make logical decisions
•    Write and prepare a variety of statistical reports, record, and charts
•    Work independently on projects and programs
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
•    Input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal
•    Accept agency philosophy, purpose and objectives

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFROM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives.  Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure, copy, record, and transcribe data and information.  Ability to classify, computes, tabulates, and categorizes data.

Ability to counsel and mediate.  Ability to persuade, convinces, and train others.  Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.

Mathematical Ability
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions including ability to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals, volumes, ratios, and present values.  Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.  Ability to prepare and analyze complex reports, financial statements, governmental accounting, cost analysis, and other relevant data.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, directing and controlling.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or multiple programs.

Physical Requirements
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, and photocopier.  First aid equipment, electronic testing equipment, general medical equipment – needles, blood tubes, bandages, blood pressure, etc.

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring moderate skill, such as typing.  Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.

Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Environmental Adaptability
Ability to work under safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as repetitive computer keyboard use poses a very limited risk of injury.

CLOSING STATEMENT:
This description has been prepared to assist in evaluating responsibilities, duties and skills of the position.  The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the County and employee and is subject to change by the County as the needs of the County and the requirements of the position change.  

Selection Guidelines
Formal application, rating or education and experience; oral interview and reference check.  A state background check is required.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Sawyer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with representatives of Sawyer County.

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Substance Abuse Counselor
Employment Opportunity
Sawyer County
Substance Abuse Counselor

Sawyer County is accepting applications for a fulltime Substance Abuse Counselor within its Health and Human Services Department. Under the direct supervision of the AODA Clinic/Criminal Justice Programs Supervisor, the Substance Abuse Counselor will provide a variety of AODA services to clients, including serving as either a case manager or counselor on the Sawyer County Drug Court Team. Additionally, the Substance Abuse Counselor will provide backup services for the Sawyer County Traffic Offenders Program (STOP).

Sawyer County (population 17,000) is situated within the pristine woods and waters of northwestern Wisconsin. Sawyer County Health and Human Services is located in the county seat of Hayward. Hayward is home of world class events such as the American Birkebeiner and the Lumberjack World Championships.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field; Master’s degree preferred. Applicant must possess substance abuse counselor licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (CSAC/SAC) or possess a professional counselor license with a substance abuse specialty authorization. Experience with computer use and applications, including databases and Microsoft Office products, is necessary.

Competitive wage benefit package includes health insurance, Wisconsin retirement pension fund, life insurance, sick and vacation leave, and holiday pay.

Complete position description and application form may be obtained at the Sawyer County Human Resources Office of the Courthouse at 10610 Main St., Hayward, WI, by calling 715-634-7554 x2226, or from the Sawyer County website at www.sawyercountygov.org under Employment.

Applicants must complete and submit the Sawyer County application form. Deadline: Open until filled. Applications may be returned to the Sawyer County Human Resources Office, 10610 Main Street, Suite 23, Hayward, WI 54843, or may be submitted electronically through the Sawyer County website.

Sawyer County is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply