Social Work Supervisor

Salary – $71,606.00 – $96,873.00 Annually
Location – 87 Vincent Street, WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Human Services


The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for administration and supervision of unit staff in the Fond du Lac County Department of Human Services.  

Examples of Duties

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned as best practice or requirements change within the social work practice field.

  • Ensure the direct delivery of unit services and programs are in compliance with Federal/State/Local laws and regulations/standards/rules governing these services and programs. 
  • Ensure the direct delivery of unit services and programs are in compliance with all unit, agency and county policies.
  • Ensure staff complete duties in an effective and efficient manner keeping with established best practices such as team centered practice model or any other models that becomes a practice standard.  This includes having an internal control system in place to measure performance and evaluate overall unit performance.
  • Ensure staff provide social work services that are client centered, client self-directed, and a balance of a supportive role while keeping families safe. 
  • Ensure staff provide social work services in a respectful and ethical manner.
  • Provide for the direct supervision activities of social workers and paraprofessionals in the assigned unit.  This will include both individual conferences and team meetings.   Supervision will include supporting, offering feedback and giving direction to the staff regarding intervention strategies, case plans, techniques and decision making.
  • Ensure that family visitation plans and all services developed by staff are least restrictive and assure child safety.     
  • Ensure the timely completion, review and approval of assigned work including contact notes, safety plans, family interaction plans, case narratives, and court reports and all other reports. 
  • Provide annual performance reviews to unit staff that identify both strengths and needs and assist the staff member in developing training plans to address identified needs.
  • Provide support and monitoring for staff to complete overdue work to include direct feedback and corrective action and progressive discipline if needed.  Participate in disciplinary hearings and recommend disciplinary action as appropriate. 
  • Provide “back-up” supervision to other units in the Division, as well as, perform on-call duties and responsibilities 
  • Provide feedback to other supervisors regarding staffing issues as needed.
  • Provide feedback to clients and administration when assigned complaints.
  • Serve as liaison between the department and contract agencies in administering and monitoring the contract(s) for service.
  • Provide input regarding program planning, budget and staffing needs.
  • Perform general administrative duties such as completing surveys, written reports, facilitating child placement review panels, maintaining logs, approving time sheets, expense vouchers, scheduling coverage, etc. 
  • Perform personnel activities within the unit, including interviewing job applicants, hiring, transfer, etc.
  • Recommend objectives, plans, policies, and procedures to promote efficient and effective management and to comply with the various Federal and State rules and regulations. Ongoing development and compliance review of the unit’s internal policies and procedures.
  • Assist in training new employees and oversee continuing professional development of staff.
  • Write and update agreements and grants between the department and other community, County, and State agencies.
  • Perform public relations and community outreach efforts.
  • Recommend program changes and suggest legislation and regulation to State/Federal legislative representatives, Department of Health and Family Services and the Social Services Board.
  • Lead committees as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Training, Experience and Other Requirements: 
– Master’s degree in Social Work (preferred) or 3-5 years of social work practice experience.
– Competent Computer Skills and computer experience (in specific child units experience with eWISACWIS).
– Must possess a valid driver’s license
– Must possess active Wisconsin Social Work Certification
– Unlimited access to a personal vehicle
– A minimum of $250,000/$500,000 auto liability insurance coverage verified upon hire and at renewal by providing a copy of the declaration page of your policy from your insurance carrier.
– Willingness to utilize personal vehicle as necessary to perform job duties and responsibilities


In evaluating candidates for this position, the County may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.


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