Social Worker, Child Protective Services


Burnett County is accepting applications for a full-time social worker to provide services for CPS Families. Duties include case management, assessing needs of families, placement determinations, making court recommendations, collaborating with community resources, and receiving/documenting abuse and neglect referrals.  In addition, this position may provide voluntary case management services. This position will provide Access Intake duties on a rotating basis and also participate in a 24-hour juvenile intake on-call rotation.  

Job Description

  • Position: Social Worker, Child Protective Services
  • Location: Burnett County Government Center
  • Status: Full-Time - Non-Exempt - 37.5 Hours per Week
  • Rate: $23.79 - $25.07 per Hour DOQ


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in social work or a closely related field, Wisconsin Certification as a Social Worker or eligible for Certification within 2 years of hire, be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license, have access to reliable transportation, and have proficient computer skills.    

Relevant formal preparation would include prior work experience as a Social Worker in a County setting, working knowledge of social work principles, ethics and boundaries, and familiarity with Chapters 48 and 938 of the Wisconsin Children’s Code, and knowledge of the EWISACWIS computer system and county child protection and juvenile justice experience is preferred.  State training will be required to meet standards for specific job duties.


To download and fill out, please see Burnett County Application (PDF). (Please note: The application may be filled out electronically, however it must be printed out and submitted by mail, fax or dropped off at the address at the top of the form.) 

Application materials reviewed as they are received.  Position Open Until Filled.

For More Information

To inquire further, please contact:
Burnett County Administration/Human Resources Office
Burnett County Government Center - Room 190
7410 County Road K, Number 116
Siren, WI 54872 

You can contact us by calling: 715-349-2181
Fax: 715-349-2180
Email S Gaffney

Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer