Social Worker - CPS

Douglas County   Alexandria, MN   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on March 27, 2024
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This Social Worker position provides social work services in the area of child protection, specifically conducting family assessments and ongoing case management regarding allegations of child maltreatment.
Douglas County offers an exceptional benefits package to full-time employees including vacation, sick, funeral leave, and holiday pay. Also included in this benefit package are health, dental, and life insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125 Plan) and supplemental insurance; deferred compensation plan and Public Employees Retirement (PERA).

Full time, weekday schedule. Starting salary $31.50 per hour / $61,425 annually.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or closely related field.


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in any field and one (1) year of experience as a social worker in a public or private social services agency.
  • You may apply before graduating, but no more than 60 days prior to receiving your Bachelor's Degree.  
  • You will be asked to verify your degree with office transcripts upon hire.


  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of interviewing and recording in social work and the ability to apply them. 
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavior. 
  • Knowledge of social casework objectives, principles, and methods. 
  • Knowledge of social-economic factors, which promote stable family life, and understanding of the elements, which affect family security. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of community organization. 
  • Knowledge of physical and mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders. 
  • Knowledge of social welfare research methods. 
  • Knowledge of family systems and dynamics. 
  • Ability to effectively apply casework knowledge and skills. 
  • Working ability to work constructively within an agency in the community setting and effectively utilizing appropriate resources and services. 
  • Ability to work constructively in the development and coordination of community resources to meet special needs. 
  • Ability to manage time productively. 
  • Ability to prioritize caseloads. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Douglas County

Alexandria , MN