Position Summary and Job Duties
Working Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with a
need for flexible hours at night on occasion.
The Family Team Meetings Coordinator will support the
development and implementation of family team meetings for families
involved in Rock County using the Coordinated Services Team (CST)
approach. Work includes receiving and managing referrals,
facilitating team meetings comprised of various team members
including family members, foster parents, case worker, foster home
specialist, formal service providers, and informal supports,
completing assessments and plans of care. The utilization of
various tools, along with ongoing monitoring and documentation may
include Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) , Safety
Analysis and Plan (SAP), and Permanency/Case Plan. All work
requires a strengths based, family centered approach to practice.
The ideal candidate will value and/or have experience in trauma
informed care and promoting safety, resiliency and empowerment;
self and other cultural awareness--a willingness to learn from
others; relational and reflective practices; collaboration and
collective planning; adult learning principles; and, innovation and
Supports and promotes the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
of the Human Services Department. Performs in a manner consistent
with the HSD Leadership Charter, Professional Standards, and
"Commitment to My Co-Workers."
30% - Engaging and Building Trust with the Family
- Meets with the family and develops an understanding of their
- Assists the family in identifying the initial team members
- Meets with additional team members and prepares team members
for participation in family team meetings.
30% - Facilitating Team Meetings
- Coordinates time and date of family team meetings with family
and other team members
- Maintains a strength-based agenda
- Helps team develop ground rules
- Facilitates the group process by engaging the family in the
case planning process, identifying the family's strengths and
underlying needs, and identifying the family's goal(s).
- Assures family and other team member participation
- Manages conflict between team members when needed.
- Models a strong non-judgmental, family-centered approach
- Models "sharing of responsibility," ensures all team members
have an active role with
- regards to the activities and responsibilities of the team
15% - Documenting the Plan of Care and Assuring Team Process to
Implement the Plan of Care
- Integrates results of the meeting into the Plan of Care
- Documents needs, strengths, commitments, and outcomes
- Helps family access services and supports where needed
- Documents Crisis Response Plan and distributes to necessary
10% - Document Information consistent with the DHS statewide CST
Initiative Data Requirements
- Document all required information per Wi. S. 46.56 evaluation
- Provide appropriate information to the identified system
5% - Attend and present at CST Advisory Committee
- Provide required and requested information regarding program
implementation, coordination, progress, and outcomes.
5% - Begins Development of Phase-Out/Transition Plans to Discuss
- Utilizes supervisors, administrators, etc., to resolve
conflicts and provide greater access to services, as needed.
- Empowers family to utilize natural supports for
5% - Other duties as assigned
Success Factors (KSA's)
- Knowledge of the human services system and how to access area
- Knowledge of collaborative team processes
- Skills in group facilitation
- Skills to work cooperatively with a diverse group of
- Skills to accurately listen and develop trust of team
- Skills to focus on strengths and understand multiple
- Ability to accept feedback without reacting defensively
- Ability to provide support and demonstrate patience
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
- Ability to work and make decisions independently
- Ability to engage children, youth, and families with risk
factors for a mental health crisis, out of home placement, and
court system involvement
- Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
- Ability to prioritize work duties and successfully meet
deadlines as assigned
- Ability to travel throughout the county on a daily basis at
times with personal vehicle
- Ability to have a flexible work schedule
- Knowledge/willingness to learn DHS 34, 36, 48, 51, 938
- Knowledge/willingness to learn County wide resources for
children, youth, and families
- Knowledge/willingness to learn evidenced based practices for
children, youth, and families
- Knowledge/willingness to learn Trauma Informed Care
- Knowledge/willingness to learn Child development and principles
of Family Systems and their applications to clinical interventions
with children with acute mental health needs.
- Knowledge/willingness to learn court systems and legal
processes related to families
- Knowledge/willingness to learn Family First legislation
- Knowledge/willingness to learn and ability to document and
manage data in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher; eWiSACWIS; and
Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field.
- Two years previous knowledge and experience working with
children and families preferred
- Wisconsin Social Work certification preferred.
- Possession of an unrestricted driver's license and auto
- Access to a personal vehicle to commute between county
buildings and meeting locations.
- Complete training specific to DHS 46.56 within 30-60 days of
Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and
- Ability to stand, walk and sit
- Ability to use a computer and computer keyboard
- Ability to use a copier, fax, scanner and telephone
- Ability to work non-traditional hours
- Almost all indoor work but may be required to accompany staff
to community and home based visits and court
- Potential exposure to physically or verbally abusive
Rock County, Wisconsin
Facts and Benefits Highlights
Please note: *Benefit eligibility will be dependent on your
- Rock County historic and cultural attractions:
Rock County is located in south Central Wisconsin along the
Illinois border. The County has a population of 161,188 making it
the ninth largest County in Wisconsin. Janesville, Wisconsin (pop.
64,009) is the county seat. Janesville is located on the I39/90
corridor, forty miles south of Madison, seventy-six miles west of
Milwaukee and about two hours from Chicago.
Rock County's many historic and cultural attractions include the
City of Evansville historic district, Beloit College (an acclaimed
liberal arts institution located in the City of Beloit) and the
City of Janesville's Rotary Botanical Gardens and Tallman House (an
exceptional example of Italian villa style architecture from the
The Cities of Janesville and Beloit have a combined symphony
orchestra, as well as individual performing arts centers. The Rock
County Fair and Riverfest are regional cultural celebrations held
every summer in the Cities of Janesville and Beloit respectively.
These Cities both have extensive park and open space networks,
including portions of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a
Statewide trail commemorating the State's geologic history.
Additionally, the Rock River runs through these Cities, offering
many recreational opportunities.
Employees are paid every two weeks on Friday (26 checks in a
year). Paychecks are directly deposited in the employee's bank
account. There is a two week delay between the pay period worked
and the payday. New employees generally wait four weeks before they
receive their first check.
Employees receive vacation based upon the work group/bargaining
unit their job class is assigned to.
Most employees receive the following holidays: 1) New Year's
Day; 2) Spring Holiday to be observed the Friday immediately
preceding Easter; 3) Memorial Day; 4) July 4th; 5) Labor Day; 6)
Thanksgiving Day; 7) Friday after Thanksgiving Day; 8) Day before
Christmas; 9) Christmas Day; and l0) one Floating Holiday of the
Employee's choice. For a list of holidays in the law enforcement
units see their Collective Bargaining Agreements.
- *Health Insurance including our Wellness component:
Rock County offers a dual choice point of service plan.
Employees will have a choice to elect coverage with either Dean
health Care of Mercy Health Care.
Sick leave pay shall commence on the first day of any period of
illness due to accident, injury or disease.
All full-time employees shall earn one sick leave day per month
of continuous employment. All part-time employees whose regular
workweek is sixteen hours or more shall earn one sick leave day on
a prorata basis directly in relation to the normal full time
employment period. All part-time employees, who work less than
sixteen hours per week, shall not earn sick leave. Temporary and
seasonal employees are not eligible for sick leave.
Sick leave shall be granted after three months continuous
service (from original hire date).
Sick leave shall accrue to a maximum of one hundred thirty
The County offers a dental plan through Delta Dental and will
pay 60% of the applicable
premium for the lowest cost plan. Employees can enroll within
the first 30 days of
employment, after that there is an annual open enrollment period
in the fall.
The County offers a vision plan which employees can enroll in at
their own cost. Employees can enroll within the first 30 days of
employment, after that there is an annual open enrollment period in
The County provides term life insurance through the State of
Wisconsin Plan. Employees can purchase insurance in increments
based on their salary, up to five times their salary. The County
will contribute 20% of the cost for the first increment only - one
times the employee's salary. Employees can also purchase coverage
for their spouse and/or children.
The County offers voluntary benefits which employees can enroll
in at their own cost. Employees can enroll within the first 30 days
of employment, after that there is an annual open enrollment period
in the fall. Please see the enclosed voluntary benefits packet for
Employees can participate in one of several deferred
compensation plans (Nationwide, Wisconsin Deferred Comp, and
Security Benefits) at their own cost.
- *Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care):
Employees can elect to put an annually established amount into a
flexible spending account through (EBC) to pay for their own
non-reimbursed medical care expenses. Employees can also put in up
to $5,000 for dependent care accounts.
If you leave County employment, you have ninety (90) days to
submit expenses incurred prior to your last day.
Rock County participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System
(WRS). Employee who have questions about their retirement benefits
should contact WRS. What an employee receives at retirement is
dependent upon a number of factors - age, length of service,
Rock County and the employee make equal contributions to the
Wisconsin Retirement System on behalf of the employer. The
contribution rate is addressed in the employment letter.
Employees in protective status have the percentage contributions
defined in their respective collective bargaining units.
In the event of a death an employee may be excused from work
without loss of pay for up to a maximum of thirty-two (32) hours
annually for the purpose of attending a person's wake, visitation,
memorial service, funeral, or make necessary arrangements regarding
the person's death, within a reasonable time after the
If additional time is required beyond the thirty-two (32) hours
annually, an employee may request to use accumulated vacation,
holiday or comp-time. Sick leave cannot be used.
Bereavement leave cannot be accrued from one year to the
Bereavement leave can be used in increments of quarter
All leaves under this section shall be prorated based upon the
employee's FTE. Personnel Ordinance 18.509.
- Collective bargaining language may supersede this ordinance
The County provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for
employees to use for all kinds of personal and professional
assistance. In the case of counseling, professional counselors are
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An employee can establish
a relationship with a counselor over the phone or set up an
in-person appointment with a counselor in the area. The EAP program
will pay for up to three visits.
The County provides free parking at all of its facilities.
All County buildings are smoke free. By County Ordinance anyone
visiting or working in any County building is prohibited from
smoking closer than 30 feet from any building entrance. The
Ordinance also makes the entire Rock Haven Nursing Home a smoke
Agency Rock County
Address 51 S.Main Street
Janesville, Wisconsin, 53545
Phone (608) 757-5523