Agency social worker Job at Minnesota Merit System, Cloquet, MN

  • Minnesota Merit System
  • Cloquet, MN

Job Description

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Classification Summary

Carlton County Public Health & Human Services has a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Social Worker - Disabilities Services position available.

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is an engaging and safe place to work with a flexible day-time weekday schedule. Ample opportunities for training, development, and career growth, with the possibility of telecommuting. Very competitive salary and benefit package with respectful and open atmosphere.

Provide case management to persons with disabilities on Developmental Disability (DD), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), and Brain Injury (BI), waivers and DD non-waiver services. Determine service needs, develop service plans, and implement service plans through referrals or the provision of services; monitor progress.

Family Health Insurance - Monthly Premium of $307.86
Single Health Insurance - Paid in Full by Employer

Why join Carlton County? The Public Health & Human Services department is committed to providing a welcoming environment. We offer:

  • 41 hours personal paid time off and 12 paid holidays
  • Flexible scheduling and opportunity for part-time remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision
  • Advancement/professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee well-being valued and culture of self-care
  • PERA pension plan
  • Limited evening and weekend hours may be worked for some positions The Minnesota
  • The Minnesota Rural Public Health Nurse Loan Forgiveness program may be applied for if meet criteria (competitive)


Examples of Duties

General social worker duties:

  • Interviews clients at intake; carries a caseload when needed; provides preventative services.
  • Provides direct support to families and individuals; identifies situations where intensified service is required.
  • Provides services to delinquent children and adults; assists in providing services to other cases involving difficult social and financial problems; interprets programs to clients; refers clients to appropriate services.
  • Interprets social and emotional factors to multi-disciplinary teams involved in the treatment of clients.
  • Coordinates and supervises foster home and other facility placements; conducts group sessions with clients.
  • Provides casework services for rehabilitation and individuals care.
  • Participates in and develops in-services training and other staff development activities to increase social workers knowledge of processes and skills; supervises other professionals, providers and support staff.
  • Makes contacts with individuals in homes, community settings and other facilities.
  • Cooperates with local law enforcement and correction agencies in child/adult cases.
  • Investigates complaints of abuse and neglect.
  • Consults with psychiatrists, psychologists and attorneys in connections with cases.
  • Testifies in court proceedings; implements judicial findings and Court Orders.
  • Conducts complex case evaluation for the purpose of assessing problems and determining appropriate services/treatment types; prepares intensive long- or short-term treatment plans.
  • Prepares and maintains case records; prepares various reports.
  • Documents client data in Social Services Information System (SSIS) and specific information.
  • Prepares information and recommendations in connection with court cases and proceedings.
  • Provides public information on social service programs to the community and special groups.
  • Provides supervision with input for the design of new programs and services.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications

MN Merit System Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Carlton County Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS in Social Work, Sociology or related field. One (1) year professional social work experience. MnCHOICES Certified Assessor preferred. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. The person chosen for this position must demonstrate the ability to work positively in a team environment, function constructively during conflict resolution and fully support the core values and mission of Carlton County Public Health & Human Services.

Examination Process

The examination will consist of a rating of training and experience based on the information you provide in your application and your responses to the supplemental questions included in the application process. You must read the questions carefully, answer truthfully, and include any experience claimed in your answers to the supplemental questions in the Work Experience section of your application. Any experience claimed in your answers to the supplemental questions but not included in the Work Experience section of you application will not be credited. You will be asked to verify your degree with official transcripts upon hire.

Once your application has been submitted changes cannot be made. If you have a change in location availability or your contact information changes please email with the new information and include your applicant ID.

Apply by clicking on this link here: 011-OC - County Agency Social Worker - Bachelor's

For questions, please contact Carrie Umpierre at (218) 878-2580

An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Job Tags

Remote job, Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Work experience placement, Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Afternoon shift, Weekday work,

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