The Department of Corrections is focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of those in our care. Corrections employees have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others through careers in a variety of fields. Using cutting-edge research and evidence-based approaches, employees implement lasting change with a positive impact for the people of Wisconsin.
The DOC is seeking to fill a Social Worker Clinical position, at Oakhill Correctional Institution located in Oregon, WI (Dane County).
DOC is a great place to work! In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, we offer a competitive benefits package featuring:
Substantial leave time including at least 3.5 weeks of vacation to start, 9 paid holidays, and ample accrued sick time that rolls over each year.
Excellent and affordable health, vision, and dental benefits
An exceptional pension plan with employer match and lifetime retirement payment, plus an optional tax advantaged 457 retirement savings plan
Well Wisconsin Wellness Program
A free and confidential employee assistance program that offers employees and their immediate family dependents a variety of tools, resources, and professional consultation services to support their health, goals, and overall well-being
This position will facilitate group and/or individual therapy. It may also develop therapeutic treatment plans for inmates, provide professional social service consultations, provide transfer and discharge planning, provide PRC and Parole Board summaries and will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, maintain compliance with licensure, participate in inmate staffing, and complete other social service assignments as directed. Work at this level will require a degree of independent decision-making regarding inmate planning.
This position is in pay schedule/range 12-63 with an annual salary of $44,116 - $81,432 plus excellent benefits. Pay on appointment for current state employees may vary according to the applicable pay transaction provisions of the State Compensation Plan, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and statutes. A twelve-month probationary period is required.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.
The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency of employment.
The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.
All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.
The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.
Minimally qualified candidates will have:
Knowledge of treatment approaches and ability to deliver treatment through various modalities with emphasis on evidence based psycho-therapeutic and behavior management techniques
Knowledge of both normal and abnormal growth and development with particular emphasis on knowledge of mental illness, mental disorders, and behavior problems in adults and adolsescents
Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin per s.457.08(4).
How To Apply
To apply, click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Permanent classified employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion must complete the application process in order to be considered.
Questions can be directed to Ramna Koch at Ramona.Koch@wisconsin.gov
The State of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking a talented and diverse workforce.