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Current Job Openings
Social Worker - BHLTS
Columbia County Health & Human Services is recruiting for a Social Worker for its Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program in the Division of Behavioral Health and Long Term Support. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Social Work from an accredited Social Work Degree Program. Must be certified or certifiable as a Social Worker. Position involves working with individuals of all ages with mental illness or substance use disorders to promote and support their recovery. Knowledge of wraparound, community services, person centered planning, trauma informed care, and facilitating teams is preferred. Requires possession of valid Wisconsin Drivers License and personal transportation. Starting wage: $23.687 per hour. All applicants are required to complete a Columbia County application obtained from the website: www.co.columbia.wi.us   read more...
Accounting Assistant
Full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) with Columbia County Treasurer’s Office. Responsible for accuracy in a variety of accounting tasks relating to preparation, maintenance and verification of statements/reports. Ability to efficiently operate Microsoft Office with emphasis in Access, Excel and Word. Bachelors or Associate Degree in Accounting and minimum 2 years of responsible office experience. Hire rate: $20.076 per hour. Obtain required Columbia County application on website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline: February 27, 2017.
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Division Administrator Behavior Health and Long Term Support
Columbia County has an opening for a full-time Behavioral Health and Long Term Support Division Administrator within the Health and Human Services Department. Columbia County strives to offer programs and services which are individualized, strength based, culturally competent and community oriented. Responsibilities: Administration of mental health, substance abuse, and children’s disability services; assessment of community needs; develop and administer programs/services; supervise assigned staff and provide clinical supervision; ensure compliance with standards, policies and laws; maintain statistics and prepare reports; provide training and coordinate services with other county and community agencies. Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college with a concentration in Human Service related course work. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist under Chapter 457, Wisconsin Statutes. Specific experience in service provision to identified target groups and supervisory experience are preferred. Starting rate $32.391/hr. Obtain required application from County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us   read more...
Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Behavioral Health Program Coordinator for the Coordinated Services Team (CST) and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) programs: Columbia County is recruiting for a full time management position in its Behavioral Health and Long Term Support Division to oversee the CST Initiative and the CCS program. Responsible for ensuring utilization of a wraparound approach to individualized services focused on client/family strengths, community placement, cultural competency, natural supports, teaming and collaboration. Minimum Qualifications: Current licensure or as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, or clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with 3000 hours of supervised clinical, post-masters experience. Specific experience in service provision in mental health or substance abuse treatment and supervisory experience preferred. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin Drivers License and personal transportation. Starting wage: $27.308 per hour. Applicants required to complete the Columbia County application obtained from the website: www.co.columbia.wi.us AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST
Part time position (50%), 18.75 hrs/wk, with Columbia County Health & Human Services (HHS). Responsibilities: provide the general public, particularly older individuals and adults who have physical and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, with information and assist them in connecting with community options both private and publicly funded. This position assists individuals in identifying needs, determining program eligibility through assessments and functional screens, serves as an advocate, provides decision support related to long term care needs and links individuals with services and resources so that they may live with dignity, respect, health and purpose. This position raises community awareness of the Aging and Disability Resource Center through outreach activities. Education: Bachelor degree (preferably in a HHS related field) or a license to practice as a registered nurse in Wisconsin pursuant to s. 441.06 Stats, and the equivalent of at least one (1) year of full-time experience in a health or human service field, working with one or more of the client populations service by the Aging & Disability Resource Center. Ability to become a certified LTCFS screener within 3 months of hire. Salary wage $21.892. All applicants are required to complete an application obtained from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Activity Therapy Aide - Full Time
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $12.782
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  Must be C.O.T.A. or C.N.A., prefer prior experience.

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Laborer Recycling - Limited Term Solid Waste Facility
Columbia County Solid Waste is seeking individuals for Laborer positions. This is a limited term employment currently 40 hours per week. Responsible for sorting and salvaging materials related to various duties in the recycling area. Required to meet the physical requirements related to refuse and recycling material. Hire Rate: $10.00 per hour, no benefits. Background checks will be completed on qualified applicants. Required completion of Columbia County employment application obtained on line www.co.columbia.wi.us or from Columbia County Human Resources 115 West Conant Street Portage, WI 53901  
Summer Employment Opportunity
COLUMBIA COUNTY HIGHWAY & TRANSPORTATION Applications are being accepted for full time summer employment with the Columbia County Highway & Transportation. This opportunity is open to individuals seeking a degree in Civil Engineering, Forestry, Construction Management or related majors. Duties as assigned include various tasks related to general maintenance of highways and equipment. 2 positions in the Parks Division (groundskeeping) and 2 positions in engineering (guardrail inventory, culvert inventory, road ratings, and general surveying work). Must have valid Wisconsin Drivers License. Must be 18 years of age. Hire rate: $12.00-$14.00 per hour. First Screening of Application is March 15, 2017. Complete Columbia County application and submit for consideration.  
Janitor
This is the first hiring in a process that will include the addition of 4 Janitor personnel. The positions are full time (40 hrs/wk) with Columbia County Buildings & Grounds Department. Employee will be assigned to work at any of the Columbia County facilities maintained by Building and Grounds. Qualifications: High School Diploma or its equivalent, minimum of 1 year work experience in housekeeping, maintenance or groundskeeper desirable. Background and reference checks will be conducted. Work schedule 3:30 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.(midnight) Starting wage: $13.996 per hour. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit an application obtained from the Columbia County website: www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline March 10, 2017. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   read more...
Substitute Meal Site Manager
Columbia County Health & Human Services is looking for Substitute Meal Site Managers to fill in on an as-needed basis at the Lodi, Portage, Pardeeville, Poynette or Columbus senior nutrition program. Responsibilities include ordering, set up, prep of home delivered meals, delivery of meals as needed, assisting individuals needing help, clean-up, monitoring supplies, accepting donations and executing planned activities. Completion of Serving Safe Food training program within 6 months of hire. Requires a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and clean driving record, ability to maintain accurate records, ability to be courteous, pleasant and helpful to the elderly and/or disabled. Background check is required and will be completed by employer. HIRE RATE: $9.00 per hour. APPLICATION PROCESS: Required completion of Columbia County application which can be obtained through the county website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or call (608)742-9667 or from Human Resources at 115 W. Conant Street, Portage. Recruitment will remain open.
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ADRC Driver part time
DRIVER: Part-time position with Columbia County Health & Human Services. The Aging & Disability Resource Center is hiring drivers to transport senior citizens to medical appointments and nutrition sites, deliver meals and other trips as necessary. HIRE RATE: $9.00 per hour. Requires a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and clean driving record, ability to maintain accurate records be courteous, pleasant and helpful to people who are elderly or disabled. Background check is required and will be completed by employer.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Required completion of Columbia County application which can be obtained through the county website: www.co.columbia.wi.us or call (608)742-9667 or pick up an application from Human Resources at 115 West Conant Street in Portage. Position will remain open until filled.
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Certified Nursing Assistant Positions
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $12.782, plus PM/NOC/Week-end shift differentials
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  PM/NOC Shifts:  Full-time & Part-time

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Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:    RN, NOC (night shift) part-time (64) hours, (Fill-in Charge Nurse), RN/LPN Casual positions, all shifts

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Environmental Services Aide(Housekeeping/Laundry)
Department:  Columbia County Health Care Center
Hire Rate: $11.833
Closing Date:  Open
Positions Available:  part-time (48) hours per two week pay period

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