Social work and case management careers
Our goal is to care for the whole child, and that often means caring for families, too. We employ more than 400 social workers and case managers. Some of these professionals work in our hospitals, others in the community.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services has contracts with the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health & Family Services, to provide services to children and their families in partnership with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Children's Community Services' social workers recruit and license foster and adoptive parents, and match children to families that can meet their specific needs. Children's Family and Community Partnerships social workers provide case management for children in need of protection or services, with the goal of achieving reunification or some other form of permanence for each child. Other staff provide safety services when families need help caring for their children.
In our hospitals, social workers provide support to families who need financial assistance or face particularly stressful circumstances. Other hospital-based social workers support patients with chronic, long-lasting or life-threatening illnesses as well as their families.
Watch our videos to learn more about social work careers.