Full-Time Social Worker 

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Date Posted: 8/31/2022

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Starting Salary 

  • $28.23 per hour.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology or closely related field with at least 3-6 months of prior work-related experience.
      Clay County’s Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with a major in social work or a closely related field with at least 1 to 3 years of prior work-related experience.

To Be Considered for this Position

 A Clay County Application must be submitted.  Use the Apply button on this page AND

apply online with the MN Merit System at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem and complete the County Agency Social Worker – Clay County – Online Application by Friday, September 9, 2022

You may contact Kirstin (218-299-7072) if you have any questions regarding the job description or Diane (218-299-7145) if you have any questions regarding the MN Merit System process.

Application Information

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment

Duties and Essential Functions

    • The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class.


      • Provide Adult Protection Services including Intake, Screening and Investigation.
      • Determine the need for legal representation for clients determined vulnerable.
      • Provide short term case management to adult clients who may need additional services not available elsewhere to them.
      • Administer and monitor the assigned caseloads so that details are adhered to and systematically documented to provide accountability.

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 10 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Some positions offer remote and flexible work schedules