Social Worker, Licensed (Care Coordinators)

Social Worker Job

Job Title Social Worker, Licensed (Care Coordinators)
Salary $36,268.09 – $51,811.56 Annually
Job Type Full Time
Location Atlanta, GA
Department DFCS – Division of Family and Child Services

Job Description
The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency and well-being for all Georgians. The department is one of the largest agencies in state government with an annual budget of $1.8 billion and more than 9,000 employees. DHS is comprised of three divisions: Division of Aging Services, Division of Child Support Services, and the Division of Family and Children Services.

The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is working to implement significant child welfare reform through the Blueprint for Change plan, which is the Division’s roadmap to improving the lives of the children and families we serve. It is about strong practice, a committed workforce and the authentic internal and external engagement with our staff and the community. The Blueprint for Change has three pillars:

Practice Model: Adoption of a practice model that will serve as the foundation to keep kids safe and strengthen families; and inclusion of guiding principles, vision and mission statement.
Robust Workforce Development: Increased staffing and expertise for Child Welfare and Family Independence; research-based caseload ratios; mentoring for supervisors; improved compensation based on proven competency; and development of a career path.
Constituent Engagement: Creation of advisory boards at state, regional and local levels; organized “roadshows” to engage the public, local stakeholders and media; and build consensus and collaboration among partners, staff, and stakeholders.
Job Description
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Placement and Permanency Section have the unique opportunity of establishing a state level care coordination treatment team. Under general supervision, 14 Care Coordinators will work in two teams of 7 and report to their respective supervisor and administrator. The Care Coordinators are responsible for monitoring and partnering with local DFCS staff, private and public providers/resources to manage and oversee the quality of care provided to children in foster care including but not limited to Amerigroup managed care, promotion of family-based care, prevention of unnecessary placements through evidence based practices, service delivery and community mental health services. The assignments for these positions will be by DFCS regions.


Core Competencies:

Possession of a valid driver’s license and consistent access to an insured vehicle is required as a condition of employment.
Excellent project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with limited supervision.
Ability to work effectively at multiple levels of the organization and with multiple project teams.
Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and/or standard software applications typically used in a corporate office environment.

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