Social Services Specialisst II (ga4554-4555-ap)
Social Worker | Gainesville, GA | Part Time and Contract
Social Services Specialist II
Work Location: Gainesville GA
Under general supervision, provides investigative and comprehensive case management for a caseload involving child/adult abuse or neglect. Makes immediate and follow-up actions for at risk clients in need of protective services and/or placement. This position is part-time - PRN up to 35-40 hours weekly; Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays.
Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions(including but not limited to)
Accesses and records client and community resource information
Collects evidence, interviews witnesses, and prepares necessary reports according to rules and regulations, state and federal laws
Compiles records and prepares reports; performs follow-up to determine the status of client's case
Conducts home-visit evaluations for information gathering to be used in assessments
Coordinates and monitors children in out-of-home placements and in-home interventions
Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of client's activities
Develops case plans that effectively utilize community resources to meet needs of individual custodial client
Identifies placement resources for children within the foster care system
Initiates the legal process for guardianship, protective services, placement and/or adoption
Maintains required documentation and completes reports
Makes immediate assessments regarding safety of clients and responds according to established protocol and policies
Performs initial investigations of protective services referrals to determine the appropriateness of protective services intervention
Works in collaboration with legal system to ensure safety and achieve desired outcomes Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in any behavioral science from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience at lower level Social Svcs Spec 1 (SSP070) or position equivalent.