Georgia Hope




Job title: Contractor-Family Support Specialist-SW Georgia

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Company: Georgia Hope

Job description: The Contractor-Family Support Specialist-SW Georgia collaborates with the Department of Family and Child Services to provide behavior aid, parent aid and transportation services for foster children and their biological parents.

Southwest Counties include: Coffee, Cook, Berrien, Colquitt, Dougherty, Clay, Early, Quitman, Miller, Seminole, Lanier, Randolph, Calhoun, Baker, Decatur, Lee, Lowndes, Echols, Mitchell, Grady, Crisp, Tift, Turner, Atkinson, Thomas, Brooks, Wilcox, Ben Hill. Irwin

Responsibilities:

  • Assist families who are involved with DFCS (Dept. of Family and Children Services) in building parental capacity and/or work towards reunification through parent skills training and linkage to community resources
  • Facilitate and supervise visitation between approved parents and children as identified in the case plan
  • Provide transportation services for purposes of supervised visitation between approved parents and children as identified in the case plan
  • Provide drug screen collections
  • Travel to the patient’s home to perform a urine, hair, and/or saliva specimen collection as requested by the DFCS Case Manager
  • Collaborate with case managers, other contractors and community partners to ensure effective treatment and case collaboration
  • Contribute to Georgia HOPE’s culture of safety and inclusion by demonstrating a commitment to learning how to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Services Available based on Education and Experience

Behavior Aid, Parent Aid, Supervised Visit Services Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services-related field OR high school diploma and five years experience in the human-services field. Human Services degrees which are acceptable: Psychology, Sociology, Counseling (religious counseling is not acceptable) Social Work, Child Development, Community Mental Health, Human Services, Criminal Justice (only with Juvenile experience/DJJ), Education (experience teaching K-12 grade)

Transportation and Drug Screen Services Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services-related field OR high school diploma and 1 year experience in the human-services field. Human Services degrees which are acceptable: Psychology, Sociology, Counseling (religious counseling is not acceptable) Social Work, Child Development, Community Mental Health, Human Services, Criminal Justice (only with Juvenile experience/DJJ), Education (experience teaching K-12 grade)

In addition the following skills are required:

  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with using the internet and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to function as a member for a multi-disciplinary treatment team and work cooperatively with other agency providers
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally and ethically with clients, co-providers and community partners

Advantages of Contract Work with Georgia HOPE:

  • Mileage reimbursement for client appointments
  • The ability to create your own flexible schedule
  • The ability to work remotely when completing admin-related tasks
  • Compensation rates for different types of services

Expected salary: $17 – 18.5 per hour

Location: Albany, GA

Job date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 07:35:58 GMT

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