Assessment Coordinator

Location
North, Middle, South Georgia; Metro Atlanta
Posted
Jun 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 13, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters
Willingness to Travel
100%

Georgia Cares, Inc. (Georgia Cares) seeks qualified candidates to serve in the newly created positions of Assessment Coordinator. Georgia Cares is seeking applicants who reside throughout the State of Georgia and specifically is interested in candidates from the Middle Georgia, Chatham County, South Georgia, and Metro Atlanta regions of the State.

This position is a full time position, which is a grant funded position. The nature of this position requires this employee to respond with an in person assessment within 24 hours when a youth is located. Due to this, the position of Assessment Coordinator will enjoy flexible work hours, totaling 40 hours per week. This position will travel throughout the State as our youth service area is state-wide.

The Assessment Coordinator position for Georgia Cares is responsible for the in-person assessment of youth referred to Georgia Cares for suspicion of DMST/CSEC. Coordinators use the Georgia Cares research based assessment tool to determine the victimization, trauma history, needs, and strengths of each youth.

This position works with partner and custody agencies to communicate youth needs and recommendations for the care of victimized youth. The Coordinator assesses the involvement and trauma history of the youth and confirms victimization. Within the role, the Coordinator makes recommendations for each youth’s care and services to achieve restoration, and ensures that the professional recommendations are individualized,
trauma-informed, and culturally competent and will address the youth’s specific needs.  

Lastly, the Assessment Coordinator is also responsible for conducting trainings and participating in partner meetings, as needed to increase collaboration and communication.

Georgia Cares seeks candidates who are dependable, hardworking, and invested in making a long-term impact in supporting the statewide response to child sex trafficking. The position requires a candidate who is skilled with rapport building, culturally competent, and demonstrates respect in working with youth and families. The candidate should also possess strong time management skills, prioritization, and experience with vulnerable populations. The ideal candidate would demonstrate strong work ethic, empathy and experience working with youth and families, and proficient organization skills.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage the Assessment for youth referred to Georgia Cares within 24-72 hour established
    timeframes after the completed referral packet is received.
  • Confirm exploitation and/or trafficking history through the assessment tool in order to ensure
    Georgia Cares is serving confirmed victims.
  • Refer all at-risk youth to appropriate partners or services outside of Georgia Cares.
  • Complete an Assessment Outcome Template Form for each confirmed victim with Georgia Cares and provide a copy of the report to the referral source within the established timeframes.
  • Complete all summary, notes, and forms related to the assessment within 7 days of the completed assessment visit.
  • Engage with potential community service providers in the region that will support youth served
    through Georgia Cares.
  • Ensure proper reporting and documentation of services, contacts, and communications with family and outside providers. This includes entering case notes within three business days of contact.
  • Engage in individual and group clinical supervision with the Assessment Administrator.
  • Participate in bi-monthly staff meetings.
  • Engage in case review meetings on a monthly basis.
  • Research new providers for services to DMST/CSEC youth.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the CEO, VP of Programming, and Emergency Response Program Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform on-call after hour shifts (at least 7 per month) in order to respond to referrals in need of assessment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a master’s degree in Social Work.
  • Must possess Social Work Licensure in the State of Georgia (or the ability to be licensed within 60 days of hire).
  • Must pass a background check and criminal records fingerprint check.
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel throughout the state of Georgia.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have non-English language fluent speaking and writing skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates located in the region being served as an Assessment Coordinator.

 

SALARY RANGE:
The full-time position salary range is $30,000 - $36,000.

BENEFITS:

  • Georgia Cares pays for 70% of an employee’s health, dental and vision insurance per the organization’s insurance policy.
  • Georgia Cares offers a desirable PTO policy with 7 agency holidays, 120 hours of Paid Time Off and 40 hours of Sick Leave.
  • Georgia Cares offers a desirable benefits package to also include a paid maternity leave policy of 6 weeks, and a Retirement Package to eligible employees.
  • At Georgia Cares, you will have the opportunity to work for the Nation’s first statewide organization serving child sex trafficking victim and will be a leader in the field of human trafficking.

TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to admin@gacares.org. The deadline for accepting resumes is July 13, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

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