Social Services Director
- Experience Level
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Director of Social Services for the Columbus Corps located in Columbus, Georgia.
Plans, directs, coordinates, supervises, and monitors the administration of all social service programs within the department, including but not limited to, crisis intervention counseling, transitional living accommodations, emergency services as well as financial, food, clothing, and furniture assistance; supervises all department staff and ensure work is in compliance with established policies and procedures; develops, implements, and enhances programs to effectively meet the needs of the community; administers the department budget and secures funding for programs; ensures program operations are in compliance with contract agreements; serves as leader in the community by performing public speaking and promoting program services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service program development and administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of crisis intervention counseling as well as the dynamics and issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations. Knowledge of the procedures for applying for, securing, and maintaining grant funding. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing social service programs. Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community. Knowledge of effective communication and motivation practices. Ability to motivate, lead, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel. Ability to provide leadership in the community to promote program services. Ability to perform public speaking. Ability to develop, implement, and enforce program policies and procedures. Ability to audit Client records and ensure accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality. Ability to use/operate various general office equipment. Ability to read, write and communicate the English language. Ability to perform mathematical computations.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social Work or a related field, Masters preferred, Four (4) years progressively responsible experience administering social service programs with at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity, Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid State Driver’s License
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance requirements. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Work is performed in a normal Office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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*Application Submittal Period: 03/18/2021 – 04/04/2021
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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