Lead Social Worker

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Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 23, 2021
May 23, 2021
Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Position Type
Full Time

The Lead Social Worker is a critical member of our ministry by serving women and/or men to efficiently and effectively assist them overcoming their circumstances by meeting their individual needs and eliminating barriers through resource connection.   This role also provides clinical support to a multidisciplinary team and leadership to interns.  


Essential Responsibilities:

Care coordination

  • Facilitates client connections to resources for healthcare, legal documentation and basic needs
  • Identifies and retains additional service partners as needed for specific client needs
  • Refers clients to alternative opportunities when not eligible for Atlanta Mission Services 
  • Leads services for addressing client’s case management needs
  • Inputs, tracks, and reports client outcome progression and client engagement data
  • Ensures accuracy of client data 

Clinical support

  • Conducts assessments related to stabilization and support
  • Provides comprehensive individual services to meet short term stabilization goals
  • Facilitates interpersonal and clinical groups 
  • Arranges, monitors and documents individual and group sessions in accordance with state and organization guidelines
  • Provides supervision, coaching and training to clinical social work interns pursuing bachelors and master’s degrees
  • Develops a productive environment by encouraging cooperation and collaboration within the services team
  • Provides leadership to other Social Workers and Client Resource Specialists
  • Leads crisis management efforts and provides involuntary support recommendations and assistance when appropriate
  • Participates as a team member on the multidisciplinary team and provides input via reporting observations, concerns, and asking appropriate questions
  • Conducts exit interviews for clients who are not yet working with support staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work and LCSW
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • Strong Crisis intervention and de-escalation skills
  • Ability to apply theoretical framework and practice models to work with clients in resolving complex social issues
  • Possess a working knowledge of (1) the process of mental illness, (2) the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and (3) recovery philosophy. Specialized knowledge or experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), preferred. Specialized knowledge/experience around dual diagnosis and Recovery Treatment is extremely helpful
  • Knowledge and appropriate therapeutic boundaries for working with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and adheres to all laws related to the mental health field ( i.e. Code of ethics for Social workers, Code of ethics for Counselors, etc.) which establishes standards for the relationship between clients/counselors
  • Strong oral communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals
  • Strong written communications skills required to maintain quality documentation including all mandated forms in accordance to Atlanta Mission policy, state confidentiality, ADA and HIPPA laws
  • Ability to prioritize all aspects of the job through time management and organizational skills while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret clinical documents including but not limited to medical reports, psychological evaluations, and psychiatric diagnoses.  
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and cross functionally to carry out a variety of critical and time sensitive projects without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals to collect the necessary information
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints


  • Must have LCSW
  • Certified by the Alcohol and Drug Certification Board of GA (ADACB-GA)/International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol (IC&RC). OR  CADC-II (or its equivalent)  (preferred)



  • While this position will primarily serve one campus, this position may require travel to additional campuses associated with Atlanta Mission for training and cross training purposes
  • This position is consider an essential role for Atlanta Mission. It is the expectation that those working in this role be available to work in the case of an emergency (i.e. health or weather related, government intervention, etc) that requires the organization to reduce employee capacity. Work schedules during such a time may be outside of normal scheduled days, time and/or role duties.



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