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Social Services Protect and Placement Specialist

Company Name:
Georgia Department of Human Services
Position Type:
Full-time
The Social Services Protect and Placement Specialist:
1. Assesses the level of risk to children by conducting face to face interviews with the alleged child victims and their
caretakers; collaborates with law enforcement when children are physically removed from caretakers when the child
is found by the courts to be at risk in the home; testifies in court as to the level of risk to children placed in the
agency's legal custody, and/or
2. Serves as the case manager for children in foster care; ensures that the children are placed in permanent stable
families within as short a time frame as possible; visits foster homes; supervises visits between children and parents;
testifies regarding the status of the agency and/or parent's progress towards the court approved placement.
3. Is available for on-call scheduling.
4. Engages in required state-wide travel.
5. Performs other professional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Requirements:
1. Master's degree in social work from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work ( )
based in an approved accredited college or university
-or-
2. Bachelor's degree in social work from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work
( ) based in an approved accredited college or university
-or-
3. Behavioral Science degree (any level) from an educational institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation ( ) and/or the US Department of Education and one (1) year of social services work
experience or a DFCS internship that involved a caseload
-or-
4. Behavioral Science degree from an educational institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation ( ) and/or the US Department of Education

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