The Home Study Manager is responsible for managing the Home Study Specialists and Contractors. This position is responsible for reviewing, completing and/or approving foster and/or adoptive home studies for the purpose of recommending approval for prospective or current foster, respite or adoptive families.
Core Responsibilities and Expectations
Education and Experience: Master's Degree in Human Services Field (ie., Social Work, Psychology, Behavioral Science, Counseling, Ministry/Theology, or other related degree). Clinical Experience: clinical knowledge, particularly in the areas of childhood trauma, family-systems, foster care. IMPACT Certified. Four (4) Years' Administration experience, with a minimum of two (2) years' experience of supervisory experience. Detailed knowledge of State of GA DFCS foster care policies, procedures, reporting requirements for GA Score, GA Shines, juvenile justice court process and procedures.
Skill Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in clients, staff, foster parents and families served. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work within a team. Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner. Knowledge of community resources and services. Ability to organize and execute responsibilities in an independent manner. Knowledge of normal business computer skills. Competent in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Physical Requirements: Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information. Ability to physically transport self and clients to various locations. Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.