Director of Social Services
September 1, 2022
September 30, 2022
Title: Director of Social Services
Reports to: Executive Director
The Director of Social Services (DOSS) is assigned by the Executive Director to be the staff leader responsible for the foster care, adoptions and unplanned pregnancy counseling and assistance programs of the agency. The DOSS collaborates with the Executive Director on important programmatic issues and also serves functionally as the Deputy Director with limited executive responsibilities when the Executive Director is inaccessible to the agency.
The DOSS is the one primarily responsible for the agency’s compliance with RCCL licensing rules, agency policies and all applicable regulations. The DOSS is also the lead person assigned to our relationship with the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Moral and Religious Qualifications
As Georgia Agape is affiliated with the Churches of Christ, only individuals who can accept and support our mission statement will be considered for the position of Director of Social Services. Also, due to the Christian affiliation of the agency, only individuals who maintain high moral standards in accordance with Christian principles and values will be considered.
Education, Experience and Knowledge Required
The Director of Social Services shall possess a master’s degree in a social science field and have a minimum of three years of child placing and administrative experience. This individual shall have demonstrated skills in supervising and managing social service programs.
The Director of Social Services shall possess a strong work ethic and be able to handle the stress and pressure that comes from a busy work environment. This individual shall also have good interpersonal skills and be emotionally stable and secure. Strong organizational and communication (both oral and written) skills are also important qualities as the challenges of this workload will demand it.
The Director of Social Services shall possess knowledge and training in understanding human behavior, child development and basic casework and counseling strategies. As an ongoing need, this individual must also be thoroughly knowledgeable of (1) licensing rules promulgated by the Georgia Division of Human Services; (2) Agape’s program policies and procedures; (3) Agape’s foster parent handbook; and (4) general standards for good social work practice in foster care and adoption services.