Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) is seeking a CSEC Services Coordinator to support the
Georgia Care Connection Office.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) had its beginning in 1989 when 5 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) were established. Our foundational philosophy was and continues to be one of building community resources for “at risk families” by providing a system of care to reduce trauma to child victims of abuse, exploitation, and neglect. We understand that child abuse "best practice" is premised upon the belief that "no one individual or agency can do it alone". Child abuse and the commercial exploitation of children is a community problem and demands a community response. CACGA currently represents a network of 40 community-based centers that treat children who are suspected to be victims of abuse regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, language or physical limitations.
The Georgia Care Connection Office (GCCO) is the statewide initiative of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families created as the single point of entry to identify commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and those at high risk of exploitation. Georgia Care Connection screens and links those referred to specific and appropriate CSEC services. GCCO provides independent care coordination and monitoring for anyone seeking help for a commercially sexually exploited child. Utilizing the system of care team approach, GCCO leads the dialogue among a disciplinary team of agencies and providers to develop one comprehensive care plan that ensures each child’s commercial sexual exploitation is addressed.
The CSEC Services Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, communication, and gathering of information from the moment a referral is received. The CSEC Services Coordinator is the GCCO team leader for that referral, and then guides all parties involved in developing a specific individual care plan for the youth. Responsibilities also include, utilizing the system of care approach in coordinating the involvement of all relevant persons and determining the next best steps for each individual youth, in a compassionate, non-judgmental, flexible manner, respecting the values and beliefs of each youth and family they assist.
• Coordinate and complete screenings and intake information for each referral.
• Recommend and link child to services, intervention, resources, and placement, when applicable.
• Manages and monitors individualized care plans, treatment process for the youth both in the community and those placed in a safe home.
• Coordinate and facilitate child and family system of care team meetings throughout care plan.
• Provide supervision to CSEC Intervention Specialists.
• Collaborate with community providers and partners by attending multidisciplinary team meetings to address the needs of each youth in the community and in a safe home.
• Ensure the development of a child and family community safety and crisis plan, and response.
• Provide juvenile court advocacy for youth.
• Build relationships with other community providers.
• Participate in meetings and committees, as required.
• Participate in internal weekly meetings and monthly CSEC Administrative case review meetings.
• Assist in the preparation and updates of weekly, monthly, and quarterly data and reports on referrals and other information as needed.
• Participate in presentations, trainings, and conferences on CSEC.
• Maintain integrity of clinical documentation to track youth’s progress (e.g. database and paper files).
• Respect the privacy of clients in accordance with HIPAA, and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional services.
• Uphold and advance the values and mission of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, the Georgia Care Connection Office and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families/.
• Master’s degree in social work or a closely related field AND licensure in the State of Georgia as professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist at least at the associate level (LAPC, LMSW, or LAMFT). OR
• Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a closely related field and eligibility for professional licensure.
• Must have experience working with commercially exploited children and high-risk youth.
• Must pass criminal records fingerprint check and possess a good driver’s record.
Additionally, the ideal candidate possesses the following:
• A personal interest in, and commitment to, working with commercially exploited children and youth.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
• Experience working within a system of care team approach with at risk children.
• Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with all levels of the organization and partnering agencies.
• Personal qualities of warmth, empathy, and sense of responsibility.
• Positive attitude.
• Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a group or team.
• Written / verbal communication skills including presentations and briefings, as well as good sense of humor.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Salary level commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter with salary history, resume, and a list of at least 3 references as attachments to:
Cover letters MUST clearly indicate your first hand work experience with commercially sexually exploited or high risk children and yourth.
Resumes and associated documentation must be received by November 19, 2012.
Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed immediately. Interviews will take place immediately until the position is filled.
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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Our vision is that when abuse is reported, every child in Georgia will have access to the services provided by a
Children’s Advocacy Center. To learn more about us, please visit www.cacga.org. and http://georgiacareconnection.com
Georgia Care Connection is an initiative of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.