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Job Title: Statewide CHINS Coordinator

Date: June 13, 2018

Reports to: Eric John, Exec. Dir.

Wkly Hrs: Full-time

Agency: Council of Juvenile Court Judges

Closing Date: July 11, 2018

Position Overview:

Working with and under the direction of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges (the Council), the Statewide CHINS Coordinator will work with all juvenile courts and all levels of government - state, regional, local – as appropriate along with other juvenile court stakeholders to develop and implement a general protocol across the state to further the purposes of Article 5 of the Georgia Juvenile Code, Child in Need of Services (CHINS).


Major Areas of Responsibility:

The purposes of Article 5 of the Georgia Juvenile Code, CHINS, are:

(1) To acknowledge that certain behaviors or conditions occurring within a family or school environment indicate that a child is experiencing serious difficulties and is in need of services and corrective action in order to protect such child from the irreversibility of certain choices and to protect the integrity of such child's family;

(2) To make family members aware of their contributions to their family's problems and to encourage family members to accept the responsibility to participate in any program of care ordered by the court;

(3) To provide a child with a program of treatment, care, guidance, counseling, structure, supervision, and rehabilitation that he or she needs to assist him or her in becoming a responsible and productive member of society; and

(4) To ensure the cooperation and coordination of all agencies having responsibility to supply services to any member of a family referred to the court.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop standards and practices for juvenile courts in compliance with the provisions of the CHINS Practice Guide.

Direct the design and implementation of local and regional CHINS systems of care.

Lead in the development of data collection system for CHINS cases.

Work with local CHINS coordinators to guide the identification, development, and coordination of state and local resources to provide direct and indirect services to CHINS protocol participants.

Convene and lead meetings of the CHINS Stakeholder Collaborative with members including juvenile courts, DFCS, DJJ, DBHDD, prosecuting attorneys, defense counsel, schools, law enforcement, and others.

Report on activities to the Council’s CHINS Standing Committee at its semi-annual meetings and as otherwise requested.

Serve as liaison to state agency partners to identify service needs and service providers, financial resources, and subject area experts.

Represent CHINS interests and inform audiences of CHINS efforts at relevant meetings, legislative hearings, and the like.

Qualifications & Skills:


Bachelor’s degree in related field.

2 years minimum experience in related field.

Some in-state travel.

Ability to deal with confidential information.


Knowledge of issues affecting childhood development and family stability including trauma and socioeconomics. 

General familiarity with the educational needs of children related to Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and 504 plans as well as the concepts of School Climate and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS).


Salary range: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00. Commensurate with experience.

Send Inquiries or Resume with Cover Letter To:

Mr. Eric John, Executive Director, Council of Juvenile Court Judges, at