Field Administration includes staff devoted to Emergency Welfare
Services and Employee Safety, Field Operations, Staff Development, and
Training. Field Administration provides coordination of services during
disasters and emergencies, support to the state office and county
departments on matters of safety, administrative guidance to county
operations, programs to encourage and support a professional, licensed
social work workforce, and training designed to promote a high level of
competence within the workforce.
Field Operations works with county departments to resolve administrative
problems and client service issues, as well as conduct operational
reviews and evaluate county productivity. The office also serves as
liaison between the Commissioner and the counties and evaluates new
policy for impact on county operations.
Staff Development manages programs and initiatives directed toward
building a highly trained/educated workforce including departmental
educational leave programs, the social work licensure initiative,
BSW/MSW student field placement and student stipend programs, and
partnerships with Alabama colleges and universities.
Emergency Welfare Services/Employee Safety
EWS and Employee Safety provides coordination of services during
disasters and emergencies, and provides support to the 67 county
departments, and state office on matters of employee safety.
Training provides core courses for supervisors and managers, and
maintains training records on behalf of the department.
Phone Number: (334) 242-9275