Maggie Jackson, Associate Director
Maggie Jackson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Certified Trauma Specialist in the State of Georgia. She earned her Master’s degree with honors in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Maggie’s social work career began at Kennesaw State University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Human Services and developed a strong passion for assisting others. As a gifted clinician, Maggie has a strong focus in Child and Family Therapy, substance abuse issues and domestic violence. Maggie is a quad-lingual social work professional that thrives when servicing those of our world community. Her passion for assisting underserved populations allows her to remove barriers created by socioeconomics, language, and culture.
Describe your role at CFVC.
As the Associate Director at CFVC, I report directly to the Executive Director. I provided direct and operational leadership for all departments, programs and administrative functions of the agency. Employee development and mentoring are my favorite areas of responsibility as they allow me to share my knowledge and experience with my coworkers. I provide guidance for program implementation as well as departmental oversight. This includes ; helping define programmatic vision and strategy of the agency, overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of services, ensuring due diligence and grant compliance, human resources, developing policies and ensuring sound procedures, overseeing recruitment and retention of program staff and consultant, managing the performance evaluation process, supervise and provide direction for all department managers and the Internship Program.
How did you come to work at CFVC?
I was sought out by our Executive Director. CFVC was in need of an Emergency Crisis Shelter Director. I spoke with Meg over the phone and the rest is history.
What has made you remain committed to CFVC since then?
Though I don’t provide direct client services any longer, my commitment is fueled by my knowledge and understanding that everything that I do to make the agency successful, benefits the clients that we are serving.
What has been your favorite memory with CFVC?
The Candlelight Vigil continues to be one my most memorable event put on by CFVC.
What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
I believe that by me simply being a part of such a wonderful organization proves that I am successfully serving those whom need it most.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Helping families in need grow to positions of strength and independence; provide me with a sense of accomplishment.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
I help eliminate the problem of families having to finding solid, accessible and effective services on their own. I help provide families with a safe place to rebuild and restart their lives.
What do you most look forward to in your work?
I most look forward to coming in every morning and being able to work alongside such strong, dedicated women. CFVC employs passionate staff who are all leaders in our field.
Certifications or professional memberships:
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
List of CFVC events you have run or participated in:
Quarterly Volunteer Training
Internship Program Coordinator