Human Service Organizational Structure and Processes

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Human Service Organizational Structures and Processes Team C BSHS-461 March 19, 2013 Patrick Crane HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES For an organization to be successful, agencies must have organizational structure. Organizational structures operate, as the foundation to ensure each department and its employees knows the appropriate course to follow. Organizations, such as The California Department of Aging (CDA), United Sates Peace Corps, and The County of Fresno Department of Social Services Child Welfare (DSS) manage each other’s organizations by employing organizational structure. Both Department of Aging and Department of Social Services provide an organizational chart in a hierarchical arrangement and can be found in the organizations websites. The organizational chart defines the different departments and specific roles of each individual associated with CDA and DSS organizations. The department of each individual are as followed: begins with the CDA director; the second in charge is the chief deputy director. From this point on the organizational chart becomes more intricate in that the chart begins to branch out, some of the lower structures have direct links with director. The next four levels are legal services, state long-term care Ombudsman, and two vacant assistant director seats in public affairs and legislation. The next two levels create a division. The first is Administration division, underneath this division are the information technology branch, Audits Branch, Human Resources, and Administrative Service Branch, which address contracts, business services, and human resources, and Fiscal Operations Branch, which address budgets and accounting. The second is State Long-term care Ombudsman. Underneath this division are Multipurpose Senior Services Program, Community-Based Adult Services Branch, and

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