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Staff Director Job Description

Job Description

The Staff Director is an exempt, 20-hour week, employee serving at the discretion of the Board of Directors and is responsible to the Board for the leadership and administrative control of the agency’s graduate student interns, license-eligible volunteers, and licensed pro-bono providers. Some evening hours will be required.

The candidate may not be currently a member of other board of directors or acting as a counselor at the clinic.  Additionally, no member of the candidate’s family can be a director or acting as a counselor as this would be a conflict and a breach of the clinic’s bylaws.

The Staff Director is not allowed to provide counseling at the agency’s clinic.  This would take time and attention away from the duties of the Staff Director.  The by-laws support this position.

The Staff Director is:

  • A person who holds a Master’s in Social Work from a CSWE-approved college or university with at least three years’ professional experience and is licensed in Virginia as a Clinical Social Worker. The person will have completed a Virginia Board of Social Work approved course to provide clinical supervision. The person will also undergo a State Police criminal background check.
  • OR a person who holds a Master’s in related clinical field from a CACREP-approved college or university with at least three years’ professional experience and is licensed in Virginia as a Professional Counselor.  The person will have completed course to provide clinical supervision.  The person will also undergo a State Police criminal background check
  • Maintain licensure as clinical social worker in Virginia; maintain their own professional liability insurance.
  • Interview and approve all intern applicants; complete required documentation for each host school; provide one hour of individual clinical supervision per week to each field placement intern; provide one hour of peer/group supervision each week.
  • Secure an Affiliation Agreement or Field Placement Contract from each host school and maintain those agreements in the agency’s records.
  • Present a detailed activity report in writing for each board meeting

Duties:

  • Train interns including an orientation program that includes required agency documentation and timeframes for completion; dress code; office policies and procedures, including safety and emergencies; holiday and weather-related closing procedures; and relevant clinical training materials for beginning their practice.
  • Maintain up-to-date affiliation agreements with colleges and universities.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop Memorandum of understanding with other agencies for collaborative efforts.
  • Respond to inquiries from potential interns, scheduling interviews and working with accepted interns to: establish start/end dates; weekly schedules; etc.
  • During one-on-one weekly supervision with field placement interns, each active case is reviewed and clinical supervision provided. Weekly supervision also includes issues of ethics, theory, professional role development
  • Complete all duties of field instructor for college/university, for example: all evaluations; time reporting; site visits; process recordings
  • Initiate remedial intervention when appropriate for student interns who are not experiencing success or who violate agency policy or procedure in the setting
  • Supervise interns when assessing potentially suicidal clients (safety plans, contact other agencies, referrals).
  • Assist interns with referrals to Child and Adult Protective Services, RACSB Emergency Services, and with the police departments.
  • Schedule speakers and coordinate weekly group supervision and provide thank-you notes to speakers. Topics include, but are not limited to: ethics, cultural sensitivity, accessing other agency’s services, poverty, trauma, etc.
  • Work with Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Capital Caring, Rappahannock Council on Sexual Assault (RCASA), Lois Ann’s Hope House, Brisben Center, Capital Caring; Mental Health America, Moss Free Clinic and other community partner agencies regarding both large and small group opportunities including: attending meetings at the agencies and with other providers; train interns to provide group sessions; develop small group record keeping and evaluations; train interns to gather demographics about clients used for funding proposals
  • Monitor and revise Policy and Procedure Manual, in consultation with the executive director and board of directors, as needed.
  • Attend community networking meetings as time permits.
  • Provide presentations, trainings, and staff outreach tables at community events as time permits.
  • Coordinate referrals with Moss Free clinic.
  • Answer phones, relay messages, and assist other agency staff as needed.
  • Coordinate absences with the executive director and program manager.
  • When there is a question of eligibility for a new client, the discussion is between the program manager, staff director and executive director, with the final decision falling on the executive director.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and attractive work environment.

Questions? Please call us at (540) 373-2320 or email us at fcs_staffdirector@yahoo.com.