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Director of Community Counseling

Company: OhioGuidestone
Location: Lorain
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

Where New Paths Begin Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a 155-year history, we address the needs of the whole person, helping individuals reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more. OhioGuidestone's Lorain program is looking for a compassionate and driven Director for their Community Counseling program. The individual selected for this position will manage departmental operations including clinical programming and provide direct supervision. The Director must be flexible, have the ability to communicate effectively in the community on behalf of the agency, and have exceptional organizational skills, as well as strong clinical skills. Essential Functions Direct supervision of assigned staff including hiring, supervision and development, including the development of leadership and supervisory skills necessary to ensure agency success. Demonstrates and models positive leadership and presents the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
Assures fiscal accountability of all assigned programs and services. This responsibility includes assisting in the development of realistic budgets, assisting the Finance Department in assuring that assigned services are adequately documented and that billing requirements are met, working pro-actively to assure budget compliance, and taking immediate action to resolve fiscal problems should they occur. Exhibits and demands care and competence in managing agency resources.
Identifies, develops and implements new programs and services and/or enhances current programming in order to move towards and secure recognition as a premiere provider of services. Responsibilities include development of funding strategies/resources, responding to RFP's and other opportunities, collaborations with other partnership agencies and networking to maintain current positive relationships in the community as well as to promote the agency to external sources.
Ensures the integrity of program and service delivery, compliance and evaluation. Ensures compliance with internal standards and goals, all contract/grant specifications, as well as licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards including but not limited to ODJFS, ODE, County, Council on Accreditation, EAGLE Accreditation, NAEYC, SUTQ, State/County HMG, Medicaid, ODMH, etc---. Ensures all Local, State, Federal and GAAP laws and regulations.
Assumes a leadership role in the interpretation and support of agency policies (including HR, PR and Communications), implementation of industry best practice standards throughout assigned programs, aiding in the development/implementation of program outcome measures to ensure quality service implementation.
Advocate for programs for young children through involvement with state and national organizations.
On call by cell phone during non-work hours for clinical consultation and crisis management.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Exhibit positivity, flexibility and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
Demonstrate positive leadership, promote a team-based work environment and present the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts. Physical Requirements Ability to delegate, manage people, and evaluate staff and programs
Supervisory skills and flexibility to supervise at multiple sites. This requires extensive driving.
English reading and writing skills required
Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families
Attention to detail and confidentiality required
Works flexible hours.
Strong oral and written skills necessary
Requires typing and computer literacy, including Windows applications, Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail and basic database usage. Qualifications A Master's degree in the social service/counseling field with a LISW-S or LPCC-S license required.
A minimum of five years of experience in administration and a clinical supervisory capacity is necessary, as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
The ability to organize, delegate, and evaluate is also required for success of this position.
Multiple site management experience preferred.
Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.
Ability to take and pass a physical exam and drug screening. At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.
OhioGuidestone is committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V #IND1 Education
Masters or better in Social Work
Masters or better in Counseling
Licenses & Certifications
R-Social Engagement
R-Mental Health Counseling
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Keywords: OhioGuidestone, Lorain , Director of Community Counseling, Executive , Lorain, Ohio

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