Director of Community Counseling
Posted on: June 12, 2022
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
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
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-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
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