The Assistant Director of Social Work position is responsible for ensuring the fidelity of our interdisciplinary model of practice as an active member of the management team. They direct the Client Support Services Team, providing administrative and clinical supervision to staff and interns, and consultation to attorneys across all legal programs. This position is also responsible for the onboarding of new Social Work employees and department interns. In addition to the interdisciplinary work, the Assistant Director of Social Work engages with CGLA’s network of partner agencies and other social service organizations to further develop our collaborative partner relationships.
Essential Job Duties
Provide leadership as part of the upper management team visioning the growth of our model in both depth and breadth, participating in the development and implementation of services that further our interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnership model;
Participate in the organizational budget process and manage the Client Support Services budget including administering client assistance funds and other client programs throughout the year including the yearly Season of Giving campaign;
Set programmatic goals, track caseload numbers and client outcome data utilizing CGLA’s case management system and provide timely reports to the Director of Programs;
Work with the Director of Development to identify funding opportunities, cultivate donor relationships, and write applications and reports required by funders;
Engage in continuous quality improvement including periodic review and revision of the evidence-informed holistic assessment model with the goal to establish it as evidence-based practice and review and improving of CGLA’s online case management system;
Manage hiring and orientation process for new social work staff and interns.
Provide clinical supervision and facilitate team meetings for social work staff and MSW interns engaged as part of the legal team;
Motivate and support social workers to meet programmatic goals while maintaining a high standard of care ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect;
Provide support and guidance to staff when writing mitigation reports and speaking in court;
Train staff, interns, volunteers, and external partners on interdisciplinary model and CSS role;
Complete formal staff performance reviews and intern evaluations required by each program;
Address performance issues with staff and interns.
Maintain a small caseload engaging in individualized case management with clients as part of the legal team including the coordination of services related to their needs across five areas: legal standing, economic stability, housing stability, family connectedness, and health;
Provide emergency support to clients in crisis;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Commitment to CGLA’s mission;
LCSW with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience, 5 years of direct practice experience, and 3 years of managerial experience;
Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team (experience in a legal setting preferred);
Experience developing grant proposals, writing reports, and developing budgets;
Working knowledge of the criminal and/or civil legal system from systemic and individual perspectives;
Familiarity with the structures of public benefit and welfare systems such as subsidized housing, food and financial assistance programs.
The Successful Candidate Will:
Have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate and interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; and
Demonstrate personal strengths in supervision, organization, follow-through, an ability to work well in team settings, good judgment, a sense of humor, and composure under pressure; and
Be flexible and innovative, able to identify issues, build solutions, and adapt to the needs of clients, staff and the program with the goal to build a strong, effective, and efficient interdisciplinary team.
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a generous benefits plan that includes Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health insurance, Vision Service Plan – Vision insurance, Principal Dental insurance and 100% employer paid life insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Dependent Care and Medical Flexible spending accounts, and 403(b) retirement account. Additionally, CGLA offers generous Paid Time-off, Floating Holidays and 14 paid holidays per year. During the summer months we recognize “Summer Fridays” by closing the office early. This is one of the many efforts displayed by Management’ to show its commitment to support employees having a good work/life balance.
The salary is based on 80% FTE. (Hours can be negotiated)
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter and salary requirements.
Type “Assistant Director of Social Work” in the subject line. Note: Please mention how you heard about the job announcement in your cover letter.
NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITING FIRMS PLEASE!
CGLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.