About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities. Believing that war causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield, our mission is to heal the wounds of war and to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to end homelessness and poverty among those we serve. To learn more about Swords to Plowshares, please visit our website at www.swords-to-plowshares.org.
Clinical Director – Supportive Service Programs
Part Time, non-Exempt
Maintains part-time office hours Monday – Friday
May include occasional evening or early morning meetings
The Clinical Director – Supportive Service Programs is responsible for Swords to Plowshares’ (STP) non-residential and scattered site clinical programs including the Drop-in Center in San Francisco. If needed, this position can include a small case load of clients. This position includes administration and coordination of the activities related to supportive service Clinical Programs and Staff. The Clinical Director – Supportive Service Programs works with the Deputy Director of San Francisco Programs and Housing Development and other STP Program Directors to implement a wrap-around services model approach to ensure veterans are being served in accordance with STP’s mission.
- Assists and supports the Drop-in Program Manager to coordinate and monitor the activities of the Drop-in Center which includes compliance with contractual obligations and responsibilities
- This position can maintain a small caseload of clinically diagnosed veterans, if needed.
- Provides supervision to non-residential and scattered site clinical staff
- Provides supervision of STP employees seeking clinical hours for licensing as clinicians in the state of California
- Maintain a working knowledge of the readjustment problems of veterans, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, alcohol and drug dependency and other mental health issues
- Adhere to laws regarding confidentiality and reporting requirements; maintain knowledge and practice of current HIPAA certification
- Maintain Medi-Cal programmatic compliance as may be required
- Maintains expenditures through Budget Management; works closely with the CFO and Contracts Manager as well as the Deputy Director of San Francisco Programs & Housing Development
- Responsible for orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of program staff, and specifically the clinical program staff.
- Develop expertise in Housing First best practices and housing retention
- Performs other related duties as assigned by Deputy Director of San Francisco Programs & Housing Development, Executive Director and/or Chief Operating Officer
- Master’s degree in a social work, psychology, public administration or other social discipline related field, or business/nonprofit administration
- Being a licensed mental health professional in California (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PhD, or MD as per DPH requirements)
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a private or public social service agency in a management and administrative position. In the alternative, an advanced degree and one (3) year practical experience may be substituted.
- Minimum of four (4) years’ experience working with at-risk populations around mental health, substance abuse and homelessness.
- Experience providing clinical supervision to associates registered with the CA BBS (ASW, AMFT, APCC)
- Translatable military experience and skills may be alternatively substituted
- Proven ability to network and develop community resources
- Ability to organize technical information and to prepare written and verbal reports for presentation to the public and funding sources
- Familiarity and understanding of veterans and homelessness issues with an emphasis on the readjustment problems of Vietnam and current era veterans
- Familiarity with the preparation of funding proposals and budgets
- Ability to manage and implement program design and implementation of services
- Ability to supervise and motivate staff in multi-services oriented setting
- Treat all clients and colleagues with dignity and respect
- Must be able to perform all duties and tasks within what would be considered as reasonable accommodation
- Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities and be comfortable embracing the agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills
- Familiarity with reporting via a Homeless Management Information System
- Computer literacy and the ability to learn and utilize agency Client Tracking software (Social Solutions ETO)
- Understanding of and ability to submit billings in the AVATAR system.
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a benefits package to part-time employees depending on the schedule:
20 hours/week schedule:
- Medical Reimbursement Account (Health Care Security Ordinance)
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Employee Wellness Program
32 hours/week schedule:
- Excellent medical and dental packages
- 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
- 17 vacation days in the first year
- 12 holidays every year
- Wellness program