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Social Services Director       

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, & compensation expectations to djewell@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you.

St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is a leader in bringing emotional, spiritual and material assistance to the poor, lonely and forgotten in our community. SVDP has an immediate opportunity for a Social Services Director to implement and oversee all social services offered, ensuring these programs align with the mission and values of the organization.

Job Title:   Social Services Director                   ___ Non-Exempt    _X_ Exempt

Reports To:  Director of Member and Program Services

Scope of Position: Plan, implement and oversee broad array of social service offerings; Ensure SVDP systems enable appropriate access for those we serve;  Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting upon programs to achieve intended outcomes and annual goals; Continuously improve programs to align with the mission and values of SVDP;  Supervise staff and volunteers within these programs; Monitor spending in relation to the budget; Represent SVDP programs within the social service community; Role includes occasional evening and weekend interaction

Job Responsibilities

1) Develop, monitor, and continuously improve policies to ensure professional excellence in service to our neighbors, including:

a. Procedures

b. Eligibility

c. Forms

d. Assistance approval process

e. Engagement and assistance delivery

2) Design and manage SVDP programs to ensure cohesive and complementary offerings consistent with SVDP’s mission, values, & objectives

3) Develop evaluation tools and processes for all social service programs

  1. Ensure the professional supervision of all social service staff, volunteers, and integrated team members, including:

a. Coordinate and develop a cohesive team within and between all service programs & projects

b. Plan for and coordinate hiring process 

c. Ensure staff performance evaluations are completed according to SVDP standards and plans are established to facilitate employee development

d. Coordinate in-house and external training

5) Directly supervise the work of the Social Services Client Advocate Team Leader, the Winton Hills Program & Site Manager, the Vincentian Support Social Worker, the Re-Entry Program Coordinator, and Liz Carter Outreach Center Receptionist

6) Establish and ensure the maintenance of professional data & reporting practices, including:

a. Description of service needs, assessments, and service delivery according to SVDP and professional standards

b. Accurate, prompt and complete client database entry

c. Collection of service data to inform program development, staff supervision, budgeting, and SVDP advocacy efforts

d. Timely and complete reporting within the SVDP management system

e. Orderly, timely and complete reporting as needed for administration of grants

f. Secure retention & maintenance of records

7) Manage and develop the operational partnership with the UC Open School and any other strategic partnerships related to social services

8) Oversee the preparation and management of the budget for all social service programs

9) Serve as a liaison and/or arrange representation between SVDP and various community programs, organizations, or coalitions affecting human service programs 

10) Work with Conferences Manager through Vincentian Support Social Worker to facilitate the social services work of SVDP parish-based Conferences

11) Provide leadership to ensure compliance with ethical and legal mandates related to the delivery of social services

12) Other duties as assigned


Requirements – Master’s degree in Social Work or related field; Direct social service experience; Minimum of  three years of management experience in a social service setting; Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a faith-based setting

LISW professional designation preferred 

Work Environment:  Office Environment – Adequately lighted, heated and ventilated

Physical Requirements:  Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk, also some walking, standing, bending, & carrying light items up to 35 lbs; Ability to commute to/from and participate in off-site meetings & events

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, & compensation expectations to djewell@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you.

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