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Social Work Consultant and Program Evaluator

Company: West Nyack - THQ
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewOur Eastern Territorial Headquarters has an opening for a Program Evaluator & Clinical Social Work Consultant The Program Evaluator & Clinical Social Work Consultant is a key role serving as the Eastern Territory's social work expert and provides a variety of professional services and social work related support to the field including, but not limited to, evaluating social services/ministries programs in accordance with The Salvation Army National Social Services Standards, provide written best practices, develop plans and timelines for programs to meet all required social service standards, review program policies and provide professional feedback and consultation on a variety of program areas including program proposals, support and implementation of appropriate program policies, staff wellness and professional development, general social work guidance and training relating to clinical social work and non-clinical social work-related subjects. This opportunity allows for the individual to have exposure working with staff in a variety of social service disciplines and a diverse client population.ResponsibilitiesProgram Evaluation and Certification

  • Lead a multidisciplinary review team to conduct social services/ministries program evaluations (consultations and pre-assessments) and certifications (full reviews) in accordance with the National Social Services Standards.
  • Prepare reports for review of the Territorial Social Ministries Secretary and presentation to the Mission Alignment Council, as appropriate and requested.
  • Recruit department staff and/or peer-to-peer reviewers, to create a multidisciplinary review team, to conduct program evaluations and certifications.
  • Adjudicate certification decisions for programs evaluated, prepare related correspondence and notify commands and units of the results of evaluations and certifications including action plan guidance and follow up.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Command Social Services Directors in application, achieving and maintain external accreditation, State and local licensure for social service programs.
  • Provide consultation on the implementation of applicable policies and procedures for social service programs, in compliance with contracted services, City, State and Federal Regulations, reinforcing the Department of Homeless Service Code of Conduct and Client Responsibility specific to housing.
  • Represent The Salvation Army on interagency councils and other community, governmental and advocacy groups, as requested by the Territorial Social Ministries Secretary. Clinical Social Work Consultation and Support, Education and Training
    • Provide consultation and program development to commands, city and corps centers for programs such as, housing programs, behavioral health programs, family and social service/ministry centers, children's residential programs, non-residential children's services, adult day care programs, case management services, food services, foster care programs, medical/dental clinics, disaster related social service programs and other social services/ministries programs as they emerge.
    • Provide consultation regarding clinical social work situations taking place in the field (relating to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 5th edition), and focusing on social work ethics and best practices.
    • Communicate to divisional personnel, specific training requirements for shelter/residence staff, that may include but are not limited to, crisis response, harm reduction, cultural competency, first aid, security and surveillance techniques, social work and counseling.
    • Facilitate employee group-work opportunities to help educate the field on mental health/diagnoses related topics, or on other social-work related topics.
    • Plan, conduct and/or participate in workshops and other staff training events
    • Supervise MSW Interns as assigned Program Development and Capacity Building
      • Collaborate with the Divisional Social Services Directors to ensure the field has available training materials relating to clinical social work-related topics regarding onboarding and professional staff development.
      • Develop and make available appropriate social service/ministry data collection/organization tools, social services/ministry forms, evaluation tools, and program manual or similar templates to strengthen and support the services provided to Corps/units.
      • Assist command social services directors with ongoing development of policies and procedures, goals and objectives, outcome-based measures related to social service/ministry program at all levels of Salvation Army ministry.
      • Keep current on program funding resources, both public and private, and assist Command social services directors in working with program directors, officers and other related individuals to secure financial support for programs.Qualifications
        • MSW Degree required
        • NYS License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in accordance with NYS regulations preferred; or willingness to achieve upon hire.
        • 7 years' experience in case management or demonstrated experience in social services administration.
        • Regional monthly travel required (30%)
        • Comprehensive knowledge of all housing programs.
        • Prior experience with HUD funded programs is preferred.
        • Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently in English, Spanish a plus.
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Requires public speaking and heavily weighted with written reports.
        • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete records, reports, correspondence.
        • Proficient in computer operations, specifically Microsoft Office.
        • Plan, conduct and/or participate in workshops and other staff training events (National, Territorial, and Divisional levels), as requested and/or assigned.
        • Train and prepare National Social Standards Review Teams to conduct program evaluations of Salvation Army programs. What We Offer
          • Generous Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
          • TSA paid Life Insurance for Employees
            • Additional life insurance options for employees
              • On-site cafeteria
              • Paid Time Off - Vacation, Sick, Personal days
              • 403(b) retirement savings plan
              • Non-contributory Pension Plan
              • Professional Development
              • Education Assistance
              • Free, on-site Fitness Center
              • Federal holidays
              • Opportunities to give back and support our communities All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.--------PI216213783

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