Position Title: Director, Corpsmember Support (LCSW)
Department: Corpsmember Support
Reports to: Vice President, Education
FLSA Status: Full-time / Exempt
Compensation: $90,000 to $110,000 annually, commensurate on experience.
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, with occasional weekend work and evening work
Location: This position is 100% in-person, located at 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112. Some presence may be required at our other location at 2650 Senter Road.
Travel: Local travel may be required up to 40% of the time.
About the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC+CS):
San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School offers an engaging work environment focused on growth, teamwork, and making a positive impact. We value collaboration, respect diverse perspectives, and provide opportunities for employees to contribute their skills to create a hopeful and sustainable community. Whether you're passionate about education and development, environmental conservation, or community engagement, joining our team means embracing a shared commitment to service and the chance to make a meaningful difference. Be a part of our mission to create transformational change and learn more at www.sjcccs.org.
SJCC+CS is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Corpsmember Support Director to oversee our Corpsmember Support department. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that all Corpsmembers meet with and have access to Support Services in order to proactively address any obstacles that could impede their progress in the program. In order to accomplish this, the Director will supervise a team of staff members and MSW interns and establish and maintain internal and external partnerships. Strong leadership skills and commitment to trauma-informed care and harm reduction practices will be essential in achieving the program's goals and promoting positive outcomes. This position will collaborate with the Job Training and Charter School staff to ensure Corpsmembers receive the help and resources they need, and establish strong external partnerships with community resources that support the personal growth and development of the individuals we serve.
Program Oversight and Supervision
- Provide strategic direction and overall management of the program, ensuring compliance with organizational policies, grant requirements, and ethical standards.
- Provide high quality supervision and mentorship to interns (MSW students) and Success Navigators.
- Oversee day-to-day operation of the program and provide direct supervision to staff members and MSW interns, including hiring, performance evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
- Coordinate and ensure the completion of daily program activities, promoting efficient operations and high-quality service delivery.
- Monitor and support staff compliance with documentation standards, reviewing, evaluating, and co-signing service documentation as necessary.
- Foster a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication, and a culture of respect.
Counseling Services and Case Management
- Work with direct reports to conduct comprehensive assessments of Corpsmembers' psychosocial needs and develop individualized care plans in collaboration with them and their support systems.
- Provide direct counseling, therapy, and crisis intervention services to Corpsmembers, helping them implement personal and educational development plans.
- Provide clinical case management services, including intervention planning, coordination of referrals to relevant agencies and providers, and follow-up support.
- Act as an advocate and liaison between Corpsmembers and various community program services.
- Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions, ensuring a strength-based and trauma-informed approach.
Program Development and Partnerships
- Establish and maintain relationships with university MSW programs to source interns (MSW students)
- Work closely with the Vice President of Education to develop policies and procedures that align with trauma-informed care and harm reduction practices.
- Collaborate with Job Training and Charter School administrative staff to provide comprehensive support services to Corpsmembers, including housing, counseling, and community resources.
- Act as a point of contact for community stakeholders, building and maintaining relationships with counselors, group home leaders, probation officers, etc.
- Establish partnerships with local resources, coordinating services and designing counseling/mentoring programs through community collaboration.
Documentation and Reporting
- Manage and oversee the CFET Grant, ensuring accurate recordkeeping, timely reporting and budget spend down.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, ensuring compliance with legal, organizational, and grant requirements.
- Prepare and submit regular reports on program activities, outcomes, and budget utilization.
- Participate in meetings, committees, and conferences to represent the program and provide updates on program-related matters.
San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is a safe, inclusive environment that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage individuals from marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply. We understand that some applicants may feel discouraged when they see a long list of job requirements and do not meet every single criteria - we urge you to apply nonetheless. At SJCC+CS, we do not seek a "perfect" candidate because we believe in our core values of Respect, Education and Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity and Inclusion. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, passionate about our mission, and dedicated to our values, we invite you to apply. Join us in creating a culture of excellence and transformational change.
Vision & Mission: Contributes to a compelling and inspired sense of vision for mission to management team.
Strategic Thinking: Contributes to a workable plan to get from current to the desired goal and executes strategies with management team.
Culture: Contributes and maintains the desired organizational culture by outlining values and norms of expected behaviors. Demonstrates awareness of organizational values of Respect, Learning & Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity & Inclusion.
Communication: Communicates the specific strategies clearly and the specific roles and responsibilities that each team member plays in achieving the goals that drive the business forward. Communicates effectively with the executive team.
Team: Supports and leads an effective team of different functional areas to collaborate in achieving strategies and goals. Provides the necessary materials and equipment to each team member.
Business Acumen: Possesses knowledge of industry trends, best practices, and policies. A continuous learner with the ability to sift through vast amounts of information, effectively lead projects, and blend intuition with analytical skills.
Delegation: Strategically delegates tasks/projects to appropriate employees in order to meet goals and objectives.
Flexibility and Risk: Embraces ambiguity and uncertainty, coping with and embracing changes in strategy from internal and external forces and using it to the advantage of the company.
Customer / Client Focused: Clear understanding of clients' needs and preferences, while also being mindful of internal and external stakeholder needs, interests, timelines and decision-making criteria.
Financial Acumen: Demonstrates understanding of policies and procedures regarding expenditures, budgets, and financial goals of the organization set forth by the executive team.
Best Practices: Demonstrates emotional intelligence and self-mastery by placing value in continued personal growth.
Data-Informed Decision Making: Ability to review and audit data, flag outliers, and correct errors. Understands data and what it means. Can review trends in data and identify changes that need to be implemented.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary: $90,000-$110,000. Placement on the compensation scale is determined using a number of factors, including the candidate’s level of experience and education that either meets or significantly exceeds the minimum requirements.
- 403(b) Retirement Benefits with up to 3% employer match after 1 year of service
- Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan
- Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance
- Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
- Education Assistance Program
- Subsidized annual Eco Pass
Work Environment & Requirements
Position may require prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position may require the incumbent to occasionally lift up to 25lbs. Additionally, the position requires far and near vision when reading and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The nature of the work may require the incumbent to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Equipment Used: desktop computer or laptop computer, keyboard, mouse, personal vehicle or company vehicle (sedan).
Reasonable Accommodations: The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, SJCC+CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HOwens@sjcccs.org.
NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.
SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law. Working at SJCC+CS means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. SJCC+CS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. This means that employment with SJCC+CS is voluntarily entered into and staff members are free to resign at any time. Similarly, SJCC+CS may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, as it deems appropriate. This at-will employment relationship can be changed only in a written agreement signed by the staff member and the Executive Director of SJCC+CS.
**SJCC+CS IS A MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION EMPLOYER**
All new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination absent an approved medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. If a new hire is in the process of being vaccinated, their start date may be adjusted to a future date after they have been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks since the person has completed the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine.
To apply, please complete an application via the San Jose Conservation Corps’ website at www.sjcccs.org/jobs. The application deadline is 11:59 PM on August 31st, 2023.
Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.
Please contact Hefziba Owens, Recruiter / Onboarding Specialist via email at HOwens@sjcccs.org if you have any questions.