Clinical Director, Women Against Abuse

Posted by Women Against Abuse on January 15, 2019

Are you looking for a meaningful career opportunity that will help support the safety of families across Philadelphia? Are you interested in being part of an established, vision-oriented nonprofit organization, including advancing culturally-responsive services? Women Against Abuse (WAA), is looking for an experienced individual to join the team as a Clinical Director!

WAA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, is Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country. The mission of WAA is to provide quality, compassionate and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education. With over 165 staff, WAA serves over 13,000 individuals each year through our direct services, education, advocacy and outreach (2 – 100 bed safe havens, 15 transitional housing apartments, aftercare community based case management services, legal services, hotline counseling, prevention & education, and advocacy).

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

The Clinical Director leads the trauma informed clinical services and related efforts of WAA programs. This position is responsible for the management of the behavioral health services in the residential programs and the Domestic Violence (DV) Hotline. The Director’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to: directing, providing clinical supervision, evaluating and developing innovative behavioral health programming; managing intake and DV Hotline programs & services; utilizing trauma informed principles to improve the quality of services; strategic planning for behavioral health, intake, and DV hotline programs & services, including advancing culturally-responsive services; directly supervising the Behavioral Health Program Manager and the DV Hotline & Intake Manager; managing the Community Behavioral Health billing of behavioral health services; working closely with residential program directors and managers to appropriately respond to the behavioral health needs of the clients; recommending and providing clinical, trauma informed, Sanctuary® or other related staff trainings; and act as a liaison with related government entities and partner organizations. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

 Master’s degree in Social Work (in the Clinical Track) and Licensed Social Worker required (LCSW a plus)
 A minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience required.
 Minimum 5 years clinical supervisory experience required, including clinical/behavioral health programming.
 Knowledge of the dynamics of addiction, co-dependency, recovery and relapse prevention is required.
 Demonstrated commitment to developing culturally-responsive programs and services.
 Knowledge and experience with Trauma Informed behavioral health service delivery required. Knowledge of the
Sanctuary Model a plus.
 Knowledgeable about domestic violence preferred.
 Knowledge and experience working with diverse populations and in an urban setting strongly preferred.
 Knowledge and experience working in a residential setting strongly preferred.
 Strong oral and written communication skills, required.
 Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office software, Outlook, Word, & Excel. Prior experience using client database is required.
 Knowledge of CBH billing procedure preferred.
 Ability to work under pressure and handle crisis situations. Integrity, strong professional and ethical standards.
 Demonstrated ability to plan projects and follow through to completion is required.
 Must satisfactorily pass criminal (state & FBI) and child abuse clearances and must complete Domestic Violence
Advocate Training.

Schedule: Full time, Monday – Friday Location: Office in North Philadelphia, some local travel required
Salary: commensurate with experience as well as a generous, comprehensive benefit package.

For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

We are an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We strongly encourage candidates of color, LGBTQ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

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