Clinical Director

Clinical Director | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team. The Clinical Director is responsible for ensuring quality therapeutic and case management services for all programs within YWCA. This person assures that the highest standards are met for the clinical aspects of YWCA, including working along with the leadership team to ensure a comprehensive safety net. The Clinical Director oversees all clinical staff, ensuring productivity and that mechanisms are in place to measure client satisfaction. The Clinical Director also participates in short- and long-range planning for program development and agency direction. This person supports the vision, mission, and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Responsible for oversight of the clinical needs of YWCA clients and residents, assuring the highest standards for safe and ethical administration of the organization’s clinical programs.
  • Participates in policy reviews, strategic planning, and program analysis for optimal outcome achievement and client satisfaction.
  • Directs case management and shelter staff to ensure a holistic approach to shelter services and housing offered and client services received.
  • Assures accuracy of records and documentation of service delivery, billing statements and security controls, as well as accurate and timely reporting of statistical data.
  • Takes part in supervisory and agency administrative meetings.
  • Learns and understands HMIS/Service Point and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) databases.
  • Operates within approved budget.
  • Monitors cost center activity and expenses; allocates costs to the appropriate grants within the budget.
  • Completes program performance reports for funders at the county, state and federal level.
  • Conduct in-service and community presentations on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma.
  • Supports daily operations to assure that all program goals and objectives are met.
  • Serves as Educational Coordinator for the placement and supervision of social work interns from various colleges and universities.
  • Provides crisis counseling and coordinates the more complex mental health/substance abuse issues or situations.
  • Develops domestic violence structured curriculum and procedures for resident support, DV education and other group work.
  • Recruits, schedules and monitors community service providers for presentations and on-site services, in conjunction with other managers.
  • Oversees hiring process and management of clinical staff, working to provide direction, motivation and relevant training when needed.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager, Sexual Assault Program Manager, as well as case management staff, including but not limited to scheduling; maintaining supervisory records and documentation; scheduling meetings, evaluations and coaching as appropriate; providing clinical supervision; and promoting staff development and morale.
  • Represents the YWCA Dayton professionally and is engaged with community collaborators when needed and applicable.


  • Experience with advocacy issues highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to utilization of Trauma Informed Care
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and residential settings preferred.
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Understanding of agency liability and client responsibility.
  • Knowledge of issues relevant to target population.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills required; and an ability to relate with poise and self-confidence to diverse groups and stakeholders.
  • Keen understanding of the YWCA USA and Dayton YWCA mission, vision, history and programs.
  • Developed skills in relational savvy, with the ability to establish rapport with a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and championing of the organizational mission and vision.
  • Must be able to work independently and be an enthusiastic self-starter, who is intelligent, highly creative and innovative in designing and planning, hard-working, punctual, detail-oriented, and personable, with strong organizational skills.


  • A Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field is required.
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker with either a current Supervision License (LISW-S) or the ability to obtain Supervision License is required.
  • Progressive learner.
  • Proven accountable leader.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet the needs of various stakeholders.
  • Ability to monitor and meet both internal and external stakeholder’s goals.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and requests of clients, residents, staff and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
    effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: Commensurate salary plus health insurance benefits based on experience. Some evening and weekend hours required, as needed.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)