Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative (ACASI), Family Violence Center

Job #16474



The Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative’s (ACASI) mission is to foster the healing of intimate partner homicide survivors. ACASI provides statewide, trauma-informed, wraparound services to children and adolescents who have lost a parent to intimate partner homicide (IPH) and their caregivers.

Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position with benefits at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor (CAP). Subject to performance and the availability of grant funding, the position is renewable annually for a period of up to three years. The CAP will provide clinical supervision and managerial oversight for an experienced four-person team (the ACASI Clinical Project Manager, two ACASI Case Management Coordinators/Advocates [CMC/A], and the ACASI Project Director), handle a small number of complicated/special circumstance cases, client intakes, and assessments, and liaise and problem-solve with contracted mental health providers. Grant reporting, tracking, and maintaining organized and auditable records across program components is necessary. An important aspect of the role will involve liaison with evaluators, researchers, and foundation funders. The CAP will contribute to the research, policy, and practice literature regarding the work of the ACASI program, thus providing a new dimension and direction to its direct service focus. The position reports to the Director of the FVC and the Director of the School of Social Work.


Required Qualifications:

  • MSW and a Ph.D. in the social sciences or DSW.
  • Licensed clinical social worker or licensed psychologist.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to make effective public presentations that highlight the importance of the clinical aspects of the ACASI program.
  • Six years of leadership/administrative experience including clinical supervision of staff.
  • Demonstrable experience using clinical interventions to address the impact of family violence, trauma, grief and loss on children and their caregivers.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the complex dynamics of intimate partner violence and homicide.
  • Experience working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Experience working on grants, including grant reporting.
  • Ability and willingness to write grants.
  • Record of scholarly publications in the field of child and family trauma.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between the FVC Director and the ACASI team.
  • Supervise and manage the ACASI Clinical Project Manager, two ACASI Case Management Coordinators/Advocates, and the ACASI Project Director.
  • Assist in the development of service plans and oversee the CMC/A implementation of service plans.
  • Responsible for ACASI staff timesheets.
  • Responsible for maintaining organized program records for grant reporting.
  • Ensure quality control over the administration of the ACASI project.
  • In conjunction with the FVC Director, ensure quality risk assessment and management in a small number of potentially dangerous cases.
  • Work with the FVC Director and the ACASI Project Director to explore the possibility of obtaining funding for and launching a National Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative (NCASI).
  • With the Project Director, participate in the weekly staffing of cases with the ACASI team.
  • With the Clinical Project Manager, participate in the staffing of cases with contracted mental health providers and participate in some child/family team meetings.
  • Oversee victim/caregiver peer support group services.
  • Handle a small number of complicated/special circumstance cases and client intakes.
  • Oversee the upgrading/management of the ACASI data base and use the information to leverage external funding.
  • Oversee the implementation and quality of telehealth services.
  • Act as the ACASI point of contact for media inquiries.
  • Act as the principal point of contact for any program evaluation.
  • Identify, pursue, and acquire additional sources of funding for ACASI.
  • Represent ACASI in the School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and across ASU.
  • Stay abreast of laws, issues, services and resources affecting victims of crime.
  • Conduct community outreach and develop new partnerships with local, statewide, and national organizations in order to better connect victims with services and resources.
  • Oversee the mentoring of ACASI AmeriCorps direct service and VISTA volunteers and maintain a productive and collegial relationship with the Office of Gender Based Violence.
  • Oversee the contracts of any BSW or MSW student experiences working with the ACASI program.
  • Maintain a program of scholarship and research.
  • Act as a point of contact with funders regarding accessing and using aggregate, de-identified data in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Provide support to the Project Director in exploring the possible utilization of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for the delivery of ACASI services.
  • Act as the Victim Compensation Coordinator.
  • Provide webinars and trainings.
  • Ensure victims are informed of their legal rights.


Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit and upload your application materials which include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement that illustrates your interests, professional experiences, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Information for three professional references (name, position, title, e-mail address, phone number)
  • A writing sample.


The application deadline is Monday, October 26, 2020  5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. For questions or additional information contact: Neil Websdale, PhD, Director, Family Violence Center, School of Social Work, Arizona State University,


This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, and reference checks. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


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