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Director of the Care Teams

Tidewater Community College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Director of the Care Teams is a clinically trained professional who provides consultative services to other college administrators and supervisors. The Director provides professional expertise and leadership to the college’s Care Teams and assists in operational assessment and intervention with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the college community. Although focused on student mental health and behavior, the Director will provide consultative services and professional expertise in situations involving employees and other individuals whose behavior is of concern or poses a potential threat to the safety of the college community.


As the college’s professional with highly specialized training and experience, the Director develops and implements a plan for communications, outreach, and education to foster the college’s efforts in violence prevention, student support including programs that address identifying and intervening with persons exhibiting concerning behavior. The Director of the Care Teams reports to the Dean of Student Support Services and serves on his/her staff.




  1. Working with the respective campus dean and the campus-wide Care Teams, provides professional oversight assuring employment of appropriate protocols for screening, assessing, and referring subjects who appear in need of mental health intervention and documentation thereof across the college.
  2. Convenes and serves as the director of the college’s campus wide Care Teams
  3. Serves as a member of the college’s Threat Assessment Team (TAT).
  4. Serves as the college’s principal point of contact for liaison with the community services boards in the TCC service area regarding students or employees in need of their services.
  5. Serves as the care teams and threat assessment/management case manager for the college, collaborating with the campus Care Team and other college-wide managers.
  6. Provides threat & risk assessment in potentially violent situations; assesses likelihood of subject’s danger to self or others; coordinates with college-wide and campus managers.
  7. Coordinates, reviews, and evaluates clinical assessments of subjects, makes recommendations for interventions, and monitors compliance with recommended treatment.
  8. Provides information and referrals to appropriate student services, human resources, and other college areas, as needed.
  9. Coordinates the development of threat assessment and violence prevention procedures, protocols, and resources for the assessment of potentially violent individuals and appropriate interventions or actions to resolve the potential threat.
  10. In coordination with other college-wide and campus administrators and offices, develops and implements a plan for communications, outreach, and education for the prevention of violence and substance misuse and abuse across the college.
  11. Trains and consults with staff from Human Resources, Office of Public Security, and Student Services functional areas, academic administrators and faculty, and other professionals on issues related to threat assessment and management, de-escalation of volatile situations, managing mental health issues in the learning or working environment, and similar topics.
  12. Develops and conducts educational programs for the college community on topics related to threat assessment and management, violence prevention, safety planning, crisis intervention, and de-escalation of volatile situations. Provides information and training to faculty, staff, and students about when, how, and to whom individuals exhibiting troubling behavior should be reported.
  13. Maintains records, produces reports, and organizes and disseminates care case management information.
  14. Serves on college committees, task forces, and other bodies as appropriate.
  15. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Dean of Student Support Services.




Special Assignments 

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.


KSA's/Required Qualifications          

  1. Working knowledge of threat assessment and threat management theory and practice, and experience in assessment and management of cases involving potential violence, preferably in a higher education environment.
  2. Demonstrated ability to review and interpret clinical assessments and formulate interventions to minimize risk of violence, and to provide crisis intervention and response, case management counseling in field/crisis settings and information and referral.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive and multi-faceted communications, awareness, and education programs around topics of violence prevention and behavioral support for varied audiences.
  4. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals and groups to reach acceptable solutions to problems.
  5. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and respond operationally to issues or situations positing a threat to the safety of the college community.
  6. Experience within a higher education setting working with multi-unit, multi-disciplinary teams.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage projects that involve complex and sensitive issues, knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, and coordination with multiple departments.
  8. Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an accredited program; licensed as an Applied or Clinical Psychologist in Virginia or license-eligible and attain a license within one year of employment. Strong preference will be given to individuals who are currently licensed psychologists in Virginia.



Background Check Statement Disclaimer    

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:


EEO Statement          

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.


ADA Statement         

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


E-Verify Statement    

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


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