Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads â“ both students and employers â“ for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCCâ™s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
POSITION SUMMARY: 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 collegeâ™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 collegeâ™s professional with highly specialized training and experience, the Director develops and implements a plan for communications, outreach, and education to foster the collegeâ™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.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 collegeâ™s campus wide Care Teams
3. Serves as a member of the collegeâ™s Threat Assessment Team (TAT).
4. Serves as the collegeâ™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 subjectâ™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.
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.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.