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Job Opening with Ohio Guidestone
Ohio Guidestone

Position Description - please contact Robin Rizzo (440-289-0103) or email resume to [email protected]  I am directly representing OhioGuidestone and I am eager to speak to you about this exciting opportunity.


Job Title: Director, Community Counseling

Location: Lorain/Erie Counties

Supervisor: AVP, Program Administration

Employee Status: Full Time

Revision Date: 2/11/2022

FLSA Status: Exempt 


Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate the values and guiding principles of Our Promise each and every day, performing with the highest standards of excellence, integrity and ethics.
  • Direct supervision of assigned staff including hiring, supervision and development, including the development of leadership and supervisory skills necessary to ensure agency success.  Demonstrates and models positive leadership and presents the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
  • Assure fiscal accountability of all assigned programs and services.  This responsibility includes assisting in the development of realistic budgets, assisting the Finance Department in assuring that assigned services are adequately documented and that billing requirements are met, working pro-actively to assure budget compliance, and taking immediate action to resolve fiscal problems should they occur. Exhibits and demands care and competence in managing agency resources. 
  • Identify, develop and implement new programs and services and/or enhances current programming in order to move towards and secure recognition as a premiere provider of services.  Responsibilities include development of funding strategies/resources, responding to RFP’s and other opportunities, collaborations with other partnership agencies and networking to maintain current positive relationships in the community as well as to promote the agency to external sources.
  • Ensure the integrity of program and service delivery, compliance and evaluation.  Ensure compliance with internal standards and goals, all contract/grant specifications, as well as licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards.  
  • Assume a leadership role in the interpretation and support of agency policies (including HR, PR and Communications), implementation of industry best practice standards throughout assigned programs, aiding in the development/implementation of program outcome measures to ensure quality service implementation.  
  • Advocate for programs for young children through involvement with state and national organizations.
  • On call by cell phone during non-work hours for clinical consultation and crisis management. 
  • Exhibits positivity, flexibility and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
  • Demonstrates positive leadership, promote an inclusive work environment and present the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.



  • A Master’s degree in the social service/counseling field with a LISW-S or LPCC-S license required.  
  • 5+ years of experience in administration and a clinical supervisory capacity is necessary, as well as strong oral and written communication skills.  



  • Mission driven; strong desire to make an impact
  • Effective interpersonal skills; able to speak effectively with individuals and/or groups of people
  • Ability to customarily and regularly exercise discretion and good professional judgment
  • Ability to delegate, manage people, and evaluate staff and programs
  • Effective computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and electronic health records, etc. 
  • Ability to provide services in the community, client homes or at work locations which may include facilities with multiple levels and may require walking, standing and lifting.
  • Possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.
  • Successfully meet pre-employment drug screen, physical exam and tuberculosis test requirements.
  • Successfully meet all pre-employment background requirements.