Social Work Supervisor

Swarthmore College,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Last Posted:

Mon, Jul 31st, '23


August 15, 2023

Start Date:

July 31, 2023

Last Updated:

Mon, Jul 31st, '23

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  • Full Time

Who We Are:

Swarthmore College’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the mental health and well-being of Swarthmore students. We aim to create a safe and confidential environment through a range of psychological support and consultation services. We provide individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation, and referral services to the Swarthmore community.

The opportunity:

This position provides direct clinical services to students (including but not limited to: triage, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention), outreach programming and professional training to the Swarthmore College community on a variety of mental health topics, and consultations to faculty and staff regarding college student mental health. The provider in this provider will also serve as one of the primary supervisors for social work trainees at both intern and post masters levels.  

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide individual counseling and assessment to students with developmental and/or personal mental health concerns
  • Provide supervision of assigned trainees including goal setting, evaluations, documentation, and disciplinary action in accordance with training policy and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations
  • Participate in the provision of clinical crisis intervention and triage services including walk-in coverage and supporting students stepping up to a higher level of care.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and process-oriented groups
  • Provide outreach programming and consultations to campus community

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical supervision to social work trainees at the intern and/or post masters level.

Who you are:

  • You have the ability to clinically assess appropriate levels of care.
  • You have a strong interest in training and supporting developing clinicians.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in working with students with a variety of presenting mental health concerns.
  • You are committed to social justice and understanding the needs of clients across diverse backgrounds.
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Empathetic listener with the demonstrated ability to de-escalate crises/risks.
  • You are an excellent communicator with the ability to form relationships and build professional networks.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425?acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.


What you bring:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Licensed as a LCSW in the State of PA or licensed eligible
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within the last 10 years as a clinical social worker.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical theories, diagnoses, interventions, treatment planning and therapeutic outcomes.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college counseling center
  • Full licensure as an LCSW with experience in supervision of trainees
  • Demonstrated understanding of social, developmental, and psychological issues and challenges faced by diverse populations of students within a higher education setting.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience with developing and delivering psychoeducational outreach presentations and activities

Review the Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook, we offer benefit plans starting at zero cost! Upon benefit eligibility, the College contributes 10% of an employee’s salary to their retirement account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date participation begins.

Retirement Plans

Tuition Grant Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Paid Time Off (Staff)*

Holiday Schedule

*Note: You cannot take paid leave for the first 3 months of employment, leave accruals cannot go into a negative balance. 

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


For full consideration, submit applications including resume and cover letter with pay expectations by August 15, 2023.