Clinical Director

Clinical Director

The Clinical Director position is responsible for operationally overseeing the Community Counseling Clinic at New Beginnings Counseling Center.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to staffing the counseling center, supervising trainees and interns at the Masters and Doctoral level, serving as agency liaison to outside volunteer supervisors, evaluating counselor performance, developing clinical service and training opportunities for the agency, and representing New Beginnings in the community. In addition, the Clinical Director shares responsibility for developing, planning and implementing strategies for program continuation and growth. Responsibilities also include providing clinical training to counselors, program staff, and agency collaborative partners. This position provides clinical and administrative supervision of the clinical staff and clinical consultation to the Executive Director when necessary. The ideal candidate will have a nurturing demeanor and a proven ability to provide a safe space for learning. Must also have the ability to think strategically, solve problems and have good decision-making skills, including critical thinking skills.

Job Qualifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with the required number of years to be a supervisor.
  • Non-profit or for-profit program management experience, including staff supervision, and clinical supervision helpful.
  • Proven experience managing challenging clinical situations.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal, Victim Witness and other types of client billings helpful, and/or willingness to become a Holman provider.
  • Current knowledge of the major theoretical orientations, techniques and practices used in the fields of psychotherapy and psychological assessment.
  • If licensed at the Masters level, a willingness to educate yourself about pre-and-post licensing and supervision requirements at the Doctoral level.
  • If licensed at the Doctoral level, a willingness to educate yourself about pre-and-post licensing and supervision requirements at the Masters level.
  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices.
  • Experience and an interest in working in community mental health and with low-income and other vulnerable populations, e.g., the homeless population.
  • Experience managing a crisis situation.
  • Experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed, and/or to be reachable for off-hour crises.
  • Experience with program development, evaluation, solid organizational skills, and public speaking.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially using Word, Excel and customized electronic health record databases and telehealth systems.
  • Ability to work in and adapt the culture of a multi-cultural, community based organization.
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • Understanding of the Agency’s mission and culture and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff and clients in all circumstances.
  • Employment contingent upon clear fingerprint and criminal history record and background check.
  • Good inter-personal skills, ability to relate well with persons from a variety socioeconomic and cultural groups.
  • Reliable transportation, valid California Driver’s License with a clear driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and oversee all aspects of the counseling clinic. Evaluate existing contract compliance, monitoring and reporting to ensure all goals are being met.
  • Work effectively with staff to maintain an efficient system.
  • Hiring, supervision, evaluation, scheduling, promotion, corrective action of volunteer counselors within the counseling clinic.
  • Develop, plan and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure self-funding and sustainability of the program. Regularly review and recommend changes in program services to meet client needs with particular emphasis on services for underserved populations, oversight of program evaluation and quality assurance functions for clinic including assessment of applicable legal and professional requirements and monitoring treatment plans for clients. Ensure compliance for grant funding.
  • Work with other members of the management team to assure successful communication and coordination between all New Beginnings’ programs, and participate in strategic planning.
  • Regularly provide clinical training to clinical services staff and interns.
  • Recruitment of clinical interns and clinical supervisors, conduct outreach and maintain working relationships with graduate schools.
  • Must be reliable and consistent.
  • Represent New Beginnings in a professional manner.
  • Must have an attitude of friendliness and be able to communicate with all levels within the agency.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all New Beginnings’ staff and volunteers.

This is a full-time position, but there is flexibility in terms of schedule. Applicants are encouraged to maintain a private practice, teach, or pursue other outside professional interests in addition to this position. Compensation DOE.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to hr@sbnbcc.org. If we feel you are an appropriate match for the position, you will be contacted via email for an interview. Positions begins asap.

A majority of the work will take place in the office environment. However, given COVID-19 and the resulting and frequent changes in workplace safety protocols, as well as our desire to continue limiting the number of people in the office to effectively achieve social distancing, some remote work from home is expected in order to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, New Beginnings maintains a supply of PPE, and provides regular health and safety updates regarding agency COVID-19 protocols and procedures.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; ancestry; national origin; religion/creed; sex/sexual orientation; gender; gender identity/expression, transition; political affiliation or beliefs; disability, medical condition, generic information, marital status; military/veteran status; pregnancy and conditions related thereto.; or any other characteristic protected by law (as defined by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act — Government Code Section 12900-12996), except where such discrimination is based on a bona fide occupational qualification.