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Assistant Program Director - Mental Health (4587) (Full-time, Salaried)
Program/Location: New Vistas (Downtown SD)
Assistant Program Director – Mental Health Services for Assertive Community Treatment Programs
Work Hours: Full-time, exempt. Schedule is Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with on call availability; may need to flex schedule based on program needs.
CRF places staff and client safety at the forefront and follows all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by San Diego County, the State of California, and the CDC.
Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!
At CRF, our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services. We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. For you, that means that you will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training.
Need clinical supervision? We can help you get your hours. Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better! We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.
Located in downtown San Diego, CA, New Vistas Crisis Center provides intensive, community-based crisis residential services for adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver a unique alternative to psychiatric hospitalization to clients who are suffering a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude so as not to be manageable on an outpatient basis. Our services are provided in a home-like environment that specializes in the psychosocial rehabilitation of each individual.
Built around a bio-psychosocial approach, our multi-disciplinary team addresses each aspect of a client’s unique situation, including mental health, co-occurring substance abuse, housing, medical/medication needs, and establishing connections to social service supports within the community to facilitate successful transition beyond the START program.
Typical Duties of the Assistant Program Director:
Responsible for assisting the Program Director with the day-to-day operations of the assigned program, to include all legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements, staff management, client care, and quality assurance and control.
- Oversees all admissions to the program and coordinates with other mental health service providers and community resources
- Provides supervision to direct service team members, as assigned by the Director
- May participate in staffing management functions, including interview/hiring, training, payroll/timesheet processing, development, evaluations, and performance counseling as needed
- Ensures that program meets or exceeds productivity requirements in meeting the needs of our clients by monitoring units of service in accordance with our contracts
- Supports a collaborative and consultative culture within the program to optimize service delivery
- Monitors treatment programs and individual client care, quality control procedures, daily programming, and insuring the program is in compliance with all regulations
- May carry an active case load at any time while maintaining administrative duties
- Monitors client database for quality assurance and client files for accuracy and completeness
- Ensures budgetary compliance by following all procedures for expense processing, adhering to accounting procedures for accounts payable and receivables
- Required to be on-call on a 24-hour basis for program consultation and crisis intervention if needed
- Master's or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or equivalent
- Licensed, license-eligible, or waivered Psychologist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- At least two years’ experience in a mental health environment; previous supervisory experience is helpful
- CPR/First Aid certification is required and must be kept current during employment
- Organized, with a strong attention to detail
- Knowledge of co-occurring disorders is essential
- Knowledge of County Health and Human Services requirements is essential
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel required; previous training with Anasazi helpful
- A valid California driver's license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
- Must be able to pass criminal/background clearance
Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plan, retirement benefits, and generous PTO (Paid Time Off). We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer