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Assistant Program Director - Mental Health (6172)  (Full-time, Salaried)
Program: Areta Crowell (Bankers Hill)

Assistant Program Director – Mental Health Services for Adult Outpatient Program

Work Hours: Full-time, salaried. Required to be on-call on a 24-hour basis for program consultation and crisis intervention if needed.

Salary: $75,000 - 85,000 per year



 CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals! 

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. We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!


Program Overview:

Located in the Bankers Hill area in San Diego, CA, the Areta Crowell Wellness & Recovery Center is an adult outpatient program that provides a variety of intervention services to individuals in crisis. We serve individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

Our services include initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, ongoing medication support services, limited individual and group counseling, supported housing, care coordination, case management, and linking clients with additional community-based supports.

Typical Duties of the Assistant Program Director:

This position is 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

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Master's or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or equivalent
  • Licensed or license-eligible with the California BBS as a Psychologist, Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist. 
  • At least two years’ experience working SMI population and co-occurring substance use disorders
  • Previous supervisory experience is helpful
  • Organized, with a strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders is essential
  • Knowledge of County Health and Human Services requirements is essential
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel required
  • Previous training with Cerner helpful
  • Must be able to pass criminal/background clearance


Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates. 


All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster before their first date of work, unless legally exempted 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.