Program Manager ( Childrens Mental Health Services )
Location: National City
Posted on: November 27, 2019
The Program Manager is responsible for all day-to-day programmatic
and fiscal management of the Para las Familias Children's Mental
Health Services Program. Areas of involvement may include but are
not limited to: budget development and management; development and
maintenance of program policies and procedures; providing and/or
coordinating staff development, and ensuring quality clinical
records are maintained. This position is a licensed clinical
supervisor overseeing a team of clinical interns who are
responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and providing behavior
intervention and family therapy services to children 0 to 5 years
old with multiple psychosocial needs in the home, child care,
preschool, and/or other community based settings. The Program
Manager establishes and maintains positive relationships with
funding sources, and government and community agencies as they
relate to the needs of people served by the program. Services may
be provided in a Spanish bilingual/bicultural environment.
- Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and
diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews,
tests, records, and reference materials.
- Clinically review therapeutic treatment plans, specifying type,
frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the
accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, recommend the modification
of plans and diagnoses as necessary.
- Participate in treatment team meetings and contribute towards
definition of treatment plans and diagnosis.
- Oversee the provision of behavior intervention services to
children 0 to 5 years old in the home, preschool and other
- Assist in the development of individualized intervention plans
that incorporate attachment based and trauma focused issues that
impact the family.
- Ensures medical records are maintained according to quality
improvement guidelines and other contract requirements.
- Identify needs in the community and develop programs to serve
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with
government and non-government entities, the community, and business
neighbors in order to maximize service delivery while minimizing
program and community disruptions.
- Outreach with other community, social, health and welfare
- Participate as a team member in administering internal and
external rules and program standards in order to support client
progress toward identified goals, and contract benchmark
- Initial and ongoing training of all staff, volunteers, and
consultants consistent with program services, goals, and
objectives. Completes all required continuing education and
requirements annually, maintaining current CPR/First Aid/TB
requirements. Document trainings and certifications
- Perform other duties as assigned by direct and executive
Education and Experience
- Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Psychology, Counseling, or Social
- At least five years experience in a clinical setting,
preferably working with young children and families. At least two
years as a clinical supervisor under California supervision
- At least two years as a program manager in a comparable
- Additional field-appropriate certifications helpful (e.g,
CADAC, play therapy, etc---)
Licenses and Certifications
- Must be a California-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(MFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
- Must pass criminal background check, including Live Scan
- Valid California driver's license and automobile insurance
required. Must have access to reliable transportation.
- Must have CPR certification or be willing to acquire on the
- Must have medical clearance certifying absence of TB.
- Free from debarment.
- Staff must be comfortable interacting with clients in
non-traditional settings such as homes, schools, community areas,
- Adherence to all San Diego County, Federal, State, and ECS
policies and procedures as they relate to the implementation of the
- Adherence to the corresponding discipline's Laws & Regulations
and Code of Ethics.
- This position requires extensive travel within targeted regions
of San Diego County.
- This job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and
solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and
interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills;
perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks and interact with
program management, staff, volunteers, representatives of public
agencies and community organizations and others encountered in the
course of work.
- Job requirements create the possibility of moderate to high
stress levels. Stress levels vary with the intensity of the
workload and the individual.
- Demonstrated communication skills and sensitivity to various
culture and socio-economic groups.
- Bilingual (Spanish) required.
Employment Type: Full Time
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