Associate Director of Behavioral Health

Job Title:         Associate Director, Behavioral Health

Department:   Behavioral Health

Location:         Moorpark Ave

Job Type:        FT Exempt

Reports to:      Director of Behavioral Health

Supervises:     F&C Senior Program Manager, AOA Program Manager, CalWORKs Program Manager

Job purpose

The Associate Director of Behavioral Health supervises the day to day activities of the Behavioral Health Department, monitors quality, service and productivity standards under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health. Responsibilities include ensuring the Behavioral Health Department meets contract deliverables, with attention to clinical quality and documentation standards.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Program Managers.
  • Develop and implement staff training and professional development plans.
  •  Participate collaboratively in staff recruitment and retention
  • Develop support mechanisms for and ensure productivity of program staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate the outcomes of programs and services provided by the Behavioral Health department. Support program managers in developing measurable outcomes.
  • Conduct Data and budget analysis
  • Write reports, and review contracts
  • Support with clinical supervision and organizing other program coverage need when managers are out.
  • Serve on rotation as officer of the day for crisis intervention support
  • Provide clinical consultation to supervisors, program staff, and other agency staff.
  • Coordinate activities with other programs of the agency
  • Assist the Director in expansion and development of new service lines in behavioral health including diversification of payors and array of services.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting as necessary for programmatic operations.
  • Other duties and related projects as assigned.


  • Licensed MFT, LCSW, Ph.D/Psy. D., or LPCC
  • Master’s degree or higher in the behavioral sciences
  • Five or more years of post-license clinical experience
  • Management/supervisory experience and the ability to lead, direct and manage clinical staff
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Understanding of cultural issues, community resources and family dynamics
  • Working knowledge of DSM 5 and experience with dual diagnoses.
  • Experience working with youth and families.
  • Ability to communicate well with people of diverse cultural professional and experiential backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of laws and ethical standards pertaining to clinical care.
  • Detail oriented, organized
  • Ability to maintain valid California Driver’s License and automobile insurance

Working conditions

Work is conducted in a standard office environment. Occasional evenings and weekend work is required. This job requires you to be in the community, and travel to community partner sites. Driving is essential to the function of this job.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is required to sit for long periods of time; see to utilize a computer screen; frequently use hands; and reach with hands and arms for activities such as keyboarding and driving.