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Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

PRC Baker Places San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Position Overview

Provides clinical leadership, coordination and supervision to multidisciplinary teams and programs. Scope of responsibility extends to mental health, substance use disorder, HIV-AID residential and outpatient service delivery.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

· Promote agency mission, purpose, and values in relationships with internal and external partners.

· Acts as the clinical authority of assigned programs and establishes clinical systems and standards of care.

· Provides back up LPHA clinical documentation duties in EHR in absence of assigned LPHA.

· Plans, organizes, and directs clinical services of assigned locations.

· Responsible for administrative functioning of assigned locations.

· Works with program managers and agency fiscal department in maintaining program budgets and supplies.

· Ensures program functions smoothly within the larger behavioral health system by building and maintaining relationships with community partners.

· Oversees documentation by clinical staff in collaboration with agency Quality Improvement and performs periodic audits of charts to ensure adherence to licensing and certification standards.

· Establishes and maintains a recovery culture and philosophy within the program.

· Aids in creating clinical and non-clinical program policies and procedures that address clinical quality and risk.

· Completes incident investigations and summaries for Chief Clinical Officer and Human Resources Department review.

· Responsible for supervision and performance evaluations of assigned program management staff.

· Participates in hiring, orientation and annual performance evaluations of program managers and ensures managers are providing supervision and evaluation to subordinates.

· Works with Associate Chief Clinical Officer in ensuring clinical programs are functioning at peak efficacy.

· Maintains active working relationship with agency intake departments to ensure client referrals and bed capacities at MH/SUD programs are maximized. Understands how bed days and units of services function within contracts and how they impact contract compliance.

· Participate in grant, program contract and other funding development.

· Participate in the management of clinically focused federal and other source related grants.

· Provides crisis response and intervention, including rotating on-call and after hours assistance, provide crisis consultation to families, public and legal entities.

· Prepare and submit monthly clinical status report of assigned programs to the Chief Clinical Officer.

· Attend meetings in community as a representative of our mental health and substance use disorder services.

· Additional duties as assigned.


· Licensed in California as an LCSW/LMFT/Psy.D.

· A minimum of three (3) years of experience in community mental healthcare/substance use disorder/HIV-AIDS or integrated healthcare setting. A minimum of two (2) years supervisory and/or management responsibilities.

· Self-motivated and directed, demonstrate strong relationship-building skills, have experience with infrastructure development and hold a high value for diversity.

· Demonstrated effective management and leadership skills with diverse populations. Has supervised management level clinical and non-clinical staff.

· In-depth knowledge of San Francisco community mental health/substance use disorder/HIV-AIDS available community resources.

· Grant writing and management experience.

· Ability to establish collaborative partnerships with supervisees, colleagues, and community organizations.

· Experience developing and managing internship programs for ASW/AMFT/psychologists.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed and other evidence based therapeutic principles/practices.

· Flexibility, adaptability as well as the ability to focus attention on workflow processes, procedures, budgetary guidelines, and documentation/productivity standards.

· Effectively manage time and meet required timelines.

· Exhibit exemplary customer service, compassion, and care in the execution of all duties and interactions.

Physical Requirements

· Must be able to navigate several flights of stairs many times a day.

· Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

· Must be able to physically respond to clients' needs in the event of a crisis situation.

Must be able to do extensive charting and documentation

PRC Baker Places

Why Work Here?

Awesome leaders and staff, great new building in SOMA, competitive benefits and pay for FTE staff, community focused!

PRC BAKER PLACES is a non-profit residential treatment agency that has provided the San Francisco community with alternatives to institutional care since 1964. Our direct care professionals provide counseling and case management services to previously homeless adults living with co-occurring diagnoses of chronic mental illness and substance use disorder. All agency services are provided from the philosophy of social rehabilitation which integrates teaching daily living skills in a safe and healthy environment.


170 9th Street San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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