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Clinical Director

Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Job Description


The YWCA is a women's membership movement whose mission is the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism. YWCA staff is expected to promote this mission and to cultivate membership for the Association.


Objective of Position

The Clinical Director provides clinical guidance and supervision to Site Therapists, who are pursuing licensure in accordance with the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) guidelines as well as graduate student therapists in their internship/traineeship programs.

The Clinical Director manages the graduate student internship/traineeship program and serves as a Field Instructor/Practicum Supervisor for the graduate students completing their placement at the YWCA GLA. This position facilitates meetings and supports the day-to-day operations within the Social Services Department. This position contributes to Empowerment Service Programs and long-range program planning and assists in developing and maintaining relationships with community partners.

This position improves planning, cross learning and encourages joint problem solving relative to direct services and activities. This position works closely with the Empowerment Services Directors, Senior Program Administrator and Vice President Empowerment Services.



  • Reports accurate information to Empowerment Services Directors, Senior Program Administrator and/or Vice President (VP) Empowerment Services as it pertains to program design, planning and implementation.
  • Develops program trauma informed emergency prevention and intervention protocols.
  • Ensures all clinical and mental health staff documentation and data collection is complete, timely, accurate and current in organizations’ records and electronic databases.
  • Provides individual and group clinical supervision for clinicians and document according to BBS standards and guidelines.
  • Provides individual Program and team supervision, support, and performance evaluation for all assigned staff and interns.
  • Assists is recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of clinical staff and interns.
  • Collaborates with Compliance Assurance to ensure proper staff orientation, training, audit preparedness for all clinical and mental health contracts.
  • Develops clinical tools that facilitate the assessment, treatment, and linkages for program participants.
  • Abides by all legal and ethical guidelines associated with professional organizations in the clinical field (e.g. Board of Behavioral Sciences).
  • Develops positive relationships with academic programs at local universities and colleges and coordinates administrative aspects of learning agreements and evaluations for clinical interns.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of an annual outreach plan to appropriate graduate programs to recruit the needed number of clinical interns.
  • Plans clinical staff development training programs for staff.
  • Provides support services to clients as appropriate, to include, but not limited to information and referral, crisis intervention and advocacy.
  • Designs and coordinates program services in order to meet needs in targeted service areas.
  • Ensures grant objectives and work-plans are accomplished.
  • Evaluates the program, to include but not limited to preparation of written reports and collections and analysis of Program statistics and outcomes.
  • Submits required Association statistical and program monthly reports.
  • Attends program and Association meetings and trainings as directed.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of activities that promote the Mission of the YWCA Greater Los Angeles.
  • Represents the YWCA Greater Los Angeles at meetings of other organizations as approved by the Senior Program Administrator and/or Vice President, Empowerment Services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or counseling related field, with valid CA license (LCSW, LMFT) for at least two years. All requirements outlined by the BBS to provide clinical supervision to MFTs, MSWs, etc. must be completed.]
  • California Certification for Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Training. Current certification required or must be obtained as a condition of continued employment.
  • Ability to work with individuals who have experienced a sexual violence issue.
  • Ability to handle difficult decisions and use good judgment within crisis and advocacy situations.
  • Able to effectively use independent judgment and make professional decisions and recommendations in situations that require highly individualized planning in effectively advocating for the program clients.
  • Advanced experience in speaking in front of diverse audiences and the ability to adapt materials quickly so that the audience can understand the concepts being presented.
  • Exercises mature professional judgment and the flexible use of a wide range of advocacy skills.
  • Advanced skills in assessing levels of emotional distress and reacting appropriately.
  • Strong ability to work effectively with internal and external partners in developing relationships and programs to address programmatic issues and needs.
  • Computer literate and has experience with programs used in the office setting such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, case tracking systems and other key programs necessary to perform the requirements of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Counseling, advocacy and public speaking background required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and licensed as a psychologist in the State of California.
  • Prefer bilingual.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to problem solve and follows-up through completion.


Salary: $78,915 Minimum




Los Angeles, CA



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