Clinical Program Director (Transitional Age Youth/Youth Moving On) (650)

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. 

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  •   Competitive salary
  •   Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  •   Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  •   Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  •   Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  •   401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  •   12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  •   Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

Successful applicant will have experience with Mental Health Care industry and hold LCSW/LMFT license. 

The essential functions include:

  • Provide supervision for Peer Resource Center (PRC) program manager, Housing program manager, clinical services program manager, workforce development specialist and administrative assistant
  • Conduct weekly YMO manager meetings
  • Oversee operations of YMO, including PRC and Housing program
  • Take the lead on establishing and maintaining relationships within the community for the purposes of advocacy and representing the Hillsides TAY population
  • Actively involved in the solicitation of donors and organizations to maintain and to grow funding for services
  • Work closely with the Advancement Department to pursue grants and donations related to Hillsides TAY services
  • Attend various TAY meetings and conferences to continue advocacy and exposure in the community for Hillsides
  • Serve as a leader in inter-agency collaborative to identify additional opportunities for Hillsides TAY
  • Coordinate the mentor and volunteer program for YMO
  • Attend YMO board meetings
  • Attend and participate in Family Resource Centers managers meeting, TAY Division meeting, supervisory training seminars, COA related committees and task force groups as needed
  • Is available on-call to YMO staff by phone
  • LPS (Lanterman-Petris-Short Act) designee duties as part of the management/leadership team
  • Work closely with program manager of clinical services to monitor and maintain DMH budget for YMO
  • Monitor, track, analyze, and report the data being generated by YMO and PRC programs
  • Establish and track benchmarks related to youth served through the PRC
  • Other duties as required


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manual and office documents

   Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  •   Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program in use
  •   Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


  • None


  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Masters Degree in Social Work, or Public Health related field
  • Experience providing services to the transition aged youth population required.
  • Licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and experience in mental health services delivery, or related health care agency, preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience required
  • Experience dealing with foundations and donors, and various public health entities required
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of both clients and staff from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the continuous quality improvement (CQI) of Hillsides' programs & services.  Activities might involve membership on a CQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for CQI and evaluation purposes, completion of CQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by CQI committees or work groups.


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer