Behavioral Health Director, SM Outpatient Programs

Core Competencies

  • Ensures that program philosophy and service delivery align with the program and agency mission.
  • Gives people latitude to make decision in their own sphere of the work while expressing confidence in their ability to be successful.
  • Takes the lead in setting new business directions, partnerships, policies or procedures, focusing on developing better, faster or less expensive ways to do things.
  • Helps employees successfully manage changes in the organization by establishing clear structures, processes, and needed plans for implementation of new strategies.
  • Facilitates groups or teams through the problem-solving and creative-thinking processes leading to the development and implementation of new approaches, systems, structures, and methods.
  • Shares information and suggestions to help others to be more successful; provides effective coaching.
  • Ability to take responsibility for one’s own and one’s team’s performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance issues promptly.
  • Able to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
  • Quickly and effectively solves challenges with youth, caregivers and coworkers, tackling problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Develops long-term strategies for the program based on an analysis of the industry and marketplace.
  • Able to focus on the desired result of one’s program work, sets challenging goals, and focuses effort on the goals with the intent of meeting or exceeding them.
  • Willing to make decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations when time is critical.
  • Open to different and new ways of doing things; willing to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as the clinical consultant for all outpatient clinical services for the San Mateo region.
  • Oversees clinical intake for all referrals to the San MateoRegion within agreed upon time guidelines
  • Organizes and supervises the assessment clinic
  • Supervises and consults with clinical staff working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, overseeing the clinical care received by clients
  • Manages clinical peer consultation and administrative meetings
  • Participates in management team meetings for the San Mateo Region.
  • Works closely with Quality Assurance to ensure excellent documentation standards.
  • Ensures that productivity and compliance standards are met or exceeded
  • Collaborates with outside partners and agencies around clinical and implementation issues
  • Works in collaboration with Program Managers around program developments.
  • Ensures effective communication between all members of a child’s care team
  • Maintains sensitivity to the cultural diversity of employees and clients

Applied Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A master’s or doctoral degree plus a license ( MFT or LCSW)
  • 3 years of clinical work experience in a therapeutic setting with children who have experienced adverse life events
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to children and families
  • Strong knowledge of individual, group and family therapy practices
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV assessment
  • Awareness of substance abuse issues and how they impact a family system
  • Knowledge of community mental health in the Bay Area
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural issues
  • A Valid CA Driver’s License

How to apply

We provide excellent benefits, competitive salaries and great working environment. We also provide great opportunities for growth and development working with highly trained professionals. Please take some time to learn more about us and our services by visiting our website at Please send your cover letter and resume to:, or fax to (415) 566-3039, or mail to:

Edgewood Center HR
1801 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

San Franciscon, California
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
fax to (415) 566-3039
1801 Vicente Street, San Francisco, CA, 94116, US