Clinic Director

Kinship Center, a member of the Seneca Family of Agencies, is seeking a Clinic Director for the mental health clinic and Family Ties San Luis Obispo (SLO) program. Kinship Center’s mental health clinics offer specialty mental health and counseling services to children and families touched by adoption, foster care, relative caregiving, or legal guardianship. The clinics are staffed by experienced therapists who utilize a family strengths-based approach to provide individual, family, and group counseling to children 0-21 years of age and their families. The Family Ties program provides support services to relatives caring for family members’ children. The goal of these services is to increase the chances for children’s success by building the capacity of kin caregivers to meet their health, financial, social, emotional, and child-rearing challenges.

The Clinic Director is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Clinic and Family Ties program. The Clinic Director also manages the mental health contract with local county mental health agencies and all documentation is in accordance with established agency standards and Medi-Cal regulations.


  • Templeton


  • Oversee all aspects of the mental health clinic and Family Ties program
  • Assist with the hiring and training of new staff
  • Oversee all client services and review client charts for clinical and technical compliance in accordance with Medi-Cal requirements and time frames
  • Supervise day-to-day work of clinical and quality assurance staff
  • Provide clinical supervision for licensure, including legal and ethical considerations.
  • Act as liaison with referring parties and outside providers.
  • Facilitate new relationships and maintain existing relationships with other community-based organizations, community resources and county agencies
  • Collaborate with the Department of Mental Health and Department of Social Services on a regular and as needed basis
  • Oversee the Respite Child Care grant from SLO Foundation, and write any grants as needed
  • Meet with the Clinical Supervisor for supervision and personnel issues
  • Disseminate new clinical or program specific information to staff as appropriate
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor or other Seneca Management.
  • Ensure program viability and financial sustainability.
  • Attend all necessary meeting including but not limited to Staff Meetings, Clinical Team Meetings and Management Team Meetings


  • Masters Degree or PhD in social service field required, and hold current, valid California license to practice
  • Experience providing and developing mental health therapy to children and families and working with children who are part of the child welfare system.
  • Experience with adoption and family relationship issues of children served a plus.
  • Must have expertise using and training others to use the DSM-IV to diagnosis children.
  • Must have/develop expertise and routinely train others in utilization of Medi-Cal documentation procedures
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office and designated assessment or outcome measure data entry programs
  • Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and administrative skills
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurability by Seneca’s automobile insurance carrier
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Full time


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 5 weeks of flexible PTO
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan

How to apply

To apply, please email cover letter and resume (in Microsoft Word or PDF format). Please include in your cover letter why you chose Seneca, and how your experience and education intersect with Seneca’s mission and philosophy.

Human Resources: 877-673-6322 (phone)

Templeton, California
Kinship Center

877-673-6322 (phone)