Community Behavioral Program Manager

Position Title:

Community Behavioral Program Manager

Harmonium Mission:

To promote well-being and self-sufficiency in children, youth, and adults through creative education, intervention, and prevention services rooted in collaboration with neighborhoods and families



Program Service Area:

Community Behavioral Health Services


East, West, Southeast


Full Time; 35 hours per week


$45,000 annually plus benefits


Initial 3 years, vacation time accrued at 9.33 hours per month; after 3 years, 12.25 hours per month; sick time accrued at 7.0 hours per month; comp hours accumulated up to 35 hours per quarter medical benefits $150 or $100 per month; retirement plan)

Reports to:

Chief Operations Officer

Direct Report:

Up to 10 staff and 12 interns depending on region

EEO Job Category:

Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers

General Description:

This position is responsible for the leadership and management of one of the three service areas of the agency’s community behavioral health services: 1) Individual and Family counseling and Intern development; 2) Juvenile Diversion and School based counseling programs; 3) Parent and Youth Partner programs; 4) Training, supervision, clinical oversight, and support to interns. Licensed Program Manager may provide up to 15 hours of direct service per week and is indicated on hiring contract.

Essential Functions


– Communicate with other Community Behavioral Health Program Managers to ensure program cross-integration, program development & consistency in the provision of all mental health services

– Serve as a liaison to law enforcement, provider organizations, collaboratives, etc.

Agency Leadership:

– Oversee and manage clinical system utilized by the program

– Provide leadership and support for engaging staff in support of agency wide priorities, including but not limited to, program development, program review and evaluation, goals, outcomes and other agency initiatives

Job Complexity:

– Provide consultation with staff on clinical emergencies as appropriate

– Participate in monthly budget review of all supervised programs and prepare monthly status reports as required by contractors and Harmonium

– Responsible for compliance of program with mandatory reporting laws and mandatory incident reporting and other compliance items as required

– Organize and offer clinical and administrative training based on staff and agency needs

– Supervise clinical cases, school counseling groups, juvenile diversion cases or parent partner caseloads as appropriate


– Maintain the highest quality control, quality assurance and contract compliance by clinical staff/interns

– Responsible for ensuring billing practices are effective and/or meet contract requirements

– Reviews client mental health charts on a regular basis ensuring that charts are current and complete according to standards

– Ensure service is driven by informed clinical interventions and yielding effective desired outcomes

– Ensure compliance of all contract requirements

– Identify and participate in the hiring process for potential staff, interns and/or volunteers

Decision Making:

– Assist the development office in preparing grants or RFPs for division

– Responsible for managing program budget

Staff Supervision:

– Supervise all staff, interns and volunteers in Community Behavioral Health Services

Minimum Competencies

– Clinical Intern Supervisor must possess an active AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation or be enrolled in training program to acquire such designation upon hire

– Must have a minimum of three years post-licensing experience

– Must have Current Active California Clinical license: LMFT, LCSW or Psychology required OR actively pursuing licensure

– A minimum two years of direct clinical supervision experience in the area of child, youth and families

– Knowledge of community mental health best practices

– Knowledge of law enforcement, school, child protective service systems highly desirable

– Understanding of community development and prevention strategies highly desirable

– Understanding of government contract compliance protocols

– Highly efficient and organized

– Excellent supervision, management and fiscal skills

– Good computer skills

– Knowledge of Medi-Cal billing is preferred

– Ability to pass TB and Fingerprint Clearance upon hire

– Valid CA driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with active insurance

Physical Requirements

– Ability to operate computer

– Frequent repetitive hand use and simple grasping

– Occasional standing, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching above, and below the shoulder

– Ability to lift and carry up to twenty pounds

– Ability to sit for prolonged periods

– Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

– High energy needed with the ability to balance multiple high-stress tasks

– Limited exposure to physical risk

– Occasional travel throughout San Diego county


– Harmonium, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

– The preceding description is ONLY a general description of essential duties and not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position

– Job description is subject to change at any time

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter via Harmonium career page:

San Diego, California

9245 Activity Road, Ste. 200, San Diego, CA, 92126, US