Program Director, Project Ninety (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC) - San Mateo - job 1197893


Date: 09/12/2021

City: San Mateo, California

Salary: $105,000 per year

Employment type: Full-time

Position Title: Program Director

Department: Project Ninety

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $105k+ Full Benefits Package

About Us:
For more than four decades, Project Ninety has served individuals and families in San Mateo County through its alcohol and substance abuse treatment services. Over the years, Project Ninety has helped more than 23,000 individuals recover from the disease of addiction. Project Ninety’s services treat all individuals, regardless of socioeconomic standing, race, cultural background, education, age, or life experience. Project Ninety became a division of Caminar on June 1, 2018.

Position Summary:
The position of Program Director is full-time, based on a 40 hour week, and is a licensed clinician. This position has overall management responsibility for the substance use treatment services for the P90 IOP and Recovery Residence programs. The Program Director supervises P90 staff, including DHCS and BBS Licensed, registered or certified staff; has responsibility to evaluate program staff; and is responsible for staff compliance with all San Mateo County, State of CA DHCS regulations, 42CFR, HIPAA, service delivery and documentation, Electronic Health Record, Quality Assurance and all Drug Medi-Cal regulations. The Program Director works under the supervision of the Executive Director; is responsible for the day to day operations of the program and partners with the Director of Clinical Operations to ensure client care.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage direct service staff – productivity expectations, basic job performance, caseloads and training.

  • Providing individual and group counseling (as needed), crisis intervention, supervise assessments, participate in treatment planning, and case management as needed.

  • Provide BBS-qualifying individual and group supervision with team supervisees and any additional clinical staff as needed. Group supervision must be at least one time per week.

  • Track, monitor and maintain overall program expectations, staff productivity and census as per contract requirements and program goals.

  • Oversee provision of Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program as core structure of IOP Program

  • Complete annual and semi-annual performance reviews of staff with collaboration from Executive Director and Director of Clinical Operations

  • Responsible for staff compliance with BHRS regulations

  • Provide Quality Assurance and reports, follow-up with staff on compliance standards and accurate, timely chart review, approval of all documentation

  • Assign and distribute clients to appropriate clinicians.

  • Responsible for weekly unit meetings to support implementations, training, and communication.

  • Support staff morale with the essential component of staff wellbeing- provide team building activities to ensure team dynamic is healthy and at its optimum

  • Attend BHRS county meetings.

  • Support agency development and leadership as necessary.

  • Maintains excellent communication with staff, county, and community.

  • Perform other related duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Requirements, Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Licenses – Valid California BBS license as LCSW, LMFT or LPCC; minimum of two years post licensure experience required.

  • Current and valid California driver's license.

  • Education – MA in approved BBS licensure qualifying degree. Completion of BBS-approved continuing education for supervision of MFT Interns, Associate PCCs, and Associate Clinical Social Workers

  • Experience – Two years of post-license clinical practice and experience in CA.

  • Experience providing BBS-qualifying supervision to license-seeking staff.

  • Experience in substance use treatment delivery.

  • Preferred Experience with Matrix Intensive Outpatient Program.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance, as required by Title XXII, other licensing regulations, and Caminar practices.

  • This position requires frequent driving. A valid California driver license, reliable personal vehicle, current personal auto insurance as required by law, and an MVR sufficient to obtain and reasonably maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies are all essential job requirements.

  • Must be able to pass post offer, pre-employment medical and drug tests as required under State Community Care Licensing regulations and/or agency policies.

  • A personal cell phone with reliable service and, if applicable, a data plan to use for business purposes.

  • Must obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Caminar is a leader in providing innovative client-oriented behavioral health services and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team. Please visit our web site at

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