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Job: Associate Clinical Director

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Title Associate Clinical Director
Categories Northern California
Position Type PERMANENT
Salary $95k – 115k
Location Oakland
Job Information

Under the general direction of the SMH Division Director, SMH Associate Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the SMH Adult Programs, provides clinical guidance to all Specialty Mental Health programs for continuous improvement, supervises the SMH Clinical Managers and in general assists the SMH Division Director to administer the Specialty Mental Health Program.


1. Provide leadership and supervision of day to day operations of all adult programs

2. Recruitment, training, and retention of program staff, particularly in adult programs.

3. Identifies the needs of staff, plans for and implements continuing education efforts

4. Provides for the management and supervision of interns and volunteers used in the programs, including relationships with educational institutions and fieldwork programs.

5. Provide clinical consultation to clinical managers, supervisors, and program staff.

6. Interaction with community partners and academic/other collaborations

7. Prepare program-specific program analysis

8. Assist the SMH Director in the expansion and development of new service lines including diversification of payers and array of services. Assist with grant writing.

9. Assist the SMH Director in coordinating and administering SMH procedures for risk identification, investigation, and reduction; ensures that pertinent patient data relative to claims is accurate, available, and secure; and coordinates and oversees the division’s Quality Improvement processes.

10. Other duties that the supervisor might require.


1. Manages the day-to-day supervision and scheduling of clinical managers and directors of major program areas; conducts regular performance evaluations and fosters staff professional growth. In consultation with the SMH directors and Human Resources recommends and carries out performance improvement plans, disciplinary actions, and dismissals, as may be needed. Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new clinicians and clinical managers.


1. Fosters an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among clients and staff.

2. Enforces clinic policies and procedures, including maintenance of client confidentiality under HIPAA privacy rules, to ensure that the principles of AHS are implemented.

3. Plays an active role in planning organization-wide activities such as general membership meetings, fundraisers, special clinic days, and other events.

4. Participates in general membership meetings, fundraisers, and other public events, as required.

5. Participates in outreach activities, agency advocacy, and serves on ad hoc committees, as requested.

6. Attends staff retreats and Board of Directors meetings, as required.

7. Participates in agency-wide quality improvement program processes and performance improvement teams to ensure excellence in the quality of services provided across the agency.


1. Minimum of two years of administrative, operation, management, and supervisory experience



2. Bilingual and bicultural preferred.

3. Minimum of two years’ clinical experience in Specialty Mental Health Post Master degree


1. Ability to professionally communicate and relate well with all levels of personnel, individuals, peers, superiors, external customers, and related professionals.

2. Professional flexibility, accountability, and respectfulness.

3. Advanced conceptualization, analytical and operational skills.

4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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