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Job: Director of Peer Counseling

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Title Director of Peer Counseling
Categories Northern California
Position Type PERMANENT
Salary $85k – $100k
Location San Mateo, CA
Job Information

Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Peer Counseling Program and the Counseling Program

  • Manages the Peer Counseling and volunteer programs.
  • Supervises, evaluates and trains staff.
  • Manages the coordination of referrals, in-service training, status of volunteers and clients.
  • Receives referrals, screens referrals for eligibility, matches client to Peer counselor or forwards referral to supervision group leader.
  • Ensures that all goals for Peer Counseling program are achieved through development and review of monthly dashboard.
  • Understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services are rendered to participants.
  • Monitor program data and report on activities for our stakeholders and grantees.
  • Follows policies and guidelines as established by the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
  • Recruits Peer Counseling Program’s participants through development of written materials, publicity, public speaking, and liaison with community organizations.
  • Coordinate and provide ongoing training for new peer counselors.
  • Provide appropriate training and supervision to program coordinators and clinical consultants.
  • Provide in-service trainings to established peer counselors at least three times per year.
  • Provide direct supervision for peer counselors at least once per month.


  • LCSW or MFT required.
  • Strong background working with older adults in therapeutic setting.
  • At least two years program management experience.
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