40 hours per week, Full-Time

Health Benefits Eligible

Position Open Until Filled

About the Position

Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Director or designee, and within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, the Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the provision of clinical supervision, training, evaluating, and public and grant funded substance abuse services.  


About the Agency

Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc (PVPSA) has been the leader of youth prevention and intervention services in the Pajaro Valley. We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. We are committed to helping them identify those dreams and support them in that quest. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of students and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, mental health services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community. PVPSA is committed to helping all children thrive.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the provision of substance use services for the agency

  • Serves as the access coordinator for clients and provides initial assessment.

  • Coordinates Substance Use Disorder (SUD) team meetings and provides guidance and support to team members.

  • Reviews and approves treatment plans, clinical notes and monitors compliance.

  • Partners with the Quality Assurance Team to conduct improvement activities within the SUD programs

  • Serves as a representative of the agency for substance use services with county and other partner agencies

  • Develop strategies for coping with challenges that arise in the implementation of the program(s)

  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with Pajaro Valley Unified School District staff, City, County  and other community agencies

  • Participates in crisis response oversight for the agency

  • Gathers and reviews service delivery reports utilizing the electronic health records system for purposes of monitoring and compliance.

  • Serve as a member of the Agency Leadership Team


Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use services

  • Use of Electronic Health Record Systems

  • Program design and operations

  • Principles and practices of planning, organizing and supervising staff and programs

  • Principles and methods of counseling and the accepted techniques for assessing psychosocial behavior

  • Human behavior and development

  • Strength-based practices

  • Program evaluation practices

  • Pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs

  • Appropriate community resources

  • Understanding of culturally and age-appropriate service modalities


Ability to:

  • Plan, manage, and supervise the work of clinical team members

  • Coordinate equitable delivery of services

  • Assess and diagnose all types of behavior and emotional symptoms

  • Manage funded program and report outcomes

  • Interact with a wide range of contacts within the school and community setting

  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment to solve difficult administrative issues


Training and Experience 

Must be a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCSW, LPCC or LMFT


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Valid California driver's license and clearance for agency vehicle insurance coverage. Fingerprinting for licensing, criminal record clearance and necessary physical exams are required.


Salary and Benefits:

PVPSA offers competitive benefits including Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Employer Sponsored Retirement Contribution. Flexible Hours available. This is a great opportunity for a private practitioner.


Salary: $61,305 to $75,875 depending on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter via email or mail to:

PVPSA Human Resources

c/o Beatriz Collazo, Sr. Analyst email:

mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076