40 Hours/Week

Santa Cruz and North Monterey County (Watsonville/Pajaro), California​

About the Position

The Licensed Clinical Program Director will report to the Behavioral Health Director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative supervisor and will work with the Behavioral Health Director to ensure effective and efficient offering of services in the Medi-Cal mental health program. This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced licensed clinician (LCSW/LMFT) with strong administrative and clinical background who desires to positively impact the lives of children, youth and families. This is a great opportunity for a professional who would like to work in a community-based environment, earn benefits and hold a flexible weekly schedule.  


About the Agency

Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc has been the leader of youth prevention and intervention services in the Pajaro Valley. With three current locations and several satellite centers, PVPSA is committed to making access to services a priority for members in the community.  We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. 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 and substance abuse services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.


Scope of Work

Under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Director, coordinates and evaluates the services and productivity of the Medi-Cal and other counseling programs that will contribute to the agency’s overall success.  May serve as the lead program contact for a small counseling program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates performance goals of Medi-Cal and other clinical program

  • Monitors staff’s productivity and ensures compliance to quality assurance

  • In partnership with the Behavioral Health Director, develops a training program for clinical and case management staff.

  • Provides clinical supervision to clinical team members

  • Acts as liaison between assigned program area and other programs

  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with school and community partners

  • Participates as a crisis response supervisor for the agency

  • Supports the BH Director on a variety of reports and records for administrative, evaluative, and professional purposes


Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

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

  • Utilization of Electronic Health Records System

  • Psychological and social aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances and mental illness

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

  • Human behavior and development

  • Strength-based practices

  • Pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs

  • Appropriate community resources


Training and Experience 

Requires Licensure, a master’s degree with a Major in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and a minimum of two years’ experience as a Licensed Clinical Supervisor. Must meet the minimum qualifications of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to supervise MFT or MSW Trainees, Interns and Associate Social Workers. LCSW highly desired.

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.

Core Competencies

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of PVPSA

  • A team player who thrives in supporting team members in their growth and development

  • Self-motivated and resourceful with the proven ability to multi-task and operate successfully at time under tight deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills; personable, energetic and creative

  • Cultural sensitivity and the understanding of and appreciation for diversity


Annual Salary Range

$72,717-$90,085 (Initial offer based on experience). A $1000 sign-on bonus after completion of the probationary period, usually 6 months. PVPSA offers employer sponsored competitive health benefits for employee and family, inclusive of medical, dental and vision. Employer sponsored retirement plan and life insurance plan; flexible spending account available along with other benefits.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your submit a cover letter and resume noting salary history and four references to:

PVPSA Human Resources

c/o Beatriz Collazo, Sr. Analyst email:

mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

PVPSA is a drug-free and smoke-free work place and an equal opportunity employer.