Program Director- Client Care

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

Location: Huntington Beach, CA, United States

 PROGRAM DIRECTOR - CLIENT CARE (Huntington Beach Youth Shelter – Huntington Beach)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, after hours as needed). 

Responsibilities include:

  • Be a part of a clinical team that is committed to changing the lives of young people in Orange County.

  • Waymakers Crisis Residential and Shelter Program provides a therapeutic home-like setting for short-term crisis intervention for youth ages 12-17 with the goal of family reunification.

  • The Program provides a “safe respite” and immediate services to youth displaying behaviors or a history indicative of Serious Emotional Disturbance, experiencing significant familial conflict, and at-risk of hospitalization and/or out-of-home placement.

  • The Program Director for Client Care provides oversight of program staff, county contractual obligations, subcontracts and day to day operations of the client care.

  • Using independent judgment and decision-making skills, the Program Director provides evidence based and best practices training to direct service providers; conducts weekly staff meetings addressing issues pertaining to consumers, their treatment, consumer and staff safety, professional and legal ethics, staff resiliency, conflict resolution, conducts outreach and engagement with referral sources; provides a clinical supervisory review of consumer charts; provides clinical supervision to pre-licensed staff; establishes positive working relationships with court, police, probation, schools, county, and provides community education and outreach.

  • Works with the Program Director for Community Care to coordinate services between community and county programs. Administers and adheres to corporate policies and procedures.

  • Participates as a member of the agency Management Team.


  • Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field.

  • Possession of a current clinical license (LMFT/LCSW/PsyD).

  • Ability to provide clinical supervision per Board of Behavioral Services requirements is required.

  • Certified Administrator status through the Department of Social Services, which includes a 40-hour training course and completion of written exam by Department of Social Services preferred.

  • Certification must be renewed every two years. Requires knowledge of theory and techniques of individual, family, and group dynamics, as well as substance abuse issues.

  • Experience in counseling and/or restorative justice with adolescents and families required.

  • Requires a minimum of 2 years related work experience in the area of non-profit administration and employee/program development.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse multicultural/ethnic population with sensitivity and respect.

  • MediCal documentation experience preferred.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Experience in crisis management in order to deal with emergencies that occur in a residential setting.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

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