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Program Director II-1011157

Pathways of California

Program Director II-1011157

San Diego, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Welcome to Pathways of California’s career website! If you are passionate about helping others and enthusiastic about your future, we want you to join our team!

    Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

    Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as Full-Time Program Director II for our Catalyst Program in San Diego.

    Catalyst: Is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. Catalyst’s ACT team provides comprehensive, individualized services in an integrated and continuous manner. Services are collaborative and recovery-oriented, and treatment includes: psychiatric assessment, medication management, individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders treatment, supportive housing, resource linkage, advocacy, family psycho-education and therapy, supportive employment and education development, legal assistance, community integration services, peer support and group counseling.


    Responsible for all aspects of the administration and clinical operations of one or more mental health programs including development and adherence to annual budget. Responsibilities include the hiring, development and performance management of support and professional staff and ensuring mental health treatment services are provided in concert with the policies, procedures, and government rules and regulations for the program(s).


    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field

    Must possess a current, valid California license as a LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Ph.D, or Psy.D. and able to practice independently at the highest level possible. Licensed for two years preferred to provide CA BBS supervision to pre-licensed staff

    Proof of: valid CA driver’s license, valid auto insurance coverage

    Proof of education is required.

    Prior behavioral health experience preferred


    Responsible for delivery of professional mental health services and all aspects of the administration and clinical operations of a program

    Ensures clinical and administrative compliance with all program activities; while developing and implementing plans to continually meet productivity and profitability

    Responsible for ensuring the Quality Assurance, Compliance, and Chart Audits of the program(s)

    Supports and facilitates Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement protocols, including frequent collaboration with QA/QI Director and program management in monitoring standards and actively removing barriers to the provision of high quality care

    Supervises the delivery of mental health services within the program, which includes the supervision of the intake process and completion of appropriate management of case records to ensure documentation meets Company and government standards

    Responsible for recruitment/selection process, leadership and professional development, assignment of duties, approval of leave requests and expenses, performance management/reviews and personnel actions, and serving as resource for consultation and/or reviews or recommends merit and promotional salary increases for staff

    Develops and presents for approval, annual budget for program or region, and prepares/provides executive management with periodic financial forecasts and reports as required; Prepares financial, budget, statistical and other reports as required by senior management

    Ensures program meets fiscal requirements and monitors expenditures and revenue production

    Leads and actively participates in planning, management, administrative, staff and client meetings and training activities

    Communicates and coordinates services with other departments and vendors as applicable

    May carry own caseload providing mental health and case management services

    Responsible for all licensure and certifications as required by staff and programs to effectively and legally conduct business operations

    Promotes services and training activities in the community including presentations and consultations

    Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with state and/or county/community officials

    Participates and represents agency or the Company professionally at county/community meetings

    Ensures program(s) are operating according to the Company’s policies and procedures, applicable professional standards, laws, rules and regulations

    Consults with clinical staff on treatment plans as required, approvals and may participate in emergency situations and crisis intervention

    Responsible for ensuring and understanding the administrative functioning of his/her programs

    Will work a flexible schedule outside of business hours, weekends and available beyond office work hours should the need arise or to support the program(s) and leadership; may handle on-call and/or after hours crisis calls or hotline as necessary to support staff, client, and program

    Attends and participates in meetings as directed by Regional Director

    Ensure compliance and contractual obligations are met and to minimize any disallowances; provides on-site training to support staff in meeting workload requirements

    Report program concerns, as outlined in policy and procedures, in a timely manner to the Clinical and/or Regional Director and assist in disseminating information to and from the staff

    Assures that management decisions are implemented in a positive and timely manner

    May participate in the development and review of RFPs, RFIs, grants, and/or RFQs

    Completes monthly, quarterly, and all other reports in a timely manner

    Maintain and ensures HIPAA, ethical standards/code of conduct and professional boundaries with all staff and clients; provides on-site supervision and training to ensure standards are met

    Commitment to the Company’s Mission, Vision, and Values; representing actions that defines the overall philosophy and objectives of all duties performed in accordance with Company’s mission, vision, and value. Ability to interpret and expect the same with all staff

    Other duties as assigned or necessary to support the program and/or the Company