Clinical Director - Community Based Behavioral Health

Telecare   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 393 days ago


In this mid-level management position and under direct supervision of the Administrator, the Clinical Director provides leadership, coordination and clinical supervision to multidisciplinary team(s) and/or program(s). Assists Administrator with quality improvement duties.


  • Masters or higher degree in Social Services 
  • Two (2) years post-graduate direct clinical experience in a mental health setting 
  • One (1) year in leadership role in relevant setting (inpatient or outpatient setting, as appropriate) 
  • Current licensure/registration as MFT/MFTi, MSW, RN, Ph.D./Psy.D. 
  • Must have experience working with mental health consumers, families and advisory boards 
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations and issues 
  • If employed at Outpatient Program: 
    • Ability to evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior 
    • Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
  • Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment

  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply 


  • Demonstrate the company mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
  • In conjunction with the Administrator, acts as the clinical authority of the program and establishes clinical systems and standards of care. 
  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. 
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls clinical services and responsible for administrative functioning of clinical services departments. 
  • Continually communicates with community partners and customers to ensure the continuity of care for persons served. 
  • Ensures program functions smoothly within the larger behavioral health system by building and maintaining relationships with community partners. 
  • Oversees documentation by clinical staff and performs audits of Clinical Charts to ensure adherence to State and County Requirements. 
  • Establishes and maintains a recovery culture and philosophy within the program.
  • Promotes and maintains good relationships and communication between departments. 
  • Aids in creating policies and procedures that address clinical quality and risk.
  • Completes incident investigations and summaries for regulatory agencies, as necessary. 
  • Responsible for regular supervision and evaluations of assigned staff. 
  • Ensures high quality services are being provided to all persons served. 
  • Assures facility/program honors the rights of persons served. 
  • Collaborates with other staff in implementation of corporate initiatives, and other services, as needed. 
  • Available to assist at other Telecare facilities (consult) as needed. 
  • Ensures treatment adheres to established policies, procedures and standards of care. 
  • Ensures complete and accurate records on interventions and consumer behaviors.
  • Provides individual/group education and training. 
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management. 


  • Ability to contribute to policy and procedure development in a matter that addresses clinical quality and risk. 
  • Understanding of local system of care and how the program fits within it. 
  • Ability to maintain customer and community partner relations. 
  • Familiarity with a variety of evidence based practices appropriate to population served.