Division Director, Adult & Substance Use


Culver City, CA

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 61 days ago

  by    Mike Moore

This job is no longer available.

We have been recently retained by a leading provider of community mental health and substance use to locate the best candidates for this open role in the Culver City, CA area.

Job Description:

Is this you??? – Division Director, Adult & Substance Use

  • Must have Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health experience
  • Current California licensure as a Psychologist, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist and a minimum of three years' senior management experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting providing clinical service and supervision.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of directing and managing multiple programs in adult and family mental health and/or substance abuse services in a non-profit social service/mental health/substance abuse environment.
  • Support the values and mission of the Company as related to employment.
  • Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to adult and family service programs for individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Demonstrate full working knowledge and experience in program development and clinical supervision.
  • Have working experience in budget preparation and fiscal management, and contract negotiations for adult mental health and/or substance abuse services.
  • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Efficiently use the personal computer to include: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, paperless charting system, and project management.
  • Manage employee performance consistent with defined company processes.
  • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make management decisions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and the company philosophies.
  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
  • Candidates must be able to clear all criminal background checks in order to qualify for this position.

Division Director, Adult & Substance Use Summary

Reporting to the Senior VP, Clinical Operations, as Division Director, Adult/Substance Use, you will be responsible for the leadership, direction and management of three mental health programs, ensuring compliance with program philosophies and standards, contracts, and the policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Company.

Essential duties and responsibilities:


  • Oversees the hiring, orientation, evaluation, training and supervision of all staff, volunteers, and interns assigned to the division.
  • Supervises staff; develops program policy and procedure; negotiates with funding agencies; participates in relevant committees; coordinates and acts as liaison with other agencies; establishes and maintains on on-going evaluation of program effectiveness and clinical intervention as needed.
  • Forms a highly effective team to accomplish the division's short and long term goals.
  • Delegates decision-making and responsibility to the appropriate level, provides the necessary information and direction.
  • Ensures resources and systems are in place to support the training and continuous learning of staff.
  • Represents the Agency on matters relating to the division at meetings with other private and public agencies.
  • Interfaces with related community agencies, attends meetings as scheduled and/ or needed to include: the Department of Mental Health and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related issues

Program Quality, Compliance and Reporting

  • Measures progress against plans and stated goals as it applies to adult, family, substance use or residential program outcomes.
  • Develops, implements, reporting methods consistent with the Agency's procedures to ensure that data and other information gathered is accurate and reported in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with Division Director of Quality Improvement to develop program protocol and ensures that program elements are in compliance with Agency, County, State and other regulatory agencies.
  • Implements and enforces appropriate disciplinary mechanisms when violations are detected; establishes reasonable steps to respond appropriately to the violation and to prevent similar violations in the future.
  • Evaluates the results of overall program operations regularly and systematically, and reports results to the Senior VP, Clinical Operations and others as appropriate.
  • Captures, reviews, and analyzes program service statistical and outcome data to provide useful information for assessing performance.
  • Uses performance and statistical service data to engage program management staff in strategic thinking and decision making.
  • Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required on the division, senior and executive level.


  • Collaborates with finance department staff to prepare annual budgets and contract agreements
  • Monitors contract performance; reviews monthly and annual financial statements making plans of correction as needed keeping supervisor apprised of progress and challenges.
  • Efficiently utilizes financial resources while maintaining commitment to quality service when requesting and purchasing program equipment and supplies.

Permanent U.S. work authorization required; current and/or future sponsorship is not available.


$80K - $100K
$80K - $100K base, Salary is DOE + Benefits bonus