Management - Director, Program

STARS Behavioral Health Group   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 37 days ago

Named one of the best places to work in California!

We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. Stars Behavioral Health Group (SBHG) currently employs approximately 1,200 people at 22 different sites throughout California in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties. We serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and other agencies.

JOB SUMMARY:This position has primary responsibility for overseeing
the provision of mental health services, case management services and support
services to clients and their families. Has oversight of the Program and provides
supervision to clinical staff. Works in
close collaboration with Clinical Director to ensure each client receives the
appropriate care and treatment consistent with the program’s requirements. Responsible
for the implementation and management of all regulatory requirements.



Master’s degree in a mental health field required.


At least two (2) years experience in an inpatient/residential

License or Certification

Licensed as a LMFT or LCSW, plus two (2) years
post-licensure experience with the ability to supervise BBS-registered interns
and associates.

Ability to receive and maintain CPR certification.

Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in
writing with seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents, other staff,
physicians and the public.

Demonstrate understanding of psychiatric illness and its

Demonstrate leadership, organization and management

Knowledge of DMH Regulations, Title 9, Patients’ Rights
and Title 22 regulations.

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and
restraint procedures with assaultive adolescents.

Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying
assaultive adolescents weighing up to 200 lbs.

Ability to visually and audibly assess adolescent’s
behavior and needs.

Assaultive adolescents

Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I)


Demonstrated use of ProAct Training.

Demonstrated use of Universal Precautions.


Quality Patient Care

Demonstrated ability to engage clients and

Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric
illness and its treatment as appropriate for Scope of practice.

Demonstrated understanding of age related
development and other issues for the population(s) served (i.e. early childhood
(0-5), child/adolescent (6-15), transition age youth (16-24), adult (25-64),
and older adult (65+).


Demonstrated understanding of company’s
Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.

Demonstrated understanding of laws and
regulation affecting behavioral health clinical care.

Clinical Documentation/EMR

Ability to perform clear and concise
documentation including through the use of the EMR where applicable.

Community or Facility Safety and Risk

Ability to drive to and from client’s homes in
personal vehicle, if applicable.

Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in a
safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as

Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous
behavior by client and intervene as appropriate.


Hire, on-board,
train, and supervise Clerk, Case Manager, Resource Specialist, Mental Health
Specialist, Peer & Family Advocate. In collaboration with the Clinical
Director, ensure that the TAY is in compliance with all Federal, State and
local regulations pertaining to nursing care and treatment, clinical mental
health services and Patient’s Rights.

Review and approve
documentation of client support services in EMR. Coordinate the billing and payment
of services with the business office.

Participate in
treatment teams and treatment planning for clients as needed.

Coordinate and conduct
periodic all-staff meetings.

In coordination
with the Assistant Administrator, responsible for overseeing all crisis
intervention and Incident Report and Unusual Occurrence follow-up.


1. Participate in administrative supervision of the facility
as an On-Call Manager

Support Clinical
Director in development and implementation of clinical programs.

Create and
maintain weekly schedule for clinical staff including a current “on-call” list.

Oversight of
contracted support services which may include maintenance, housekeeping,
dietary, and security.

Attends shift
report as needed.

6. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive
and employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by
the Administrator, Clinical Director or his/her designee as needed

We offer:

  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours

  • Competitive compensation

  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits

  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth

  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay

  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve

  • Family-oriented environment

  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development

  • Flexible work schedule and environment

  • Mileage reimbursement

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