Program Director - Residential Mental Health (JBCC)

Job Description



Program Director (Full-time, Salaried)
Program: Central Office (Central SD)
Region: Central San Diego
Services: Crisis (PERT, START)

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Are you excited about creating a collaborative, supportive work environment for your team of dedicated mental health professionals? The START service line program has an opening for a Program Director at Jary Barreto Crisis Center. The team includes mental health clinicians and counselors, a nursing team, substance abuse specialists, and peers, all working in a home-like environment to help people change their lives for the better.

Hours: This is a salaried position. This position will require 24-hour availability for consultation purposes or to assist with coverage at the program.

Salary: $118,450 per year

Education: Masters degree or Doctoral degree in a mental health-related field required

Licensure: License or license-eligible in California as a Psychologist, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor Required

As a Program Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the assigned program, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Management and supervision of: service delivery and client care; contract compliance according to County, State, and CARF regulations; budget monitoring; employees and consultants; staff training and development; and quality control and safety procedures.
  • Overseeing all admissions and service delivery to clients in the program.
  • Creating and maintaining a collaborative and consultative culture within the program.
  • Leading all staff to include full personnel management functions, including interview/hiring, training, payroll/timesheet processing, development, evaluations, and performance counseling
  • Acting as a role model for client care as well as provides hands-on assistance for program staff as appropriate; available on a 24-hour basis for program consultation and crisis intervention, if needed.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience working with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders; a minimum of 2 years of management/supervisory experience required
  • Strong clinical skills and an ability to handle high stress and fast-paced environments
  • Experience providing MediCal/Medicaid services
  • Ability to lead and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing, proof of insurance, and personal vehicle are required to fulfill the essential functions of this position.
  • Ability to pass criminal/background clearance

Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer...

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • Monthly contribution of $100 towards qualified student loan debt
  • Choice of medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • Access to student loan forgiveness programs for graduates

CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

Jary Barreto Crisis Center is a Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) program that provides intensive, community-based crisis residential services for adults. We deliver a unique alternative to psychiatric hospitalization to clients who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude so as not to be manageable on an outpatient basis. Our services are provided in a home-like environment that specializes in the psychosocial rehabilitation of each individual.

CRF staff members work together to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters personal growth and development. You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $118,450.00 per year


  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Clinic
  • Rehabilitation center

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Application Question(s):

  • Are you licensed or license-eligible in the mental health field?


  • Master's (Required)

Work Location: In person

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