The HOPE Program


HOPE Program is a forensic mental health agency located in multiple locations in California, specializing in the treatment and assessment of adult male and female offenders. Our agency consists of a team of researchers and experienced clinicians from diverse backgrounds who specialize in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders. HOPE follows the “Practice Standards and Guidelines” of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and is a CASOMB Certified Sex Offender Agency. HOPE offers vast opportunities to enhance clinical, assessment and professional growth. Additionally, participation in our ongoing research opportunities is strongly encouraged.

Position Summary:  The Clinical Director, will be a part of the HOPE’s Leadership team and will lead and maintain the overall clinical services and operational integrity of the site. The Clinical Director will provide leadership, coordination, and clinical supervision to multidisciplinary team(s) and program(s) to align with the growth of HOPE Program at one of our regions in California: San Francisco/Bay Area, SLO/Santa Maria or Hayward.

Job Description:

You will:

  • Lead the Sex Offender Treatment Program team in meeting contractual obligations
  • Provide clinical supervision (group and individual) and guidance to the clinical team
  • Facilitate team meetings
  • Maintain clinical caseload for assigned groups
  • Ensure all client files are maintained accurately; participate in monthly consultation meetings
  • Act as ongoing resource to treatment team by communicating current research and knowledge
  • Participate as an integral part of HOPE’s Leadership Team and attend scheduled meetings
  • Work with Executive Director to grow program and address challenges
  • Act as agency liaison with stakeholders
  • Conduct annual evaluations of team members
  • Provide community education and trainings on sex offender dynamics and treatment
  • Provide additional duties, as assigned



  • A minimum of Masters Degree (LCSW, MFT, LPCC licensed for 2 years) OR Doctoral degree (Psy.D or Ph.D) 
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working with Sex Offenders or related forensic field
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a management, supervisor or similar role
  • Solid organizational, motivational and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Capable of coordinating multiple community agencies and personnel at all levels
  • Prior experience working with sex offender populations in areas of treatment and assessment, including STATIC-99R, LS/CMI and STABLE
  • Two years experience with Motivational Interviewing and cognitive/behavioral treatment modalities
  • Strong understanding of group dynamics
  • Knowledge of criminal thinking and behavior
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately
  • Knowledge of trauma informed treatment


  • Position offers competitive salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Paid Holiday
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick time
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing
  • Laptop provided

For consideration, send a cover letter explaining your experience and how you meet the qualifications listed above. Include your salary requirements, date of availability, resume with three references, one reference from current supervisor/employer. Please send your information directly to Shannon Smith at: or call: 510-764-2428 x 13. See for more information.

Posting Expiration Date: 
Wed, 2019-08-14 (All day)