HOPE Program
San Diego, California
United States


Position: Clinical Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior Clinical Director
PTO/Sick: 27 days
Signing Bonus Available
Profit Sharing and Competitive compensation with performance bonus

Company Overview
The HOPE Program is a specialized forensic community mental health agency that serves individuals who have come into contact with the law as a result of a sexual offense. HOPE is a California based agency with offices from San Francisco to San Diego that is undergoing significant expansion. HOPE utilizes the latest research in providing services to individuals and families to reduce their risk of reoffending and promoting public safety. We are certified with the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and provide a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. HOPE’s stated mission is to provide effective, confidential treatment in a non-judgmental and supportive environment that delivers change and prevents future victimization.

HOPE Program provides individualized & specialized services for:
• Adult Male & Female Offenders
• Developmentally Delayed Offenders
• Mentally Disordered Offenders
• Sexually Abusive Adolescents
• Chaperone Training Program

Job Overview
In this role, you will be a part of HOPE’s Leadership team and will lead and maintain the overall clinical services and operational integrity of the clinic. The primary role is to provide leadership, coordination, and supervision to multidisciplinary team(s), oversee programming in your clinic and align objectives based on the direction provided by the executive leadership team. Participates in agency-wide meetings and establishes a training agenda for Clinical and Residential Services team members. You will lead a diverse staff in delivering empirically-supported, culturally competent treatment services by complying with all contractual and governing regulations, laws, rules, policies and procedures. The Clinical Director will ensure the employment, credentialing, utilization and maintenance of an appropriate number or trained, qualified staff are available to meet service delivery needs of the clinic.

● Three years licensed or licensed-eligible as a LCSW, MFT, LPCC, or Psychologist in the state of California
● A minimum of 5 years’ experience providing sex offender specific treatment or treatment in a forensic setting.
● A minimum of 3 years management experience
● Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral treatment methods, sex offender treatment methods, and mental health theories, concepts and methods related to treatment in forensic settings.

Leadership Abilities
● Effectively participate as part of the Leadership team at HOPE.
● Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Lead a diverse workforce.
● Participate in Strategic Planning initiatives.
● Ability to utilize principles of Continuous Performance Improvement to manage his/her clinic

Work Environment and travel
This job primarily operates independently in a community setting. Travel to satellite offices for meetings and trainings is required.

Responsibilities and Duties
In this role, you will:
● Ensure timely and appropriate trainings to assure the ability of treatment staff to implement the responsibilities and duties of their positions.
● Assures policies and program are compliant with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities standards for Adult Residential programming.
● Complete on-call responsibilities as needed.
● Acts as the clinical authority of the program and supports and establishes processes and procedures within the organization
● Provides evidenced-based direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care of HOPE and governing bodies
● Oversees documentation by clinical staff and performs audits of clinic to ensure adherence to contractual requirements and regulatory boards
● Aids in creating policies and procedures that address clinical quality and risk
● Responsible for team meetings and providing regular supervision and evaluations of assigned staff
● Provision of direct clinical services to clients, including assessments, group and individual therapy
● Maintain accurate and timely files and participates in monthly consultation meetings with Senior Leadership
● Act as ongoing resource to the treatment team by communicating current research and knowledge
● Represent the agency as needed in the community (i.e. serving on committees, making presentations on our programs, etc)
● Serve as liaison with for the company to our stakeholders and other outside agencies
● Provide court testimony as needed

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
● Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
● Demonstrated leadership skills.
● Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of personalities.
● Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates.
● Appreciation of the need for and ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries in working with sexual offender populations.
● Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
● Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
● Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
● Thorough knowledge of theory and application of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
● Working knowledge of ATSA’s “Practice Standards and Guidelines”
● Ability to produce accurate and complete assessments formulated from knowledge of sex offender dynamics
● Ability to write effective case notes and report on data from files
● Ability to work independently; but relate issues to manager appropriately
● Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure
● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage difficult client discussions
● Ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and outside agencies
● Dedication to preventing further sexual victimization and ability to address difficult issues with a challenging population
● Proven track record of reliability and consistency of high performance
● Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
● Exhibits an exemplary work ethic by being highly organized, detailed, and thorough

● Health, Vision, and Dental Benefits
● 401k match - A generous retirement savings package with employer matching
● Profit Sharing Program
● 24 Days PTO
● Paid Holidays and sick leave
● Performance Bonus
● Professional Development Stipend
● Employee Assistance Program
● Employee Discounts Program
● Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
● Highly collaborative and supportive environment
● Career Development Program for self-growth within agency

Statement of non-inclusivity
This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee. The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position.

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For consideration for an opening, please contact our recruitment team at: and provide:
1. Cover letter articulating your interest in the position including but not limited to: year of education, licensed eligibility, interest and experience working in the field of forensic psychology
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Two redacted comprehensive psychological/psychosexual evaluations and/or writing example
4. Three letters of reference: Most recent board supervisor or direct supervisor

Posting Expiration Date: 
Wed, 2022-01-12 (All day)