Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Program Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Santee
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outpatient Needs (ACTION) – East program offers a dual track treatment model for individuals in the East Region of San Diego who have either been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness or a chronic substance use disorder. ACTION East provides a safe environment in which our clients can address all of their treatment needs.


    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.


    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis.

    Position Description



    The Program Supervisor, is a licensed LMFT or LCSW who provides clinical supervision, administrative management, and personnel direction for the services provided by the staff. The Incumbent provides direct services to clients (including 24-hour crisis intervention), individual and group case consultation and manages BA and MA level license eligible staff and student interns.  Decisions relating to clinical issues at the program level are made in conjunction with the Program Manager.



    • Assistant to Program Manager of day-to-day operations, and supervises Facilitators, Case Managers, and Counselors.
    • Responsible for program outreach and recruitment, and transports clients in MHS or personal vehicle as needed.
    • Coordination and management of all agency referrals and referral process and will attend County meetings as designated and appropriate to provide on-site facilitation of referrals.
    • Provides warm referrals to clients and/or family members that do not meet program criteria who have unmet needs, including but not limited to, referrals to access and crisis line and other system and community partners, or back to a Health Plan provider, and is available for on-call crisis consultation 24/7, as well as working after-hours as scheduled.
    • Supports program by designing and evaluating outcome tools to evaluate program effectiveness, and provide required documentation and reports, both clinical and administrative.
    • Provides case consultation, supervision, and coaching to clinical staff as needed.
    • Attends Eligibility and Enrollment meetings and other appropriate community, agency meetings and task forces.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed, and oversees and facilitates trainings for staff.
    • Manages training log to ensure timely facilitation of required CEUs and annual trainings.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards. Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings, and provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Doctoral or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field preferred.
    • Current Licensure as a Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, or similar licensure, and maintain good standing with Licensing Board, with no less than two years of post-licensure clinical experience.
    • Three years of counseling experience as a licensed professional in a mental health field with at least five years working with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse, and familiarity with treatment systems.


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