Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Program Manager

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

    The BPSR Escondido Clubhouse is a bio-psychosocial rehabilitation program serving individuals living with mental health issues. Clubhouse members participate in social, educational, and vocational activities that promote self-reliance. Trained staff provide side-by- side support as clubhouse members work towards achieving their goals.


    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.  

    Position Description

    The Program Manager is responsible for all oversight and leadership including contract compliance, budget, hiring, training and leading staff. The manager is responsible for creating a safe environment where members may feel supported in working towards their goals. The manager's role is inward facing to support team members and members coming to the clubhouse as well as outward facing, working with community partners to continually improve the service delivery.



    • Assumes oversight of program operations, including fiscal and administrative oversight, quality assurance, implementation of policies and procedures, and overall contract compliance.
    • Provides leadership of Clubhouse workers and promotes the Fountain House model in service provision and program design.
    • Promotes the Clubhouse to the community by giving presentations and providing education to consumers and stakeholders.
    • Develops and implements the work-ordered day, ensuring that staff and members work side by side to fulfill  the functions  of the work units.
    • Incorporates Clubhouse standards as set forth by ICCD and Fountain House; teaches and educates the community these standards.
    • Develops transitional and supported employment opportunities for members, and ensures their implementation.
    • Ensures full member participation in all aspects of the Clubhouse, seeking resolutions through consensus building.
    • Supervises staff and ensures that they are maintaining integrity to the model.
    • Serve as liaison with the community, including rehabilitation programs, businesses, colleges, stakeholders, an d other Clubhouses.
    • Recruits, assesses and recommends candidates to fill vacant positions. Fully implements affirmative action, equal opportunity and cultural diversity at the recruitment level.
    • Maintains fiscal responsibility for the program by: adhering to program budget and reviewing monthly statements to ensure financial soundness; maintaining thorough and accurate financial records including petty cash fund; consulting with Vice President regarding financial issues; reviewing monthly statistics and individual consumer funding sources in order to achieve maximum billing to Medi-Cal and Medi-Care.
    • Supervises accurate data collection, compilation and record keeping; prepares contractually required reports.
    • Functions as program liaison with SD County Mental Health Services, SD County Alcohol and Drug Services, and community- based organizations, representing the agency at regional meetings.
    • Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work as necessary to ensure efficient and effective program operation and success. Is on-site at least 80% of the time the program is operating.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • A minimum of High School Diploma or higher.
    • Bilingual candidates preferred.
    • At least 4 years experience working with SMI adults.
    • A strong knowledge of co-occuring disorders.
    • Knowledge of International Clubhouse Standards.


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