Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Vice President

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization


    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was established 40 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. Our mission is to reduce disparities in behavioral health care delivery by creating a workforce that is culturally competent; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and improves the lives of individuals, families and communities impacted by substance use and mental health challenges.


    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. 

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Vice President is responsible for the oversight and management of all assigned programs operated by MHS, including contract compliance, performance outcomes, administrative and clinical supervision, budgetary compliance, financial performance and community outreach.  This position will have  primary oversight for the substance use disorder division (SUD).  



    • Trains and supervises Program Managers within Division related to clinical and administrative duties.
    • Provides individual and group clinical supervision for Program Managers.
    • Active member of MHS Leadership Team. Contributes to company policies and procedures, strategic planning, procurement of new business, and the advancement of clinical services.
    • Ensures contract compliance; monitors and supervises achievement of program objectives.
    • Monitors program operations and productivity; ensures ongoing, accurate quality assurance systems and improvement practices.
    • Approves hiring decisions; assists with recruitment, retention strategies, and hiring of Program Managers.
    • Assists Program Managers with performance feedback, disciplinary actions, and succession planning.
    • Reviews and approves staff evaluations; completes Program Manager evaluations and salary increases and/or incentives as indicated.
    • Ensures program budgetary compliance and prudent financial management.
    • Ensures compliance with MHS policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Guides programs to use evidence-based, best practices and innovative treatment.
    • Attends relevant community forums to represent and promote MHS and its services.
    • Corresponds with funders and County, State, or Federal representatives in order to maintain positive and transparent partnerships.
    • Explores new and potential business opportunities within the region and actively participates in all aspects of development, including grant writing, strategic planning, and program design and start-up.
    • Assists Development Department as Subject Matter Expert, works with Program Financial Management to prepare proposed budgets, and reviews proposals/grants as needed.
    • Attends County meetings, conferences, and regional associations and committees to improve County Systems of Care, collaborate with community-based providers, and promote MHS services.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking supervision/coaching when needed.



    • A minimum of a Master's degree or Ph.D. degree in mental health, social services, or a related degree.
    • A minimum of 5 years working in the field of mental health and/or behavioral health services and 3 years of supervisory experience at a Vice President/Director level.
    • Licensed (LCSW, LMFT, Ph.D.) in the State of CA preferred and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Certified preferred.
    • Experience utilizing and training on evidence-based and best practices.
    • Experience providing individual and group clinical supervision.
    • Experience developing, monitoring, and revising program operating budgets.
    • Experience and understanding of County, State and Federal funding streams.
    • Must have at least 5 years knowledge/experience of current SUD treatments.


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