Mental Health Program Director

Treatment Center Directors/Managers San Francisco, CA



BAART Community Healthcare (BCH) and Addiction Research and Treatment (ART) are two companies collectively known as BAART Programs. BAART Programs is looking for a qualified Mental Health Program Director / Clinical Training Director.


The Mental Health Program Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the mental health program. A licensed psychologist is required to supervise our student interns. The Mental Health Program Director is responsible for managing the mental health program and staff, adhering to state, federal and city/county requirements and regulations and ensuring quality moderate to severe mental health service provisions to our patients.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Management of daily operations of BCH’s non-profit outpatient Specialty mental health clinic providing medication support, individual and group psychotherapy to complex, dually diagnosed patients.
  • Facilitation of multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of care among Primary Care, Substance Use, and Mental Health services.
  • Maintain a caseload
  • Budgetary and staffing recommendations, staff utilization monitoring, and staff development.
  • Monitoring Medi-Cal contract compliance
  • Monitoring and maintaining program performance objectives per City and County of SF contract.
  • Quality Assurance/ chart review regarding the integrity of medical records (use of evidence-based practices, assessment supporting diagnosis, establishing medical necessity, step up/down recommendations, level of care assessments)
  • Responsibility for county or Medi-Cal audits
  • Administrative (Psych NP, Psychiatrist, LVN, BAPIC interns) supervision of staff.
  • Recruitment, hiring, credentialing with SF County, and training of behavioral health staff.
  • Staff performance evaluations and disciplinary action in accordance with agency policy.
  • Maintaining relationships with referring community agencies and service
  • Attending City and County of San Francisco Contractor’s meetings and trainings as required.
  • Clinic-wide availability for risk assessment of Behavioral Health and Substance Use patients.
  • Work collaboratively with SF City & County auditors and contract managers
  • Familiarity and ability to work with technology, including electronic health records (SFCC uses AVATAR)
  • Provides management reporting and participates in staff meetings as requested
  • Works closely with VP, Primary Care and Behavioral Health, Psychiatric consultant as applicable, in a variety of areas including, but not limited to - compliance with Federal & State rules, laws & regulations; performance improvement initiatives, productivity goals, quality patient care, customer service, operational enhancement, growth of patient census, contractual requirements, standardization & conformity, best practices and plans for continuous improvement
  • Knowledge and compliance with HIPAA policy and procedures
  • Familiar with standards required by Board of Health, OSHA, and the application of such
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Training and Supervision:

  • Direct and organize BAPIC Practicum training programs for Clinical Psychology students from local schools.
  • Follow all BAPIC and CAPIC regulations
  • Monitor, evaluate, and adjust accordingly the training program's goals and activities
  • Recruitment, credentialing and training of incoming interns (annually)
  • Evaluation of student performance on quarterly or semester basis.
  • Maintain interns' training records
  • Coordinate weekly didactic trainings with outside trainers
  • Primary clinical individual and group supervision of all interns
  • Maintaining relationships with graduate schools and liaise with training directors
  • Maintain a roster and relationships with didactic training presenters (Behavioral Activation and other types of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, community resources, disability criteria, risk assessment, mandated reporting, trauma-informed care, seeking safety, multiculturalism, etc.)
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Development Responsibilities


  • Participates in community relations, education and development activities to drive and maintain census.
  • Identifies and implements tactical steps to increase and retain census. 
  • Works with clinic team to insure operations are prepared to handle increased census
  • Participates in political activities to keep company connected within appropriate circles such as local government board meetings, MTP advisory board meetings, city/county administrator meetings, ADAA meetings, etc. 
  • Leads effort to identify, hire & train personnel with cultural diversity to meet the future clinic needs based on patient demographics - identifies cultural community leaders and networks.
  • Performs other development duties as assigned.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists as requested with marketing programs & literature development
  • Conducts performance improvement activities and prepares monthly reports
  • Operates within budgetary constraints
  • Interact with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the Company's mission
  • Conduct all business activities in a professional and ethical manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications:

  • Licensed Psychologist in the state of CA with no restrictions (2 years min preferred)
  • Required 6 units of supervision related CEs each licensing cycle
  • General understanding and openness to Harm Reduction and Wellness and Recovery Principles of treating dually diagnosed patients
  • Minimum age requirement of
  • Understanding of mental health clinic operations
  • Understanding of HIPAA, Federal, State & CARF / JCAHO standards & regulations
  • Knowledge & skills with Microsoft products & general computer literacy, including Electronic Health Records
  • Prior experience in an outpatient setting
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Troubleshooter and problem solver
  • Self-starter, able to work autonomously and generate ideas and benefits for the Company
  • Customer service focused, eager and energetic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exhibits good time management
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and exhibit excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated organizational
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • This is an exempt management position
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance , and 401K
  • Paid time off accrual (sick and vacation)
  • Most federal and state holidays, and a birthday holiday
  • Early work hours and a business casual work environment