Clinical Coordinator (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC)

Clinical/Client Services San Jose, California


Job Title:             Clinical Coordinator
Department:      Mental Health Traineeship Program 
Reports To:         Medi-Cal Mental Health Director
Classification:    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range:    DOE + Full Benefits Package

About Us:            Since 1948, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) has been promoting the resilience, safety, and wellness of individuals, families, and communities throughout Santa Clara County. FCS brings its counseling, prevention, and support services to dozens of community locations, including schools, community centers, jails, and health clinics. FCS counsels children and teens coping with the effects of trauma, provides a way forward for adults in recovery from addiction, and empowers families to heal from violence and abuse. FCS merged with and became a division of Caminar in January 2017.

Position Summary:          The position of Clinical Coordinator is a licensed therapist who provides clinical management, clinical services, and clinical supervision of Social Work Trainees, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees, and Professional Clinical Counselor Trainees.  The Clinical Coordinator has responsibility to evaluate traineeship staff; and is responsible for staff compliance with all Santa Clara County Medi-Cal rules for service delivery and documentation. The Clinical Coordinator has responsibility to uphold and maintain compliance with Medi-Cal program contracts, program development, and trainee’s school expectation. As the Coordinator of the Traineeship program, this position has responsibility for outreach and networking with the goal of expansion of the Traineeship program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Provide direct counseling services, including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, assessment, treatment planning, and case management as needed to maintain a caseload of 5-10 clients.
  • Provide BBS-qualifying individual supervision for all MH staff in the traineeship program.
  • Develop the traineeship program, through community outreach, advertising, and networking, to increase number of trainees, and expand program opportunities.
  • Develop a training expectation for onboarding and continued education for trainee staff into the program.
  • Manage, track, and approve clinical documentation of trainee staff, including client referrals, progress notes, treatment plans and assessments, safety plans, and other clinical documentation to support clinical growth and development of traineeship staff.
  • Provide evaluations and communication to trainee’s schools.
  • Attend internship fairs and network with local schools to support program growth and maintenance.
  • Manage trainee role compliance within agency employment standards and school internship requirements.
  • Maintain excellent communication and collaboration with all agency staff, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health staff, and community.
  • Upholds compliance with agency and Medi-Cal documentation procedures, audit procedures, and clinical practices for self and staff in the trainee program.
  • Responsible for weekly unit meetings to support rollouts, training, and communication.
  • Meets weekly with the Program Director for supervision and is required to attend agency staff meetings and in-service training. Participate as a collaborative member of the overall agency MH team as well as the agency MH Management team.

Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                   

This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; supervision, both individual and group; oversight of staff records and reports; addressing complaints and resolving problems. This role also has a component of supervision for the Trainees weekly.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Licenses – Valid California BBS LCSW or LMFT license; minimum of two years of licensure required. Current California driver's license.
  • Education – Completion of BBS-approved Continuing Education for supervision of MFT Interns, MSW students, and Associate Clinical Social Workers.
  • Experience – Two years of post-license clinical practice and experience in CA, including practice of psychotherapy or supervision for at least 2 of the past 5 years.
  • Preferred Experience – Experience in MediCal Mental Health service delivery; prior experience providing BBS-qualifying supervision to license-seeking staff.
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish and/or ASL especially desirable.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Word Processing software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate well within a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary team.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to meet and receive a criminal records clearance, as required by Title XXII, other licensing regulations, and Caminar practices.
  • This position requires frequent driving. A valid California driver license, reliable personal vehicle, current personal auto insurance as required by law, and an MVR sufficient to obtain and reasonably maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies are all essential job requirements.
  • Must be able to pass post offer, pre-employment medical and drug tests as required under State Community Care Licensing regulations and/or agency policies.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Caminar is a leader in providing innovative client-oriented behavioral health services and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team.  Please visit our web site at