Job Description

Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy.

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Responsible for overseeing the clinical services provided within the residential program, including therapy, mental health rehabilitation specialists, facilitators and recreation services. 
  • Participate and oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of clinical and mental health rehabilitation staff providing individual, group, and family treatment services, and case management with children and their families
  • Oversee and manage the performance of staff including job expectations, clinical skills, quality of documentation, ethical and professional standards, productivity, job satisfaction, and staff morale
  • Supervise the managers of all clinical and mental health rehabilitation staff.
  • Supervise the Chaplain and oversee the spiritual component of services.
  • Supervise the Medical Services Director and oversee the nursing department.
  • Oversee psychiatry services, including documentation, compliance with regulatory standards, and access to care.
  • Maintain awareness and compliance with all regulatory and governing standards including those set by Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Services, DCFS Out of Home Care and Community Care Licensing
  • Oversee those with responsibility for residential client records, monitoring quality, accuracy and completeness
  • Coordinate with other departments, leadership staff and supervisors to maintain successful integration of treatment services into the overall residential program
  • Meet regularly with the Division Chief. 
  • Coordinate with the Training Department to assure treatment staff receive all the required and appropriate trainings to accomplish quality treatment and to meet contractual obligations.
  • Attend regular Residential Division meetings, the Residential Supervisor meeting, the Main Campus Director meeting, and any other meetings as appropriate.
  • Communicate regularly with the Finance department regarding budgets, allocations and productivity expectations.
  • Manage and create clinical budget.
  • Oversee the implementation of the aftercare program for STRTP
  • Other duties as required


Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others - including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook), data/electronic records program currently in use, and other applications related to billing of services
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required


    • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
    • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


    • Master's level degree with LCSW, LMFT, or PhD
    • Licensed for a minimum of two years
    • Five years clinical experience with DCFS wards of the court
    • Three years management experience including clinical supervision, program development and administrative oversight
    • Understanding of DMH and DCFS contracts.
    • Valid California driver's license, clean driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


    Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.


    This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

    Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer