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Requisition Number 18-10167
Post Date 9/11/2018
Title Assistant Program Director
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Los Angeles
State CA


Assistant Program Director

Make a Difference in People's Lives While Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills

Diverse Role    ●    Excellent Training    ●    Career Options    ●    Great Culture


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a leading provider of community mental health and substance use services since 1942. With a history stretching back to the Great Depression, Didi Hirsch has established a strong reputation in the communities we serve. We help more than 90,000 children and adults each year from 11 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. We are committed to excellence, diversity and opportunity. We are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. We offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package. 



Top three reasons to bring your career to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:

  • This is a diverse role, allowing you to expand your skills.
  • This is a great opportunity to start building a rewarding career with a leader in community mental health services.
  • You will find a strong family-like culture here; people enjoy working together to help some of the most vulnerable members of our communities improve the quality of their lives.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supports the Program Director as the operations and clinical manager for a specific program and site.
  • Provides leadership to program staff ensuring that the client services meet or exceed contractual performance goals; ensures delivery of services in accordance with contracted guidelines and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the program, division, or Agency.  
  • Interfaces with related community agencies, attends meetings as scheduled and/ or needed to include: the Department of Mental Health and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related issues.
  • Uses human resource best practices to select and retain the department’s consistent and high performers.  This includes evidenced based interviewing and assessment techniques to select team members; using flexible and supportive feedback and management styles that foster open communications.
  • Coaches staff in the development of their work plans, their assigned duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Completing management related documentation such as timekeeping records, performance evaluations, in a timely manner.
  • Effectively holds staff accountable for meeting contractual requirements through frequent and regular feedback during administrative supervision sessions held on at least a monthly basis.
  • Performs managerial duties to include interviewing applicants for employment; assigning and reviewing progress of assignments; conducting performance appraisals; recommending salary increases; and developing higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within program mental health and/or substance abuse services.
  • Identifies staff training needs and ensures development and implementation of programs that address needs; participates in delivering training sessions to meet the needs of staff related to clinical/program needs.
  • Serves as the lead for Utilization Review within the department to ensure that the program is meeting its contractual.
  • Measures progress against plans and stated goals as it applies to program documentation.
  • Reviews chart documentation and status reports prepared by program staff to ensure all legal, contractual, and revenue-generating reports meet or exceed required Agency and applicable regulatory agencies’ standards.
  • Ensures all administrative documentation is accurate and submitted within the established timeframe; gathers and analyzes information and prepares routine reports including those used to assess performance.
  • Manages the flow of clinical services.
  • Efficiently utilizes financial resources while maintaining commitment to quality service when requesting and purchasing quality assurance program supplies.




You must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screening, including a background check and live scan fingerprinting.  For bilingual positions, you will need to pass a language assessment. You will also need to meet the following requirements for this role:

  • California BBS Registration (ASW, IMF, Reg. Psychologist) or California BBS License (LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist)
  • Advanced knowledge of the mental health and substance abuse services and systems specific to the program that is to be supervised.
  • Depending on program/division, advanced knowledge of Evidence Based
  • Practices and/or the Recovery Model of treatment.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and management skills; experienced in effectively leading multidisciplinary teams.
  • Be experienced in the types of therapy, psychological testing, and case management appropriate to the program.
  • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Efficiently use the personal computer including word processing, spreadsheets, and other related software programs.
  • Manage employee performance consistent with defined Didi Hirsch processes.
  • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make solid business and therapeutic decisions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to quality assurance and improvement.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.



Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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Didi Hirsch is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, family care, marital status, status as a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, or any other classification protected by law.

Didi Hirsch is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment. We are an EEO/AA Employer.