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Requisition Number 18-10130
Post Date 8/8/2018
Title Division Director, Adult & Substance Use
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Executive
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Culver City
State CA


Division Director, Adult/Substance Use

Expand Your Skills and Enjoy Excellent Training, Career Options and a Great Culture

Make your mark & take your career to the next level in this diverse, wide-reaching role.

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a leading provider of community mental health and substance use services since 1942. Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 90,000 children and adults each year from 11 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. We are committed to excellence, diversity and opportunity, and our staffers are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who make a difference in the lives of the children, adults and older adults we serve.


If you are a senior-level leader and experienced clinical supervisor with a background in adult mental health and substance use, the role of Division Director, Division Director, Adult /Substance Use offers some compelling opportunities:

  • You can bring your strong ideas, strategic vision, and tactical leadership ability to act a programmatic "doer" and make both an immediate and long-term impact.
  • You will manage three program directors and oversee three unique sites, each with their own challenges and opportunities. 
  • Whether you're an experienced divisional leader or a program director ready to step up, in this multifaceted role, you can continue to expand your skills and earn the experience to further advance your career. 
  • Add it all up, and this is great opportunity to start building a rewarding career home with a leader in community mental health services.
  • You'll 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.

Opportunity Snapshot
Reporting to the Senior VP, Clinical Operations, as Division Director, Adult/Substance Use, you will be responsible for the leadership, direction and management of three mental health programs, ensuring compliance with program philosophies and standards, contracts, and the policies, procedures and guidelines established by Didi Hirsch.




·         Oversees the hiring, orientation, evaluation, training and supervision of all staff, volunteers, and interns assigned to the division.

·         Supervises staff; develops program policy and procedure; negotiates with funding agencies; participates in relevant committees; coordinates and acts as liaison with other agencies; establishes and maintains on on-going evaluation of program effectiveness and clinical intervention as needed.

·         Forms a highly effective team to accomplish the division’s short and long term goals.

·         Delegates decision-making and responsibility to the appropriate level, provides the necessary information and direction. 

·         Ensures resources and systems are in place to support the training and continuous learning of staff.

·         Represents the Agency on matters relating to the division at meetings with other private and public agencies.

·         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



Program Quality, Compliance and Reporting 

·    Measures progress against plans and stated goals as it applies to adult, family, substance use or residential program outcomes. 

· Develops, implements, reporting methods consistent with the Agency’s procedures to ensure that data and other information gathered is accurate and reported in a timely manner.

·  Collaborates with Division Director of Quality Improvement to develop program protocol and ensures that program elements are in compliance with Agency, County, State and other regulatory agencies.

  • Implements and enforces appropriate disciplinary mechanisms when violations are detected; establishes reasonable steps to respond appropriately to the violation and to prevent similar violations in the future.
  • Evaluates the results of overall program operations regularly and systematically, and reports results to the Senior VP, Clinical Operations and others as appropriate.
  • Captures, reviews, and analyzes program service statistical and outcome data to provide useful information for assessing performance.
  • Uses performance and statistical service data to engage program management staff in strategic thinking and decision making.
  • Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required on the division, senior and executive level.   



·         Collaborates with finance department staff to prepare annual budgets and contract agreements

·         Monitors contract performance; reviews monthly and annual financial statements making plans of correction as needed keeping supervisor apprised of progress and challenges.

·         Efficiently utilizes financial resources while maintaining commitment to quality service when requesting and purchasing program equipment and supplies.



To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of directing and managing multiple programs in adult and family mental health and/or substance use services in a non-profit social service/mental health/substance use  environment. 
  • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.

·         Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to adult and family service programs for individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance use.

·    Demonstrate full working knowledge and experience in program development and clinical supervision.

·  Have working experience in budget preparation and fiscal management, and contract negotiations for adult mental health and/or substance use services.

·   Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.

·  Efficiently use the personal computer to include: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, paperless charting system, and project management.

·   Manage employee performance consistent with defined Didi Hirsch processes.

·   Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make management decisions.

·  Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.

·  Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

·   Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.


These requirements are typically met by a combination of education and experience that typically includes a PhD, LCSW, or MFT (all licensed) and a minimum of three plus years senior management experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting providing clinical service and supervision.


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.