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Program Assistant- Rosecrans Shelter Project
Vista Hill Foundation in San Diego, California
Date Posted 09/29/2022
Nonprofit-Program Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Program Assistant- Rosecrans Shelter Project

Full Job Description


Vista Hill is a nonprofit organization that has been helping San Diegans live better lives since 1957! Our programs range from substance abuse, mental and behavioral health, early intervention and preventive work, to long-term special education and training for individuals with developmental disabilities. We can be found assisting families in very difficult situations in many of our communities large and small, rural and suburban. You will see our caring staff working with challenging populations that most other agencies shy away from in areas that are conveniently located to the people we serve.

At Vista Hill we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


The Rosecrans Shelter Project program is a new County program that will be a one-stop shop for resources for the homeless. Many organizations are coming together under one giant resource tent to provide multiple services to stabilize active health conditions and to coordinate linkage with other psychosocial and housing resources.


The Clinical Assistant Manager will assist the Program Manager in training and overseeing the clinical work of a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, case managers, rehabilitation staff, physicians, and administrative support persons. The Assistant Program Manager monitors and audits clinical records and ensures excellent quality mental health services and documentation. An example of tasks include:

· Provide supervision, education, and training and oversees the work product of all staff.

· Provide clinical direction to clinicians, registered and licensed.

· Ensure that Assessments, Client Plans, and all Progress Notes are completed in accordance with all district, county, state and federal standards and reflect quality care.

· Monitor all cases for progress, goals achieved and movement toward transition/termination.

· Ensure that the staff provides clinically sound, short term, goal oriented therapeutic interventions to all clients and families and that those services are adapted to the culture and strengths of the client and family.

· Assist therapists in developing transition plans and moving clients and families toward successful termination of services.

· Ensure that all unusual occurrences, critical incidents, and patient, staff, and stakeholder complaints are thoroughly investigated, documented, and responded to, according to Vista Hill and district policy, and applicable ethical and legal requirements.

· Ensure that therapists are informed of all procedural requirements.

· Ensures that the program is successfully meeting all contract objectives.

· Develop and implement a plan to address any areas needing improvement.

· Monitors, develops, and reports on Vista Hill and stakeholder performance outcome objectives and ensure that data is current and accurately recorded.

· Train staff on standards for completion of all outcome measures.

· Ensure that all Privacy Practice standards and ethical practice standards are implemented within the program.

· Provide routine audit of all medical records ensuring that records comply with all known documentation standards and procedural requirements.

· Submits monthly productivity report to the Director.

· Identifies and implements strategies to develop new program opportunities.

· Assists in the professional development of staff working towards licensure.

·Sets goals and benchmarks for staff to attain licensed status.


· Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or human behavior.

· State license for Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

· Experience working with children, youth and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

· Must be able to supervise and sign off on hours for Associate level clinicians.

· Must have knowledge of the cultural issues that can impact mental health treatment, be aware of Special Education law and requirements, and have an excellent understanding of the culture and challenges of school –based mental health.

Eligible candidates must be independently licensed for two years or more.

Must be able to pass a drug and background check, TB test, and meet COVID-19 vaccine requirements.


Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday - Friday school hours.


$32.50 per hour, may be adjusted based on experience


This position receives full benefits, including employer-paid medical, dental, vision, paid time off (vacation and sick leave), paid holidays, and 401 retirement account.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32.50 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $32.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Master's (Required)


  • mental health: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)


  • California Board of Behavioral Science License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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