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Clinical Director of STRTP

Department: Mh Director & Support
Location: San Dimas, CA

McKinley: Youth, Family, and Community are what we are all about!  We offer a great working environment and benefits package! McKinley encourages growth so that you can Be your Best H.U.M.A.N. 

At McKinley employees share a set of guiding principles: We embrace a culture that is Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. - H.U.M.A.N.  

The Company: McKinley is a highly respected welfare organization with a comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 1,800 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services, and Special Education. McKinley has 5 locations throughout southern California with our main campus located in San Dimas. We embrace a culture that is  H.U.M.A.N.Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. McKinley has created a Hopeful environment, in which we choose optimism in finding the motivation to achieve our greatest dreams. We are a team dedicated to Understanding individual needs and do so by listening and embracing each individual’s stories. We strongly embrace our agency’s Morals by treating everyone with kindness and respect. At McKinley, we acknowledge our team member’s and clients’ Awesome qualities by celebrating what makes each individual unique. We are dedicated to Nurturing a Trauma-Informed Integrated Care approach that has created a unique culture within the organization.  We celebrate diversity by our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all. 

The Position:  Oversight of all clinical interventions and subsequent documentation of the STRTP program along with the support and collaboration of the STRTP team is provided.  Provide consultation with the STRTP team and management in order to ensure that maximum service delivery and coordination is available. Provide assistance at CFTm’s to ensure treatment goals are realized with client a family voice and choice as a centerpiece of this process.

Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $65,000 - $70,000 annually depending on experience.

Our people are the heart of our organization, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance- we offer a company defined contribution of $500/month
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match up to 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Training Opportunities to Further Personal and Professional Growth



  • Master’s Degree and Licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Services (BBS)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in DMH-contracted mental health settings
  • 3 plus years supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post licensure experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other office-related software
  • Strong analytical ability required
  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Able to work independently and organize multiple projects with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work as a team member.
  • Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professional boundaries with clients and staff.
  • Able represent the agency professionally and appropriately with all constituencies.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
  • Ability to commute to various sites on and off campus
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds for filing


Key Responsibilities:

  • The head of service is responsible for the STRTP mental health program’s compliance with these regulations and applicable laws. The head of service shall manage the clinical and administrative components of the STRTP mental health program. The head of service’s responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following specific tasks: 
  1. Maintaining a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment at the STRTP. 
  2. Ensuring that each child admitted to the program has a mental health assessment. 
  3. Ensuring that each child in the STRTP has commonality of needs with the other children in the STRTP, including whether the child’s presence is adverse to the safety or mental health needs of the child or other children admitted to the STRTP. 
  4. Ensuring the mental health services identified on each treatment plan are provided and appropriate to meet the individual needs of the child. 
  5. Monitoring the quality of the mental health services provided to the children. 
  6. Making arrangements, including transportation, for children to receive mental health services that cannot be provided by the STRTP. 
  7. Arrangements for special provision of mental health services to children with disabilities including visual and auditory impairment. 
  8. Ensuring that documentation and recordkeeping requirements are met. 
  9. Development of mental health staff schedules, training schedules, mental health treatment service schedules, medication schedules, and any other schedules for the operation of the STRTP mental health program.
  • Ensure that the Clinical Services Department is in full regulatory compliance and that clinical services are delivered in accordance with recognized best practices and are trauma-informed.
  • Ensure and provide clinical supervision for clinical staff in accordance with regulatory requirements and accreditation standards and agency policy.
  • Serve as the Head of Service for STRTP to ensure clinical service delivery to the program clients and families as needed is provided.
  • Demonstrate an ability to set limits and intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the children and families served.
  • Support the intake function of the agency by active clinical oversight of all STRTP admissions to ensure the appropriateness of placement.
  • Work with other Department managers to increase clear communication and mutual support between programs.
  • Monitor and assure adherence of programs to all governing bodies.
  • Monitor care records to assure that required treatment documentation is included and meets agency and professional standards.
  • Monitor the milieu for resident safety and work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary treatment team to develop and implement therapeutic interventions to enhance the safety of all residents.
  • Monitor and review all agency protocols and practices, including containments, one-on-ones and hospitalizations.
  • Assist Clinicians in developing treatment plans which utilize the expertise of treatment counselors, ensure quality services that are sensitive to cultural issues with a trauma informed lens.
  • Actively participate in the agency’s Process Quality Improvement (PQI) Plan.
  • Work jointly with the Quality Systems department to monitor program quality, documentation standards and outcomes and facilitate chart reviews and corrections.  
  • Assume responsibility for quality control and outcome measures as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison with the Departments of Child and Family Services and Mental Health.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate professional staff and cultivate effective team operation.
  • Participate in strategic planning and assist the agency in the growth of programs and services.  
  • Actively lead and initiate changes in programs as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Our Mission- work for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives 
  • Competitive pay
  • Several benefit options
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Great training for staff

Join McKinley to Be Your Best H.U.M.A.N. 

McKinley’s response to COVID-19: The safety of the families, children, clients we serve as well as our valued team members is our priority. We want to make sure everyone at McKinley feels safe and welcomed. We are taking all the necessary precautions and safety measures to maintain a safe environment throughout our different locations. We are providing PPE to our team members and visitors along with practicing social distancing measures.

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