Regional Manager, Santa Barbara

SUMMARY: The Santa Barbara Regional Manager is the leader for CALM’s Santa Barbara office. The Regional Manager is responsible for the overall direction, implementation, supervision and evaluation of all programs and services, as well as all administrative operations, in each respective region. The Regional Manager ensures that clinical services meet CALM’s quality standards, contract and grant requirements, and strategic plan. Job duties include coordination of program services, development of new services, operational oversight, clinical supervision, personnel management, and grant and contract compliance. The Regional Manager is responsible for maintaining high team morale and effectiveness, demonstrating commitment to the values and philosophy of CALM and displaying leadership qualities that motivate and inspire others. As a member of the clinical operations team, in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Operations (DCO), the Regional Manager actively manages Medi-Cal, contracts/grants, program/services, and the budget for the Santa Barbara team and in collaboration with other RM’s and PM’s.


  • In collaboration with DCO, determines department structure, staff positions, levels, schedules and workflow. Adjusts schedules and staffing levels to ensure that goals are met efficiently. Implements process changes when needed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and performance of regional departments.
  • Responsible for ensuring successful day-to-day operations and delivery of clinical services at the regional office. This includes staff scheduling, intake processes, referral tracking, caseload assignment, client engagement, timely documentation, productivity, client satisfaction, and clinical supervision.
  • Develops and monitors process improvements to ensure excellent clinical operations, including service prioritization, assessment, service planning, service length, billing, confidentiality, customer service, collaboration with other agencies, and discharge/transition planning.
  • Ensures excellent client experience and customer service in region. Ensures that any client complaints or grievances are addressed and resolved in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Ensures that quality clinical supervision is provided for Santa Barbara clinical staff.
  • Tracks and reports on metrics that allow for appropriate reporting of compliance targets as overseen by the Quality Assurance (QA) Manager.
  • Oversees ethical/legal standards for clinical practice.
  • Oversees and monitors all contracts associated with regional operations. In collaboration with clinicians, defines program performance targets that meet the spirit of, as well as the requirements and expectations of each contract.
  • Ensures CALM’s services are operated in compliance with all federal, state, county and city funding regulations and guidelines.
  • With the DCO, ensures the financial viability of CALM’s programs and services in region. Assists with developing and managing regional budget. Manages operating expenses within the approved budget.
  • Organizes and facilitates regular team meetings to maintain effective staff communication. Manages accountability for action items assumed during meetings.
  • Attends and participates in the Safety and Wellness Committee meetings.
  • Builds collaborations with community partners, as needed.
  • Participates in program development and/or program expansion.
  • Other duties as assigned that pertain to the position.


  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and in within the organization’s personnel policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Directly supervises Program Managers who are responsible for all Santa Barbara clinical staff.
  • Establishes clear guidelines to support direct reports in providing administrative supervision for their staff so that all roles are clear, functional, and achievable, and that staff feel supported in their direct service work.
  • Promotes an open, inclusive work environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork, and building trust while ensuring accountability.


  • Communication skills – Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; listens to others; works to resolve conflicts and maintains confidentiality; able to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, participants, partner agencies and the community.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others with tact; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; keeps commitments and accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments; works with integrity and upholds CALM values.
  • Initiative – Self-starter; requires minimal supervision; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; is a solution seeker; takes independent actions; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Consumer Service – Manages difficult situations; responds promptly to others’ needs; solicits feedback; promptly responds to requests for service and assistance.
  • Dependability – Can be relied on to meet schedules and deadlines; must be punctual, respond to management direction in a timely manner; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; displays a strong personal commitment to completing projects.
  • Planning & Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; manages competing priorities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans and takes responsibility for implementing them.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Supervisory Skills – oversees and manages clinical staff; hires staff and manages performance evaluations, provide guidance in terms of training staff regarding policies and procedures. Assist staff in reaching productivity goals.
  • Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; gives appropriate recognition to others; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound judgement; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Financial Management – works within the approved budget; exercises appropriate cost control; is accountable for use of agency resources; balances mission with economic viability of the program and organization; understands how to make maximum use of allocated funds, enrollments and other program resources.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field from an accredited university required LCSW or LMFT required.
  • At least 5 – 7 years of professional clinical experience. 3+ years senior leadership in a behavioral health agency.
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal and county documentation requirements required.
  • Experience working with complex issues surrounding children and families and experience working with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model preferred.


  • Must have a passion for CALM’s mission and the ability to convey that passion to others.
  • Strong computer knowledge, using PC, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to network within the community.
  • Able to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Able to work in busy environment, under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail or courtesy to staff and others.
  • Able to prioritize competing responsibilities and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to take decisions.
  • Must be flexible and able to collaborate with others.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a contributing member of the leadership team.
  • Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.
  • Must have valid CA drivers’ license, clean DMV, reliable transportation, and criminal record clearance from DOJ.
  • Ability to travel throughout Santa Barbara County.
  • Ability to interact with all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Stand, walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Drive from one location to another
  • Lift and /or move up to 25 lbs.


This is a full time position. A 40 hour work week schedule will be established upon consultation with the supervisor.  The normal work week is Monday – Friday. Normal hours of work will be established between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, but some evening and weekend hours may apply.


We value wellness and offer a generous compensation and benefit package that includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and education, generous benefits that include up to 100% paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees and a highly subsidized portion of the dependent coverage. Paid holidays, vacation accruals starting at 2 weeks and sick accruals of 12 days per year (accruals based upon a 40 hour work week) and a 403(b) 3% matching program.


CALM provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

Please list the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

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