SUMMARY: CALM’s Santa Maria office seeks a Program Manager responsible for the direction, implementation, supervision and evaluation of program services and staff. The Program Manager oversees quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their department ensuring their specific programs meets CALM’s standards, contract requirements and strategic plan. Job duties include program coordination, clinical supervision, and compliance with grants and contract requirements. The Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring an atmosphere that is conducive to the therapeutic process and overall success of the program. The Program Manager is also 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. The Program Manager customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgement in the performance of all duties.


Staff Recruitment, Training and Management

  • Under the direction of the Regional Manager, implements policies, procedures, workflow processes, and measurable goals for the department
  • Directs, plans and coordinates the work of the program staff including supervision and formal evaluations, training and team building
  • Determines department structure, staff positions, levels, schedules and workflow. Adjusts schedules and staffing levels as needed. Implements process changes when needed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and performance of the department.
  • In consultation with the Regional Manager, responsible for the recruitment, coaching, and evaluation of program staff
  • Organizes and attends weekly program meetings to maintain effective communication
  • Manages operating expenses within the approved budget
  • Actively participates as a member of the Manager Team for Santa Maria, and as a member of the Leadership Team for all of CALM.

Program Delivery & Evaluation

  • Implements, manages, and evaluates of all aspects, including budget oversight, of program area
  • Plans and supervises an efficient and responsive intake procedure, including determining prospective client eligibility for services and assigning and tracking cases
  • Ensures high ethical/legal standards for all clinical practice, including the proper maintenance of client files
  • Provides limited direct clinical service, including opening cases by conducting the Clinical Assessment, providing individual and/or group therapy, as needed
  • Ensures the supervision and management of clinical and program data and addresses any concerns with staff in a timely and professional manner
  • Compiles, maintains and reports on the monthly, quarterly and annual program statistics and outcomes with a focus on continuous improvement and a learning orientation
  • Represents CALM in community settings and builds collaborations with partners
  • Ensures that all grant and contract requirements are met; collaborates with the agency’s grant writer to identify grant opportunities

Clinical Supervision:

  • Ensures high clinical standards by keeping current in best practices for childhood trauma prevention and treatment. Making provision for staff training in these practices
  • Provides weekly individual and group supervision to licensed, unlicensed therapists and paraprofessional staff
  • Provides oversight, mentoring and consultation to all staff as requested and required to meet program’s high standards
  • Sets productivity goals for therapists and reviews for meeting goals in a timely manner.
  • Carries out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and within the agency’s personnel policies
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and conflict resolution.
  • Provides group supervision as needed.


  • 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.


  • LCSW or LMFT from an accredited university or college, licensed for a minimum of two years, or Licensed Psychologist.
  • 2 – 3 years prior experience as a program manager and as a clinical supervisor preferred or experience working in a specialized area of program management; prior experience in a teaching or training position a plus.


  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Exemplary standards of integrity and leadership qualities
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities
  • Experience in recruiting, training and managing staff preferred
  • Able to relate effectively to staff members and community at large
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Able to get along well with others and work collaboratively in a positive manner
  • Must have a valid California drivers’ license, clean DMV, and DOJ criminal record clearance


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, evening and weekend hours may apply. The normal work week is Monday – Friday. Normal hours of work will be established between the hours of 8:30am and 8:00pm.


Salary is DOE. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, PTO, and a 403(b) matching program.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to with the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

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