School Based Program Manager
Job Type

The School Based Program Manager plans, organizes, and directs the full scope of operational activities within the School Based program within the Community Strengthening Collaborations department. This department focuses on engaging with organizations and systems that work with youth and families to support children in our community to create the social change necessary to support and strengthen our community and make lasting changes. The School Based Program offers individual treatment and Mental Health Consultation (MHC) utilizing a trauma informed approach and practice to promote the social-emotional and mental wellbeing of children across Santa Barbara Unified School District elementary schools.  


Essential Functions:

· Provide direction and oversight for the program  

· Ensure compliance with all CALM policies and procedures

· Recruit, hire, onboard and train staff within the program

· Enforce high ethical and legal standards for all clinical practices within the program 

· Provide administrative supervision and/or clinical supervision to program staff

· Ensure clinical staff and clinical supervisors are trained in evidence-based treatment modalities within their program

· Assist in establishing and refining measurable performance objectives for the program  

· Evaluate staff performance, provide feedback, and lead performance/disciplinary actions as needed

· Oversee program contracts and collaborate with other managers to ensure contract compliance

· Ensure contractual expectations and deliverables are met

· Ensure clinical productivity standards are achieved 

· Supervise collection of program standardized assessments for treatment planning and program evaluation purposes

· Monitor program outcomes and support program evaluation efforts to guide continuous quality improvement

· Maintain oversight of program expenditures to ensure costs are within the approved budget, and inform necessary budgetary changes, modifications, and priorities.  Exercise appropriate cost control

· Remain current on research and developments in the field of childhood trauma

· Identify opportunities for program expansion and growth 

· Represent the program in various settings and build effective collaborations with community partners

· Works directly with school district personnel and serves as the primary liaison between CALM and district administration.


Education and/or Experience

· LCSW, LMFT, or Licensed Psychologist from an accredited university or college

· Licensed for a minimum of two years preferred 

· 2 – 3 years of prior or related experience as a program manager and/or as a clinical supervisor preferred 

· Experience in a teaching or training position in a non-profit behavioral health agency preferred

· Experience working with staff embedded in outside public and private educational institutions preferred

· Knowledge of the public school system required


· Exemplary standards of integrity and leadership qualities 

· Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities 

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate in a positive manner

· Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills 

· Strong computer knowledge, using PC, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Outlook

· Must have a valid California driver’s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ

Salary Description
$68,000 - $95,000 DOE