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Clinical Manager- Si Se Puede

  2021-01-12     Encompass Community Services     Watsonville  

About Us:

We are seeking a dynamic Clinical Manager for Si Se Puede, our Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Residential Treatment Program. Our team of skilled clinicians and counselors work together to provide client centered care with the ultimate goal of building resiliency and reducing harm. We partner with residents to identify and address internal and external stressors, establish healthy and supportive relationships, and develop more effective coping strategies to support their journey of Recovery. Our Counselors and Clinical Team work closely together using evidence-based treatment approaches including, Mindfulness-based practices, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to provide the most effective treatment possible for the clients we serve. We partner with outside agencies to assure our residents are supported with a successful transition back into the community upon completion of treatment.

Job Summary:

We currently have a full-time Clinical Manager opening at Si Se Puede, our residential treatment program located in Watsonville. Reporting to the Manager II, this position is responsible for: supporting the management of a 23-bed, residential SUD treatment program; providing consistent, high quality, supervision; and supporting the direction and oversight of our Clinical team utilizing crisis intervention, harm reduction, relapse prevention, trauma informed care, and other evidence-based treatment practices for adults experiencing substance use and co-occurring disorders.  

Duties & Responsibilities             


In concert with the Manager II, provides leadership, direction and support in the implementation of best practices in delivering residential substance use disorder treatment services. Uses a strengths-based approach towards recovery-oriented services. Provides a leadership style which is mission-driven, focused on client services, outcomes, and models accessibility and integrity for staff and the community we serve. Supports a trauma-informed working environment for staff members.

Program Development

Develops goals, objectives and systems to accomplish program goals. Identifies potential problems and generates innovative and creative solutions, particularly as it pertains to clinical services at the program. Supports the implementation of policies, procedures and effective operating systems. Under the Manager II, supports program effectiveness by monitoring the clinical team’s performance and ensuring that our treatment program is continuously improving, using evidence-based practices and data driven results. 

Community Relationships

Builds and maintains positive relationships with community partners, and ensures effective interactions/ communications with collaborators and other interfacing agencies. Participates in implementing treatment plans, working with clients as well as coordinating with physicians; case managers; families; and other providers.

Personnel Management

Supports Hiring, training and regular supervision of clinical team members. Encourages personal growth and professional development through trainings and evaluations. Addresses performance issues utilizing agency procedures. Leads with an affirmative and trauma informed work environment approach and supports agency efforts in this regard. Helps with facilitating team meetings and promotes teamwork and collaboration and oversight of clinical team staff schedules.

Clinical services

Provides crisis intervention, individual counseling, treatment plan development, case management and discharge planning services. Supports Medication procedures as needed in coordination with Nursing Staff. Provides on-call/after-hours support on weekdays and weekend on a rotating schedule with other managers.

Facility Management and Maintenance

Ensures compliance and regulations, reporting procedures, and health and safety standards. 


  1. Masters’ degree in Psychology, Clinical Social Work or related field preferred (license or licensed-eligible MFT/ASW).
  2. Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising staff and programs, preferably in a community setting.
  3. Experience in providing services to populations experiencing substance use and co-occurring disorders or comparable populations.
  4. Experience using strengths-based, whole person approach in recovery-oriented services.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  6. Minimum of two years of experience with supervising substance use disorder residential treatment facilities strongly preferred.
  7. Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  8. Advanced computer skills:  WORD, Excel, AVATAR. 
  9. Strong ability to manage self-care and support staff in building resilience through self-care strategies.

Agency General Information

Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive medical and dental insurance plan, 403(b) retirement plan, paid holidays & sick time, and 17 days of paid vacation (pro-rated for part-time positions).

Clinical Supervision is provided for individuals striving towards licensure through the Board of Behavioral Services.   

Valid California driver's license and clearance for agency vehicle insurance coverage. 

Fingerprinting for licensing, criminal record clearance and necessary physical exams are required. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. At Encompass we value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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