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Associate Director

Job Details

CVN - Oceanside - Oceanside, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$105,000.00 - $110,000.00 Salary/year
Health Care


PURSUE YOUR PASSION, Not Just Another Job!

Veterans Village of San Diego is looking for employees who are passionate about serving all veterans. Changing the life of a vet takes a whole lot of work. It also takes dedication and commitment to our motto: Leave No One Behind. But the rewards are out of this world! We work hard, but we also enjoy having fun together. If you wish to be a part of this team and are ready to work for a cause, not just a paycheck, then VVSD is the place to start!


Did you know? More than 90% of all network staff have noted being satisfied with working at CVN.


About Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD:

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD provides high-quality mental healthcare services accessible to all post-9/11 (including National Guard and Reserves), their families, and the families of active-duty service members, including spouses or partners, children, parents, siblings, caregivers, and others.


A Career with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD:

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic offers a variety of services to post-9/11 Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, Reservists, National Guard, and their family members. Therapist will provide evidence-based therapy to individuals, couples and families. The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic has a commitment to training, consultation, and proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure. The Clinician will provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. The Clinician will have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and should be skilled at offering treatment in a measurement-based, time-limited treatment environment. Clinician must have background and training in utilizing evidence-based interventions in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and adjustment disorders. Qualified candidates will be proficient in providing individual, couples, and family therapy, with an emphasis on delivering evidence-based care. Certification or documented proficiency in one or more in one or more of the following EBPs: PE, CBT, and CPT are required at the time of hire or within a year of employment.


Compensation Range:

The base annual compensation range for this position is $105,000 to 110,000 per year.


Job Summary:

The Associate Director serves as the Evidence-Based Practice Champion and primary clinical leader on an interdisciplinary team focused on providing time-limited, evidence-based practices in an outpatient clinic that serves individual adults, couples, families, and children. The Associate Director will provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. In addition to direct clinical care, the Associate Director is responsible for supporting the Clinic Director through supervision, case consultation, and mentoring in CBT and other time-limited, manualized interventions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide program oversight, staff supervision, and direct service provision for the Cohen Clinic.
  • Provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families (i.e., spouses, partners, parents, children). This includes individual, couples, and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Perform and document patients screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information.
  • Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as needed.
  • Provide individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the caregiver, physician, case management, and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
  • Attend weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings.
  • Ensure that staff clinicians are providing treatment in compliance with established protocol and policy. Meet regularly with clinical team to staff caseloads and keep abreast of current issues. Keep clinical staff informed of program information.
  • Work with leadership to establish training and development plan for clinical staff.
  • Monitor and facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices by clinic staff.
  • Work as liaison with CVN Central Office Clinical Programs Training team.
  • Provide Quality Assurance and regulatory compliance to client files (paper and electronic).
  • Provide ongoing program evaluation and recommendations to the Clinic Director for continuous growth and quality. Prepare and submit weekly and monthly program reports. Produce ad hoc reports as requested by Clinic Director.
  • Provide services via telehealth platform, as required.




  • Masters degree in social work and licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or
  • Masters degree in psychology and licensed to practice as a psychologist
  • A minimum of three years experience in a clinical setting.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with adults, children, couples, and families
  • Clinical skill required for conducting brief and targeted assessments to provide psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change, substance use treatment, and triage for appropriate level of care.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for evidence-based treatment and targeted, time-limited interventions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Experience training and developing staff.
  • Strong consultative abilities, conflict-resolution skills, and leadership abilities.
  • Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice, including manualized treatment modalities and measurement-based care
  • Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment
  • Experience working with military populations and/or veterans is strongly preferred



We take care of our people:

  • Competitive pay
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick leave
  • 403b plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend and lift light objects
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while viewing a computer monitor
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Capable of hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Seeing to read reports and data
  • Ability to speak English
  • Ability to work in a noisy, busy environment


All VVSD employees are required to be fully vaccinated unless otherwise exempt.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

VVSD does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital/familial status, sexual orientation, or disability