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Assistant Director - Intensive Services

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Exposition Park - 3787 - Los Angeles, CA
$95,024.00 - $106,770.00 Salary
Nonprofit - Social Services


Founded in 1924, Wellnest has always been on the leading edge of mental health and supportive services for children and families. Wellnest helped to pioneer early intervention programs for the 0-5 population, intensive services for at-risk children and families, skills-based mental health services for young adults 16-25, and an inventive collaboration with primary care providers, bringing mental health professionals on-site in community settings. Wellnest’s Socially Integrated Service Model is designed to address the whole child, from 0-25, the entire family, and the communities they live in. We blend evidence-based clinical practices to address the effects of trauma; youth development programs and TAY housing to enable children and youth to develop coping skills, self-esteem and stability; and family support services to build on family strengths to promote thriving futures. We work in partnership with the family and engage the larger community—particularly schools and other youth service providers—because we recognize that children need functional families and healthy communities to thrive.



The Assistant Director for Intensive Services will provide overall management and direction to one or more social service or mental health programs of the organization, including but not limited to: management of treatment team; development and control of program budgets; ensuring program activities comply with contracts; development and implementation of policies and procedures; coordinating or integrating the program within the organization; representing and furthering the program and the organization to the community by attending community and other events including on weekends and regularly scheduled holidays; provide supervision to supervisors/managers in the respective programs.




  • Oversee and coordinate service delivery activities to ensure compliance with any and all contracts and statement of work per the Intensive Services Program including the Program Manager
  • Maintain program productivity records and generate periodic reports regarding program activity
  • Budgetary responsibility for the program including ensuring the appropriate use of Flex Funds, maintaining the contractual census, and overseeing the allocation of buckets
  • Ensure the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating of staffs’ performances
  • Responsible for collaborating with internal departments including, but not limited to Accounting, Total Quality Management (TQM) and Human Resources
  • Responsible for the collaboration and fostering of external partners that maintain and contribute to the success of the program
  • Be actively involved and be a representative of the organization at internal and external meetings 
  • Ensure that all clinical records meet and maintain the standards of the organization, contract, legal and ethical governing bodies; along with county, state and federal mandates.
  • Ensure the compliance of any and all necessary outcome measures per contract and organizational compliance
  • Serve as acting Clinical Supervisor for the program when the needs arise which includes providing weekly individual and group supervision. Supervision of staff may include, but is not limited to Master Level, Bachelor Level, and Paraprofessionals and other staff members of the program   
  • Other duties as required




Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent from an accredited college or university is required.
  • (1) At least two (2) years of post-licensure experience in supervising licensed and unlicensed mental health clinicians providing intensive services to children/youth is required AND
  • (2) A minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience in implementing and supporting treatment programs is preferred.


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid CA license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or equivalent 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid CA driver’s license and insurable driving record.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong commitment to advancing the Wellnest mission.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply trauma informed client centered services.
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Proficient with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) clinical paperwork
  • Ability to start and lead programs, as well as adjust to change and learn multiple LA County systems of mental health services
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Skilled in engaging, motivating and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish established goals.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
  • Exemplify superior organizational skills and an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate an ability to solve problems.
  • Excellent communication skills that are rooted in a customer-service focus and accurately and effectively conveying information.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook) and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team.


  • Annual Salary Range: $91,717 - $102,723
  • Wellnest offers a personalized benefits package built from a choice of available medical, dental, and vision coverage plans, as well as employer paid life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
  • Wellnest employees benefit from an employer sponsored 401(k) company match of up to 3% and profit sharing contribution benefit up to 5%.