Chief Clinical Administrative Officer


Location: 6333 Telegraph Ave. Suite 102 Oakland CA


Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected nonprofit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of $7.5 million. Founded in 1971, Bonita House is also a social rehabilitation agency providing a full range of Medi-Cal services to adults with co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders.


Agency Values:

Compassion: Committed to caring, dignity and kindness

Respect: Honor each individual and provide highly ethical services

Progress: Leading the way in creating opportunities to change for the better

Resilience: Channeling hope, building strengths to successfully recover, adapt and grow

Embracing Differences: Honor and celebrate our diverse communities and individual uniqueness


Bonita House fully supports the Board of Behavioral Sciences' commitment to protect the consumers of California through effective enforcement, ensure credibility and high professional standards through examinations and licensing requirements, and provide excellent customer service to all its constituents.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the clinical and financial management of all programs, maintaining fidelity to Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment and other culturally relevant evidence-based practices. Leads direct report team of Program Directors and their teams to ensure clinical standards of practice for behavioral health and substance use/abuse treatments and programs. Oversees and supports the Program Directors in the monitoring of program budgets, and maintenance of the regulatory and compliance standards of each program site. A member of senior management, this position reports to the Executive Director and serves as “right hand” in oversight of projects, and management of direct and indirect staff.




·        Master’s degree and five years post licensure in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling.

·        Minimum of ten years of experience in mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment or related social services experience.

·        At least ten years of supervisory experience working in a mental health, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis program and skilled in training, coaching and mentoring multidisciplinary staff.

·        Three to five years of progressive experience in healthcare administration or in a clinical environment, a plus.

·        Experienced in the field of co-occurring disorders and committed to the practices and principles of wellness, recovery and integration strategies.

·       Experienced in state and federally mandated requirements in the care and handling of client confidential information.

·        Experienced with community based or county based services.

·        Adept at maintaining clinical requirements of multiple contracts and meeting utilization requirements.

·        Must be able to maintain flexible work schedule in accordance with client and program needs.

·       Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written (also with ability to meet required standards of documentation).

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint (Microsoft Information Protection a plus).

·       Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills.

·       Ability to prioritize, work independently and multi-task.



Required Licenses and Certifications

·        Valid California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable by the Agency’s insurance company.

·        Must be able to meet Community Care Licensing requirements and DOJ criminal record clearance.


Essential Functions/Skills:


·        Ensures that the most effective Behavioral Health treatment approaches are utilized; developing new models of treatment.

·        Monitors regulatory and clinical standards; productivity and quality assurance efforts, internal and external; meet contractual reporting requirements and performance standards.

·        Builds, maintains and complies with Bonita House’s policies and procedures as it relates to all clinical program operations.

·        Leads and oversees clinical supervision, training and ongoing education.    

·        Provides group clinical supervision to the staff, including initiating and facilitating critical incident reviews and staff debriefings.

·        Available for crisis consultation as needed.



·        Provides effective leadership to staff members, with particular attention to recruitment, interviewing, selection, performance management, retention and professional development.

·        Meets with staff members to ensure open communications, provide guidance and allow quick problem resolutions.

·        Responsible for employees’ work environment and providing leadership for initiatives to improve/maintain a positive work climate.

·        Supervises, trains, coaches and mentors Program Directors to achieve established goals.

·        Ensures compliance with agency training requirements, for self and staff.



·        Establishes strategic vision, and oversees implementation at the treatment services level.

·        Provides overall programmatic and clinical oversight to assure consistency and continuity in the provision of services.

·        Responsible for program development; initiation and implementation of programmatic changes and adjustments through bi-weekly clinical team meeting with program managers.

·        Linkage and coordination of services and components within the agency.

·        Supervises quality assurance components of the agency.

·        Works with administrative and agency staff to develop policies, procedures, and guidelines to support the timely, accurate and efficient handling of programmatic clinical matters and functions.

·        Oversees certification site visit preparation, and program audit visits and reports.

·        Responsible for monitoring compliance with state licensing requirements, HIPAA, and specific on-site program operations as assigned.

·        Assists with program development as well as ensures compliance with policies and procedures directly related to risk and funding mandates.

·        Attends coordination planning and development meetings to assure organization wide policies and procedures, reviews and updates as needed.

·        Liaison with appropriate mental health departments, community agencies and private practitioners.


Fiscal and Administrative:

·        Creates, prepares and monitors program budgets. Collaborates with Finance to review financial reports and create action plans for improvements.

·        Responsible for fiscal performance of all programs, including monitoring bottom line program adjustments, meeting contracted units of service, and results, budget modifications and expense/revenue management.     

·        Works with the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Program Directors to participate in budget development and management of county contracts, private sector contracts and private pay sources.

·        Along with the Executive Director, serves as program advocate with the county, other agencies, and industry groups.

·        Excellent judgment with ability to make timely and well-informed executive decisions.

·        Strong ability to use various influence strategies and collaboration skills.

·        Other administrative duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability:

BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Status”).  

How to Apply:

Mail/Email resume and cover letter detailing related experience to: 

Bonita House Inc. 
Attention: HR Department 
6333 Telegraph Avenue, #102 
Oakland, CA 94609 

Email: resumes@ (please include the resume in the body of your email, in addition to attaching). Please type job title in subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Appropriate candidates will be contacted. 

 Bonita House is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.