Salary: DOE

Agency History:
Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a well-respected non-profit mental health agency with multiple sites in Alameda County and an operating budget of 7.5 million. Founded in 1971, we offer a range of services for people diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director (APD) is responsible for assisting the Program Director in clinical and administrative operations of the program, effectively and efficiently. The APD also assists the Program Director in coordinating and supervising the Day Treatment Program and other providing management to members of the clinical team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs duties of mental health and substance abuse counselor, as well as specialized functions of the position in an integrated dual-diagnosis treatment program. As a member of the clinical team, the APD supervises 13-15 dually diagnosed (mentally ill substance abusing) adults within a milieu setting providing ongoing assessment and intervention.
2. Provides crisis intervention and crisis management services including sharing on-call responsibilities with the leadership team.
3. Responsible to develop and coordinate the day services treatment component of the program under the direction of the Program Director. Responsible to facilitate or supervise facilitation of day treatment groups as necessary.
4. Supervises full-time Residential Counselors and on-call Relief Counselors in the milieu.
5. Additional clinical responsibilities include: Developing pre-vocational assessment materials and assisting counselors in formulating individual activity plans and treatment goals as needed; participating in clinical staff meetings and individual supervision; consulting with other treatment resources, and responding to phone inquiries regarding the program.
6. Administrative documentation responsibilities include: monitoring the maintenance of clinical records, writing individual progress notes; initial treatment plans; quarterly assessments; daily log; and maintaining client charts as assigned.
7. Review and sign off on treatment plans as part of utilization review process, as assigned by Program Director or designee.
8. Responsible for monitoring compliance with state licensing requirements and specific on-site program operations as assigned; to include drug screening, medication oversight and coordination of outside appointments.
9. Provides staff coverage as assigned.
10. Fulfills the duties of the Program Director in his/her absence.
11. Other duties as assigned by Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field (professional licensure, if obtained).
• Two years experience in mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment.
• Screening and Assessment experience essential.
• Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills.
• Strong organizational and planning skills.
• Computer skills required.
• Must have a valid California Driver's License, proof of insurance and use of personal automobile.
• In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
• Employment contingent upon successful completion of background screen.

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 a 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.