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Safe Place for Youth
Santa Monica, California, United States (hybrid)
5 days ago


JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Clinical Services

REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Clinical Services 

STATUS: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Exempt 

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)

CELL PHONE: Reimbursement 

DRIVER POSITION: Yes, please reference driving policy 

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $90,000/yearly

ABOUT US: Safe Place for Youth (SPY) is the leading service provider for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in West Los Angeles. Founded in 2011, our agency offers trauma-informed, low barrier programs that support young people in exiting the streets and achieving stability so that they can thrive, not just survive. Our robust continuum of care includes street outreach, drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management, education and employment services, and housing programs. 

SPY is a unique social impact agency that is committed to overcoming structural barriers to equity, community collaboration, and innovative youth-focused programming. If you have the skills, passion and collaborative spirit, join our growing team of over 100 employees. 

SPY strives to attract and develop individuals who reflect a broad spectrum of diversity, including (but by no means limited to) racial, ethnic, gender identity and socioeconomic dimensions. We believe that inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to achieving long-term, systemic change. We explicitly seek applications from those who self-identify as coming from historically marginalized populations to enrich and elevate our equity-centered approach to problem-solving. 


The Associate Director of Clinical Services is responsible for overseeing and developing SPY clinical programs and services, including contract compliance, providing counseling to youth and their families, overseeing substance abuse services, providing clinical supervision and oversight to staff roles, and incorporating health and wellness support across spy housing programs. This position requires an extremely perceptive and proactive person who is capable of relating to and working with individuals at all levels within the organization. The Associate Director of Clinical Services will be sensitive to employee morale and SPY’s organizational needs, and will work closely with the Chief Program Officer and Program Directors to support SPY’s mission and best practices. 


  • Oversee, grow, and develop clinical programming. 
  • Oversee, grow, and develop the Youth Family Reconnections Program (YFR). 
  • Manage clinical programs, including supervision of program staff. 
  • Manage program budget (YFR and additional budget items as needed). 
  • Develop and oversee partnerships with mental health, substance abuse, and life skills programs 
  • Support youth preparing to reconnect with family or friends to enhance and promote housing retention. Provide and/or supervise home visits (virtual or in-person) as appropriate to help youth assimilate to their new communities. 
  • Provide individual therapy for Youth Reconnection Program youth and other on-site youth as needed utilizing a harm-reduction, trauma-informed and culturally competent model. 
  • Provide mediation and crisis intervention to youth as needed. 
  • Provide routinely scheduled clinical supervision to frontline adhering to ethical/legal and HIPAA standards of practice. 
  • Supervise clinical hours for staff pursuing licensure. 
  • Provide field instruction and supervision for MSW interns. 
  • Provide written and verbal reports of how the program is functioning. Represent Safe Place for Youth locally and nationally as needed. 
  • Participate in community and collaborative meetings as directed. 
  • Complete and submit all required forms, case records, statistical reports and documentation to the Senior Director of Clinical Services within the designated timeline. 
  • Conduct staff training and presentations as needed. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned to support the mission of the program and organization.




  • Master's Degree in Social work is required.
  • Certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) required
  • 2+ years post-licensure experience providing clinical oversight required
  • 2+ years experience providing direct services to high-risk youth including counseling and advocacy. 
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Understanding of the principles of Liberation Psychology preferred.
  • Knowledge of social service resources for youth experiencing and/or at-risk of homelessness. 
  • Working knowledge of trauma- informed and harm reduction service models. 
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including organizational, detail and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities in a multicultural environment. 
  • Ability to manage and support case management staff; adopts a teaching approach to providing clinical guidance. 
  • Excellent rapport; works cooperatively with individuals, groups and organizations with diverse mission, composition, function, capacity and geographic location. 


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 
  • Changes in the environment, such as the office or outdoors. 
  • Physical effort/lifting, such as sedentary- up to 15-20 pounds at times. 


Mandated Reporting Requirements: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: In an effort to stem the significant increase in COVID-19 positive tests as a result of the Delta variant, the State Health Officer has issued an order, which went into effect on August 9, 2021, requiring paid and unpaid workers of homeless services organizations to provide proof of vaccination and/or booster (if eligible for the booster shot) or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing if still not fully vaccinated. Please send proof of vaccination to Failure to provide proof of vaccination will require the candidate to produce a negative test result within 72 hours of their first day of employment and commit to weekly testing. To request a reasonable accommodation or exemption, contact HR at Please be mindful that these accommodations are limited in nature. 

Driver Positions: 

Applicants are required to provide a copy of their driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, along with a copy of their valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Job offers are contingent upon a satisfactory driving record. Examples of an unsatisfactory driving record include: 

  • Suspended or revoked license 
  • Three or more moving violations in the past 36 months 
  • Any violations, including drugs, alcohol, controlled substances, within the past 24 months ? Reckless driving, including hit and runs, within the past 24 months 
  • At fault accidents, resulting in fatality or serious injury, within the past 5 years 

The motor vehicle record will need to include a review of all states listed on the individual's employment application and resume. See instructions on obtaining your driving record below: 

For driver positions, driving is an essential job function and cannot be reasonably accommodated, employment may be discontinued. 

NOTE: All staff members will be considered introductory employees for the first three months of employment and will not be considered regular employees until the conclusion of this period. SPY reserves the right to extend an employee’s introductory period. In no way does the expiration of this introductory period change the fact that all employees are at-will. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to orient the employee and to communicate the expectations of the supervisor and SPY, as well as to evaluate whether the employee has the necessary level of skill, job knowledge, motivation, and attitude to become a regular member of the SPY staff. New employees are also encouraged to seek guidance and assistance during this period. Employees who fail to demonstrate the expected commitment, performance and attitude may be terminated at any time during the introductory period. However, completion of the introductory period does not change or alter the “at-will” employment status. Employees continue to have the right to terminate their employment/business relationship at any time, with or without cause or notice, and SPY has the same right. The organization, in its sole discretion, may change the job duties, responsibilities and assignments of any position, at any time. 


Safe Place for Youth offers a competitive benefit package including comprehensive health coverage, 403b with agency contribution, and vacation/sick time. We also offer unique perks including weekly meditation/mindfulness and professional development opportunities that are tailored to your individual career growth. 

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. Safe Place for Youth does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law. 

Safe Place for Youth is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

Please include references in your application. 

Salary Description
$75,000 - $90,000

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70776154
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Safe Place for Youth
  • Position Title: Associate Director of Clinical Services
  • Industry: Clinical
  • Job Function: Program Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: MSW
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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