Position Summary:

The Program Lead will assist in program implementation, provide staff management/oversight when needed, and administration of program and services for identified. We are looking for a Lead Therapist for Children with Emotional Difficulties (0-5 years) and a Lead Therapist for our Full Service Partnership program in Fallbrook.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Provides management/oversight when Program Manager is unavailable to include: consulting with program staff, leads staff/treatment meetings, and responds to referrals and crises
  • Provides thorough assessments of children referred for services
  • Accurately and timely document all mental health services provided in accordance with San Diego County QI/Anasazi documentation standards, within 5 days
  • Participates in data collection as required by San Diego County (outcome measurement tools, YYS, etc.)
  • Participates in ongoing file reviews
  • Provides delivery of Incredible Years Treatment Model to young children and their families
  • Provides classroom observation and guidance for preschools and child development centers and kindergartens as indicated
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships, as needed, with key personnel at preschools, kindergartens, and child development centers served
  • Provides training/mentoring/shadowing to program family therapists
  • Assists Program Manager in interviewing potential staff for CSED and NINC
  • Represents the program and agency at community meetings and events
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor


Masters degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, or related field. State of California Licensed or license eligible (LCSW, LMFT, Associate) by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A minimum of two years related experience in child, youth, and family mental health services. Understanding of early childhood behavioral and developmental health issues, early childhood development and social learning theory. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge and experience of evidence based practices and implementation of prevention/intervention programming, childhood development and social learning theory, interviewing, rapport building, screening, assessment and application of diagnostic criteria. Ability to make sound clinical decisions independently and to apply clinical judgment to developing effective treatment recommendations. Ability to focus on multiple priorities and meet deadlines. The ability to provide timely computer database recording of program documentation and evaluation. Demonstrates linkages and understanding of local bi/multicultural communities preferred. Reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and a valid California Driver’s license. DOJ/FBI clearance/Trustline registration.

Work Schedule:

Employee may be required to work up to 40 hours per week as determined by signed schedule. Schedule may vary based on business demands and may require a combination of office hours as well as work performed after hours, but should not exceed eight (8) hours per day. No weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $29.00 – $32.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

To apply, email resume to: Edralyn Botz, Human Resource & Administrative Coordinator / [email protected]