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Organization Name:
Westside Children's Center
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Culver City, California
United States
Program Management
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Director of Programs


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Oversee the operations of all child welfare and clinical programs including Family Preservation, Prevention and Aftercare, Resource Family Approval, Adoptions, First 5 –First Connections, Westside Infant Network Contract, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program and clinical internship.

Facilitate staff meetings and Leadership Team Meetings for child welfare and clinical programs

Ensure all clinical services meet legal and ethical standards for confidentiality Oversee subcontracts and MOUs related to child welfare and clinical programs

Participate in the development of budgets and review and analyze monthly financial reports to assess budget status and to initiate preventative measures as needed

Provide direction to supervisors and program staff to ensure optimal client services

Provide individual supervision to direct report staff

Monitor, review and sign off on all relevant documents completed by staff per contract and agency requirements

Develop and maintain program protocols, service delivery standards, and cultivate new and innovative partnerships to best serve children and their families

Oversee child welfare and clinical program quality assurance

Participate as a member of the Performance and Quality Improvement Team and Risk Management Team

Hires and supervises program Directors and Managers of DCFS and clinical programs who are responsible for: ensuring the agency provides optimal client services to the required number of families each month in order to meet DCFS contract requirements and to maximize the contract allocation; ensuring internal and external audits are in compliance and deliverables are met; as well as developing funding applications including grants, Requests for Proposals, and Requests for Information

Collaborate on topics for staff and other agency trainings

Attend funder-mandated evaluation, trainings, and meetings

Complete additional funder reporting documentation as required

Proactively participate and represent the agency in meetings, trainings and conferences

Ensure safety is a priority in performing all job responsibilities

Evening and weekend work required

In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description

Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission/vision statements, adopted theoretical frameworks, and philosophy


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist

Minimum of four years of clinical supervision and management experience

Experience overseeing County of Los Angeles contracts preferred

Clinical experience with at-risk populations, parenting, child abuse, and clients with diverse backgrounds  

Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

Ability to effectively establish rapport and maintain appropriate boundaries with supervisees, staff and clients

Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing

Strong organizational skills

Commitment to teamwork

Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications

Experience working with diverse groups and populations

Class "C" driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Access to reliable transportation

Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus but not required.

Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.

Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development 


Send cover letter aand resume to [email protected]