NEW RATE! Program Coordinator – Mental Health (DSCC) – Community Research Foundation (CRF) – San Diego, CA

Program Coordinator – Mental Health (5410) (Full-time, Salaried)
Program/Location: Del Sur (South Bay)

Mental Health Services for Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) Program

Hours: This is a salaried position. Work schedule is (4) 10-hour shifts, Wednesday – Saturday. 2 pm to 12 am.

Announcing a new contract with higher pay for all positions throughout our START programs in San Diego County!

Salary: $81,000.00 per year

CRF inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges. We offer a diverse, inclusive work place that fosters personal growth and development.

You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure, learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients and help people change their lives for the better!

Program Overview:

Located in south San Diego, CA, Del Sur Crisis Center is a Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) program provides intensive, community-based crisis residential services for adults throughout San Diego County. We deliver a unique alternative to psychiatric hospitalization to clients who are suffering a psychiatric crisis of such magnitude so as not to be manageable on an outpatient basis. Our services are provided in a home-like environment that specializes in the psychosocial rehabilitation of each individual.

Built around a bio-psychosocial approach, our multi-disciplinary team addresses each aspect of a client’s unique situation, including mental health, co-occurring substance abuse, housing, medical/medication needs, and establishing connections to social service supports within the community to facilitate successful transition beyond the START program.

Typical Duties of the Program Coordinator

  • Assist the Program Director with the management of the program operations
  • Conduct individual, group, and milieu therapy sessions with clients
  • May assist with management of program staff, including training, scheduling, and participating in hiring process
  • Assist with program development, discharge planning, quality assurance, chart review, improvement processes, and clinical oversight and implementation

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related mental health field required
  • Licensed, license-eligible or registered in CA or waiver-eligible (ABD) psychologist candidate preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders required
  • First Aid/CPR certification is required and must be kept current during employment
  • Supervisory experience in a crisis center is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a clinical environment
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Ability to maintain calm demeanor in crisis situations is essential
  • Strong communication skills, ability to multi-task and have keen attention to detail are necessary
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and eligibility to be an approved CRF driver is required to fulfill the essential functions of this position. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to driving personal vehicles on company business.
  • Able to pass criminal/background clearance

Benefits: CRF provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer…

  • 19 days of PTO per year
  • “Platinum +” medical plans, with minimal employee cost/expenses for you and excellent coverage
  • Several dental plan options
  • Vision benefits
  • Company-paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Tax-Free Flexible Spending for medical/dental/childcare expenses
  • Generous retirement plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Plan for you and your family
  • Employee discount program, including pet insurance plans
  • Paid training and supervision hours are available
  • Opportunities for advancement and growth
  • We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $81,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination and booster shot before their first date of work, unless legally exempted.


  • Master’s (Required)

Work Location: One location

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