Clinical Director


FACES SF (Family and Child Empowerment Services) provides high-quality childcare for low-income families; job support, training, and placement for adults; and comprehensive family support services and referrals. Our mission is to serve the needs and well-being of San Francisco’s young children and empower families to become self-sufficient. Our Clinical Director is talented, detail and task-oriented, upbeat and dynamic-with a knack for multi-tasking and connecting with people at all levels.


The Clinical Director of Family Support Services provides leadership and oversight to the counseling program serving children and families at FACES SF centers and programs. They supervise the counseling team and ensure the delivery of culturally competent clinical services. The Director has in-depth knowledge and understanding of child development, issues concerning culturally diverse, low-income children and families, and the impact of trauma on early childhood development and into adulthood. They have developed excellent skills in the assessment and treatment of children and families with the ability to use a range of treatment modalities and evidence-based practices. The Director possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse client and staff communities. And last, but not least, they understand the mission and objectives of Family and Child Empowerment Services and work to achieve FACES SF’s goals in compliance with agency standards for performance.

Program Administration

  • · Oversee mental health services throughout the organization for students and families in our toddler, preschool, and after-school programs.
  • · Ensure high quality of clinical care provided by FACESSF counselors and support team in accordance with legal and ethical requirements.
  • · Facilitate the continuous quality improvement of mental health and supportive services that meet the needs of our students and families, in collaboration with the leadership team, staff, and funders.
  • · Collaborate with the leadership team on mental health, programmatic and administrative matters.
  • · Facilitate follow-through on appropriate supportive services as a result of required assessments and screenings, e.g. ASQs.
  • · Coordinate and collaborate on the mental health services provided to our students by community providers and consultants.
  • · Work effectively and appropriately with other FACES employees and programs (i.e., fiscal, enrollment, etc.).
  • · Meet State Community Care Licensing requirements, federal, local and CDC guidelines and regulations (including Title 5 and Title 22).
  • · Manage the program budget, expenditures, and order supplies as needed.
  • · Manage data collection and evaluate metrics in support of program goals and requirements.
  • · Write funding proposals and reports in collaboration with the development team and as needed.
  • · Participate in continuous professional development for professional and program improvement.
  • · Participate in other duties as needed to support the development of FACES as an organization.

Clinical Supervision, Training, and Direct Service

  • · Hire, supervise, and assign the work of the counseling and case management support team.
  • · Support the counseling team to appropriately manage crisis situations with students and families.
  • · Oversee and provide training to the clinical and support team, and staff as needed.
  • · Assess the mental health needs of FACESSF students and families and provide direct services, such as play, family, and group counseling to students and families as needed.
  • · Ensure documentation is in accordance with legal and ethical requirements.
  • · Support teachers and staff in their work with students through group and individual consultations and workshops.
  • · Partner with FACESSF and community programs to provide comprehensive community support services.

Family Support Services Coordination

  • · Coordinate weekly and monthly family engagement activities, parent workshops, and community events at our Bayview Center.
  • · Facilitate school readiness and success activities and workshops to address some of the challenges faced by our families and strengthen their knowledge of and access to community resources.
  • · Coordinate and facilitate parent skills-building workshops, such as child development, stress management, money management, etc.
  • · Collaborate with staff, administrators, families, and community agencies to provide continuity of care for our students and families and linkage to resources.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • · Graduate degree and licensure as an MFT or LCSW, and at least 2 years post-licensure experience with in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues concerning culturally diverse, low-income children and families.
  • · At least 2 years experience managing a clinical program for children and/or families, including clinical and administrative supervision of staff.
  • · In-depth knowledge of child development, family systems, and the impact of trauma on early childhood development and into adulthood.
  • · Demonstrated skill in the evaluation and treatment of children and families using a range of modalities, including psycho-education, play therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and evidence-based practices.
  • · Demonstrated skill in staff development, group facilitation, and training.
  • · Proven experience in program management and development, including excellent organizational skills.
  • · Experience providing and/or managing school-based counseling services a plus.
  • · Strong commitment to providing the highest possible quality of service to clients and the community with attention to diversity and cultural needs.
  • · Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • · Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • · Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • · Experience developing program budgets, writing proposals/reports, and monitoring performance in relation to service provision.
  • · Provide fingerprint clearance, negative TB test, and passing employment physical


  • · Competitive Health, Welfare & Lifestyle Benefits – 100% employer paid for employee!
  • · Generous vacation time and holidays – including a paid winter closure.
  • · A 403 (b) with a 7% employer match
  • · On-going professional development for all staff and support when continuing your education
  • · A chance to make a difference in the lives of kids and their families

Job Type: Full-time

Additional/Preferred Qualifications:

  • · Bilingual is a plus
  • · Ability to prioritize multiple people, projects and competing demands
  • · Ability and ease with children and families

FACES SF is proud of the diversity found in our organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to