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From direct care staff to program managers to clinicians, our employees make a difference every day. Our talented team provides youth at risk and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the supports they need to thrive. And as part of The MENTOR Network— a national network of local health and human services providers—MENTOR employees are part of a growing organization that’s been at the forefront of providing innovative, community-based care for more than 30 years.

Program Director

Job ID 18000OJV
Program Director
Primary Location: United States-CA-CALong Beach

California MENTOR

Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here.  Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.  The heart of what we do is support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages.  


As a Program Director with California MENTOR, you will be one of those extraordinary people. This position supports those we serve in our Specialized Independent Living Services Program. We seek a passionate leader who can successfully direct program staff to provide high quality services to individuals we support. In this role, you will manage the day-to-day operations with the support of your Area Director, Quality Assurance, and Human Resources team. Bring your creative ideas and your passion for success; we will train you on the rest.

Do you have leadership experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and you are looking for a meaningful change in your work life? Leverage your skills with California MENTOR to make an impact in people’s lives. Join our dedicated, dynamic and fast growing team today!

Job Responsibilities:

• Oversee the delivery of services for residents in a day-to-day operation of a Specialized Independent Living Training program, while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements
• Interview and select talented staff; manage staff members, such as case managers and other Mental or Behavioral Health Professionals
• Coordinate and/or conduct staff trainings, provide crisis management assistance to staff, lead, develop and inspire team while providing on-going performance coaching
• On-call for emergencies, intervene in crisis situations or help resolve conflicts
• Writes and implements Individual Service Plans (ISP); attend planning meetings, and ensure on-going communication with planning team
• Ensure all required documentation/data are up-to-date, accurate and that client’s rights and client’s health and safety concerns are upheld
• Ensure client medication/medical and/or behavioral needs are maintained
• Conduct site checks in the home or community, as applicable
• Act as Direct Support Professional or Program Administrative Coordinator as needed to meet regulatory requirements
• Financial responsibility in the following areas: operational budget, time-keeping and billing for services provided
• Builds and maintains relationships with families, Regional Centers, and regulatory agencies
• Prepares incident reports for both internal and external agencies

If you have leadership experience and a passion for those we serve… we want to hear from you!


What we require of you:

• Master’s degree preferred – MA/MS in Psychology or related field and two years of related experience in the mental health industry
• Strong background working with individuals suffering from chronic mental illnesses and/or substance abuse and Intellectual Disabilities who might demonstrate violent behaviors
• Experience partnering with Regional Centers and/or Developmental Centers
• Experience with various models of housing
• Ability to partner with various agencies and professionals to facilitate medical, substance abuse support and/or behavioral care for the individuals in the program
• Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to stay calm in trying or crisis situations
• Flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends
• Knowledge of community resources
• Ability to coordinate activities and services to meet the on-going needs of individuals served
• Strong follow through to ensure quality services, regulations and Network Standards are upheld
• High energy, goal-oriented, and an ability to inspire people
• Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance
• Must be 18 years of age
• Must pass background investigation that includes FBI/DOJ fingerprint check

What we offer you:

• A competitive compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
• Annual bonus plan
• A rewarding work environment
• Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
• Time Off & Holiday Pay
• Family-oriented environment, casual dress
• Employee discounts; fun employee events
• Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
• On-the-job training including paid CEU opportunities, career development and advancement opportunities
• Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network
• Mileage reimbursement

Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!

We have a great work environment and you will be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services. With approximately 28,000 employees serving 25,000+ consumers in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!

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