Assistant Program Director - Dinuba Children's Services


Assistant Program Director - Position #191


Dinuba Children's Services


144 South L Street, Dinuba, CA 93618


Denise Espinosa, Program Director


(559) 591-6680


Class 180 ($2,952.98 - $3,885.92/semi-monthly)


Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt


Until Filled



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Assistant Program Director reports to the Program Director and is responsible for managing the clinical and administrative supervision to all staff and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the clinic.  This position also plans and coordinates clinical trainings to ensure clinical interventions are based on the most recent, empirically based research.


  1.  Functions as a member of the Turning Point Dinuba Children's Services leadership team, to assist in review, planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of all program services and activities.

  2.  Employees shall follow the reporting requirements for incidents of Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Adult Abuse, Dependent Adult Abuse, and Tarasoff warnings per California reporting laws. 

  3.  Provides individual and group clinical supervision, as required by licensing regulations, to all licensed and unlicensed treatment staff.

  4.  Documents services to meet all clinical programs, county and state requirements, noting significant intervention and progress towards development and attainment of a Treatment Plan.

  5.  Consults regularly with supervising clinical mental health services staff, for the purpose of reviewing clinical intervention methods and ensuring quality treatment planning.

  6.  Reviews client files to ensure completion of all documentation requirements and evaluate the quality of case coordination activities for all clinical staff.

  7.  Trains interns and volunteers and other staff in program procedures, specific work assignments and ethical/legal obligations, including client confidentiality.

  8.  Provides annual reviews, and ongoing evaluation/documentation of supervisees, including selection of work assignments, accuracy and completeness of work, productivity, disciplinary actions, and all functions related to work performance, as indicated.

  9.  Will provide monthly program reports and statistics, as assigned.

  10.  Will have the ability to work harmoniously with other community agencies and function as the lead contact person, within an assigned service area, for community and government programs.

  11.  Will be able to think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

  12.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

  13.  Will drive on Agency business.

  14.  Employees are expected to manage their cell phone use so that the Agency cell phone stipend covers all business usage.  Any calls not covered by the stipend are to be made on a company landline phone.

  15.  Clinical reviews of Treatment Plans in the absence of licensed clinicians. 

  16.  Will participate in job interviews for mental health professionals, rehab specialists, nurses and support staff.

  17.  Will assist with parent complaints. 

  18.  Will assist the Crisis Team, as needed, to explain the process of an involuntary hold.

  19.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

  20.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  1.  Licensed in the State Of California as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Family Child Therapist, or Clinical Psychologist, with at least three (3) years post licensure experience.

  2.  Ability to strategize staffing needs and fulfill agency and contract goals.

  3.  Leadership ability to plan, motivate, provide feedback, and help move the agency's mission forward is required. 

  4.  Demonstrated knowledge and abilities to supervise program staff, to provide clinical assessments and interventions using individual, family, and group modalities.

  5.  Expertise in supervising and training staff in record keeping, documentation procedures, and client/record confidentiality, as required by professional and legal standards in the State of California, and Turning Point of Central California Policy and Procedures.

  6.  Provide assistance to English and Spanish-speaking clients.

  7.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  8.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. 

  9.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

  10.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  11.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

  12.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

  13.  Must be available by cell phone as needed.