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Director of Clinical Services


Department/Program: College of Psychology and Holistic Studies

Type: Full-time

Location: Oakland Community Counseling Center

John F. Kennedy University Community Counseling Center in Oakland, 40 hours per week, primarily daytime hours, must be willing to work evenings/occasional Saturdays as needed. This full-time, exempt position comes with benefits that include vacation and sick leave accruals, medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement eligibility and some tuition waiver benefits. This position is supervised by the Executive Director of the JFK University Community Counseling Centers.

The Director of Clinical Services (DCS) is responsible for carrying out the directives of the Executive Director and provides attention to the daily operations of the counseling center including the development, review, direction, and evaluation of the counseling and psycho-educational services offered by counselors-in-training at the counseling centers in Oakland. The DCS is responsible for maintaining accurate, complete and confidential client records as prescribed by BBS law and regulation, funding sources, HIPAA, and manages the data collection system. The DCS shall recruit and retain supervisors, provide clinical case consultation and training for clinical staff, supervise and evaluate the performance of the clinical staff that provide clinical supervision to counselors-in-training, and integrate and instill the value of culturally competent practices at all levels of clinical intervention. The DCS is accountable for center compliance with, and the implementation of, policies and procedures for all clinical services provided, and is expected to work with the other University-operated centers’ clinical directors to align policies and procedures that embrace the University’s mission statement and strategic plan, and strengthen the center community.

The requirements for this position include respect and passion for the mission of the University’s Counseling Centers, the MA Counseling Psychology and PsyD Programs, the College of Psychology and Holistic Studies and the University. Ability to foster an environment that honors and encourages all forms of diversity in staff, clinical supervisors, and clients whom we seek to serve at our counseling center within a context of providing relevant programs and services is essential.

The Director of Clinical Services should possess: a graduate degree (doctorate preferred) in psychology or a related field; California license to practice psychotherapy (i.e. Psychologist, MFT, LCSW, LPCC) for a minimum of 5-10 years. Have a strong applied psychology background with experience in teaching at an accredited college or university and with providing clinical supervision. Essential is a history of increasing responsibility in program management and direct support of multiple staff; commitment to diversity in all aspects of education; excellent clinical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Strong team building, problem solving skills, computer skills; current or recent experience with insurance billing particularly Medi-Cal, EHR systems, AAMFT and/or CAMFT approved supervisor status preferred (may be in process of acquiring approved supervisor status.) A strong appreciation and demonstrated commitment to the importance of multicultural, social, and developmental contexts with regard to understanding human behavior is required. John F. Kennedy University actively encourages applications from historically underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume with CLINICALDIR in the subject line by fax to 925.969.3451, by email to, or mail to:

John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523