Program Director

San Mateo, CA 94401

Employment Type: Full-Time Direct Hire Category: Counselor/Therapist, Program Director Job Number: 4730

Job Description

We are assisting a social service agency in San Mateo, Ca with their search for a full-time Program Director to oversee their adult services program.  The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Peer Counseling Program for older adults.   This position manages peer-to-peer counseling and the volunteer program.   In addition, the role will manage a staff of five peer counseling coordinators.

  • Manages the Peer Counseling and volunteer programs.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains staff.
  • Manages the coordination of referrals, in-service training, status of volunteers and clients.
  • Receives referrals, screens referrals for eligibility, matches client to Peer counselor or forwards referral to supervision group leader.
  • Understand contract/grant terms and conditions to ensure program outcome requirements are met and services are rendered to participants.
  • Monitor program data and report on activities for our stakeholders and grantees.
  • Follows policies and guidelines as established by the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
  • Recruits Peer Counseling Program’ s participants through development of written materials, publicity, public speaking, and liaison with community organizations.
  • Coordinate and provide ongoing training for new peer counselors.
  • Provide appropriate training and supervision to program coordinators and clinical consultants.
  • Provide in-service trainings to established peer counselors at least three times per year.
  • Provide direct supervision for peer counselors at least once per month.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualified candidates will have a master’ s degree and LCSW or LMFT license in good standing in the state of California.  Must have at least two years of management experience with a strong background working with older adults in a therapeutic setting.  Strong team-building and organizational skills are a must, as well as solid computer skills including email, MSWord, database programs.

*The employer offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package.



Meet Your Recruiter

Cheryl Rapier
Senior Recruiting Manager

I enjoy the linking process - making good matches. My job is to listen to the needs of my clients and find the candidate who most closely matches what they are looking for.
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