Mental Health/Disabilities Manager

MAAC - San Marcos, CA

Under general direction, the incumbent monitors sites and plans, coordinates, directs, oversees, and manages for successful implementation of the Disabilities and Mental Health portions of the Performance Standards, in accordance with the policies, procedures and philosophy of the MAAC Child Development Program and in compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and state, federal and local regulations.  The Mental Health/Disabilities Manager is responsible for ensuring that program services are provided to children with socio-emotional/developmental needs, their families, and the teachers/providers who support them.  The Mental Health/Disabilities Manager provides supervision of assigned staff, as well as coordination of mental/behavioral health consultants/interns. The incumbent will also ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and guidelines as outlined by MAAC and governing regulations and performs related duties as assigned.


This single position classification has administrative, financial and management accountability for the services to children with Disabilities and Mental Health components of MAAC’s Child Development Program.  The incumbent will provide leadership and exceptional support services, and implement, coordinate and evaluate services and methods for both staff and families in providing an overall effective infant-family and early childhood mental health, eco-systemic, strengths-based developmental approach in the program. The incumbent works within an interdisciplinary team setting with other Child Development Program staff using transdisciplinary care and case coordination protocols that integrate service areas to address identified concerns for children. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing short-and long-range plans and strategies for meeting MAAC and the department’s goals and objectives.  Duties are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of established policies, procedures, and guidelines.


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology or a closely related field, with experience in early childhood mental health. Two (2) years of post-graduate experience required to supervise graduate level interns, highly preferred.
  • Current California LMFT, LCSW OR LPCC License highly desirable.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience performing work in program development, community relations and organization that includes a minimum of three (3) years of successful management and supervisory experience and experience working with preschool children and families from low income and culturally diverse backgrounds; clinical and reflective supervision experience is highly desirable.
  • Endorsement by the California Center for Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Advanced Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner, Mental Health Specialist, or Reflective Practice Facilitator is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with State and Federal regulated Child Development Programs is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and databases such as Child Plus.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking, reading, and writing highly desirable.

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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Marcos, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: January 10th, 2019

Agency Details


 MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Pauma Valley. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.