Airport Marina Counseling Service,

Associate Clinical Director

17 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), founded in 1962, is a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that serves the LAX, South Bay and Westside areas of Los Angeles. AMCS offers community-based, accessible mental health services; and provides quality training to therapists.

About this job

Full-time Associate Director (salary 40 hours/week, exempt)

Reports to Clinical Director and CEO

Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), a non-profit, community mental health clinic has a full-time Associate Director position available for a licensed clinician (Psychologist/LMFT/LCSW) to join our professional team. We have been serving its mission for over 60 years: to offer accessible and inclusive mental health services to the community and to provide quality training to pre-licensed therapists. AMCS is known in the community for the quality of our services, as well as possessing a reputation among academic programs as providing remarkable training in psychodynamic therapy. Those who work at AMCS express appreciation for the welcoming, supportive and collegial environment.

AMCS is seeking an Associate Director who is an engaging supervisory group facilitator and a team member who appreciates a leadership role in running a community mental health clinic and training pre-licensed therapists.

Work Week Schedule:

• The position is a hybrid position.


• Salary range is commensurate with community mental health clinics starting at $85K+.

Roles & responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

• Facilitating a weekly supervision group with no more than eight pre-licensed therapists assisting them in developing the following skills: conducting a clinical interview, assessing history and symptoms, deriving a DSM5 diagnoses and professional report writing. Director is responsible for reviewing progress notes and initial consultation (intake) summary reports.

• Teaching supervisees how to apply theoretical conceptualization to inform the treatment

• Work with supervisees to assess and determine if the needs of clients are best met by AMCS or a referral.

• Teach training therapists to assess for potential safety, legal and ethical issues.

Administrative Responsibilities:

• Review and approve clinical documentation for professionalism, quality and accuracy.

• Review client files for completion and readiness for services.

• Assist with assigning of clients to therapists for ongoing services once approved for treatment at AMCS.

• Evaluate skill development of training therapists.

• Monitor supervisee’s compliance with policies and procedures of AMCS.

• Provide feedback to therapists, including evaluations and communications with their universities.

• Assist with facilitating Supervisor’s Meetings held the first Weds. of every month from noon-2pm.

• Coordinate the recruitment and assist with interviewing of applicants to the AMCS training program.

• Assist with orientation of new training cohorts, including the collection of required paperwork

• Consistent communication with the universities attended by training therapists – including evaluation forms.

• Monitor, coordinate and expand the training curriculum and expert speakers for biweekly presentations

• Attend weekly Leadership meetings with CEO, Clinical Director and Administrative Manager.

• Monitor the Initial Consultations (intakes), including monthly statistics and grant programs.

• Assist in creating a program to work with community partners in servicing the unhoused or recently unhoused population.



• Active California license in good standing: Psychologists, LMFT or LCSW.

• Minimum of three years post-licensure experience.

• Strong background in clinical interviewing and diagnostic skills.

• Ability to provide feedback in a diplomatic manner.

• Must have completed the supervisor’s training class before supervising.

• Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

• Previous experience working with the unhoused population preferred.

• Management experience working with the unhoused population is preferred.

To apply

To Apply:

• Please e-mail resume and cover letter to the AMCS CEO, Eden Garcia-Balis, LMFT at:

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