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Lead Clinician-Associate Director, Oceanside

PURSUE YOUR PASSION, Not Just another Job!

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at VVSD is looking for employees who are passionate about serving all veterans. Changing the life of a vet takes a whole lot of work. It also takes dedication and commitment to our motto: Leave No One Behind. But the rewards are out of this world! We work hard, but we also enjoy having fun together. If you wish to be a part of this team and are ready to work for a cause, not just a paycheck, then The Cohen Veteran Network at VVSD is the place to start!

The Lead Clinician-Associate Director serves as the Evidence-Based Practice Champion and primary clinical leader on an interdisciplinary team, focused on providing targeted, evidence-based practices in an outpatient clinic serving individual adults, couples families, and children. This role is responsible for supporting the Clinic Director through the provision of supervision, case consultation, and mentoring in CBT and other time-limited, evidence-based interventions while also providing evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. The Lead Clinician-Associate Director will be a full-time employee of the clinic and report directly to the Clinic Director.

If you are committed to positive outcomes, this is the position for you!


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide a combination of program oversight, staff supervision and direct service provision for the Cohen Clinic.
  • Ensure that staff clinicians are providing treatment in compliance with established protocol and policy.
  • Meet regularly with the clinical team to staff caseloads and keep abreast of current issues.
  • Keep clinical staff informed of program information.
  • Work with leadership to establish training and development plan for clinical staff.
  •  Monitor and facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices by clinic staff.
  •  Work as liaison with Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) Central Office Clinical Programs team.
  • Provide Quality Assurance and regulatory compliance to client files (paper and electronic).
  • Provide ongoing program evaluation and recommendations to the Clinic Director for continuous growth and quality.
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly program reports. Produce ad hoc
    reports as requested by Clinic Director.
  • Provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families (i.e., spouses, partners, parents, children).
  • This includes individual, couples, and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Perform and document patient screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information.
  • Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as
    needed. Provide individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the caregiver, physician, case management, and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
  •  Attend weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings.
  • Provide services via telehealth platform, as required.


  • Clinical skill is required for conducting brief and targeted assessments to provide psychotherapy interventions, health and behavior change, substance use treatment, and triage for the appropriate level of care.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for evidence-based treatment and targeted, time-limited interventions
  • Experience training and developing staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks and maintain a well-organized work environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Capacity for flexibility and adaptability in different work situations.
  • Strong consultative abilities, conflict-resolution skills, and leadership abilities
  • Master’s degree in social work or related behavioral health field or doctoral degree in psychology
  • Must be licensed at the highest level for their degree and eligible for credentialing with healthcare insurance providers.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a clinical setting. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with adults, children, couples, and families.
  • Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice, including targeted, evidence-based treatment modalities
  • and measurement-based care.
  • Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment.
  • Experience working with military populations and/or veterans is strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend and lift light objects
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while viewing a computer monitor
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Capable of hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Seeing to read reports and data
  • Ability to speak English
  • Ability to work in a noisy, busy environment
Job Benefits

VVSD offers competitive pay and benefits including 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation and paid sick leave, pension, health insurance, dental and vision plans.

Please Note:
• • If you were a client of VVSD, you must have been out of all programs for a minimum of 2 years.
• • Veterans Village of San Diego is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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August 31, 2021
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