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Lead Clinician


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FMLA Status:  Non-exempt – Hourly
Reports to:  Executive Director
Hours per week:  20 hours per week – rate varies depending on experience
Rev Date:  5/2024

Job Description:

As a Supervising Mental Health Clinician, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and guiding the peer and family services provided within our organization. You will be responsible for leading a team of NAMI peer and family support/education associates.  This person will be providing supervision, mentorship, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality programming and support to our community. This role requires a deep understanding of therapeutic modalities, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to promoting the well-being of individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Support Groups and Educational Programs that require supervision:

  • Connection – all
  • Family Support Groups – all
  • Peer to Peer
  • Family to Family
  • Basics
  • Mental Health 101

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Supervision:

  • Provide clinical supervision to a team of mental health workers.
  • Conduct regular individual and group supervision sessions to support professional growth, case conceptualization, and treatment planning.
  • Offer guidance and expertise in complex or difficult situations, ensuring adherence to ethical standards and best practices in mental health.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and inspire a team of mental health peers and family members, fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Coordinate staffing assignments and ensure adequate coverage for client needs.
  • Facilitate team meetings, trainings, and workshops to enhance skills and promote a culture of continuous learning.

Site Oversight: 

  • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of services provided by the team, conducting regular case reviews and outcome evaluations.
  • Stay informed about current research, evidence-based practices, and emerging trends in the field of mental health, integrating new knowledge into current protocols.

Program Development:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of NAMI as well as non NAMI programs and services aimed at enhancing the mental health and well-being of clients.
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives, identifying areas for growth and improvement within the organization.
  • Collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to expand access to mental health resources and support networks.

Administrative Duties:

  • Oversee administrative tasks related to clinical operations, including documentation, billing, and compliance with best practices.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new clinical staff, providing training and orientation as needed.



  • Must hold a MSW or MFT licensure
  • NAMI Training and Education preferred but not necessary


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Knowledge of San Mateo County community needs


Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms

  • Zoom or NAMI’s choice of virtual meeting app

  • Email

  • Internet

  • Box file storage app


Personal Characteristics

This person should demonstrate competence in the following:

  • Commitment to cultural competence, diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical practice and service delivery. Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of the impact of social determinants of health on mental well-being.
  • Ability to create and maintain a supportive and inclusive work environment where individuals from all backgrounds feel valued, respected, and empowered.
  • Awareness of systemic inequities and a commitment to addressing disparities in access to mental health services through advocacy, outreach, and community engagement initiatives.
  • Ability to build relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the program.
  • Capable of fostering teamwork: Work collaboratively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Exhibit strong leadership: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Ability to make effective decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions, which are timely, and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Excellent problem solving ability: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


Desired Experience

  • At least two years working in a mental health environment


Other Requirements:

  • Must be willing to drive to three different sites – clean DMV record and car insurance.
  • Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Tagalog fluency would be a plus.

This position offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Meaningful work in a collaborative and supportive team environment, dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization’s operations.



  • Hourly Rate: $36 – $40 (depending on experience)

To apply: Please contact