Childhood Trauma Treatment Program Manager

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
CALM, Inc.

About Us: 

Founded in 1970, CALM is a community-based mental health agency serving Santa Barbara County with a mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities.  


Our team of CALM staff and dedicated volunteers share a vision of supporting every family in our community so that every child thrives. 


CALM’s guiding principles are: 


Clinical Excellence | All-in Approach | Leading the Way | Meaningful Relationships 


Why CALM? 


Work for a mission driven organization committed to transparency, collaboration, and communication. Our values are at the heart of what we do. 




CALM is looking for a driven and dedicated Santa Barbara based Childhood Trauma Treatment Program Manager (CTT PM). Reporting to the Senior Manager of Trauma Treatment, the CTT PM holds a crucial role in planning, organizing, and directing the full scope of operational activities within the CTT department. The CTT department provides individual and family treatment to facilitate recovery for children and families exposed to abuse, neglect, or violence. CTT programs foster children’s resilience and recovery from adverse experiences. The CTT PM oversees the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the department ensuring activities are trauma informed, culturally responsive, and aligned with CALM’s mission and vision.  


How you will make an impact:  

  • Provide direction for the CTT team and oversight of all clinical services provided.  
  • Ensure compliance with all CALM policies and procedures.  
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and train staff.  
  • Enforce high ethical and legal standards for all clinical practices.  
  • Provide administrative supervision and/or clinical supervision to staff.  
  • Maintain clinical licensure and certification in departments-specific modalities of treatment.  
  • Ensure clinical staff and clinical supervisors are trained in evidence-based treatment modalities. 
  • Assist in establishing and refining measurable performance objectives for each program.  
  • Evaluate staff performance, provide feedback, and address performance/disciplinary actions as needed.  
  • Oversee department contracts countywide and collaborate with other managers to ensure contract compliance.  
  • Ensure contractual expectations and deliverables are met.  
  • Ensure clinical productivity standards are achieved.  
  • Supervise collection of program standardized assessments for treatment planning and program evaluation purposes.  
  • Monitor program outcomes and support program evaluation efforts to guide continuous quality improvement.  
  • Maintain oversight of program expenditures to ensure costs are within the approved budget, and inform necessary budgetary changes, modifications, and priorities.  Exercise appropriate cost control measures.  
  • Remain current on research and developments in the field of trauma and resilience.  
  • Identify opportunities for program expansion and growth.   
  • Represent the program in various settings and build effective collaborations with community partners.  
  • Compile monthly program performance reports.  
  • Provide limited direct clinical service as needed.  
  • Serve on CALM’s Leadership Team and attend monthly meetings.  
  • Other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned. 



Role requirements: 

  • LCSW or LMFT from an accredited university or college, with a license for at least two years, or Licensed Psychologist from the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology. 
  • 2 – 3 years of prior or related experience as a program manager and/or as a clinical supervisor preferred.  
  • Experience working in community mental health and/or working with child welfare preferred. 
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ.  


Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities: 


  • Strong commitment to CALM’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.  
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality with the ability to work with discretion, diplomacy, and integrity.   
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office and other web-based systems, Zoom, etc.  
  • Proven skills in problem-solving, resourcefulness and decision-making with good judgment. 
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities. Able to prioritize competing responsibilities with effective time management skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Comfortable providing constructive feedback to staff.  
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, ethics, and demonstrated ability to develop & maintain productive relationships across employee groups.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. 



Physical Demands: 

  • Prolonged periods sitting, listening, and observing or working on a computer  
  • Stand, walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl    
  • Drive from one location to another  
  • Lift and /or move up to 20 pounds at times   


Compensation & Benefits: 

CALM offers an array of clinical opportunities, including promotion, prevention, early intervention, and treatment in an array of settings, including CALM’s clinics, early care and education centers, and pediatric offices.  CALM partners with more than 75 partner organizations to further its mission and serves 2500 clients per year.  




Culture & Wellness Events  

Schedule flexibility  

100% Employer sponsored Life Insurance (1x Salary)  

100% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Employees  

60% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Dependents  

403b Retirement Plan with a 3% Match, increasing to 5% after 7 years  

Student Loan Repayment Opportunities of up to $50,000 per year through  

AD&D, Long-Term Disability and Voluntary Benefits  

Medical and Dependent Care FSA   

Employee Assistance Plan that provides access to mental health, legal, and financial resources  

Monthly Data Stipend of $35  

Benefits opt-out stipend of $5,400/year  

10 days of PTO for 1st year of service, increasing each year and 80 hours of sick leave  

13 Paid Holidays  


Training & Development:  


We provide clinical supervision for doctoral students, ASW, AMFT, APCC  

Access to Therapist Aide  

Weekly sponsored Clinical Supervision & Support   

We support staff who have a private practice and offer our space at CALM at no charge  


Clinical Training & Advancement Opportunities, including certifications in evidence-based modalities: 

Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC)  

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)  

Healthy Families America (HFA)  

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)  

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)  

Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)  

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)  

Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE)  

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)  

Coming soon: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) 




CALM is committed to being an “employer of choice” and strives to recruit and retain qualified, high performing employees committed to our mission. Competitive compensation that rewards excellent performance is integral to this goal. CALM’s compensation program is designed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and financially sustainable. CALM regards compensation holistically and considers wages, benefits, a supportive and positive work environment, staff wellness, on-going professional development, and work-life balance all critical aspects of our total rewards program.   

CALM offers a 10% compensation increase upon licensure.  

CALM offers a $1-3/hour bilingual stipend to employees that use a second language.  


This is an exempt position with a salary range of $89,000-$118,560/year plus a $2,080 bilingual stipend (if full-time). 


The salary range provided denotes the minimum and maximum rates applicable to the position. Factors influencing the placement of newly hired employees within this range include their specific skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and comparison with existing employees in similar roles. Typically, newly hired employees are positioned below the midpoint of the salary range. 


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