1. Facility Management
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Temecula

Program Director - Eating Disorder, Outpatient

  1. Facility Management
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Temecula

Job description

Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation Range: $77,000-95,000 salary 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience 

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our teammates with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Training in best practices for telehealth
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Program Director is a vital leadership position and integral to the successful management of our program. The Program Director provides direction and supervision to the entire staff, including the clinicians he/she oversees. Aside from managerial responsibilities, the Program Director carries a small caseload to provide individual, family and group therapy. The Program Director provides oversight of clinical documentation and Utilization Review matters. He/she ensures that best practices are followed, both for clinical treatments and program management, in accordance with company policies and state requirements. The Program Director consults with the Regional and Executive teams on an as-needed basis to ensure the healthy functioning of the program and clinical treatment of its clients. The Program Director needs to be a licensed clinician (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) in the state of the program for which they are applying. The ability to provide clinical supervision for interns is a plus.


  • Initiating any quality improvement measures that may be necessary
  • Supervising weekly Treatment Team Meetings to ensure consistent and effective communication between treatment team members, proper oversight of client development and progress and to ensure a team approach is utilized in the treatment of our clients
  • Monitoring and assessing staff morale and building team spirit and continuity; intervening and addressing any staff-related issues that are presented
  • Participating in the interview process in a collaborative fashion to determine the appropriateness and qualifications of prospective staff members
  • Providing bi-monthly in-service trainings to all Professional and Counseling treatment staff. Areas of development and in-service training include but are not limited to:
    • Diagnosis and Assessment
    • Group Therapy
    • Milieu Management
    • Communication Skills
  • Evaluating and apprising each member of the professional staff; completes a written narrative clearly identifying strengths, weaknesses, and goals for the coming year. These reviews to be completed after the first three months of employment and yearly thereafter
  • Completing utilization reviews, overseeing primary therapist process of utilization review and assisting in the process of ensuring that all client stays are covered in some way (i.e. insurance, private pay, etc).
  • Ensuring adherence to health code policies, JACHO and licensing regulations. Provides oversight of any/all audits as necessary
  • Working with staff and facility manager to arrange coverage of all shifts, ensuring adequate staffing is provided. Adjusting staffing to match census when necessary
  • Maintaining a client caseload as appropriate to census; assigning client cases based upon match with each therapist; providing individualized and family therapies as needed
  • Co-leading process groups and/or any additional clinically-oriented groups on an as-needed basis
  • Conducting facility tours for professionals in the community or families as necessary
  • Providing on-call support in conjunction with clinical staff and providing ultimate oversight when necessary

This is a full-time position working 11 AM-7 PM at our outpatient eating disorder program in Temecula, CA. 

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.


  • Masters Degree or Doctorate preferred in Addiction Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid LMFT or LMSW or PhD or PsyD or LPC or LCSW or MFTI or RD or equivalent preferred license.
  • Two years’ experience in administration or management of mental health programs.

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/ 

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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