Skip to content

Career Opportunities at Healthcare Districts

To request a job posting for your Healthcare District, please contact Michelle Rouse.

Deputy Director, Health Workforce Development

Annual salary range: $113,652.00 to $234,684.00
State employment offers an excellent benefits package.
Final filing date: Monday, May 22, 2023.

HCAI is looking for a Deputy Director, Health Workforce Development!

California’s Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI) mission is to expand equitable access to quality, affordable health care for all Californians through resilient facilities, actionable information, and the health workforce each community needs.

HCAI is looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about the opportunity to solve challenges around health workforce shortages and expand the numbers of health professionals serving marginalized communities and patients across California. The ideal candidate has executive-level experience in related organizations and can provide the leadership necessary to successfully innovate and effectively administer a multi-million-dollar portfolio of health workforce development programs. This multi-faceted professional has and will be able to make recommendations to internal and external stakeholders at the highest level of government and across the health care landscape. The successful candidate will be an expert in paying attention to detail and is able to review, analyze, and present relevant health care workforce information to the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, and other key stakeholders. The incumbent must also demonstrate a commitment to building an inclusive work environment that promotes HCAI’s diversity, equity, and belonging goals where all team members can be appreciated and comfortable as their authentic selves.

For more specific information and to apply, please review the following brochure:

For questions, please contact:

Michael Morrison
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3411

Department of Health Care Access and Information website:

ALLCOVE Clinical Lead


Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) is a political subdivision of the State of California, and a California Special District serving the healthcare needs of more than 200,000 mid-Peninsula residents. Founded in 1947, PHCD serves the communities of San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, and Foster City by supporting the unique health and wellness priorities of our Peninsula communities, and safeguarding access to health services, today and in the future. PHCD fulfills its commitment to the community through oversight of District assets and infrastructure, planning for future health care needs, and investing taxpayer dollars in local health-focused organizations and programs. For more information:


allcove™ is a youth drop-in center model that has evolved from the Head Space Program in Australia and Foundry Program in British Columbia, Canada.  PHCD is working closely with Stanford’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Well Being (CYMHWB) leadership who have been instrumental in defining the model for California and successfully influencing the State of California Mental Health Services & Oversight Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) to provide start up grants for five pilot centers around the State.  PHCD was successful in securing one of those 4-year grants. Here is the link to the State’s initiative link:


The clinical leader is a key leadership position within the allcove™ San Mateo youth drop-in center team who provides oversight to the coordination and delivery of clinical services. They are primarily responsible for providing clinical leadership and direction to the allcove™ center team, ensuring that day-to-day clinical work is carried out to effectively meet the needs of young people. The clinical lead will be an employee of PHCD and liaise and interact with clinical partner agencies.

The incumbent contributes to the development of evidence-based and innovative clinical services and promotes the delivery of mental health services that are of the highest quality. They provide clinical support and guidance to clinical staff and ensure staff are provided with adequate supervision.

The incumbent is also keenly engaged in clinical and caseload reviews and actively manages referrals and is adept in leading a multidisciplinary team. The clinical leader works collaboratively with all clinicians and staff located at the center and reports to the allcove™ center manager. This position also forms and maintains working demand for clinical services. Where required or during high demand, the clinical lead carries a caseload.


allcove™ approaches youth wellness in a comprehensive and youth-friendly way, led by members of an active local Youth Advisory Group, whose contribution guides the design of the services and of the center environment. The centers are reflective of the unique youth culture of each geographic community being served and become youth’s independent space for care.

Each center is powered by a coalition of service providers and community-based agencies joining together in an integrated approach to serve young people.

Each center proactively works in the community to decrease the stigma surrounding youth mental health, encourage early help-seeking, and increase the knowledge, understanding, and importance of youth mental health and wellbeing.

allcove™ vision  

Where every youth belongs, chooses the support they need and thrives.

allcove™ mission 

Developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection, and provide access to culturally responsive services.


Service delivery 

  • Monitor and lead the ongoing delivery and improvement of a high standard of evidence- based care to clients, including appropriate clinical services across the behavioral health spectrum.
  • Provide clinical leadership, consultation, and expertise to allcove clinicians and staff, and partner service and contractors, in the delivery of specialist behavioral health care to young people and their families.
  • Develop and review clinical governance documents and processes.
  • Demonstrate and maintain personal competency in the performance of high quality clinical and technical skills through involvement in direct service delivery.
  • Contribute to the vision, strategic planning, and relevant policy development for the allcove™ center.
  • Actively participate as a member of the management team.
  • Ensure the collection of all relevant data to measure deliverables, continuously improve and evaluate the delivery of services at the allcove center.
  • Ensure clinical staff are appropriately oriented and provided with adequate supervision, training, and professional development. This may also involve the clinical supervision of clinical interns or fellows, or staff not yet registered (licensed), where applicable.
  • Ensure clinical review meetings occur regularly and that documentation is completed appropriately.
  • Manage clinical resources and rosters in a flexible and efficient manner to effectively manage client loads and to ensure timely and responsive service delivery.
  • Identify opportunities to integrate and work collaboratively across teams.
  • Liaise and work closely with the allcove™ Community Consortium members and external providers, to ensure the effective functioning of the allcove™ center.

Quality and safety 

  • Ensure compliance with relevant quality and safety professional and healthcare standards.
  • Identify clinical risk issues and areas for improved clinical outcomes.


  • Actively participate in initiatives to maintain, build upon, and promote a positive and collaborative workplace.
  • Develop and maintain key internal relationships with PHCD staff, allcove™ San Mateo center staff, contractors, and the Youth Advisory Group (YAG), as well as other collaborators, and key stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders involved in the provision of health, behavioral health, and psychosocial services to young people.
  • Model and demonstrate constructive working relationships and information exchange across the organization.


  • Significant skills in screening and assessment including conducting comprehensive behavioral health assessments, care planning and review, behavioral health interventions and service consultation.
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and the social and health needs of young people experiencing mental illness and other concurrent issues.
  • Experience with facilitating group-based interventions.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to priorities competing priorities and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative team environment with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member.
  • Knowledge of and experience with outcome measurement tools.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • An excellent track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • High level computer literacy and experience in clinical record systems and data management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in community youth behavioral health or related areas.
  • Proven clinical leadership skills with expertise in youth-centered care.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in clinical practice.
  • Proven ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the utilization of evidence-based research.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and clinical service planning including an understanding of organizational behavior, change management and cultural change processes.
  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.


  • High levels of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Ability and commitment to continuous learning.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing work environments and requirements.
  • Reliable and results focused.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and understand English and perform basic math
  • Ability to absorb high volume of information from a variety of sources and to synthesize the key elements
  • Effective management, planning and organizing use of time
  • Superior customer service orientation and an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Commitment to the values, goals, and mission of PHCD including, demonstrate values of: Initiative, Integrity, Adaptability, being a team player, collaborator and possess a sense of humor.
  • Sound judgement, integrity, and maturity to handle sensitive information with care and confidentiality; complete discretion is required
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, knowing how to prioritize and adjust timelines based on demands and other circumstances
  • Collegial, team-oriented, willing to pitch in as needed, and support challenges at all times with a high level of flexibility


  • Experienced, licensed mental health, alcohol, or drug use therapist with a master’s degree.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and two years of post-graduate social work experience in the field of mental health.
  • Possession of a valid California license as a licensed clinical social worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.
  • Masters’ level clinician (social work, mental health counselors, psychologists, licensed drug and alcohol counselors) with licensure or certification in mental health and/or substance use, and clinical expertise and experience with adolescents and/or young adults.
  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.


Peninsula Health Care District has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building a team that is representative of our community.

PHCD is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

PHCD is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions, of employment, please contact .  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format and/or using specialized equipment.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position (40hrs/week). Yearly compensation range of: Minimum- $120K - $150K/yr. In addition, Peninsula Health Care District benefits include: CalPers Pension, CalPers Health, Delta Dental Plan, VSP Vision Plan and Life Insurance as well as 10 paid holidays during the year. Accrued PTO- (eligible for at least 30 days within a year from the commencement of employment).


All applications are held in strict confidence. Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to with “PHCD allcove Clinical Lead” in the subject line. Application materials submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. No exceptions. Advanced candidates will be required to submit references and a written sample.

Scroll To Top