Clinical Director

Posted by
Sage Institute
Oakland, CA
Published 18 days ago

WHO WE ARE: Sage Institute is a non-profit that provides high-quality training, accessible psychedelic therapy at our sliding-scale clinic, and innovative research, fostering effective and culturally-responsive mental health treatment for underserved communities in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Clinical Director manages and coordinates all matters related to Sage Institute’s mental health clinical program operations and provides administrative oversight and supervision to intern therapists. The Clinical Director also acts as liaison for contracted clinical supervisors. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Director to promote quality and ethical mental health service provision to further the mission and values of the organization. The Clinical Director will collaborate with the leadership team, and Board members when necessary, to provide clinical strategy recommendations and ensure appropriate clinical service delivery and consistent integration of clinical programming with other programs at Sage Institute.


  • Responsible for implementation of Sage Institute’s clinical service delivery model in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of organization
  • Oversees daily clinical programming operations
  • Hiring, onboarding, and training of intern therapists in collaboration with Training Director
  • Administrative oversight of intern therapists, including performance evaluation and corrective counseling
  • Provides weekly individual and group clinical supervision
  • Provides weekly Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAT) consultation group (as qualified)
  • Clinical Supervisor liaison
  • Recruits, onboards, and provides oversight to clinical supervisors
  • Acts as main point of contact for clinical supervisors for advisement and support
  • Supports in mediation between clinical supervisors and supervisees
  • Manages flow of referrals, client assignments, intakes, and discharges
  • Develops, updates, and oversees Clinical Policies and Procedures in collaboration with the leadership team and is responsible for ensuring implementation of updated and/or new policies
  • Implements quality assurance protocols including the oversight of clinical documentation, risk management, and incident reporting
  • Manages the maintenance of clinical records in Electronic Health Record software ensuring ongoing compliance with Sage Institute documentation and charting standards
  • Oversees KAT Certification Process in collaboration with Training Director
  • Collaborates with leadership team to strengthen strategy of overall programming and service delivery
  • Program evaluation to inform quality improvement strategies
  • Participates in relevant trainings
  • Provides training to intern therapists
  • Supports Fund Development team in applying for grant funding when relevant to clinical programming
  • Manages grant contract compliance when relevant to clinical programming
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledgeable of clinical and philosophical orientation of Sage Institute
  • Experience offering clinical supervision 
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication
  • Embraces diversity and is knowledgeable of cultural implications in clinical work
  • Promotes integrity and accountability for self and others
  • Collaborative approach and attitude
  • Possesses problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic thinker and visionary
  • Possesses awareness and motivation around mission, values, and vision of agency
  • Adaptable and open to change as needed, and adjusts rapidly to new situations


  • Clinical Licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Clinical Psychologist, or other relevant license) with an active license of 2+ years and the ability to clinically supervise
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of community mental health, particularly in the Bay Area
  • Experience with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  • 2 years minimum of progressive management, administrative, and/or leadership experience in the mental health field

HOURS & COMPENSATION: This is a full-time or part-time exempt position. Salary will be negotiated based on level of experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires occasional sitting, standing, walking and driving. Frequent use of computer and phone. Lifting is required occasionally, of no more than 20 lbs. at a time. 

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in an office environment or remotely in the community. Travel may be required as assigned by leadership. Adherence to any specific safety policies regarding COVID-19 is required.

EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, keyboard, telephone, printers, copy machines.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and 2 references to

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: Sage Institute values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Every applicant will be considered regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation.

WHO WE ARE: Sage Institute is a non-profit that provides high-quality training, accessible psychedelic therapy at our sliding-scale clinic, and innovative research, fostering effective and culturally-responsive mental health…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


$54,000 - $108,000


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

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