Clinical Director
Opportunity for Independence - San Rafael, CA

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An exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical leader to join Opportunity for Independence management team as the Clinical Director of our developmental and cognitive disabilities programs. Opportunity for Independence (OFI) is a non-profit agency in San Rafael serving over 70 adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Since 1991, we have been running programs that promote life skills and self-realization for our participants.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the oversight, implementation and effective management of all program services. Responsibilities include training and consultation to program directors and staff to ensure the highest standard of care in service delivery and ongoing review of program practices in support of organizational goals and best practices. Assists the program director(s) with program operations, including, designing behavioral plans, supervision, orientation, and training of staff. As a member of the management team, the Clinical Director ensures quality service delivery within a system of care that is client focused and mission driven; leads and engages staff in improving system outcomes; improves visibility and responsiveness to the needs of OFI's participants and circle of support.


  • Coordinate the development of a Behavioral Services program with Program Directors and Program Coordinators.
  • Develop individual behavioral programs and services for site (N.O.V.A.), community based (S.T.E.P.) and Supported Living Services participants.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Program Directors on program development, ongoing education and in-service training.
  • Develop materials for training.
  • Facilitate communication with community agencies, families and act as liaison with the Golden Gate Regional Center regarding behavioral issues and participant’s needs via the ISP process.
  • Attend Board of Director and community meetings as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Ability to implement Best Practices for Behavioral Assessments and Intervention Plans, family training, behavioral consultation, staff training and supervision. The ability to articulate principles of the behavioral model; methods to guide adult’s positive behaviors, sensory regulation, communication, recreational and living skills; methods for designing supportive family and community environments and methods for designing quality participant behavioral programs.
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  • Ability to interact calmly and professionally with participants during crises.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in current best practices for addressing the needs of each of OFI’s participants, including therapies for addressing the medical, physical, psychological, and emotional characteristics of each individual.
  • Develop and implement programs to maximize client services by expanding staff understanding and ability to address the medical, physical, psychological, and emotional needs of clients.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Program Directors to maintain OFI’s Organizational Standards and Program Designs.
  • Work with the Program Directors and staff to ensure OFI Programs meet the highest standards during GGRC Quality Assessment Reviews.


  • In conjunction with Program Directors, develop, implement and supervise the implementation of effective behavioral service program plans.
  • Ability to develop and implement quality programs and services to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to make public presentations and provide in-service training and education.
  • Extensive experience in the field of developmental disabilities, including proven record of successfully working with program development implementation and quality assurance as well as advocacy and government agencies.
  • Leadership experience with managing program services including staff supervision.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to meet the short and long-range goals of the agency.


  • Five years or more of progressively responsible experience at a non-profit agency.
  • Three years of experience providing staff supervision, leadership and training in a behavioral service program setting.
  • History of successful program development.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of developmental disabilities, including familiarity with GGRC requirements.
  • Master’s degree in ABA or related field
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

The right candidate will need to have or soon obtain First Aid Basics and CPR training certification. Candidate must undergo a Department of Justice and FBI criminal record check through live-scan fingerprinting. Interested? Please email your resume and a personal note of intent to Andrea Amsden, Director of Human Resources.