Program Director - Century, FL ***5,000 Sign-On Bonus Available***

Post Date:  Jun 1, 2024

Century, FL, US, 32535

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31522
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


Sign on Bonus of $5,000 Available for Program Directors! 


Program Directors are responsible for:

  • Oversees the integration of clinical services and milieu management (client supervision) to support program goals. 
  • Meets with supervisors, managers, vendors, department officials, or other entities to solicit cooperation and resolve problems. 
  • Provides integration effort updates to higher level management with recommendations for cross functional initiatives.
  • Audits, monitors, evaluates assigned program services and results to ensure contractual and licensure compliance, as well as compliance with business, health, safety, environmental, and employee relations regulations and laws.  Initiates corrective actions to meet specifications for quality, quantity, schedule and cost. 
  • Oversees client services by, auditing client records, reviewing client  recommended discharge plans, and conducting client case reviews to ensure consistent and timely documentation of reports and investigations.
  • Develops program budget projections, monitors and approves expenditures, and initiates corrective actions to resolve variances.  Reviews financial reports including contract utilization and income and expenses to ensure accuracy and budgetary and contractual compliance.
  • Prepares regular and special reports or analyses on financial status and program results and activities, for review and use by managers and executives in planning and evaluating program activities, services, and results.
  • Assists management in developing and refining program policies and procedures; and research, planning, securing approval of, and implementing new or enhanced program services per contract to ensure maximum utilization of unit treatment resources.
  • Manages and leads assigned personnel to promote commitment to organization philosophy and mission, and continuous professional growth and development of staff.
  • Interviews, hires, evaluates work performance, disciplines and discharges subordinate staff. 
  • Assists managers in resolving complex employee relations problems and approves appropriate recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Responsible for quality control of the programs and services across several facilities in the assigned area.
  • Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:30AM-4:00PM



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences, criminal justice, public health, or business administration.  Master’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health or substance abuse counseling, or closely related field, preferred

  • Two (2) years of relevant experience in a therapeutic community setting or management experience as a Program Director / Clinical Supervisor with successful completion of TC experiential training; or a combination of equivalent education and life experience.

  • One of the following is required: Current Certified Addictions Professional (CAP); or Masters Certified Addictions Counselor (MCAP); or Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP) OR Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

  • Valid local driver’s license, insurance and good driving record required.  Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Strong knowledge of health administration regulations and standards, program funding and financing, and applicable laws and regulations; in-depth knowledge of management theories and techniques
  • Strong communication skills to exchange information and interact with treatment team, clients, client families and outside vendors and agencies
  • Working knowledge of federal  and state rules and regulations governing health records confidentiality
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong critical thinking, high level persuasion and negotiation and presentation skills
  • High level problem-solving and analytical abilities to organize, plan and direct activities and operations within assigned geographical area
  • Ability to organize, evaluate, plan effective administration and operation of diverse programs and services dispersed across a geographic region


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  • Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy, to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, read
  • Ability to communicate with others, and speak to groups or individuals in order to gather and present information.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
  • Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic conditions and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs.


Compensation (based on experience and credentials): 

  • Range begins at $86,823
  • Management Incentive Compensation Plan (MICP): You will be eligible to participate in the Management Incentive Compensation Plan (MICP) in the next fiscal year 2024 based on the organization’s business results and your individual performance. You are eligible to receive up to 15% of your annual base salary.
  • Gateway Foundation conducts annual reviews including merit increases.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • ***5,000 Sign-On Bonus Available***

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity

  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Pensacola