Clinical Director

Post Date:  Nov 21, 2023

Humble, TX, US, 77396

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31129
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

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 


The Clinical Director is responsible for:


  • Coordinates the oversight of the clinical department of an assigned substance abuse treatment program, and ensures client needs and contractual obligations for quality and quantity of care are met.  Provides crisis support to therapists and clients as needed.  Where applicable, provides direct supervision to program professional therapists.
  • Provides ongoing assessment and evaluation of the clinical program to ensure that client needs, licensing requirements, clinical supervision requirements, Gateway standards, and contractual obligations are met.  Monitors trends and makes informed decisions regarding service provisions. Develops policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff. Partners with the state Clinical Training Institute coordinator to ensure all CTI standards are met and paperwork submitted per DSHS guidelines.
  • Conducts regular clinical staff meetings to review clinical treatment plans and documentation, and ensure clinical standards compliance, and provide advice and guidance in resolving complex case problems.   Approves recommendations for client disciplinary actions and discharges as appropriate.
  • Coordinates orientation, training, and development of clinical staff.  May coordinate and conduct scheduled in-services, or arrange outside training services in accordance with contract terms. Ensures Continuing Education Standards are followed and training materials recorded and stored per TCB CEH Standards.
  • Oversees and/or investigates, documents, and resolves complaints or incidents concerning clients, family members, visitors, or staff.  Refers sensitive issues to supervisor.
  • Serves as program liaison, and maintains and fosters cooperative working relationships with variety of referral resources and services, community organizations, and criminal justice and social services agencies. 
  • Compiles various clinical data and information, and prepares related analyses and reports for review and use in planning and evaluating program services, contract compliance, and achievement of service delivery objectives.   Assists in developing recommendations to improve overall program quality and effectiveness.
  • Oversees hiring of counselors, or placement of student interns.  Recommends approval of performance evaluations of assigned staff, or discipline or discharge as appropriate.




  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology
  • Current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC-S)

  • Five (5) years progressively more responsible experience; including two (2) years concurrent supervisory experience and experience in a forensic counseling setting preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of group and individual dynamics, conflict resolution, intervention techniques, and confrontation skills
  • Strong knowledge of federal  and state rules and regulations governing health records confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities to organize, plan and direct activities and operations, resolve barriers to achievement of program services goals and objectives
  • Strong organizational skills to organize, evaluate, plan operations of diverse programs and services dispersed across multiple programs
  • Strong communication skills to exchange information and interact with treatment team, clients, client families and outside vendors and agencies
  • Critical thinking, persuasion and negotiation and presentation skills


Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy, to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, read
  • 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


Work Environment:


  • Works in a correctional facility


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:


  • 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 Disability - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • 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: Houston