PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Day Reporting Center

Post Date:  May 22, 2024

Lakeland, FL, US, 33801

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31989
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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.


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! 


Program Directors are responsible for:

  • Oversees client services, and initiates corrective actions necessary to ensure program, state and contractual compliance, and service delivery objectives are met for program focused on reducing recidivism.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, and oversees the training and development of program staff. Evaluates staff schedules, work assignments, performance, when necessary, disciplines and discharges subordinate personnel. Conducts scheduled in-services, or arrange outside training services in accordance with contract terms.

  • Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any of the social sciences, criminal justice, or human services related field.

  • Current Master’s Certified Addictions Professional (MCAP) or Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) or Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • 3 years supervisory experience.


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:

  • 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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and 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: Lakeland