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Post Date:  Jun 21, 2022

Lancaster, TX, US, 75171

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  24226
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:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the management and delivery of quality client services and related administrative and support activities, within a defined substance abuse treatment program.
  • Reviews clinical treatment activities, results and documentation; and ensures compliance with program and Foundation standards and objectives, and applicable contracts and regulations.
  • Participates in developing program budgets, goals, and policies; and ensures effective implementation and administration of same.
  • Reviews compliance with established program/contract objectives and regulations, government regulations, and accreditation standards.  Works with program management to redirect and/or motivate staff to meet service delivery objectives and compliance standards; works with supervisory staff to initiate and implement appropriate client corrective actions as necessary.
  • Assists management in developing and refining program policies and procedures.  Researches, plans and secures approval of, and implements new or enhanced program services per contract to ensure maximum utilization of unit treatment resources.
  • Serves as program liaison to maintain and foster cooperative working relationships between Gateway and County employees to support program quality and effectiveness. 
  • Hires, trains, develops, monitors, and evaluate performance of program operational, clinical, or support staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in criminal justice, counseling or a related field
  • Current license as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas
  • 5-7 years of progressively more responsible experience in the substance abuse treatment field with at least 3 years of concurrent supervisory experience
  • At least 2 years of treatment experience in a residential corrections environment is a plus
  • Must be able to obtain clearance from Dallas County
  • Working knowledge of federal  and state rules and regulations governing health records confidentiality
  • Good communication and relationship building experience
  • Must have flexibility in schedule

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.


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
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - 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.