STATE CLINICAL DIRECTOR (Sign On bonus of $10,000)

Post Date:  Sep 3, 2023

Atlanta, GA, US, 30033

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  30300
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.


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 $10,000 and potential additional relocation available for Clinical Director*


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.  Observes and documents individual and group counseling sessions and reviews clinical records for quality and contract compliance
  • Assesses and evaluates clinical programs to ensure that client needs, licensing requirements, clinical supervision requirements, Gateway standards, and contractual obligations are met.  Monitors trends and makes recommendations on service provisions. Develops policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff.
  • Compiles clinical data and information and prepares analyses and reports for review and use in planning and evaluating program services, contract compliance, and achievement of service delivery objectives.  
    • Reviews documentation of clinical records for compliance with licensing standards, completeness, timeliness, and Gateway’s quality improvement standards. 
    • Assists in developing recommendations to improve overall program quality and effectiveness.
  • Conducts clinical staff meetings to review clinical treatment plans and documentation to ensure clinical standards compliance, and provide advice and guidance in resolving complex case problems.   Approves recommendations for client disciplinary actions and discharges.
  • Serves as leader to 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.
    • Develops and implements training plan for all staff as well as developing a program to help non-credentialed staff get certified. Would also develop the training for the GDC staff training
    • May coordinate and conduct scheduled in-services, or arrange outside training services in accordance with contract terms.
  • Oversees and/or investigates, documents, and resolves complaints or incidents concerning clients, family members, visitors, or staff.  Refers sensitive issues to State Director.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education / experience / certifications / licensure must meet contractual requirements

•             Master’s degree in psychology, social work, mental health or substance abuse counseling, or closely related field; PhD preferred

•             Must be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or have Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification from one of the three certification boards: Georgia Addictions Counselors Association (GACA), the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)

•             Certification as a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) and/or Certified Professional Supervisor (CPCS)

•             Three (3) years of professional counseling experience and at least two (2) years of supervisory experience

•             Valid local driver’s license, insurance and good driving record



•             Advanced knowledge of health administration regulations and standards, program funding and financing, and applicable laws and regulations; in-depth knowledge of management theories and techniques

•             Knowledge of Behavioral Health, Adolescent Services, Correctional Treatment, and Quality Improvement processes and systems

•             Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and other applicable programs preferred

•             Advanced 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

•             Strong leadership skills; time and project management skills

•             Strong critical thinking, and presentation skills

•             High level problem-solving and analytical abilities to organize, plan, present data 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 the assigned geographical region

•             Ability and willingness to routinely travel within the State

•             Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic conditions and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs



•             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.

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: Atlanta