Program Director

Salary: $45,000 – $65,000

City: Kansas City

State: Missouri

Job Description:


Title: Program Director (LMSW)
Department Class: Administration/ Program
Reports To: Pres & CEO


The Program Director (LMSW) fulfills a key component of the leadership team, as well as strategic plan, by adding a layer of licensed, clinical oversight and promoting a higher quality of care and service. The LMSW will bring specific benefits that include evidence-based and culturally-appropriate practices, a higher level of education, greater depth of experience and a wholistic approach to serving the men in the program and delivering the mission. The LMSW will ensure program alignment with, and fidelity to, evidence-based practices and provide stronger linkages between our residents, their families, and the clinical and social services they need.
The LMSW will manage, improve, build upon and expand the capacity and effectiveness of our existing recovery programs, with the singular goal of improving all program outcomes. The LMSW will identify, deliver and implement evidence-based Substance Use Disorder treatment practices and interventions to facilitate continued program growth and increased quality of service.
The LMSW will be engaged in all phases of the program. Activities will directly and indirectly strengthen each resident’s ability to achieve and sustain long-term sobriety as well as improve overall program outcomes. These include:
*active member of the organization leadership team
*recovery programs, interventions and outcomes (evidence-based practices)
*intake and admissions processes, program level advancement and discharge processes
*utilization and on-going development of Community Care Link (electronic health/ program record) and/ or other assessment tools
*outside agency relationships and referral processes
*AA/NA/Al-Anon recovery meetings, Welcome House University program, Lay Counseling and Recovery Coaching program, Family Support and Community Outreach program
*development and implementation of an Aftercare Program
*provide direct leadership, management and supervisory functions for the recovery program and recovery support specialist(s)
*facilitate recovery and reduce barriers, assist in the creation of treatment plans, advocate for residents needs and review progress, increase program and long-term sobriety success outcomes
*provide person-centered recovery support and leadership to the care team(s) by collaborating with the Operations Director, Recovery Support Specialists, residents and their existing supports to establish an action plan and facilitate progression through the program
*provide leadership in recommending appropriate level of care and identifying case management needs
*provide staff direction and supervision, increase & disseminate knowledge of signs and symptoms of addiction, family systems, interview techniques/testing instruments, DSM V diagnostic criteria, intervention techniques and resources available in the community
*ability to engage with, build and maintain relationships with community resources supporting recovery;
* provide oversight and ensure proper utilization of the electronic health/ program record to accurately document program outcomes in a timely way by maintaining appropriate service notes, preparing reports necessary to communicate client status and progress toward identified goals and documenting all client and system contact within required timeframes
*facilitate resident, resident family and community groups
* maintain professional and clinical knowledge of the field by attending training required for credentialing, reviewing professional publications and maintaining professional certifications and licenses as required
* cultivate working relationships with providers and other community agents while representing Welcome House in a professional manner
* respect client rights by maintaining confidentiality and communicating with clients in a manner which is supportive of the recovery process
* Some in-town travel may be required to complete position responsibilities.


Master of Social Work (LMSW or LCSW);
Prior program leadership and supervision experience;
Knowledge of community resources;
Substance Use Disorder experience and training;
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) experience and training;
Comfortable with use of laptop computer, electronic record-keeping, email, text, etc.;
Ability to plan, organize and execute multiple projects;
Well-developed written and oral communication skills;
Proven ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines;
Preference given to bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants;
Preference given to applicants in long-term recovery.

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Jamie Boyle