Licensed Program Director

Wilmer, Texas

Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Healthcare

Compensation Range: 85000.00 - 85000.00 Yearly

Job ID: 149699

Date Posted: 02/07/2020

Nationwide, growing healthcare company specializing in drug and alcohol treatment is looking for a Licensed Program Director for their Dallas County Corrections Division


Plans, organizes, directs and controls management and delivery of quality client services and related administrative and support activities, within a defined substance abuse treatment program to ensure compliance with program and company standards and objectives, and applicable contracts and regulations.  



Oversees the integration of clinical services and milieu management (client supervision) to support program goals.  Meets with supervisors, managers, vendors, county officials, or other entities to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.  Provides integration updates to higher level management with recommendations for cross functional initiatives.


Manages budget and completes monthly income and expense variation reports.


Audits client records, reviews client recommended discharge plans, and conducts client case reviews to ensure consistent and timely documentation of reports and investigations.


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, secures approval of, and implements new or enhanced program services per contract to ensure maximum utilization of unit treatment resources.


Investigates, documents, and resolves complaints or incidents concerning clients, family members, visitors, or staff.  Prepares and disseminates appropriate communication of incidents.


Serves as program liaison to maintain and foster cooperative working relationships between the Company and County employees to support program quality and effectiveness.  Schedules tours and conducts group presentations to support program outreach and public relations initiatives through.


Complies and prepares operational and clinical data reports and analyses for review and use in planning and evaluating program services, contract compliance, and achievement of service delivery objectives. Provides recommendations to improve program quality and effectiveness.


Hires, trains, develop, monitors, and evaluates performance of program operational, clinical, or support staff.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Reports To: Administrative Director

7-8 Direct Reports: DCM Manager(-s),  Clinical Supervisor(-s),  Office Manager(-s), Nurse Supervisor(-s), GED Instructor(-s)


  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, counseling or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Current Licensed as Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas
  • 3+ years experience in a corrections environment
  • 3+ years concurrent supervisory experience, including two (2) years progressive experience in a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention program
  • Valid local driver’s license, insurance and good driving record required


  • Basic knowledge of billing and collections for substance use disorder services.
  • Basic knowledge of billing software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of management theories and practices and ability to plan and oversee program administration Strong 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 governing health records confidentiality
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Advanced communications skills necessary to oversee and motivate others; serve as effective program representative to clients, family members, and visitors; provide effective counseling and crises interventions; and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to organize, evaluate, plan effective administration and operation of diverse programs and services dispersed across a geographic region
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities to analyze and summarize qualitative and quantitative data
  • Exempt role


  • Works in a corrections facility where there is exposure to potentially disruptive or violent inmates.  Potential for harm is limited if established security precautions and procedures are followed.
  • May be exposed to inclement weather when traveling to various locations.  Some exposure to hazards when driving, but potential for harm is limited if safe vehicle operation procedures are followed.