Director, Short-term Residential

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and successful addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. In addition to being CARF accredited, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader. The organization offers inpatient, outpatient and medication-assisted treatments, halfway houses, and sober living options, in combination with support services, to individuals with substance use and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses that get them on the path of sustainable recovery.

Integrity House is looking for a director to lead its short-term residential program: The Meadow Program. The director is responsible for maintaining administrative oversight and accountability of the short term residential program, including its clinical model and financial stability. The program director is responsible for bridging the gap between front line staff and senior leadership, implementing all organizational/strategic changes, enhancing existing services, and positive outcomes. The program director will serve in a matrix organizational structure, participating in a variety of ad hoc initiatives to achieve the mission and vision of the organization.

The director’s work schedule will include some traditional hours (i.e. 9 am – 5 pm), but are required to work a minimum of one evening per week (i.e. 1 pm – 9pm) and occasionally check in  on weekends and overnight shifts.  The director is also responsible for sharing holiday coverage with the program clinical staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Maintain compliance with DOH Licensing Regulations as Administrator and Director of Substance of Abuse Counseling
• Participate in audits/inspections
• Develop and implement plan of correction
• Ensure service delivery per Annex A and/or other contractual guidance
• Ensure safety of all clients, program staff and infrastructure

Manage Program Budget
• Review and approve program billing
• Address and correct areas where service delivery is not optimized, resulting in failure to capture revenue
• Keep all costs within or under budget and forecast future budget needs
• Make adjustments to expenses as aligned with budget
• Monitor program costs and spending

Enhance Service Delivery & Program Model
• Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization (i.e. Withdrawal Management)
• Evaluate program strengths and identify areas of improvement, quarterly
• Implement and manage changes to ensure project goals and objectives are met for grants and special initiatives including producing accurate and timely reporting

Marketing & External Relationships
• Maintain relationship with stakeholders and referring agencies regarding client care
• Identify new referral streams and ensure 95% utilization average per month
• Represent the organization at community events to promote organizational services and as leading provider

Staff Development
• Provide clinical supervision to all counselors
• Provide administrative supervision of all program staff
• Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate all program staff—with KPIs and measurable business and developmental goals
• Identify development opportunities for top talent (A Players)

Job qualifications include:

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required
• At least five (5) years’ experience in human services fieldwork, minimum of two years in supervisory capacity
• Knowledge about recovery, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and the value of peers (recovery specialist)
• In depth knowledge about mental health and substance use disorders
• Strong and proven leadership experience
• Clinical Licensure (LCSW or LPC), dual credential preferred (LCADC)—clinicians who do not have an LCADC will be required to obtain an LCADC within 1 year
• Must obtain all within 1 year of hire: CCS (CADC Supervision), CCS (Social Work Supervision), and ACS (LAC Supervision)
• A valid NJ Driver’s License
• Understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life threatening situations
• Adept at interviewing, hiring, and retaining qualified staff.
• Ability to utilize and leverage information technology to support staff and clients.
• Knowledge of therapeutic community preferred
• Ability to learn and efficiently use electronic health record
• Capability to exercise rational judgment in an emergency
• Team oriented philosophy regarding substance use treatment and client care
• Ability to establish strong therapeutic alliances with clients
• Ability to demonstrate cultural awareness, genuine positive regard and empathy regarding client concerns
• Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing duties
• Strong attention to detail

Interested candidates may apply by sending a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume or CV to with ‘Short-term Residential Director’ in the email subject line.

Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days; medical, dental and vision benefits; short and long-term disability, life insurance; 403b retirement and profit sharing plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3% maximum compensation.