SUDP Program Director – Aberdeen – Posting #20-042

Website Lifeline Connections

Agency Background:

Lifeline Connections is a not-for-profit agency that is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Washington State, offering a full continuum of care for individuals who have a behavioral health condition. Lifeline Connections’ patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find and sustain long-term recovery. For over fifty years Lifeline Connections has provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland, Oregon metro area.

SUDP Program Director – Aberdeen – Posting #20-042

Major Duties:

The Program Director works closely with the Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the provision of clinical services to patients enrolled in their assigned unit.  This position provides program oversight and clinical supervision for all counseling staff on their assigned unit including clinical service delivery, maintenance of patient records, contract compliance, public relations, and liaison with various government and private agencies and officials.  This position is a member of the Management Team.  In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

•    Review Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes (RCWs) and Federal regulations pertaining to substance use disorder and mental health treatment and develop and implement policies and procedures to comply with said codes and regulations;

•    Ensure that continuous quality improvement addresses both patient needs and compliance with WACs, RCWs, and Federal Regulations;

•    Ensure that the agency treatment programs are maintained in such a way to be in substantial compliance with Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) ;

•    Prepares and submits statistical reports to the Chief Clinical Officer for program compliance with contract performance indicators;

•    Provides clinical supervision of treatment services including case staffing, chart entries, case audits, and treatment plan reviews;

•    Orientation of all new staff to their assigned unit;

•    Ensure compliance with all applicable Lifeline Connections contracts;

•    Prepare and present in-service training to staff in order to meet the needs of the changing trends in substance use disorder and mental health treatment;

•    In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, ensure that assigned units are financially stable;

•    Provide direct services to patients as needed; and

•    Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

•    Dual licensure in mental health and substance use preferred;

•    Licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LICSW or LASW), or licensed substance use dependency professional (SUDP) required;

•    3 years supervisory experience in a state approved substance use dependency treatment program preferred;

•    Previous documented experience working with an understanding of statistical methods, managing budgets, supervision of personnel and program management;

•    Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance may be required;

•    Current CPR/1st Aid certification required for staff members;

•    Good verbal and written communication skills;

•    Great attendance; and

•    Ability to work well with others.

Salary: $60k to 70k per year

* There is a $2,000 sign-on bonus for this position!

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. There are no out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, or deductible under the medical plan. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 4%. On top of all that, our employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service), as well as 3 personal holidays and 10 paid holidays per year!


Send us your resume and let’s talk about you joining our team!

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