• Program Director - Addiction Services for Veterans

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    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Overview

    Job Summary:


    At American Addiction Centers, we take pride in our role as a national leader in addiction treatment. Together, we share a vision to revolutionize the care provided to the 20+ million adult Americans who need treatment for substance related disorders. To elevate the standard of care provided to our patients, we seek talented leaders, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to join us in our efforts to provide exceptional clinical care. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through our empathy, our comprehensive and customized treatment plans, and our research-based programs we instill hope that long-term recovery is attainable. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. We are seeking passionate leaders to become part of this movement.


    The Program Director - Addiction Services for Veterans is responsible for lead generation and partnership within the Veteran community.  They will be involved in planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing the delivery of quality client services within a defined substance abuse treatment program with a consideration on specialized programming and services geared for Veteran clients. Reviews clinical treatment services and results; ensures client satisfaction and evaluates efficacy of specialized programs.  Supports CEO with compliance with the organization’s standards and objectives, applicable contracts, regulations and accreditation standards. Collaborates with program’s Veterans Case Manager staff in daily coordination of Veterans medical and case management needs while attending the program.  Help set budgets, goals, and policies; and ensures effective implementation and administration of same.


    Reports To: CEO


    Job Duties:

    • Leads program re-designs and partners with Veteran Stakeholders.
    • Collaborates with the CEO on all phases of program administration, program development and scheduling.
    • Works with Veterans  Program Development, and manage both Veteran clients and organizational satisfaction locally and nationally to continue to build on community relationships.  
    • Works with the business development personnel to effectively present the Veterans program to the community.
    • Works with program Veteran case management staff to review, approve, and coordinate needed trips to local VA Medical Center facilities.
    • Provides leadership to the team in areas of program operations.
    • Implements Veterans education and prevention activities that are specific to this population.
    • Preparation and presentation of performance evaluations.
    • Makes appropriate compensation recommendations, if applicable.
    • Provides appropriate training for department and hold staff accountable for attending required training.
    • Holds interviews for vacant positions and makes appropriately selects candidates to fill open positions.
    • Monitors adherence to company and department policies, procedures and practices.
    • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies.
    • Meets with Alumni Coordinator to further develop PHP/IOP and Alumni programs with Veterans based initiatives.


    Job Requirements:

    • Master's Degree required.
    • Veteran with military officer/leadership experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of VA Hospital programs and services and specialized Veterans recovery services.
    • Certification in field of addiction treatment preferred and 3 to 5 years of experience in drug and alcohol addiction program.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of all facets of a drug and alcohol treatment facility.
    • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.


    AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.



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