Community Healthlink

Clinical Director-Highland Grace House

Location US-MA-Worcester
# Positions
Experience (Years)


Highland Grace House residential program is specifically for girls who seek long-term recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Highland Grace House is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed for 15 girls. Girls must be between 13 and 17 years of age. The placement is voluntary and family involvement is mandatory.
Highland Grace House is staffed by a team of professionals that include: A Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Educator, Clinician, part-time Nurse, and Recovery Specialists. On-site staffing is provided 24-hours per day, 7 days per week by residential counselors.
On-site services include:
  • Academic instruction.
  • Group therapy.
  • Psycho-educational groups, such as substance abuse prevention, relapse prevention skills, health education,      and social skills development.
Attendance in group is mandatory and is a major part of the recovery process.


This is a Full-Time (37.5 hrs/wk) Clinical Director position.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Oversees day to day clinical operation of the program and ensures all clinical services are in compliance with all agency policies and procedures. In conjunction the Program Director, interviews and recommends most residential and all clinical staff for hire.  Participates in a rotating on call schedule to provide staff with support and to ensure program safety during non-business hours and weekends.  Leads daily treatment team meetings.
  • Supervision:  Provides administrative and clinical supervision to residential and clinical staff.
  • Training:  Co-directs staff training program.
  • Clinical Services: Provides therapeutic services to youth and families, as well as clinical case management.
  • Record Keeping: Coordinates release of records to outside agencies and families. 
  • Intakes:  Works to coordinate and complete all new intakes for new program residents.
  • Crisis Intervention:  Coordinates with Youth Mobile and EMH to determine necessary higher level of care of program residents, when needed.
  • Maintain competencies: Licensing, Human Rights, infection control, CPR, first aid, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.
  • Other Duties: Other related duties as assigned such as resident transportation,  etc.  



  • Master Degree in Social Work or related field with demonstrated experience in working with adolescents with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience. 
  • Must carry active mental health or social work licensure
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle or company vehicle 
  • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check)  and a DCF/CPS (Department of Families Adam Walsh/Child Protective Services background check)



 Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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