Community Healthlink

Program Director-Highland Grace House

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


Highland Grace House day 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; the use of addictive medications is prohibited.
Highland Grace House is staffed by a team of professionals that include: A Program Director, an Educational Coordinator, 2 Masters Level Clinicians, and Rehab Counselors. 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.


  • Oversee the operation of the Highland Grace House program.  Provide direct oversight consistent with the administrative, programmatic and clinical polices of Community Healthlink,
  • Quality Management: Provide oversight of specified program components. Identify and participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Clinical Oversight: Coordinate and supervise clinical components, treatment interventions, and program milieu. Participate in program specific clinical teams.
  • Budget Oversight: Ensure operational budget for programs is reconciled.
  • Supervision and Training: Supervise Recovery Specialists, After Care Coordinator, Educational Coordinator and Clinical Director. Orient and update staff to Division procedures. Coordinate and develop appropriate in service training and training guidelines.
  • Referrals: Oversee referrals, admissions, and aftercare plans in program. Strive to maintain maximum capacity. 
  • Program Management: Evaluate programmatic interventions, staffing needs, and programmatic goals, objectives, and evaluation criteria. Participate in project Evaluation Teams and Advisory Committees
  • Personnel: Take personnel action in regard to hiring, performance management review, and disciplinary procedures
  • Facilities: Coordinate facility compliance with DPH and OCCS licensing standards. Coordinate work for upkeep of site.
  • On-Call: Participate in program on-call rotation.
  • Liaison: Serve as liaison among other divisions and with other agencies in order to facilitate a continuum of care.
  • Perform other job related duties required in order to provide quality clinical programming.


  • Bachelors Degree required,  Masters degree and independently Licensed clinician (LICSW, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist) preferred
  • 4 years experience working with substance abusing adolescents as well as supervisory experience.
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license for work related purposes including transporting clients in a company vehicle
  • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply
  • 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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