Community Healthlink

  • Program Director-Highland Grace House

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

    Highland Grace House is made up of a passionate, approachable and diverse multidisciplinary team that provides quality care to clients and support to employees. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Full-Time (37.5 hrs/wk) Program Director in Worcester, MA.


    Highland Grace House (HGH) is a residential treatment program specifically for adolescent females age 13-17 who seek long-term recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Highland Grace House is staffed by a team of professionals that include: A Program Director, a Clinical Director, an Operations Manager, 2 Master's-level Clinicians, an Aftercare Coordinator, and Recovery Specialists who staff the program 24/7.


    HGH provides strength based individual therapy and family therapy. Aftercare coordination and collateral contact throughout treatment. Academic instruction by an Education Inc teacher. Daily group therapy including but not limited to psycho-educational, relapse prevention skills, health education, social/life skills development, communication skills, health and wellness and many sober living groups and activities.


    The Highland Grace House Program Director is responsible for overseeing all components of treatment at the program. They guide the multi-disciplinary team in providing quality care to clients. They also participate in agency and community initiatives to improve recovery services.




    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

    Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

    Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

    CEU benefits

    Life and Disability insurance

    401k with agency contribution

    Wellness activity discounts

    Work related travel reimbursement

    Flexible hours

    Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements



    • Oversight of all program components. Identify and participate in quality improvement activities.  
    • Coordinate and supervise clinical components, treatment interventions, and programs milieu. Participate in program specific clinical teams.
    • Ensure operational budget for programs is reconciled. 
    • 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.
    • Oversee referral admissions, and aftercare plans in designated programs. Strive to maintain maximum capacity through regular outreach efforts to referral partners.
    • Evaluate programmatic interventions, staffing needs, and programmatic goals and objectives and evaluation criteria. Participate in project Evaluation Teams and Advisory Committees
    • Take personnel action in regard to hiring, performance management review, and disciplinary procedures. 
    • Coordinate facility compliance licensing standards. Coordinate work for upkeep of site.  
    • Provide 24 hour support to program through on-call system. 
    • Serve as liaison among other divisions and with other agencies in order to facilitate a continuum of care.
    • Perform other related professional duties required in order to provide quality clinical programming.


    • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related human services field
    • 4 years experience working with substance abusing adolescents. 
    • Experience supervising staff required.
    • Current valid US-issued drivers license and a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle or company van. Travel between work sites required
    • 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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