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Program Director in Alameda County

  • Humanistic Alternatives to Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. (HAART)
  • Full time
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  • Alameda County
  • 02/10/2019
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The HAART Clinic in Oakland has an exciting leadership role available in substance use disorder treatment.

HAART-Oakland is a harm reduction-based nonprofit opioid treatment program (OTP) providing care for opioid-dependent adults in Alameda County since 1979.  We provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) including buprenorphine and methadone maintenance treatment, long-term detoxification, and substance use disorder counseling services. HAART-Oakland provides a compassionate environment of care that supports positive change and personal growth in both patients and staff members.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter.

We Offer:

  • A four-day work week
  • Salary range $90,000 to $110,000 depending on experience and eligibility to supervise licensed interns
  • Employer contribution of 5.5% to your 403b plan
  • Five weeks paid time off and 14 paid holidays per year
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • And many more fantastic benefits

Position Summary:

The Program Director provides primary leadership, support, and oversight to the counseling department. Under the direction of the Executive Director and Leadership Team, the Program Director ensures compliance with clinical standards required by accrediting bodies and county, state, and federal regulatory agencies. Interprets external and internal needs, community standards, and evidence-base clinical practices to develop, coordinate and implement systems and programs that deliver exceptional care and promote optimum treatment outcomes with maximum compliance. Works collaboratively to support the implementation of organizational policies/procedures, staff training and development, and quality assurance systems to assist the organization in reaching its mission, goals and objectives of reducing the harm of opioid use disorders. 

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, reviews and revises organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance with external standards such as Title 9, Title 22, 42 CFRII, DMC-ODS Waiver requirements, CSAT Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs, Joint Commission, ACBHCS, and HIPAA, as well as internal organizational standards.
  • Prepares and submits timely protocol amendments and reports to agencies with OTP oversight.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Leadership team, prepare and manage annual fiscal planning and budget for the counseling department.
  • Develops and implements systems for inspection/audit readiness and program accountability. Participates in federal, state, and county site inspections and accreditation surveys.
  • Develops and implements quality assurance processes to ensure maximum compliance with internal and external standards.
  • Provide support and oversight to all counseling and intake staff (currently 14 counselors and therapists) by regularly assessing and meeting individual and group training needs and providing individualized personal development.
  • Provides counseling staff with ongoing training on regulatory and accreditation issues.
  • Oversee intake program protocols and staff to ensure timely access to services and a warm welcome in care.
  • Collect and review performance data related to caseload, documentation, and units of service provided weekly, monthly, and annually.
  • Coach intake and counseling staff to performance. Plan and implement corrective action plans and disciplinary action if they fail to meet expectations of their position (including - but not limited to - productivity, ethical practice, and administrative requirements).
  • Complete formal performance evaluations for all counseling and intake staff members in addition to routine performance management activities.
  • Encourage a strong sense of team, connectedness, and collaboration among program staff members and across departments.
  • Assume responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Complete assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to clients and coworkers including cultural and ethical beliefs, trauma-informed interactions, and implement care in a thoughtful, skillful, consistent and humanistic manner consistent with principles of harm reduction.
  • Demonstrate and employ knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and organizational needs.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Team Commitment:

  • Function as a team leader who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others and acts as a resource to team members and clients where appropriate.
  • Handle difficult or high-conflict situations constructively, seeking and employing appropriate assistance.
  • Take accountability for own actions and accept constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Attend and/or conduct all mandatory meetings as required.
  • Actively participate in leadership and professional development activities including internal and external training and consultation opportunities.
  • Participate in the assessment of current and future department and organizational needs and strategic planning activities.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and courteous relationships with fellow employees, leadership staff, and other community providers and stakeholders.
  • Professionally and effectively handle requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and stakeholders to promote goodwill within the agency.



  • SUD Counselor certified by an organization approved by the Department of Healthcare Services to register and certify counselors for no less than 2 years
  • 5 years of experience providing SUD or mental health services
  • Previous successful management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and computer skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and the capacity to be flexible, as needs and special events arise
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, drug users, substance use disorders and SUD treatment
  • Valid California Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Ability to pass TB and infectious disease screening


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in social work, psychology or related field, and licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology
  • Eligibility to provide clinical supervision to licensed interns

$90,000 - $110,000 DOE

Humanistic Alternatives to Addiction Research and Treatment, Inc. (HAART)

HAART’s mission is to provide humanistic, high-quality care that includes medically-assisted maintenance and detoxification treatment, education, and professional counseling to opiate dependent adults.

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