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Associate Director - Women's

Department: Women's
Location: Lorain, OH

The LCADA Way is expanding!  We are currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Clinical Services in our Women's Department.  Join our team of dedicated professionals providing Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy to the communities we serve.


The Associate Director is responsible for providing administrative and clinical oversight for the program/department under his/her direction.  This requires that all services meet ODMHAS, JCAHO, the ADAS Board of Lorain County, and other funding bodiesí requirements and expectations.  Provides essential leadership and direction to insure that programs, services, and departments are based on effective and current clinical practice and strive to be a Center of Excellence.

Essential Functions:

The Associate Director is responsible for assisting in the oversight of the provision of addiction treatment services for the Women's department; responsible for assisting with the administrative oversight of the assigned department and ensuring implementation of its goals and objectives, in compliance with local, state, and national requirements and regulations.

Responsible for supervising program staff and coordinating program activities.  Planning, performing and coordinating activities necessary to carry out the mission of various activities within the Women's department.  Attending focus groups and other activities as needed.  Developing, nurturing, and maintaining appropriate relationships with relevant treatment, recovery, social/human services, educational, funding entities, and employment organizations in the community.  The Associate Director may also provide clinical services, including, but not limited to: screening, assessment, treatment planning, education, referral and documentation.  Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position assists in the management of clinical positions for the Women's department and assists with performance management and hiring of employees in these positions.  This position is responsible for the management of residential monitors and counselor assistants for the Women's Residential department and oversees the performance management and hiring of employees in these positions.  Responsible for initial and ongoing training and supervision of residential staff on all shifts.  Manages residential staff scheduling to ensure appropriate coverage for 24-hour residential facility.  Facilitates program schedules and residential in-house procedures.

General Requirements:

Must adhere to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board's Chemical Dependency Code of Ethics, demonstrate an understanding of addiction as an illness, and have 3 - 5 years of treatment or recovery experience. Experience in mentoring, leadership, administration and/or supervision, written and oral communication, business and personnel management, and computer proficiency required.  Comprehensive knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse, substance abuse treatment, and recovery and social/human services organizations required.  Cultural competency skills required.  Three years of supervisory experience in a clinical, social work or healthcare setting preferred. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills required.  Must have the ability to effectively work with agency employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population. 

Educational Requirements:

Bachelorís degree required, Masterís degree preferred.  

Certification Requirements:

LCDC-III required; LICDC, LPCC, LISW or higher credential preferred.

Amount of Travel: Minimal, mostly confined to local travel.

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week.  Some evenings may be required.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with licensure and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.  Drug Free Workplace.

Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees Includes:

  • SummaCare PPO Medical Insurance with Prescription Benefits
  • Guardian Dental Insurance
  • Davis Vision Insurance
  • Company sponsored Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) with Debit Cards
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • $25,000 Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance available
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury Duty Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation Leave (15 days per year to start, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Sick Leave (12 days per year, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Personal Leave (3 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (10 days per year)
  • Paid Emergency/Bereavement Leave (3 days per year)
  • Professional Development Program, including free online trainings/CEUs (and up to 5 days per year paid for clinical staff)



As a leader in recovery solutions since 1981, The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization delivering innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain and Medina counties and surrounding areas. Our unique approach centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual client needs.

We are committed to:

Empathy & Respect. 
We approach each individual in our program with compassion, care and understanding. This foundation of empathy and respect is at the heart of everything we do.

Innovation & Results. 
Success is vital to our mission and to the people we serve. Every day we bring new ideas, energy and knowledge to strengthen our program and organization so that we continually make a difference in the communities we serve.

Family & Community. 
Central to The LCADA Way is the belief in family and community. Every individual touches and is touched by the people around us. These relationships strengthen and enhance our lives every day.

Proven Results. Healthy Lives. 
It's simple. Our programs work. We guide our clients through a process of recovery and create more healthy lives for themselves and their families

Support. Education. Recovery. 
Our comprehensive, results-oriented programming focuses on the individual and strengthens families and communities.

Leading the way. 
We are leaders in our field. You can trust our results that tomorrow can hold the promise of a better future.

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