Program Director in North Highlands, California

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WestCare Foundation

Program Director

Job Details

Job Location

North Highlands – 4616 Roseville Road – North Highlands, CA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$73,000.00 – $78,000.00 Salary/year



Person in this position will be responsible for providing the clinical and administrative programmatic leadership and oversight for the program. Responsible for the coordination of client care by collaborating with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to provide and facilitate services. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.


  • Provide clinical and administrative leadership and supervision to the program.

  • Function as a liaison to the Deputy Administrator of Criminal Justice Services and external groups and agencies in promoting inter-organizational collaboration including attending Board and Advisory Board meetings as required.

  • Assist in grant planning and initiation of potential funding opportunities when required.

  • Participate in design and implementation of research, such as program evaluation and outcome studies.

  • Arrange for staff development, education, and training activities.

  • Implement Quality Assurance and Utilization Review systems that monitor the effectiveness of the treatment system.

  • Assist in the development of program fiscal and budgetary tracking systems and implementation as well as providing the oversight and management of operating budget and program fiscal expenditures.

  • Monitor compliance with all required standards, regulations, state, and federal guidelines.

  • Develop, implement, and monitor procedures to meet agency policies and contract management including the preparation of comprehensive reports for funding or agency sources.

  • Must Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision, and goals of WestCare Foundation; and

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Experience and Competencies:

  • Management and administrative experience and capabilities.

  • Must possess knowledge of chemical dependency, substance abuse and personality dynamics of the substance abuser.

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations.

  • Excellent language and interpersonal skills.

  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Basic computer skills and good documentation skills.

  • Must have the ability to pass a criminal history Adherence to the highest standard of ethical conduct, especially to standards governing confidentiality.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Must be culturally/linguistically sensitive to populations served.

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain WestCare’s vehicle insurance is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CDCR Clearance.

  • CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, and an annual Tuberculosis test.

  • During your tenure with WestCare there may be new requirements, including, but not limited to vaccinations that are issued by local, State, Federal, and/or Funders that WestCare may have to comply with. Should this occur Human Resources or appropriate personnel will inform you.


  • A minimum of five years supervisory experience with knowledge of program performance indicators.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree in Addiction Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field or equivalent experience and education combined.


  • Not applicable for this position.


  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting located in a rehabilitation facility; and

  • Regional travel is required.


    The employee must be able to perform the following essential duties and activities with or without accommodation:


  • Requires mobility and physical activity: Having an adequate range of body motion and mobility to work in an office, residential, or outdoor environment including standing and walking (even and uneven surfaces), sitting for extended periods of time, bending, twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional lifting and carrying of up to 10 pounds. Use of computer and telephone systems is required which includes coordination of eye and hand, and fine manipulation by the hands (typing, writing, and working with files). Requires the ability to defend oneself and clients in physically abusive situations using approved physical de-escalation techniques.

  • Requires talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is required to impart oral information to employees, clients, patients, and the public, and in those activities in which the employee is required to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Requires hearing: Hearing is required to receive and communicate detailed information through oral communication.

  • Requires seeing: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and at distance. This factor is required to complete paperwork for many of the employee’s essential job functions and to observe client behavior and activities in and out of the facility.

  • The normal work routine involves no exposure to human blood, body fluids or tissues. However, exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee.


  • Requires the ability to collect and analyze complex numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions.

  • Requires the ability to work and cooperate with clients, co-workers, managers, the public and employees at all levels to exchange ideas, information, instructions, and opinions.

  • Requires the ability to work under stress and in emotionally charged settings.

  • The ability to defend oneself and clients in mentally/verbally abusive situations using approved mental/verbal de-escalation techniques.

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