Program Director, 245G Family Residential Treatment
Job Details
1826 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
LADC - State of MN
$62,422.00 - $78,025.00 Salary/year
Use own vehicle for work purposes

Avivo is seeking a Program Director who is compassionate, collaborative, person-centered, and who  believes in the triumph of the human spirit.  The Program Director will lead a team that supports individuals and families on their road to recovery and freedom from substance use disorder.  Critical to the leader’s success is a commitment to Avivo’s values of respect, excellence, accountability, innovation, diversity and inclusivity.


We are committed to providing a caring,  person-centered, and  supportive experience in our co-occurring  treatment  program at Avivo’s  Family Residential Treatment Program  in Minneapolis.  With empathy, compassion, dignity and respect, we focus on supporting individuals and families to overcome challenges related to their recovery, finding their true north and setting  them on the path to living their best lives.  Our foundational belief is that addressing substance use disorder, mental health, and other underlying issues simultaneously increases success.  The Program Director will oversee the clinical operations and quality of the residential co-occurring treatment program,  supporting both current activities and projected growth.

The Program Director currently supervises a team of  17 and occasionally provides direct group and individual clinical services.  The role  will provide some direct group and individual clinical services. Schedule:  Monday –Friday (8:00 -4:30) with the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include working evenings, early mornings, or weekends.



  • Ensure ongoing implementation and delivery of quality evidence-based practices associated with successful treatment outcomes. Oversee coordination of services with continuum of care (outpatient treatment, supportive services ,and collaborators) ensuring access to comprehensive services for clients.
  • Deliver culturally-responsive care to participants, including but not limited to: co-occurring disorders, gender, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, etc.
  • Provide individual clinical supervision to Chemical Health Professionals, Mental Health Professional, Nurse, Program Manager, Team Lead and interns on a bi-weekly basis to safeguard effective care.
  • Oversee management of caseloads to ensure program expectations are met or exceeded for quality client care,  maintaining individual and team member productivity goals.
  • Attract and retain a cohesive team, providing ongoing growth opportunities.  Ensure quality of staffing and performance through proactive and equitable recruitment, screening, hiring, evaluation, training, and discipline practices.
  • Ensure integrity and quality of programs and services to clients through quality improvement, 245G  compliance, licensing and internal monitoring processes. 
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community partners.
  • Evaluate and mediate clients concerns and complaints as needed, maintaining  accurate and timely documentation for client files.




This position requires a professional that is:

  1. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
  2. Eligible to practice and /or supervise chemical health services in compliance with MN Statutes 9530 (245G) & MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy.
  • Dual Licensure is preferred:  Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW,  LMFT,  LPCC).
  • Must be licensed and in compliance with the appropriate licensure board, i.e. Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy, Board of Social Work, Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, or another licensing board.
  • Three years of providing 245G services and two years supervisory experience.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and / or experience in culturally specific services and the treatment needs of women and families impacted by chemical dependency and dual diagnosis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise working with individuals and families experiencing chemical dependency and / or dual diagnosis.
  • Experience with an Electronic Health Record required, preferably with Procentive.
  • Strong knowledge of 245G:   Know and understand the implications of this chapter, chapter 245A, and sections 626.556, 626.557, and 626.5572.
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.
  • Ability to utilize broad based knowledge of therapeutic and evidence based interventions.
  • Experience and / or training in trauma informed care and able to work effectively within a diverse environment.
  • Support and provide leadership in Avivo’s Undoing Racism and Promoting Diversity Initiatives.
  • Effective communication, organizational and documentation skills that meet professional practices and program expectations to include: knowledge of screening and assessing, goal planning and review, case noting, discharge planning and follow-up.
  • Participate in the management team meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Meet revenue performance goals and provide ongoing reports on required budget items, projecting changes during the course of the year. Monitor ongoing costs and make recommendations for modifications.
  • Ensure  coordination and compliance with funding sources, licensing authorities, and key stakeholders to safeguard  financial sustainability of programs.
  • Maintain outcome-based statistics, demographics, reporting per funder and organization requirements.
  • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Services to assist with supporting interns or volunteer positions which may fall within your program area.
  • Program Director will play a role in providing some direct group or individual clinical services.
  • Ensure compliance of program regarding Department of Human Services (245G), federal rules and regulations.
  • Ability to pass/ clear DHS Background Study.
  • 2+ years freedom from problematic substance use.
  • Capable of independent travel with valid driver’s license and insurance preferred.
  • Due to the provision of residential treatment services,  the ability to work outside of normal business hours  and maintain rotational on call availability and emergency on site response is essential. 


 SALARY:   $70,000-$74,000,  based on experience


BENEFITS:   Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.  Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.


HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website to submit your application and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at   If you have questions on your application, e-mail


Avivo  serves an average of 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement. Founded in 1960, Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. We specialize in helping individuals and families who face personal or systemic barriers – poverty, homelessness, joblessness, chemical addiction or mental health concerns – achieve recovery and economic stability.  We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well.  For more information, visit


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.