Program Director/Counsellor (Men’s Residential)

  • Location: Vancouver, WA
  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #184497
Vancouver, WA
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Program Director/Counsellor (Men’s Residential)


Lifeline Connections has been leading the way in mental wellness and substance use treatment for 60 years. Since opening our doors in 1962, we’ve provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland metro area.

Today, with programs that cover mental health and wellness, recovery, employment and crisis management, our impact—and our desire to help more people—has never been greater.

If you’re looking for a social services non-profit that is rooted in community care and service, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.


Program Director/Counsellor

You’ll be working closely with the Chief Clinical Officer in overseeing the provision of clinical services to clients.

You’ll also provide leadership and oversight for all counselling staff, with special attention to service delivery, client records, and compliance. There is also a public relations aspect of this role, which will include liaising with government agencies and private partners.


Practically speaking, you will:

  • Review Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes (RCWs) and Federal regulations pertaining to Substance Use dependency treatment and develop and implement policies and procedures to comply with said codes and regulations
  • Ensure that continuous improvement addresses both client needs and compliance with regulations
  • Ensure that the agency treatment programs are maintained in substantial compliance with Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and Department of Health (DOH) certification reviews
  • Prepare and submit statistical reports to the Chief Clinical Officer for program compliance with contract performance indicators
  • Provide clinical supervision of treatment services including case staffing, chart entries, case audits, and treatment plan reviews
  • Orientet new staff
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Lifeline Connections contracts
  • Prepare and present in-service training to staff in order to meet the needs of the changing trends in Substance Use dependency treatment


The Details

This is a full-time, permanent position.

In addition to wages (commensurate with experience), you will receive medical/dental/vision benefits, as well as life insurance, paid time-off, and 401K + Roth 401K Plan with 5% employer match. We also offer several unique benefits that make a big difference for many of our staff: things like first-time home buyers’ assistance, and reimbursement for tuition and accreditation.

Collaboration and community are the hallmarks of our work culture. We are a team that shares in our values and dedication to the important work that we do; we are person-centered, not only with our clients, but also with one another.



  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in counseling or related social sciences degree from an accredited college or university, OR minimum 6 years’ experience as a qualified counselor as defined in WAC 246-341 (or its successor)
  • 3+ years’ supervisory experience in a state approved Substance Use dependency treatment program
  • Ability to meet the licensing requirements of a Substance Use Dependency Professional in Washington State (SUDP) consistent with WAC 246-341and RCW 18.205 within a set time following hire
  • Previous documented experience working with statistical methods, managing budgets, supervision of personnel and program management
  • Current unencumbered driver license and proof of current car insurance
  • Current CPR/1st Aid certification
  • Ability to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved medical/religious exemption


Applying with Ian Martin

Ian Martin is an established healthcare, IT and engineering hiring firm with over 60 years’ experience connecting talented candidates with meaningful work. When you apply, you’ll get more than just a chance at a great job—you’ll become part of a vast network of employers that are always changing.

We strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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