Program Director – Above It All

Above It All – Lake Arrowhead, CA

Above It All Treatment Center is located high in the mountains in Lake Arrowhead,CA in a peaceful mountain forest retreat that is conducive to healing and self-reflection. By utilizing a 12 Step addiction recovery model, coupled with therapy, counseling and support, AIA challenges and inspires each individual to trump the cycle of addiction by providing its clients the tools they need to maintain continued sobriety.

Program Director

Under general professional and administrative guidance and with wide latitude for initiative and independent professional judgment, the Program Director functions as the lead for the Counseling team providing direction, coaching, supervision, and assistance in developing, implementing, and evaluating the client’s individual course of treatment and the counselor’s interventions. Provides assessment, individual/group supervision services, and coordinates access to outside ancillary counseling services for clients as appropriate. Works closely with the Chief Executive Office to ensure the provision of treatment services are consistent with the organization’s high standards and maintains fidelity with the service philosophy and principles.


  1. Master’s Degree in a Human Services or related field from an accredited university or college is required and/or 4 years minimum in a Senior Counseling Position CADCII.
  2. Advanced education/training in addictive disorders is required; completion of an alcohol/drug studies program for an accredited university or college is preferred.
  3. Current certification by the State of California as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
  4. Certified by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CCBADC).
  5. Four (4) to six (6) year’s satisfactory Level II/III counseling experience in Residential Program preferred.
  6. Two (2) to three (3) year’s satisfactory counseling experience with addictive disorders is required; experience in an alcohol/drug treatment center or recovery program is preferred.
  7. Experience/expertise in addressing the dual needs of adults with Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Disorders is required.
  8. Ability to supervisor other AOD Counselors and/or interns in compliance with the standards of California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Duties Include:

  1. Provides direction and leadership to the counselors on a regular basis to promote the delivery of the highest level of care.
  2. Routinely provides assistance with assessments, counseling consultations, and individual and group supervision to assist counselors in the provision of therapeutic services, as necessary and appropriate.
  3. Maintains professional, open communication patterns and productive working relationships with all staff.
  4. Liaisons with all team members, referring agencies, clinicians, probation officers, and other providers as necessary and appropriate.
  5. Participates in daily team meetings, staffing, and review sessions on a regular basis to adequately communicate with all members of the interdisciplinary team to provide consistency and continuity of care. Provides direction to team members in difficult situations.
  6. Assigns new clients to counseling staff and oversees weekly counseling schedules for counseling staff.
  7. Supervises interns from accredited graduate/certificate programs in compliance with the regulations and standards of the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
  8. Works closely with management to continuously assess and improve the performance of care and services provided. Assists in evaluating the overall quality and performance improvement activities of designated clinical aspects of the program in accordance with the Continuous Quality Management Program.
  9. Works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to assure that staff development efforts meet identified needs in performance improvement activities.
  10. In depth knowledge of addictive disorders, adolescent issues, family system dynamics, appropriate assessment skills, and individual and group counseling techniques.
  11. Ability to conduct assessments of the client within the context of family, community, and culture.
  12. Exemplary critical reasoning capabilities and the ability to guide, direct, and/or lead counselors and other members of the treatment team.
  13. Ability to monitor staff and maintain accountability and compliance with all confidentiality and ethical standards.
  14. Considerable knowledge of community referral resources and the ability to liaison effectively with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, other mental health professionals, social workers, probation officers, and other allied health professionals as required by the needs of clients, their families, and the program.
  15. Knowledge of accreditation guidelines as applied to residential treatment and recovery programs.
  16. Must have a high level of experience and understanding of 12-Step Program.

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