Employment Type:
Work Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Available Locations:
Boulder, CO

Position Details

The Assistant Clinical Director at The Lodge will oversee all clinical treatment as well as supervise the clinical team. The Assistant Clinical Director is a key member of the leadership team and will represent the treatment team to fulfill NorthStar Transitions’ core purpose of making recovery from addiction possible. They will prioritize high-quality training and implementation of our specialized treatment model, the engagement and delivery of services, and compliance with national and state accreditation bodies. This position requires strong leadership and mentorship skills as well as a spirit for adventure.


  • Plan, develop, and coordinate the delivery of client clinical services using DBT, MI, somatic, experiential and trauma-responsive modalities and interventions
  • Onboard and provide on-going training for clinical therapists and graduate-level interns.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and professional development plans with clinical therapists
  • Conduct group and individual clinical supervision
  • Facilitate corrective action when needed
  • Respond to crisis as needed

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop, plan, and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure program sustainability.
  • Attend marketing events as needed

Quality Assurance:

  • Conduct chart reviews as needed, assessing clinical documentation to ensure compliance with regulation and program standards
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and regulations for the Office of Behavioral Health and The Joint Commission
  • Maintain data collection of program outcomes including but not limited to risk factors, client engagement and retention


  • Facilitate individual, family, and group therapy sessions
  • Perform comprehensive intake and on-going clinical screening and assessment
  • Coordinate care with other service providers and provide referrals
  • Maintain client records and charts as required by NorthStar Transitions and the Office of Behavioral Health

Professional Development:

  • Engage in professional development of evidence-based mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision
  • Attend staff meetings as needed
  • Attend regular trainings related to agency and job responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as LPC, LCSW, LMFT
  • Additional credentialing as a LAC preferred
  • One year of clinical supervisory experience
  • Additional one year of administrative supervisor or mentorship preferred

Core Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of psychotherapy, substance abuse, and process disorder treatment modalities not limited to: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and 12 step recovery
  • Ability to perform clinical assessments and develop strengths-based, client-centered treatment plans
  • Ability to coach trauma-responsive approaches with milieu staff and clients
  • Knowledge of and ability to diagnose using DSM V and ASAM
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, OBH regulations for Substance Use Disorder treatment facilities and managed care requirements of insurance partners.
  • Enthusiasm for the integration of wilderness and adventure to inform clinical facilitation
  • Knowledge of basic wilderness safety
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to balance clinical and agency interests
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to navigate conflict
  • Good technical skills, including the ability to navigate Microsoft Office as well as Electronic Health Record and Google email systems
  • Excellent organizational skills
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