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The Next Door

Admissions Manager

The Next Door


Job Summary


The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence-based substance abuse and mental health services for women in an environment of faith and healing to restore hope and a lifetime of recovery.



The Admissions Manager will oversee day-to-day tasks of screening, assessment, and completion of admissions processes for all levels of care in the treatment facility. The Admissions Manager will also serve as primary point of contact and internal support to Business Development in regards to key referral accounts.

Job Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include the following:

  • Provide oversight and direction to admissions team.
  • Lead the department to meet established monthly admissions goals by ensuring timely responses to calls and exceptional customer service.
  • Serve as internal support to Business Development team and delegates referrals to team for expedited admissions.
  • Act as an advocate to remove all barriers to admission by escalating denials or financial issues to senior leadership team.
  • Communicate with referral sources to develop trust and build long-term relationships.
  • Utilize other key team members when encountering barriers to assist the intake process.
  • Ensure the admissions process is followed and runs at peak efficiency to provide best client care as quickly as possible.
  • Work collaboratively with the Clinical staff, Utilization Review staff, Medical staff, Operations staff and Clinical Associates to provide best patient care.
  • Assure information is communicated effectively internally as well as externally to clients, families and referral sources as needed.
  • Manage the TND waitlist by prioritizing clients when needed
  • Ensure timely and professional documentation in accordance with TND Inc. policy, professional code of ethics and as determined by grants, TDMHSAS licensure, CARF and other requirements.
  • Follow program and agency guidelines including demonstrating honesty and willingness to listen to patient issues and act responsibly.
  • Provide feedback to leadership including identifying opportunities for additional or improved services to meet customer needs.
  • Serve as admissions back-up for calls, assessments and pre-certifications when needed.
  • Communicate/coordinate staff schedules and approving staff time off.
  • Attend TND staff meetings as required.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred. At least one year of experience working with women in addiction, mental health and/or incarceration settings required. At least 2 years supervisory experience.


Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a broad base of knowledge in psychiatric and addiction treatment and administration.
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly and succinctly communicate both verbally and in writing; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm under pressure; is not knocked off balance by frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrates drive for results; steadfastly pushes self and others; consistently meets and/or exceeds goals.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and developments affecting the industry; knows the competition.
  • Must be able to relate well to all kinds of people, both inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or verbal form.

Other Requirements:

  1. Possess proficient computer skills Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  2. Valid Driver’s license.

All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:

  • Honor the agency mission:  The Next Door provides a continuum of evidence-based substance abuse and mental health services for women in an environment of faith and healing to restore hope and a lifetime of recovery.
  • Actively contribute to the Purpose:  We exist to empower women for lifetime recovery.
  • Consistently treat residents and co-workers with the utmost respect.
  • Keep ALL information regarding staff, residents, diagnosis, group information, etc. confidential, at all times.
  • Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of The Next Door.
  • Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and environment for the residents of The Next Door.
  • Encourage and live the core values of The Next Door, Inc., at all times.

Additional Information


The Next Door offers employer-paid health insurance for employees, an Employee Assistance Program, Teledoc, Long-term disability, Paid Time Off and a 401K retirement plan.

How to Apply

Visit and click on “About Us”, then Careers under the “Contact Us” tab.


  • Date Posted: June 8, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)