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The Next Door

Director of Correctional Release Center

The Next Door


Job Summary

Job Title:                 Director of Correctional Release Center

Reports to:              Clinical Executive Officer

Level:                        Experienced

Location:                Chattanooga

Classification:       Full time, exempt

Education:             4 yr. degree +

Travel %:                 None

Job Shift:                Day

Job Category:        Healthcare


Mission:                  To provide a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care.

Summary:              To provide clinical and program leadership for all TND interests and Correctional Release Center in Chattanooga which includes clinical staffing and evidence-based program development and quality assurance for recovery support services for women returning to the community from incarceration settings.


Job Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to the following and may be subject to change based on organizational needs:


  • Provide leadership and oversight for all Correctional Release Center (CRC) Staff
  • Responsible for providing direct clinical care for CRC clients in the event additional clinical coverage is required to ensure  group, individual, crisis and family counseling services are provided per program requirements.    
  • Provide leadership and training for CRC staff regarding the “TND model”, its guidelines, program nuances, and client accountability system.  Establish strong, positive community partnerships to enable effective collaborations with community-based service providers.
  • Oversee counselor/administer ASI/ASAM, psychosocial assessments and develop and monitor treatment plans for CRC clients as well as provide oversight and accountability for CRC staff  to ensure compliance regarding the same. 
  • Responsible for being the primary liaison with TDOC staff and officials to coordinate program-related needs and to comply with TDOC operations at all times.
  • Responsible for implementing and ensuring program compliance with stated UDS and breathalyzer testing programs in TND’s CRC.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality therapeutic care for clients served in CRC while adhering to the federal and state licensing statutes as well as respective grant requirements and documentation.
  • Responsible for adherence to standards of evidence-based practice for mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders.
  • Assist in maintaining licensing requirements for TND CRC facility.
  • Lead treatment team meetings with TND CRC staff and provide individual supervision to direct staff reports.
  • Assist with preparation of external audit responses for TND CRC, follow up and monitor compliance with corrective action plans if applicable.
  • Develop and implement 12 step work studies and recovery support services for TND CRC.
  • Provide oversight for program and client outcome metrics monitoring, confidentiality of records and peer review in accordance with federal, state, and local government requirements.
  • Assist Operations Manager with ensuring an effective process that provides clinical coverage for staff absences and emergencies and for on-call staff usage. 
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and collaborative relationships within the Chattanooga communities.
  • Ensure that TND CRC meets all standards of quality and effectiveness for TND, Inc.
  • Assist with the supervision of and accountability for all work-related activities of TND CRC staff, interns and volunteers as directed by supervisor.
  • Work with TND CRC staff to assess program (volunteer) needs.
  • Manage application process; to include applications, reference checks, and create volunteer files.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:

  • Honor the agency mission:  The mission of The Next Door is to live out our faith by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.
  • 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 core values of The Next Door, Inc. at all times.




  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field is required.   
  • Current license, actively pursuing license or licensed-eligble in mental health, addiction or social work is required.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to be on call 24/7 or as directed by supervisor.

Additional Information



  • BCBST Insurance-4 options offered, 1 of which are HSA-eligible and include an HRA
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Teledoc paid at 100% by TND
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) paid 100% by TND
  • Long-term disability paid 100% by TND
  • Short-term disability available to purchase
  • Ability to participate in TND’s 401k retirement plan, after a 6-month waiting period (with free financial advisor assistance as desired). TND provides a partial match to employee contributions.
  • $25,000 Life and Accidental Death or Dismemberment policy paid 100% by TND
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) earned per pay period; accrual up to 120 hours earned in the first year
  • Six paid holidays plus one floating holiday
  • 24 hours of Professional Development per year

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: August 23, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 09/12/2022