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The Next Door Recovery

Director of Re-Entry

The Next Door Recovery


Job Summary


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.


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. 
  • Serve as PREA Coordinator for the facility
  • 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 the TND CRC facility.
  • Lead treatment team meetings with TND CRC staff and provide individual supervision to direct staff reports.
  • Assist with the 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 the 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 the supervisor.
  • Work with TND CRC staff to assess program (volunteer) needs.
  • Manage application process; including applications, reference checks, and create volunteer files.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.



  • A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field is required.   
  • Current license, actively pursuing license, or licensed-eligible 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.

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 substance abuse and mental health services for women in an environment of faith and healing to restore hope and a lifetime of 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.
  • Work as a necessary part of the team effort.
  • 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: 
  • Love ~ We demonstrate what love looks like, so our women learn to love others in healthy ways and love themselves.
  • Faith ~ We welcome all people, and all will be cared for with Christ-centered principles.
  • Hope ~ We believe hope is within reach for all women.
  • Wholeness ~ God has a plan and purpose for a woman’s life and that is abundantly good.  She does not have to be defined by her past decisions.  God loves.  God forgives.  Every woman can be whole and complete.
  • Community ~ We are building a healthy community in which our women are contributing members of society.  We need one another.  We care for one another.  We will teach our women how to build their own healthy community.
  • Respect ~ We believe each woman deserves respect from us and from each other.  We believe each woman can learn to respect herself and others.
  • Encouragement ~ We believe that our words and actions should build one another up.  We inspire one another with love and good deeds.

Additional Information


  • BCBST Insurance-3 options offered
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Teladoc paid at 100% by TNDR
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) paid 100% by TNDR
  • Long-term disability paid 100% by TNDR
  • Short-term disability available to purchase
  • Ability to participate in TNDR’s 401k retirement plan, after a 6-month waiting period (with free financial advisor assistance as desired). TNDR provides a partial match to employee contributions.
  • $25,000 Life and Accidental Death or Dismemberment policy paid 100% by TNDR
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) earned per pay period; accrual up to 120 hours earned in the first year

Seven paid holidays plus one floating holiday *Please note that all TNDR staff members are required to be available to work one or two holidays each year, depending on position, with additional holiday compensation

How to Apply

Please go to the nextdoorrecovery.org and click on the careers page. Find the Director of Re-Entry position and fill out the application.

You can find the link here. 


  • Date Posted: June 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)