Gateway Domestic Violence Services is searching for an experienced Clinical Director!


Since 1979, Gateway shelters have provided caring, comprehensive services and safe shelter to adults and dependent children fleeing domestic violence. Our 24/7 shelters offer licensed counseling, emergency and extended-stay care, and court advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and their families, in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Working with Gateway provides an opportunity to serve the community and support our mission to prevent and eliminate intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care, and empowering people for social change.

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The Gateway Clinical Program Director is a part of our core leadership team that oversees our non-residential counseling services team. This team serves victims of domestic violence and their children. As Clinical Program Director, you will utilize your prior knowledge of domestic violence and its effects on families to develop and maintain a strong team and collaborate within all programs at Gateway. This role will also involve appropriate and effective crisis intervention skills to be used when needed.


  • Provides regular supervision to 5 nonresidential staff, facilitates weekly team meetings, conducts timely evaluations of staff performance in accordance with personnel policies. Responsible for reviewing correct timesheets for work and submitting them for payroll.
  • Maintains a small caseload of individual clients.
  • Oversees the operations for maintaining complete client files, including standard forms and progress notes; records all client contact; prepares and collects statistical data on a monthly, quarterly, year-end/regular basis.
  • Ensures department’s compliance with legal policies, guidelines and standards at both the state and federal level, including records and other documentation.
  • Provide crisis intervention when appropriate, screening and assessment services to victims of DV; assign intakes for nonresidential services.
  • Ensures advocacy and follow up services as needed, acts as liaison between local agencies and clients when necessary.
  • Oversees the completion of patient reports, when necessary, in a timely manner.
  • Oversees therapists with staff case planning, sets goals with clients, assess needs for further services, termination, follow-up, and back-up planning.
  • Maintains confidentiality within the team within the limits as determined by law.
  • Resolves issues or problems among staff utilizing ethical communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Assists in overseeing best practices for safety and security for clients are followed.
  • Manages a client caseload and conducts both individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Develops awareness of community resources available for referral purposes.
  • Participate in speaking engagements as they are available.


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field required.
  • DORA Licensure as LPC, LCSW or LMFT, required.
  • 3+ years of program management, clinical supervision of staff, and direct clinical work experience, including trauma informed care required.
  • Intimate partner violence background preferred.
  • Knowledge of local housing resources preferred.

The successful candidate:

  • Has a knowledge of trauma informed care relating to domestic violence.
  • Values DEI and advances equity throughout the organization.
  • Has a positive attitude and openness to supporting people in crisis.
  • Has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Works effectively as part of a team to deliver overall services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • CPR and First Aid certified, preferred.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


  • Expected annual salary range of $78,000 - $84,000, depending on education and experience.
  • Health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Holidays, and Wellness Time
  • Varied work schedule based on need of clients’ availability.

Gateway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gateway complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gateway will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Gateway will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Gateway expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gateway employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.