Director, Clinical
at Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Clinical Leader to join our TEAM in Upper Marlboro, MD!  

 Located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, serene town just 30 minutes east of Washington, D.C., The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is well known for helping Firefighters and Paramedics who experience life’s most difficult situations. The IAFF Center of Excellence is committed to treatment for those who are overcoming behavioral health issues, including addictions and substance abuse.

Our growing program is ready for the next level, and the next Director, to guide the way.   

The Clinical Director we are seeking will have experience leading a team of Therapists, Family Counselor, Recreational Therapists, Case Manager and a Research Assistant who are passionate about treating those recovering from trauma-based and other mental health diagnoses, which often include co-occurring substance use disorders.   

 Minimum Qualifications for Clinical Director   

• Master's Degree or above in a clinical counseling discipline from an accredited institution.   

• Maryland license in Social Work, LMFT, Counseling, or equivalent or a transferable license from another state.   

• Clinical leadership experience in the residential treatment environment.   

• Significant clinical or leadership experience with populations who have substance use disorders  

Must have strong knowledge of trauma-informed modalities.   

• Familiarity with research practices  

We invite you to learn more about us at the IAFF Website!   

We offer great benefits including 401(k), generous paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more!  

The IAFF Center of Excellence is part of Advanced Recovery Systems, A one of kits kind in North America, A national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of Trauma, PTSD, Addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO.   

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.   

Job Snapshot

About Us

Firefighters and paramedics experience life’s most difficult situations daily. Post-traumatic stress disorder with co-occurring substance abuse is a major issue in fire houses across North America. The IAFF Center of Excellence is dedicated to assisting firefighters and emergency medical technicians struggling with these behavioral health challenges.


At Advanced Recovery Systems, our main focus is helping our clients regain control after substance use disorder has derailed their lives. Through evidence-based methods and decades of combined experience among our staff, the treatment centers in the ARS portfolio are top-flight centers for health and wellness.

Certain populations face a higher risk for addiction and behavioral health issues than others. The brave men and women who serve as firefighters and paramedics are some of the people most at risk for PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders.

In fact, firefighters and paramedics experience PTSD and substance use disorders at twice the rate of the general population.

That’s why our partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters makes sense. As North America’s major firefighter’s labor union, the organization represents more than 303,000 firefighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada.

The result of our partnership: The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, a first-of-its-kind rehabilitation center designed especially for and by firefighters.