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$183K Director Job Position at U.S. Dept of Health, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

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The U.S. Dept of Health is looking to hire a new Director at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), located in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is to bring effective alcohol and drug treatment to every community.

The job of the director is to be fully responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of the Center. Serves as principal advisor to the Administrator of SAMHSA on all substance abuse treatment policy and program activities and recommends what changes should be made or initiated based on the determination of SAMHSA, HHS, or the White House goals and objectives. Also serves as the central figure for furthering the Administration's goal of mainstreaming treatment for substance use disorders into the general healthcare delivery system. Keeps the Administrator informed on all critical treatment matters.

CSAT provides national leadership to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems, to improve access, reduce barriers and promote high quality effective treatment and recovery services for people with alcohol and drug problems, abuse, or addiction as well as for their families and communities. To accomplish this, the Center works to close the gap between available treatment capacity and demand; support adaptation and adoption of evidence-based and best practices by community-based treatment programs and services; and improve and strengthen substance abuse treatment organizations and systems.

The job of the Director of CSAT also includes provideing leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating the Center's goals and is the focal point for SAMHSA's effort to improve and expand treatment for substance use disorders; plans, directs, and provides overall administration for the programs of CSAT; coordinates Center consumer education functions and develops consumer education strategies and materials; and monitors the conduct of equal employment opportunity activities of CSAT.

This position is available in Washington, DC.

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