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Area Director in Richmond, VA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Richmond, VA
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc . has been a leader in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health issues. We assist our clients in achieving sobriety, sustaining recovery, and fulfilling personal goals in order that they may lead healthier, more productive lives.At Spectrum Health Systems, we take great pride in our organization and in our work. We believe that providing the highest quality service and ensuring that our actions and behaviors are always client-focused place our organization ahead of the rest.

The Area Director reports to Spectrum’s Senior Vice President for Correctional Services.  The position exists to provide administrative, budgetary and contractual oversight of three cognitive behavioral treatment and work release programs operating in Virginia Department of Corrections facilities (Cold Springs Detention/Diversion, James River Work Release and Appalachian Detention/Diversion).  As such, they will have three Program Directors under their direct line supervision. It is anticipated that the position will be located in the Richmond or Hampton Roads area.  The position will require extensive travel to and between sites - overnights should be expected.  The incumbent should exercise outstanding customer service skills and responsiveness to include after hour communications: on-call responsibilities should be expected.  The Area Director will work closely with Virginia Department of Corrections Wardens and other senior management, so an understanding and working knowledge of correctional/institutional operations and practices is imperative. Additionally, the successful applicant should have an understanding of evidence based principles of offender rehabilitation.   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice required. Master’s Degree preferred in Human Services/Social Sciences/Criminal Justice field.
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Treatment and Programs for Criminal Justice population.
  • Experience providing oversight of multiple programs highly preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of management or supervision experience is required.
  • Corrections experience or experience directing services within a secure environment is desired.


Spectrum Health Systems is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee orapplicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability,sex, sexual orientation or national origin.