Who We Are:

Sana Lake Recovery; is a unique substance use and mental health treatment center, focused on delivering better outcomes for our members measured in terms of quality of life. Our system of care models the addiction programs for physicians and airline pilots which have achieved materially better outcomes than the typical treatment center over a long period of time. Our staff deliver highly personalized care using dynamic treatment and recovery plans managed by specialized care coordinators. Treatment is holistic and evidence-based across a full continuum of care, from acute to chronic care programming with extended care support for five years or more. Programming is delivered by professionally credentialed medical, therapeutic, clinical and peer specialist staff. Frequent assessments are conducted of the members’ progress of achieving goals they can reasonably attain to adjust the treatment plan as needed. The staff are highly trained and credentialed professionals that care about the member finding recovery for life.

As amazing as our properties and programming might be, the most important part of Sana Lake is our staff. We have people at all levels in the organization who are deeply passionate about helping others find recovery for life. This passion cannot be manufactured. It happens every day in the many small actions when a staff member goes above and beyond to connect with the member, or in big ways where a life is saved. Staff have the freedom to do what they believe our members need to achieve their treatment and recovery goals.

The Position

Sana Lake is expanding rapidly and is seeking a Director for an Acute Residential Recovery and Detox Center in the Kansas City, MO area.

The Director is responsible for all operational, logistical, financial, and clinical aspects of the program under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, the Executive Leadership.

The successful candidate will align all personal and program practices with the mission, vision, and ethical codes of conduct as established by the organization. As a visible and responsible entity of the organization they are expected to conduct all actions in accordance with these standards. This role is responsible for completing tasks associated with auditing and providing training to ensure documentation and implementation of clinical services are being completed to the expected standards, budgets are being monitored, and appropriate staffing and safety measures are in place.

The successful candidate will initially be responsible for the on-site oversight of the build-out, development, and opening of our new residential and detox programming in the area. Additionally, they will assist with the staffing, training, and scheduling for the program during the pre-opening and start-up phases.


  • 3-5 years of Director level work experience in an outpatient behavioral health care setting is required; medically monitored inpatient detox and residential substance use experience is preferred.
  • Licensed or certified to practice the clinical discipline in Missouri. (i.e.. LCSW, LPC, CRADC)
  • Knowledge of certification and accreditation processes and requirements.
  • Experience with new program start-up and/or build-outs is preferred.
  • Experience reading, interpreting, and utilizing financial statements is required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of substance use treatment.
  • Budget management.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Team/culture building.
  • Implementation of executive directives/orders.
  • Knowledge of MAT.

All candidates who have received a written offer of employment will be required to undergo background check and drug testing.

Sana Lake Recovery, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.