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Why You’ll Love This Job

Responsible for leading teams to deliver tangible impact.  Working with families and children within our community based programs, this leader will select, coach and develop their team members to provide resources to those in their care.  With an eye on performance, they will ensure their teams have the tools and training that they need, along with guidance and encouragement.  They will help their team work through conflicts, find creative solutions and utilize services within Thompson’s vast network to ensure those in their care succeed.

Join Thompson and have a lasting impact on children, families and communities.   When asked why Thompson, many say it is because of the opportunity to grow as a professional.  Our core values emphasize caring, commitment, innovation, integrity and excellence.

We highlight the value of our employees through:

  • Health Benefits (medical, dental, and vision, FSA, and 401K Retirement options)
  • Ample Time Off – (between holidays and PTO like 21 days!)
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Educational benefits, including continued education and tuition reimbursement 
  • Career paths that reward self-development and commitment
  • Self-care supports like EAP, Calm app subscriptions, and more
  • An incredible community of like-minded professionals
  • Hybrid and remote options

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As a Program Director in our community based services, you will provide experienced oversight for the daily operations, performance, care and support for clients and employees.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Setting programmatic objectives, defining roles, and prioritizing tasks for direct reports
  • Effective proactive communication in all directions (up, down, sideways) to ensure program needs are met
  • Recruit, interview and selection of top tier talent for their program staff
  • Conduct thorough and well-documented assessments of direct reports performance
  • Proactively address performance issues and replace team members who consistently fall short of delivering on their objectives
  • Create an open and trusting environment where teamwork and collaboration is valued




  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health or Human Services field with 2 years of related experience
  • A valid NC driver’s license
  • Drug screening test, and an extensive background check 

Preferred Skills:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Full licensure in the mental health field. (LMFT, LCSW, LCMHC, etc.)
  • Experience working with evidenced based therapeutic models, i.e. TFCBT, PCIT
  • Experience providing coaching and supervision
  • Experience working in office, remote and community-based settings

Salary range: $65k-$75k

Thompson is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 97942