Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 2 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased PTO accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, and much more!

We are seeking a Health Mentor to join our Buckeye Outpatient program! This is a full time position (40 hours/week). Outpatient clinic is open M-F 8am-7pm.

InSHAPE is a comprehensive program to improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental illness. InSHAPE activates the principles of the Recovery Philosophy, including a person-centered approach based upon self-determined, self-directed and self-managed care. Social inclusion and community engagement strategies are integrated into the wellness-focused, participant driven program. This position is responsible for assisting InSHAPE members to develop and implement their personal wellness program. Provides support, education, and motivation related to physical fitness, nutrition, and wellness. Encourages by example. Provides individual and group activity instruction. Works independently in community settings with individual consumers or leading activities. Collects data on participant progress.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides community based support services to insure implementation of client's health goals.

  • Manages a caseload of 30 clients to establish and implement individual SHAPE plans.

  • Enroll participants into electronic clinical record (ECR) and complete documentation and/or paperwork per SBH standards and InSHAPE requirements.

  • Works collaboratively with clients, treatment team, program staff and the InShape Coordinator to design and support individual service plans for SBH and InSHAPE.

  • Provides fitness training, monitoring, and continuing reassessment of exercise, nutrition and healthcare commitments.

  • Administers fitness assessments as needed and records data.

  • Attend and participate in InSHAPE training ( to include all-expenses paid travel) and/or phone calls along with SBH required in-service training, supervision and/or clinical oversight.

  • Helps plan and facilitate quarterly celebration/recognition events for participants.

  • Works with clients, volunteers and community partners to increase client independence.


  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age.

  • Personal Trainer Certification or willing to work towards certification (certification paid for by SB&H).

  • A High school diploma or GED and a related Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences or Social Work plus one year of behavioral health experience (preferred) OR

  • Related Associate’s degree and three years of full-time health experience OR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health totaling five years is acceptable

  • Required to maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients

  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire

  • Required to maintain personal auto insurance per SBH guidelines

  • Computer skills required

Application Instructions

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