Program Director - School Based Program
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 one thousand 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 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!
We are seeking a Program Director to join our School and Community based Counseling Services program in the East Valley area!
Working as a Program Director, you will perform autonomously with regards to daily program functions, and administration matters. Reports on matters pertaining to major program changes, hiring, and termination of staff.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develops, organizes and directs school and community mental healthcare service.
- Identifies, develops, and implements training needs for program staff.
- Monitors and supervises program staff.
- Consults with teachers, school administrators, psychologists, social workers, and other school personnel regarding prevention, early intervention and treatment of behavioral health needs of children and families receiving services.
- Consults with parents and agencies on matters pertaining to behavioral health needs of child development issues.
- Reviews charting and assists staff with compliance documentation.
- Represents program on Directors Council.
- Identifies and assess type and level of staff training needs.
- Develops and implements new early intervention/prevention substance and mental health program for children.
- Assists Vice President of Community Services with interpreting school based program to staff and others in the community.
- Assists in the development, application and review of program evaluation criteria.
- Modifies existing programs based on the outcomes of program evaluation.
- Makes budget and staffing recommendations to Vice President of Community Services.
- Monitors school based program revenue and expenditures to maintain a balanced budget.
- Assists Vice President of Community with the acquisition of alternative funding sources to support the program operations. (i.e. grants, contract agreements, etc.).
- Develops and delivers training for prevention program staff.
- Develops collaborative partnerships with school districts and local community based agencies and organizations.
- Assists and facilitates the behavioral health licensing and/or certification process of staff.
- Supervises and manages staff, write grants and proposals for program funding.
Education & Qualifications:
- Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age, Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health field (Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work)
- Three years direct practice experience in the prevention field.
- Three years supervision and/or management experience
- Licensed by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (BBHE).
- Must have fingerprint clearance issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety of eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire.