Job Description

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Project Coordinator

AZ-Phoenix-Broadway School-Based CYDP

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 20% 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 Project Coordinator to join our school based program, working with Mental Health Awareness Training project!

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement evidence-based mental health awareness training on matters including recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and identifying resources available in the community for individuals with a mental illness and other relevant resources. 
  • Identify the intended individuals to receive mental health awareness training and the population of focus
  • Identify resources and supports and develop written and electronic materials for the individuals being trained so they may assist the population of focus, particularly those with SMI and/or SED. 
  • Establish referral mechanisms that increase the ability of the individuals trained in mental health awareness to refer and link the population of focus to mental health resources and services.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with relevant community agencies and programs to assist with responding to mental health issues and improve coordination of services to the population of focus. 
  • Develop and implement a mental health awareness training plan that includes:
    • The curriculum and/or evidence-based practice to be used for mental health awareness training that is culturally and developmentally appropriate for the population of focus.
    • The processes to be used (e.g., screening, assessment, consultation, treatment) to refer the population of focus to mental health resources and services.
    • Identification of de-escalation strategies that can be used by individuals trained in mental health awareness to safely and appropriately de-escalate crisis situations involving the population of focus. 
    • The process to be used to track referrals to mental health resources and services.
    • A description of resources to include, but not limited to, mental health services agencies and other appropriate resources that can be used by individuals trained in mental health awareness.
  • Coordinate closely with clinical staff and staff from other providers.
  • Provide community consultation and education to community agencies, schools, neighborhood groups, and other community human service professionals.
  • Accurately and appropriately document client services provided according to the approved clinical standards rules, regulations, and procedure of the agency.


  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age
  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health field (Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work) plus one (1) year of full-time behavioral health experience.
  • Licensed at the Associate level by the Arizona Board of Behavioral health Examiners.
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety of eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire.
  • Spanish speaking is preferred.
  • Travel local and out of state for training and other grant management requirements. 
  • Good academic and working knowledge of DSM IV/ICD10, Community Resources, Psychotropic Medications, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Methods and Procedures, Intervention Techniques and ability to apply knowledge and skills to possibly unstable individuals of various ethnic cultures for co-occurring disorders (GMH/SA/SMI).

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