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 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 currently looking for a Vocational Coordinator for our Buckeye Outpatient Clinic. This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday.

The Vocational Coordinator, designs, implements, and facilitates vocational services. Creates, revises, and disseminates information and trains personnel on vocational policies and procedures in response to mandates, standards, and to comply with funding source mandates. Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with local employers and community providers to maximize the opportunities for persons in services to enter the labor force.


  • Provides and oversees the implementation of a full range of vocational services, including resume development, job search support, and interviewing techniques
  • Prepares and presents job readiness activities to persons in services and provides “train the trainer” opportunities to other personnel
  • Provides comprehensive support through in-home and/or community-based intervention to adults
  • Provides support and information, education or guidance to consumers and support system members concerning issues of treatment planning, advocacy, and medication management
  • Monitors mental status of consumers and response to treatment plans through face-to-face contact, and updates treatment plans as needed
  • Works with local service providers, case managers, and employers to advocate for and link persons in services with vocational opportunities
  • Provides face-to-face and telephone crisis intervention
  • Completes safety plans with clients
  • Conducts vocational groups and job clubs
  • Provides information to consumers and family members concerning community resources and links to other services
  • Arranges for transportation for consumers and family members for community services as needed
  • Coordinates with employers and agencies to identify job opportunities and promote employment of job-seeking clients
  • Develops and maintains appropriate level of relationships with consumers and formal/informal support systems
  • Notifies direct supervisor of actual or potential challenges with consumers; i.e., lack of participation, decompensation, and crisis
  • Transitions consumers to appropriate level of care upon conclusion of treatment
  • Assists consumers and families in securing appointments with support services and agencies, as needed
  • Provides coordination and support to a caseload for designated consumer population(s)
  • Maintains accurate, thorough and current documentation of contact with consumers, treatment progress and services received/provided
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral health field (related or unrelated) plus one year of relevant experience in behavioral health. Any combination of education and experience totaling 5 years is acceptable.
  • Valid AZ driver’s license, and Motor Vehicle clearance
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred

Application Instructions

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