Senior Director of Clinical Operations - Children's Services

Southwest Network   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 38 days ago


Southwest Network provides integrated behavioral and physical health services, caring for both the mind and body for whole health and wellness. We provide treatment programs for seriously mentally ill adults and children and adolescents with complex emotional and behavioral needs. We are committed to their recovery, and we work together to offer hope, support individual goals, encourage self-sufficiency, and change lives. We do whatever is needed for the individuals and families we serve.

We truly understand how important our employees are to those they care for, and how critical they are to our mission. As one of our employees, we will look after as many of your professional and personal needs as we can and make sure your work environment is productive, yet pleasant and informal. We are committed to offering you opportunities for personal and career growth, and we value and reward innovation, collaboration, dedication, and strength.


In the treatment of children and adolescents with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances, we are known for getting youth in quickly, treating even the most challenging cases, offering helpful family support, and providing quality, compassionate care. Using the nationally recognized Child and Family Team process and with treatment tailored to each person's strengths, needs, and culture, youth can stay in the home, be productive in school, and have a hopeful future. Integrated health services address both behavioral and physical health issues, and special programs for teens and young adults help them realize their potential and become independent adults. We also collaborate with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to provide families involved in child welfare with comprehensive service plans which integrate all aspects of care and treatment. All team members practice in a manner that is consistently mindful of the 12 Principles of The Arizona Vision for Children.


The senior director of clinical operations is responsible for overseeing the clinical operations of our child and adolescent services division. As a key leader, you must understand the needs of the population we serve and translate those needs into program development. You must possess strong supervisory and sound clinical skills in order to plan, implement and administer clinical services. An independent licensure designation through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners is required.

You will provide clinical oversight, supervision and leadership to the leadership teams at our three regional offices for child and adolescent services. You will be responsible for clinical operations and program implementation, including client care, supporting agency goals, strategic planning, utilization management, budgeting, meeting productivity expectations, supervision, training, and compliance to policies, practices, licensure and regional behavioral health authority requirements.

A complete job description is available upon request.


To be eligible for this position, you must possess a master's degree in a field related to behavioral health (social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse). Associate or independent level licensure with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners preferred. Must maintain current CPR, First Aid and Therapeutic Options certifications, and a current Arizona state fingerprint clearance card. Requires at least eight years of behavioral health experience and five years of supervisory experience.

Must be able to work independently to assure compliance with standards. Must support productive working relationships in accomplishing goals and objectives. Requires knowledge of staff and organizational training needs and the ability to communicate effectively. Requires solid organizational, decision making and problem solving skills. Must be able to use a current electronic records management system.

Only candidates 21 years of age or older will be considered.


This position is offered at a fair, competitive salary. A good benefits package is a valuable part of your total compensation, and we've got a great one: medical, dental and vision insurance; paid sick, vacation and holiday time; tuition reimbursement; retirement plan with match; disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending and health savings accounts; an employee assistance program; employee discounts; and more. When you consider everything—the salary, the benefits, the ongoing training and support we offer, and the impact you'll have on the lives of others—it could be the right opportunity for you.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of education, employment, driving record and auto insurance, and completion of a criminal background check and drug testing.

Southwest Network is an equal opportunity employer.




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