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Director of Social Services

Company: Connections Health Solutions
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

*"Treating people right, right when they need it." Become part of a team that will make a difference in someone's life, every day.**Connections Health Solutions* is the nationally recognized leader in the provision of behavioral health crisis intervention services. Our founding physicians, Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson, believe there is a better way to serve those in need of behavioral health crisis care and have developed a model of care that meets individuals where they are, when they need it. Since 2009, under strong medical and clinical leadership, the company has fostered strong collaboration and leadership with nationally recognized organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, The National Council, SAMHSA, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and many others.The *Director Social Services* position is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of all outpatient/inpatient programs, oversees the provision of social services, including crisis assessments, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and recovery support services. Collaborates with outside entities to address systemic needs and issues to enhance patient care.*Responsibilities: ** Supports implementation of clinical operations that deliver care that is timely, safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and recovery-oriented, in alignment with Company goals for quality care.* Maintains a high quality, service-oriented clinical and operational team through hiring, training, planning, and developing clinic staff.* Oversees crisis triage/screening assessments to ensure that patients are appropriately prioritized for clinical interventions.* Actively oversees the coordination of care for patients including the outpatient provider, physicians, family members, and/or other outside agencies. Ensures that discharge plans are communicated to necessary parties. Serves as a point of contact for complaints and grievances with families of patients and outside agencies.* Oversees the development and provision of recovery support services by social services staff. Ensures clinical decision making, documentation, and discharge planning for all social services staff. Provide clinical supervision for associate level licensed staff to complete independent licensure* Monitors flow throughout the facility and works with facility leadership and/or community partners when internal or external barriers to patient movement or discharge are identified.* Acts an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for the development and implementation of processes that support the strategic mission.* Oversee bed management for the facility and transferring facilities. Attends meetings with outside agencies as needed.* Provides clinical supervision for staff towards independent licensure, as needed and contributes their clinical and professional development* Performs all other duties as assigned*Benefits: ** Competitive salary* Medical, dental, and vision insurance* 401(k) plan* Paid time off and paid holiday*Minimum Qualifications: ** Master's degree in Behavioral Health or related field* At least 5 years of clinical, crisis operations, or relevant experience* At least 3 years of managerial experience* Licensure by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)* Knowledge of the principles of recovery and of the Arizona system principles* *The Company has a mandatory vaccination policy. All successful applicants must be fully vaccinated, including showing proper documentation, or otherwise be exempt pursuant to the Company's exemption process prior to their start date as a condition of employment.**Preferred Qualifications: ** Licensed to supervise for independent licensure* Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulatory expectations*Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceWork Location: One location

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