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Director Of Behavioral Health

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MHM Services, Inc. Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 4 months ago


Director of Behavioral Health

Centurion Detention Health Services is part of the fastest growing correctional healthcare companies in the nation. We specialize in comprehensive health services to state and local governments nationwide, and today we employ over 7,000 of the best and brightest healthcare professionals across 15 states.

The mental health care field is among the fastest growing segments of behavioral health today, and with Centurion you'll be serving an under-served population one of the most clinically fascinating and socially vulnerable populations.

The Director of Behavioral Health will provide administrative guidance and supervision of clinical and administrative staff, and to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate clinical needs and provide quality behavioral/mental health services at Pima County Jail located in Tucson, Arizona.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate site/unit behavioral/mental health services by provision of administrative support, supervision, and patient monitoring

  • Develop, implement and evaluate behavioral/mental health services, including intake/admission process, assessments, individual follow-up, treatment planning, psycho-educational treatment, group therapy, crisis intervention, and services for segregated patients

  • Plan, supervise, assign, and manage the clinical responsibilities provided by behavioral/mental health staff to ensure that facility/unit needs for clinical and consultative services are met

  • Coordinate the supervision of unlicensed mental health staff

  • Supervise clerical support staff to ensure patient medical records and department files are maintained appropriately and as required by policy

  • Respond to behavioral/mental health emergencies and participate with staff in resolving the emergency

  • Ensure provision of clinical evaluations as required by the client's administrative staff or other appropriate agencies

  • Develop system that provides 24-hour behavioral mental health consultation services to institutional staff that require assistance with immediate crisis intervention for patients if required

  • Assist in staff selection and recruitment as requested and coordinate orientation for new staff

  • Provide staff counseling and performance evaluations including applicable documentation under the direction of Regional Office leadership

  • Provide in-service opportunities to behavioral/mental health staff to ensure compliance with in-service requirements

  • Assist Company administration in ensuring staff credentialing, personnel, health and safety, and training files are updated as required

  • Provide direct clinical services for patients and on-call mental health services as required

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and treatment of patients requiring behavioral/mental health services and in the development of individualized behavioral/mental health treatment plans

  • Identify and maintain professional boundaries to preserve the integrity of the therapeutic process and relationship

  • Proactive in performance improvement activities as demonstrated by participating in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program (peer review; record reviews; membership on the CQI committee) and modifying clinical practices based on CQI recommendations

  • Acquire and maintain current clinical knowledge and skills and professional standards

Centurion offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance

  • Generous paid leave and holidays

  • 401(k) plan with employer match and no vesting period

  • Continuing education benefits

  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care

  • Wellness Activity subsidy and more!

For additional information, contact Debbie Ortega at or at (505) 333.0203.


  • Masters level degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field from an accredited educational institution required.

  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience required.

  • Three years behavioral/mental health experience in a correctional and/or mental health services environment required.

  • Active professional license to practice in applicable state required.

  • Must maintain current tuberculosis documentation and active CPR certification.

  • Must be able to pass background investigation and obtain agency security clearance where applicable.


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Director Of Behavioral Health

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MHM Services, Inc.