Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Buckeye, Arizona, United States

Vocational Coordinator

Posted 9 days ago

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.

About the Position:

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is looking for a Vocational Coordinator to join our Buckeye Outpatient Clinic!

Job Preview at a Glance:

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. This is accomplished by the dedication of each team member to provide the highest level of customer service while maintaining accurate client eligibility, timely and correct data entry, record release, chart maintenance, and the monitoring of client services. Through this process, The Outpatient Administrative Staff supports the goal of Southwest Behavioral Health to provide the highest level of data and integrity in all processes.

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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
  • Completes intake and annual assessments
  • Provides comprehensive support through in-home and/or community-based intervention to adults
  • Assesses consumers in accordance with established policies and procedures and clinical protocols
  • 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
  • Meets with consumers in their natural setting as needed
  • 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
  • Coordinates with Human Resources, Clinical Director, and Risk Management to provide guidance, oversight, and direction regarding hiring of vocational personnel, including but not limited to, job developer, job coach, peer support/mentors
  • Provides support and information, education or guidance to consumers and support system members concerning issues of treatment planning, advocacy, and medication management
  • 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 required number of client contact hours per week and meets SBH productivity requirements
  • Maintains expected level of productivity
  • Maintains accurate, thorough and current documentation of contact with consumers, treatment progress and services received/provided
  • Hire, train, schedule, and provide oversight to the Job Development Program at assigned sites
  • Recruit and educate businesses regarding employment opportunities for consumers
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelors 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 drivers license, and Motor Vehicle clearance
  • Knowledge of computer software and/or applicable programs
  • Ability to obtain certification in First Aid & CPR
  • Fingerprint and/or background check clearance
  • Experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals. General knowledge & aptitude for working independently with children of mixed ethnic group
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred

Whats in it for You?

  • 3 weeks of PTO your 1st year of employment, with increased accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service!
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Low-cost medical and vision insurance, dental, short term disability, long term disability and life insurance for employees
  • We will help you save for retirement 40% company match up to a 10% deferral into your SB&H retirement account!
  • Career Development Benefit from our culture of internal promotion!
  • We help you with your higher education goals Reduce your tuition costs with our tuition reimbursement program & discount degree programs!
  • Employee Assistance Program, Health & Wellness and much more!

About SB&H

We are seeking an individual to help us fulfill SB&Hs mission, Delivering compassionate care to enhance lives and improve communities. When you join the Buckeye Outpatient Team you will have the unique opportunity to do valuable and life changing work while supporting amazing members of the community.

To gain a stronger understanding of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services mission, values and services please review our website,

  • Mission: Delivering Compassionate Care to Enhance Lives and Improve Communities
  • Values: Compassion, Integrity, Quality, Empowerment, Innovation and Trust

SB&H is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.