Director of Behavioral Health/Addiction Treatment – Pittsburg, Kansas


This position is responsible for oversight and leadership of outpatient and addictive disease services. This Director ensures clinical excellence, operating efficiency and financial strength. This includes leadership in developing a strong rehabilitation/recovery team and partnership with the CMO/Medical Directors to ensure clinical excellence, compliance with all state and federal regulations and a fully-integrated model of service delivery. This position is considered a critical part of the overall management team.


  • Responsible for the management and operations of addictive disease services, providing an integrated systematic framework for the monitoring, evaluation and improvement of care;
  • Demonstrate sound financial management, ensuring the effective and, efficient use of organizational resources;
  • Develops, evaluates and implements evidenced-based clinical and psychoeducational services and best practices for all programs;
  • Coordinates services for clinical programs at all sites working with the CMO/Medical Directors;
  • Maintains patient caseload and facilitates didactic or therapy groups, as needed;
  • Assigns, directs and supervises works of all Addiction Services staff; periodically evaluates and provides performance feedback to subordinates;
  • Maintains quality, confidentiality and continuity of all required records;
  • Serves as the liasion with outside funding and collaborative agencies. Provides leadership to the Substance Abuse Agency Coalition;
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures in collaboration with the CQO;
  • Trains new staff and ensures existing staff have access to continuing education relevant to their field and developing modalities, medications and practices;
  • Assists in the implementation of QA initiatives; serves on the QA Committee. Facilities data collection and evaluation of substance abuse services including patient/provider satisfaction;
  • Provide/promote excellent patient/customer service;
  • Performs other assignments as directed by Administration.


  • Bachelor's Degree is social work psychology, marriage and family therapy or other closely related field. Master degree preferred.
  • Current Kansas licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor;
  • Minimum of five years experience delivering substance abuse treatment;
  • Able and willing to work on an as-needed basis in order to meet operational needs of the clinic.


  • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rationale of appropriate patient care;
  • Communicates through appropriate channels. Use proper chain of command for patient complaints;
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and effectively;
  • Must be computer literate, especially with Microsoft Office products and be able to use the Internet;
  • Must be able to maintain good inter-personal relationship with co-workers and other members of the health care team and organization;
  • Provide customer service in accordance to the organization's mission;
  • Be courteous and respectful when interacting with patients and family members;
  • Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance to organization's policy and procedure and HIPAA requirements;
  • Able to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to effectively, present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, patients and the general public;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals;
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret graphs;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.