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Clinical Director, Phoenix, AZ

Organization: Native American Connections
Category: Director
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Job Posted: March 31, 2021
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Clinical Director

Patina Mountain Preserve · Phoenix, Arizona


The Patina Mountain Preserve Clinical Director is responsible for the daily clinical oversight of a 48 bed Behavioral Health Residential Facility for adults. In conjunction with the Director of Operations for Residential Treatment, the Clinical Director develops, directs and supervises the treatment center’s clinical processes, programs and staff in delivering a broad range of substance use and other behavioral health services designed for and provided to men struggling with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. The Patina Mountain Preserve Clinical Director manages the clinical program in a manner that is consistent with NAC’s mission and philosophy as well as clinical and ethical best practices and standards.

Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM; occasional on call hours.


  • Trains, supervises and evaluates the clinical staff; maintains documentation of staff supervision and/or oversight and provides regular supervision reports consistent with NAC policy and procedures.
  • Supervises and coordinates the client treatment and discharge planning processes and meetings, including external provider / agency coordination of care and utilization review processes.
  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Operations to ensure quality care is provided to clients in residential treatment.
  • Participates in the development / refinement of clinical programs, policies and procedures, and overall organizational operations.
  • Supervises and ensures the timely completion and maintenance of accurate client medical records in accordance with NAC Policies and Procedures and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Provides individual, group and family counseling, and assessments, including diagnostics as needed.
  • Participates in internal committees such as QM Committee and CLAS Committee and represents NAC within the provider community.
  • Actively participates in NAC Leadership Team Meetings.
  • Supports and actively engages in practices of inclusion through Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mission
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Care Planning and Care Coordination
  • Quality of Work/Intervention
  • Cultural Competence and Adaptation
  • Systems Oriented Practice (Work Efficiency/ Punctuality/Attendance)
  • Productivity
  • Practice-Based Learning and Quality Improvement
  • Informatics
  • Initiative/Resourcefulness
  • Dependability
  • Professional Behavior- Attitude/Enthusiasm


  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Independently licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist.


  • MS Office proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, managers, supervisors, and vendors.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience in working with the Native American population preferred
  • Must demonstrate critical thinking, problem- solving and organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a team approach.
  • Requires strong managerial and leadership skills.
  • Requires strong clinical skills
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Bilingual- Spanish desired
  • Ten plus years of progressive experience in the delivery and supervision of substance use and other behavioral health services.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of local, state and federal standards and State licensure requirements.
  • Previous experience in working with diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.


  • Able to sit, stand walk with/ without accommodations.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE: Preference is given to qualified Native American Applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act. If claiming a preference, a copy of valid documentation will be necessary.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Native American Connections is a drug-free workplace with safety-sensitive jobs. Use of alcohol and legal or illegal drugs may impair and alter employees' judgement resulting in increased safety risks, workplace injuries, and faulty decision making. Reporting to work at NAC after use of alcohol, a controlled substance, or abuse of any other substance is absolutely prohibited.


This position is considered to be Exempt for overtime pay provisions as provided by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and any applicable state laws.

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