Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Assistant System Director of Behavioral Health Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Services

Job Locations US-Hazard | US-WV-Beckley | US-KY-Hazard | US-KY-Harlan | US-KY-Prestonsburg
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Business Professional
Posted Date
8 months ago(10/3/2022 12:53 PM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Behavior Health Services
Day Shift


The ARH Assistant System Director of Behavioral Health - Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Services is responsible for the management of the Behavioral Health Service Line’s inpatient psychiatry therapeutic and rehabilitative programming and operations. Therapeutic programming includes unit-based individual and group therapy; case-management, discharge-planning and community liaison services; recreational activities as well as oversite of the service-line’s “Recovery Malls.”  The Recovery Malls are designed to help patients change, grow, and recover from the effects of mental illness and substance abuse in an activity-filled environment that does not feel like a hospital. Treatment Malls include: A Resource Center, Leisure Center, Consumer Center, Learning Center, and the Skills Center. Unit and Recovery Mall programming include: social and leisure skills improvement, educational programs geared toward recovery, and a job skills training program.


Position Details:

  • Responsible for the development and indirect management of all inpatient behavioral health:
    • Individual and group therapeutic programming and services
    • Case-management, discharge-planning services and community liaison services
    • Treatment Malls
  • Will act as the organization’s subject-level expert on therapeutic interventions, and advise other organizational and community stakeholders on the importance and efficacy of this treatment modality.
  • Responsible for coordinating with occupational/physical therapy leadership, and speech/language pathology services, to ensure Behavioral Health patients have access to those services within their given location.
  • In conjunction with Behavioral Health Service Line Leadership, this role will assist in strategic planning and complete budget activities. Lead therapeutics and rehabilitative teams to analyze systems and outcomes. In conjunction with Behavioral Health Service Line Leadership, use outcome and financial data to develop proposals and business plans that are in concert with the mission/vision of the service-line. Implement and evaluate therapeutic/rehabilitative programs. Use regulatory, compliance, etc., standards in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs. Develop programs and proposals which include supportive data, cost/benefit analysis, and evaluation plans.
  • Serve as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team by providing services to patients and families. Services rendered will include: counseling and education to patients and families; social services assessments and discharge planning. Following these assessments, The Director of Therapeutic and Rehabilitative services would be responsible for documenting the assessment in the medical record and initiating intervention plans with patients requiring ongoing services and support. Provide direct counseling and education to patients and families regarding their eligibility for resources and services in the community. Serve as a liaison with other departments and agencies internally and externally.
  • Participate in departmental coverage to maintain adequate staffing. Seek to eliminate duplication among staff or omission of unnecessary services or intervention. Investigate and assist patients and families in securing needed resources for financial and other services to ensure continuity of care.
  • Functions as a part of the management team and assists in strategic planning. Maintains an integrated services system that focuses on patient recovery, collaborates with other disciplines, departments, and treatment teams, and assures a collaborative approach. Works directly with clinical and non-clinical staff in resolving patient problems and service issues. Ensure high level of satisfaction from patients. Provide leadership in communicating the philosophy of a customer-focused environment and the expectation of service excellence throughout the organization. Demonstrates collaborative management style to work alongside other leaders and managers to support clinical functions. Collaborates with administrators, physicians, service line leaders, and others. Maintains Professional and Technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies; maintaining professional certifications and licenses; completing required annual training within established timeframes. Available to take administrative calls and work varied hours. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Minimum Education
• Ph. D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and Licensed and/or ability to be licensed in Kentucky and/or West Virginia as a Clinical Psychologist

• Masters of Social Work and Licensed and/or ability to be licenses in in Kentucky and West Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW/LICSW)

• An Additional Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) is prefered.

Minimum Work Experience
5-10 Years of Clinical Experience Required
3-5 Years of Healthcare Leadership Required


Required Licenses/Certifications
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately
Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required
Basic computer knowledge is required
Ability to move or lift patients and equipment
Ability to work independently within general guidelines
Ability to communicate in English, both orally and written
Ability to work flexible hours
Ability to work with adults experiencing mental health disturbances or dual diagnoses.



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