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Although an estimated 9 percent of American adults have depression, less than 4 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with the disorder. (APF, 2005)

Current Openings

Clinical Manager: Washington County School Based

Department: School Based Washington County

Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field with a terminal Arkansas license (LPC or LCSW) is required. Prefer one to two years’ experience working with children and families. Excellent communication, time management, organizational and computer skills are required, as well as the ability to be self-motivated and to work independently as well as with a treatment team model. Candidate should have good computer skills, ability organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent and flexible. Candidate must be able to work within school settings. Positions are with our Fayetteville office school based program within Washington County school districts. Reliable transportation is a must. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday-Friday; with some evenings. Accepting applications until positions are filled. No phone calls please.

Registration Specialist

Department: Accounting

High School diploma or GED required. Prefer one to two years of experience in a healthcare setting and experience with medical scheduling software as well as knowledge of insurance benefits. Experience with Microsoft Office is required. The ability to multitask, adapt to a changing work environment in a very busy office setting is required. Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with the public, data entry and appointment scheduling. This position will ensure the efficient and effective implementation of Ozark Guidance’s intake of all new and returning clients in conformance with all internal Ozark Guidance policies and procedures and CARF accreditation standards. This position is Full time; Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm with some early evenings possible. No Phone Calls Please.

Psychological Examiner: School Based Services

Department: School Based Services

A master's degree in Psychology with active Arkansas LP, LPE or LPE-I license (or eligible for licensure) with approved statement of intent with the board which includes provision of psychological assessments is required.  Prefer one to two years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in both providing counseling services and the administration of psychological testing assessments. A qualified candidate should have the following: excellent communication, time management, organizational skills, and good computer skills. Other skills required include: experience giving presentations, ability to be self-motivated and to work independently as well as with the treatment team model, be patient, consistent and flexible, and must be able to work within school settings. Position will be traveling to different Ozark Guidance offices to provide testing services. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. No phone calls please.

Medical Billing Specialist

Department: Accounting

High school diploma or equivalent required with BA or appropriate certifications preferred. One to two years of medical billing and collections office experience required. Candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills; familiarity with Microsoft applications including, but not limited to, Word and Excel; and general knowledge of internet navigation and research, email, fax transmission, and copy equipment. The position will be responsible for the following duties: Sorts and logs incoming correspondence; processes rejections and denials of claims; reviews patient information to determine reason for unpaid claim; reviews amounts on the over/under report and contacts payer/patient as appropriate; documents work performed/action taken on the Accounts Receivable Aging Report and /or Over/Under Report; processes all payer appeal requests in timeframe required by payer; reviews patient information in the Electronic Medical Record to determine if an adjustment is valid and whether additional approval is required; processes all approved adjustments; documents all collections activity in Electronic Medical Record patient collections notes and on collections daily worksheet and sends completed sheet to Collections Supervisor. This position is with our Accounting department in Springdale. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm. Accepting applications until position is filled. No phone calls please.

Community Outreach Specialist I (Marshallese language) : Washington County School Based

Department: Washington County School Based (SC)

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related Human Services field preferred. Two to five years of experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth and multicultural families required. Candidate should be fluent in the Marshallese language and have cultural competence with Pacific Islander families as well as having previous experience and competence in providing the following: case management, crisis management, skills building, and curriculum based social skills. Types of care or services provided by this position include: psycho-educational and curriculum based skills training which may include the following: domestic violence, anger management, parenting, school problems, positive discipline, communication skills, life skills, alcohol/drug education, appropriate expression of emotion, and empathy training to first and second generational Pacific Islander families. Prefer experience providing trainings and other outreach. Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, time management, organizational, and computer skills are required. The ability to be self-motivated, organized and to work independently as well as with a treatment team model are required. Candidate should have good computer skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible. Candidate must be able to work within school settings. The Community Outreach Specialist will serve as the liaison between the Washington County School-based department and school personnel as well as provide outreach and training opportunities. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm. No phone calls please.

Scheduler

Department: School Based

High School diploma is required. One to two years of experience in related field is required. The position will ensure the efficient and effective implementation of Ozark Guidance’s intake of all new and returning clients in conformance with all internal policies and procedures and Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities accreditation standards. As part of the Ozark Guidance service delivery system, the scheduler will provide an interactive, welcoming response to all inquiries for service by engaging clients in a supportive, non-judgmental way. Responsibilities include accurate and complete data collection to prepare and maintain client records, accurate maintenance of fee agreements, updating eligibilities, and ensuring that needed pre-certifications and authorizations are in place. Other duties can include reconciling reports within the Electronic Medical Record and working with therapists and other staff members on problems related to weekly reports and billing issues. Work Hours: Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No phone calls please.

Mental Health Professional II: Adult Clinic Sunbridge

Department: Sunbridge

Ozark Guidance is seeking a skilled clinician with experience working with adults to work in our new Adult Specialty Outpatient Clinic in Fayetteville. Prefer applicants with history of working with clients with substance abuse issues. Masters in Counseling, Social Work, or related field with active terminal (i.e., LPC or LCSW) Arkansas license (or eligible for licensure) required. Prefer two or more years of experience providing mental health counseling services to adults. Qualified candidate should have the following: excellent communication, time management, organizational, and computer skills. The ability to be self-motivated and to work independently as well as with a treatment team model is a must. This position is located at our Fayetteville clinic. Work Hours: Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm. Accepting applications until position is filled. No phone calls please.

Community Outreach Specialist I: Washington County School Based

Department: Washington County School Based (SC)

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related Human Services field preferred. Two to five years of experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth and multicultural families required. Candidate should have previous experience and competence in providing the following: case management, crisis management, skills building, and curriculum based social skills. The Community Outreach Specialist will provide direct client care as well as facilitate programs for school based children and families, peer education programs and other school based opportunities. This position will require travel through the Ozark Guidance four-county catchment area with occasional work during evenings and weekends. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm; some evenings and weekends.

Psychiatrist

Department: MD

We are currently seeking a dynamic General Psychiatrist with experience providing services with a community mental health or healthcare organization. Experience outside of residency is preferred but not required. Board certification or board eligibility is needed. Job Duties/ Responsibilities (Scope of Practice)• Diagnostic evaluations• Emergency evaluations• Medication management of patients with psychiatric illness• Consultation/education for other healthcare providers• Treatment planning and supervision of the treatment plan.• Desire to work with a wide range of ages is preferred but must be willing to see adult patients (18 and over). Requirements:• Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.• Successful completion of an accredited residency program.• Current Arkansas medical license or the ability to obtain this license before beginning work.• Certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This opportunity offers the following:• Challenging and rewarding environment• Highly competitive compensation and sign on bonuses offered• Medical, dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan• 401K plan• Paid time off Ozark Guidance considers applicants for all open positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Ozark Guidance is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.
All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ozark Guidance via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ozark Guidance. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ozark Guidance as a result of the referral or through other means.

Certified Nurse Assistant

Department: Medical Services

CNA and Phlebotomy certifications with the state of Arkansas required. One year of nursing assistant experience with phlebotomy experience required. Candidate should have skilled computer experience, be able to multitask, be a people person and have experience working with adult Mental Health clients. Work Hours: Full time; Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Accepting applications until position is filled. No phone calls please.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist

Department: Multiple

High school diploma or GED required. The position requires one of the following: 1) A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field OR 2) Two years of direct client care experience with children and/or adults in a mental health setting. We have Behavioral Intervention Specialist positions working with several populations in the Northwest Arkansas area to include: School Based, Therapeutic Day Treatment, and Office based for Children and Adults. The candidate should have good computer skills, good leadership skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible, and must be able to work in a team setting and work independently. Full-time positions are available. Accepting applications until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Director of Community Relations and Development

Department: Administration

Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required. Eight or more years of professional experience with a background in fund raising as well as not-for-profit experience preferred. The Director of Community Relations and Development position will be reporting to the COO and working in partnership with the Foundation Board, staff and other volunteers, this position is responsible for the following: 1. Organize, communicate and keep strict adherence to capital timeline. 2. Will work with CEO, Foundation board chair, being the organizational liaison for the Capital Campaign. Coordinate and maintain campaign events. Schedules and supports campaign leadership meetings. 3. Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide support to staff, board members and volunteers for solicitations. Develop strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development. 4. Recruit, manage and train campaign volunteers. Training of staff as needed. 5. Provide training in fundraising. Educates, motivates and provides feedback to individuals related to best practices in the fundraising process. 6. Work collaboratively with the Foundation Board to cultivate identified institutional prospects and prepare foundation and government grant proposals. 7. Work with CEO and Foundation Board to assist in advertising/marketing for the campaign (i.e. TV, radio, social media, mail outs, etc.). Communication plan must ensure members, participants, and the community understands the case for support. 8. Oversee campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for the media; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach. 9. Manage the capital campaign fundraising budget in concert with the CEO and appropriate Committee. 10. Manage pledges and funds (managing the pledges as they come in, setting up the pledge schedule in a software system, sending thank you notes as pledges come in, sending reminders when payments are needed, etc.). 11. Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping, evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic reports on fundraising and present to the Board and senior staff; recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals; 12. Ensure donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition, as appropriate; Coordinate and manage communication to donors (i.e. thank you letters, information letters, campaign update letters etc.) 13. Participate in solicitations as appropriate; and other duties as assigned. This is a fulltime position with our Administration department. Accepting applications until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Community Outreach Specialist II

Department: Washington County School Based

Mental Health Professional with Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field with an active Arkansas license (LAC, LPC, LMSW, LCSW) or being eligible for licensure is required to apply for this position. Prefer one to two years of experience working with children and families in a school setting. Prefer experience providing trainings and other outreach. Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, time management, organizational, and computer skills required. The ability to be self-motivated, organized and to work independently as well as with a treatment team model also required. Candidate should have good computer skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible, and must be able to work within school settings. The Community Outreach Specialist II will serve as the liaison between the Washington County school based department and school personnel as well as provide outreach and training opportunities. This position will require travel through the Ozark Guidance four-county catchment area. Work Hours: Fulltime; Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; some evenings and weekends. Accepting applications until position is filled. No phone calls please.

Mental Health Professional

Department: Multiple

A master's degree in Social Work or Counseling with a current Arkansas license (LAC, LPC, LMSW, LCSW) is required. One to two years of experience with children and/or adults in the mental health setting is preferred. We have Mental Health Professional positions working with several populations in the Northwest Arkansas area to include: School Based, Therapeutic Day Treatment, and Office based for Children and Adults. The candidate should have good computer skills, good leadership skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible, and must be able to work in a team setting and work independently. Accepting applications until position(s) are filled. No phone calls please.

Interpreter (Spanish/English) and Scheduler

Department:

Interpreter and scheduling professional needed for our various offices. The candidate will provide assistance to Hispanic consumers for both clinical and non-clinical tasks by accurate interpretation of information presented by Ozark Guidance staff members, the consumer and consumer’s significant support persons. The candidate must be fluent in both English and Spanish and must be culturally competent as well as a people person. The candidate must be skilled and experienced at using Microsoft Office and have the ability to type accurately at 40 words per minute. Experience with medical scheduling software would be a plus, but we will train. The ability to multitask, adapt to a changing work environment and stay calm in a busy office setting are musts. This position will split time traveling between our offices and schools throughout northwest Arkansas providing interpreting services and working in an office setting supporting Hispanic consumer needs and scheduling appointments. Reliable transportation is essential to this position. We prefer one to two years of related experience in a healthcare setting and experience with medical scheduling software as well as knowledge of insurance benefits. High School diploma or GED required. Work Hours: Monday- Friday; 8 am to 5 pm with some late evenings. No phone calls please.

Chief Financial Officer

Department: Administration

Ozark Guidance is currently seeking a dynamic Financial Executive with at least ten years of senior executive level experience in a Healthcare organization. Candidates must show a strong employment history with progressive growth throughout their career. The ideal candidate will have a previous position as a financial officer, operations officer or controller within a successful organization demonstrating: • Strong financial performance and fiscal solvency • Revenue and expense management, financial relationships, capital management, experience with real estate, contracts and leases • Achievement of strategic goals • Management of financial risks • Conformance with all relevant laws and regulations Job Duties: • Setting strategy and direction on all fiscal matters • Annual Budget Development and associated reporting • Building, developing and leading the fiscal department • Financial leadership management and control • Liaison to OGC Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees Job Responsibilities • Provides overall executive leadership, management, and budgeting of fiscal matters for the organization, foundation and HUD owned properties • Asset and risk management • Attends meetings of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees and its committees, as needed. Performs all other duties that may be assigned by the Board or which are necessary in the best interest of Ozark Guidance Center, Inc., • Manages Accounting department, including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, • Manages all billing functions services rendered • Grants and Contract management, • Pension Committee management, and • Board Finance Committee liaison. Requirements: • Master’s degree required or equivalent; CPA certification. • Currently working or a recent work history as a CFO/Executive Director/Senior Behavioral Health Executive. • GAAP and GASB experience • A working knowledge of health management. • An understanding of issues related to Arkansas Medicaid reform. • Knowledge and experience in reimbursement of services related to behavioral health management to include Medicaid, Medicare and 3rd party insurances. • Demonstrates a high level of integrity, honesty and professionalism at all times This opportunity offers the following: • Challenging and rewarding environment • Competitive compensation • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan • 401K plan • PTO • Eight Paid Holidays
Ozark Guidance is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ozark Guidance via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ozark Guidance. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ozark Guidance as a result of the referral or through other means.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Special Revenue

Department: Accounting

High School diploma or equivalent required. Position requires general accounting clerical duties, accounts receivable, and filing. Contract experience preferred. Additional skill requirements: 10-key, computer software (Excel, Word), good communication (written and verbal), ability to build and maintain business relationships, and ability to read, comprehend and adhere/enforce legal document requirements. Work Hours: Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm. Accepting applications until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Therapeutic Foster Care Parents

Department: Therapeutic Foster Care

Ozark Guidance is looking for very special people who want to become professional parents and provide treatment foster care in their own home for children and adolescents. Those interested must have a High School diploma or GED. No experience is necessary, but we will provide extensive initial and ongoing training.  We use a team approach, which provides 24-hour support, in home and out. We prefer parenting experience, and you must be employed or have outside income to be able to support your own household without the board payment. We are looking for families who would like to foster a child full time or who would be interested in respite care (providing overnight care for children in our program on an as needed basis).  Interested applicants should contact Kristin Lehner at (479) 725-5124.