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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

Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: Medical Services

Licensed Practical Nurse with a current Arkansas license is required. One year of nursing experience required with mental health experience preferred. Good computer skills are essential. The LPN will see clients, assist physicians, complete Prior Authorization requests; give injections, and at times dispense medications. Some Infection Control experience is preferred. Work Hours: Full time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. No phone calls please.

Psychological Examiner: School Based Services

Department: School Based Services

A Ph.D. in Psychology (Master’s degree in Psychology accepted with licensure) with an active Arkansas license (LP, LPE, or LPE-I) 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. or Independent Contractor. No phone calls please.

Medical Billing Specialist

Department: Accounting

A high school diploma or equivalent is required with a bachelor's degree or appropriate certifications preferred. One to two years of medical billing and collections office experience is required. The 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: Full time; Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist: Washington County Schools

Department: Washington Co. School Based

A high School diploma or GED required. This position also requires one of the following: 1) Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or 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 children in Washington County School Based Services. 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. Reliable transportation is required. Work Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

Community Outreach Specialist I (Marshallese language) : Washington County Schools

Department: Washington County School Based (SC)

A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related Human Services field is preferred. Two to five years of experience working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed youth and multicultural families is required. The 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. The 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 generation Pacific Islander families. We prefer experience providing trainings and other outreach activities. 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. The candidate should have good computer skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible. The 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: Full time, part time, or independent contract. No phone calls please.

Peer Support Specialist

Department: Various

Ozark Guidance is currently seeking a Peer Support Specialist. Criteria for this position: A high School diploma or GED is required. This position also 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. In addition , the candidate must have lived experience (knowledge and insight gained by receiving behavioral healthcare services). A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Peer Support is a consumer-centered service provided by individuals who self-identify as someone who has received or is receiving behavioral health services and is thus able to provide expertise not replicated by professional training. Peer support providers are trained and certified peer specialists who self-identify as being in recovery from behavioral health issues. Peer support is a service to work with beneficiaries to provide education, hope, healing, advocacy, self-responsibility, a meaningful role in life and empowerment to reach fullest potential. Peer Support Specialists will assist with navigation of multiple systems (housing, supportive employment, supplemental benefits, building/rebuilding natural supports, etc.,) which impact beneficiaries’ functional abilities.
The position is with various departments within the agency. 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 to work independently. Work Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please

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.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist: Western Benton County Schools

Department: Siloam Springs SB

A high School diploma or GED required. This position also requires one of the following: 1) A bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field OR 2) Two years of direct client care experience with children and/or adults in a mental health setting. We have two Behavioral Intervention Specialist positions working with children in Siloam Springs and in Gravette School Based Services. 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. Work Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

Advanced Practice Nurse

Department: Medical Services

We are seeking a master's level Advanced Practice Nurse with Arkansas license and prescriptive privileges. A minimum of two years of experience working primarily in an outpatient mental health setting and working with Adults and Children is preferred. The candidate must have completed training and licensure requirements in the state of Arkansas to practice under the specialties of an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner, or a Child Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist We are a community mental health organization and the Advanced Practice Nurse will be working as part of the Medical Services team and in consultation with our psychiatrists. The position will be providing direct outpatient treatment including medication management, medication evaluation and treatment recommendations. Travel between the main office and our outreach offices requires reliable transportation. Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

Community Outreach Specialist II: Washington County Schools

Department: Washington County School Based

Mental Health Professional with a master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a related field with an active Arkansas license (LAC, LPC, LMSW, LCSW) or being eligible for licensure is required to apply for this position. We prefer one to two years of experience working with children and families in a school setting. We prefer experience providing trainings and other outreach activities. 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 also required. The 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 throughout the Ozark Guidance four-county catchment area. Work Hours: Full time; Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evenings and weekends. 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.

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.