Job Description

EMPACT-SPC (Suicide Prevention Center), a member agency of La Frontera Arizona, is an industry leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing valued community services and resources for behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention since 1987. We are an EEO/AA Employer. 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Regional Vice President will Develop and lead the Regional Center's clinical vision and philosophy; designs and implements clinical program structure; supervises Regional Clinical Leadership Team, and monitors managed care models as appropriate; oversees quality assurance; clinical training and other clinical accreditation standards; is a member of Senior Executive Team; is involved in clinical service marketing.  In addition, this position has responsibility in the overall fiscal operating performance of their respective regional agencies.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Leadership: Chairs Regional Executive Clinical Team meetings; drafts policies, procedures, and protocols which are consistent with regulatory and licensing requirements, and which effectively guide clinical operations; interfaces with AHCCCS Health Plans and other community partners to represent the agency’s interests and ensure compliance with deliverables.  This position participates in the development of the annual operating budgets and monthly performance of their regional agencies against their budget.
  • Develops Regional Clinical Programs: Assesses clinical needs, establishes necessary programs, and directs clinical implementation; seeks opportunities to share resources and information, and identifies opportunities for collaboration.   
  • Liaison with Funding Agencies: Represents clinical function with funding agencies; reviews drafts of Licensure Regulations and advises programs of licensure changes; drafts new policies to assure compliance and assists programs with plans for correction; consults with programs on licensure issues upon request, attends necessary licensure meetings, and provides feedback to programs.
  • Oversees Quality Management: Ensures the development of quality improvement program for the Region; reviews annual quality improvement and utilization management plans to be approved by the Governing Board; disseminates clinically-relevant data to Clinical Leadership for broader dissemination across the agency; works actively with the Quality Management Department to secure and maintain appropriate (i.e., CARF) accreditations.
  • Integrates Quality Management and Managed Care Philosophies into the Overall Operations of the Region: Arranges training for Clinical Leadership Team, clinical and administrative supervisors, and coordinators in order to promote these philosophies throughout the Region.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Describe the other duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Participates in services marketing activities, makes presentations on behalf of the Region, and initiates new funding proposals.
  • An individual may qualify for the position if the individual is able to “perform safely” the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. “Perform safely” means toper form without causing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, as defined by 42 U.S.C. #12111(b) and the EEOC’s regulations, 29 C.F.R #1630.2(r).
  • Other duties as assigned and as needed.

Skills / Requirements

  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to implement program goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team and with the public.
  • Demonstrated skill in training others to conduct various modes of psychotherapy.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community mental health, alcohol, or substance abuse services.
  • Considerable knowledge of psychopathology and psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and ability in management and administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in staff supervision, staff development, case consultation, record keeping, and evaluation.
  • Considerable academic and experiential knowledge and skill in program and research planning, development, and implementation of services for special populations.
  • Considerable knowledge of risk management principles and practices.


Additional Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm in crisis situations, work independently and cooperatively, recognize personal limitations, and relate positively and with empathy to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Maintain professional conduct consistent with ethical professional practice and the policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and positive working relationships with internal and external team members, stakeholders, and community and business partners.
  • If driving while on agency time or on agency business, a valid Arizona driver license and appropriate liability insurance and approval for liability coverage with EMPACT - SPC’s liability insurance carrier is required. Out of state applicants must provide a 3 years of driving record upon hire. 
  • Staff members who provide direct client services must be at least 21 years old. Staff members who provide support services (administrative or clinical) must be at least 18 years old. All employees will have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.