at Acadia Healthcare in Barling, Arkansas, United States

Job Description



Valley Behavioral Health offers the highest quality treatment in the area. Our acute inpatient, sub-acute inpatient and outpatient programs for men, women and children provide a safe structure where individuals can focus on healing themselves and working through their issues. All of our patients receive an individualized treatment plan that meets their needs and ensures long lasting recovery. Our goal is to provide individuals the tools and knowledge they need to live a happy, healthy life.


As a Director of Admissions you will be responsible for oversight of the admission process, developing, implementing and maintaining revenue-generating strategies.


Our employees enjoy these other great benefits:

+ Three medical plan levels, dental and vision insurance

+ HSA with Company contribution

+ FSA, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

+ Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life Insurance

+ Short Term and Long Term Insurance

+ 401k with Company match

+ EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Employee Discount Program

+ Generous PTO, Sick Time, paid holidays and professional development reimbursement


This position is a salaried position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. This position typically works Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, may be required to work alternative hours as needed. Additionally, this position will include on-call responsibility.


+ Provide leadership to the Admissions Department and cultivate the function of the department as an integrated team.

+ Implement the strategic plan of the business development and marketing department as it pertains to admission to the facility and direct potential clients to treatment.

+ Provide leadership in addressing quality management issues related to crisis triage, evaluation, intake and admission to the facility.

+ Assign/distribute scheduled evaluations, intakes or admissions as dictated by request and hospital census.

+ Conduct quality assurance and quality improvement programs for all crisis triage, evaluation, intake and admission services.

+ Perform follow-up communication functions and generate recommendations for organization leadership.

+ Develop and implement program policies and procedures that guide the provision of services.

+ Responsible for the hiring decisions for Admissions Department personnel, provide orientation, in-service and continuing education programs for department staff and other internal positions responsible for crisis triage and/or evaluation services.

+ Serve as clinical liaison with referral sources.

+ Work to improve efficiency and quality in delivering services within the department, responsible for developing and meeting departmental goals and objectives.

+ Ensure that department is up to date on and compliant with new laws and regulations.

+ Recruit, train and supervise staff.

+ Manage the finances of the department, prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure department operates within allocated funds.

+ Determine and implement admissions best-practices, promote the hospital and maintain a satisfied patient base.


+ Master’s Degree in Behavioral/Mental Health or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, required

+ Three or more years work experience in a Behavioral Health Facility, preferred

+ Two or more years of previous supervisory experience, required


+ LPC, LMSW, LCSW or RN license, required


Licenses & Certifications


+ Reg Nurse

+ Lic Prof Counselor

+ Lic Clin Social Wkr

+ Lic Master’s Social Wkr



+ 2 years: Previous supervisory experience, required

+ 3 years: Previous Behavioral Health experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC236723782

Posted On: Mar 22, 2023

Updated On: May 31, 2023

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