Director Clinical Services in Lemont,IL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

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Director- Clinical Services

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located in Lemont, Illinois, a historic Chicago suburb located in DuPage County (nearby areas include Bolingbrook, Naperville, and Downer’s Grove).

The campus is located less than 30 minutes from two major airports, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW), which provide daily direct flights to hundreds of U.S. and international cities.

Given Timberline Knolls’ proximity to Chicago, residents are able to enjoy off campus experiential activities that enhance their treatment.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center was founded in 2005 with a team of compassionate psychiatrists, psychologists and clinicians who saw a critical need for a new type of inpatient treatment center: a residential facility combining excellence in medical and psychiatric care with awareness of the realities of recovery.


Responsible for ensuring quality care to patients by developing, implementing and directing mental health treatment programs.


  • Direct and oversee program operations, including budget management, developing marketing plans and independent decision making for program requiring clinical expertise.
  • Provide clinical consultation, oversight of case planning, care coordination and supervision to the staff.
  • Responsible for a limited caseload as needed.
  • Develop, plan and implement program goals, objectives, personnel, resources and equipment.
  • Ensure that services are focused on the patients presenting problem and request for service.
  • Monitor meetings, as well as admission, continued stay and discharge criteria.
  • Provide clinical direction and leadership.
  • Direct crisis intervention efforts and intervene as required.
  • Provide health education to patients, staff and practitioners within area of specialty. Develops, implement and promote specified health education to the general campus community as appropriate.
  • Responsible for hiring staff.
  • Review caseloads regularly to ensure appropriate utilization of services.
  • Provide onsite coverage for other programs when needed, develop and execute marketing plan for program as needed, and may provide training, case consultation and on call coverage during and after program hours as needed.
  • Develop and implement operating policies and procedures for the facility.
  • Ensure that procedures and workflow are consistent with organizational objectives, treatment protocols, regulations and standards of care.
  • Ensure that operations conform to established environmental, safety and infection control requirements.

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Behavioral or Mental Health or closely related field.
  • Four or more years’ experience working with the population of the facility and two or more years of previous supervisory experience.


  • Licensed counselor/therapist, as required by the state and for the area of clinical expertise. Valid driver's license, if required by the facility.
  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.


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