Chief Operations Officer - COO in Lafayette, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is currently recruiting for a strong energetic leader to join our team as the COO.

How We Help

The mission of Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is to ensure an optimal treatment experience, featuring evidence-based services provided in an atmosphere of compassion and respect, for each person who is entrusted to our care.

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is dedicated to upholding the following organizational values:

  • Accountability: We understand the importance of taking responsibility for our decisions and actions, and we will hold ourselves accountable as individuals and as an organization.
  • Integrity: In all we do, we will act ethically and honestly, and we will strive to embody the highest standards of our profession.
  • Service: Our organization exists to serve others. We are committed to providing exemplary care to our patients and their families, and we endeavor to exceed the expectations of our guests, our professional partners, and all others with whom we interact.
  • Respect: We will maintain a safe and supportive environment where all staff members, patients, family members, and visitors are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
  • Excellence: We will continue to evaluate and improve our processes and programs to ensure that we are an employer of choice, a valued contributor to our community, and a source of the highest-quality care for each person who heals with us.

Your Impact as COO 

Improving the lives we touch is our number one goal at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems. Provide management oversight and direction for the day-to-day operational activities of the facility.



  • Manage one or more departments efficiently and effectively to maximize cost effective quality of services.
  • Manage and implement programs to ensure all employees are committed to quality and service.
  • Actively participate in strategic planning and corresponding development activities including regulatory preparedness and quality improvement.
  • In CEO’s absence, operate the facility within that capacity.
  • Assists the CEO in collaborative efforts related to the development, communication and implementation of effective strategies and processes.
  • Provide staff management to including hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Assist with budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within funding limits.
  • Evaluate operational processes by analyzing business objectives and patient needs.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience in a related field required.   
  • Five or more years of hands-on experience in the behavioral health field required.


  • Independent clinical licensure (LPCC, LMFT, LWSW) preferred. But NOT required.