Director of Clinical Services in Lafayette, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 12/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is currently recruiting for a strong energetic leader to join our team as the Director of Clinical Services.

How We Help

The vision of Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems is to become Louisiana’s preeminent provider of patient-centered, personalized inpatient behavioral health services.

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 Director of Clinical Services 

Improving the lives we touch is our number one goal at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems. The Director of Clinical Services is an integral part of the hospital team. Ensures quality care to patients by developing, implementing and directing behavioral health treatment programs. 



  • Direct and oversee program operations, including budget management, developing marketing and strategic plans and independent decision making for program requiring clinical expertise.
  • Develop, plan and implement program goals, objectives, personnel, resources and equipment.
  • Provide direction and oversight to staff members.
  • Serve as a member of the facility leadership team.
  • Provide clinical consultation, oversight of case planning and care coordination.
  • Responsible for a limited caseload as needed.
  • Ensure that services are focused on the patients presenting treatment needs and request for service.
  • Direct crisis intervention efforts and intervene as required.
  • Provide staff management to include hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Review caseloads regularly to ensure appropriate utilization of services.
  • Provide onsite coverage for other programs when needed, develop and execute new programs according to market needs 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 procedures and workflow are consistent with organizational objectives, treatment protocols, regulations and standards of care.
  • Ensure operations conform to established environmental, safety and infection control requirements.
  • Provide staff management to including hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always.  When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.

Job Requirements


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



  • LCSW required (LCSW-BACS preferred).
  • 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.