Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.

  • Behavioral Health Outpatient Director

    Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
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    # of Openings
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Family Service & Guidance Center
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    Regular Full-Time (w/ Benefits)
    Out-Patient Therapy
  • Overview

    Family Service & Guidance Center is a non-profit community mental health center that specializes in meeting children’s unique needs.  We have been improving the lives of children in Shawnee County and across Northeast Kansas for over 110 years.  At FSGC, you’ll be rewarded every day, knowing that you’ve helped improve children’s lives.  We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional!


    The Behavior Health Outpatient Director will be responsible for program development, implementation, and management of outpatient clinical services and behavioral health services within public and private schools.  This position will have extensive supervisory responsibility and program oversight.  This position will be a member of the leadership team.


    • Oversees day-to-day clinical operations of the outpatient clinical staff which includes staff clinicians, crisis services clinicians and school-based services.
    • Provide clinical and administrative supervision and direction to the clinical team leaders and coordinators.
    • Assists in the design/program development, implementation and management of behavioral health services within public and private schools.
    • Serves as a point of contact for public and private schools seeking services and information about pediatric behavioral health.
    • Communicates and coordinates with school staff to provide information about Family Service & Guidance Center’s services and aids in assessing future services. Ensures there is a process established to provide information, referral and direct assistance to schools and families seeking behavioral health services.
    • Serves as the liaison to develop, coordinate, and integrate policies and programs to ensure behavioral health support for the schools.
    • Follow program policies/procedures and evaluate mechanisms to ensure consistency with regulatory laws and standards.
    • Participates in the development and execution of the agency strategic plan.
    • Works proactively to develop clinical programming to meet community needs.
    • Ensure overall clinical, operational and fiscal oversight for the department.
    • Provide clinical oversight of clinical cases and direct treatment among multiple Family Service & Guidance Center providers. Aids in shaping the treatment philosophy and goals of the agency in line with best clinical practices.



    • Master’s degree in a recognized mental health discipline
    • Valid advanced license to practice in the state of Kansas
    • Active membership in professional organizations strongly encouraged


    • At least 5 years of experience in senior leadership role
    • Experience managing large department of clinical staff required
    • Experience with outpatient clinical therapy and school-based services and programs is required
    • Experience serving as a community liaison preferred
    • Experience working with managed care companies preferred
    • Experience managing school based staff preferred


    Background checks and drug screen required.


    This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, including 3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) with employer match and more! 



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