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Director of Admissions at Vermilion Behavioral Health

Director of Admissions

Vermilion Behavioral Health Lafayette, LA Full Time
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Acadia Healthcare is looking for an experienced Director of Admissions at our Vermilion Behavioral Health facility in Lafayette, LA.

Our Team:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of speciality behavioral health and addiction disorders. Acadia Healthcare is headquartered in Franklin, TN and is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services in the nation. Our organization values input from employees and fosters collaboration to create a team oriented service delivery system.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Opportunity for growth that is second to none in the industry

Your Job as a Director of Admissions:

Direct the facility admissions activities by driving the admissions process, developing, implementing and maintaining revenue-generating strategies.

Your Responsibilities as a Director of Admissions:

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree, counselor certification, or nursing license required; Six plus years' experience healthcare related admissions with Bachelors.
  • Master's Degree in Human Services Field preferred with three plus years' experience healthcare related admissions, CAC or CADC with a minimum of five years in the substance abuse treatment field.
  • Three years of work experience as a Director of Admissions in a substance abuse treatment facility preferred.


  • May require LCSW, LMHC by the state for this position or CAC/CADC, where required.
  • 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.

Recommended Skills

  • Quality Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Intake
  • Recruitment
  • Quality Assurance
  • Training
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