Senior Director of Clinical Services (Admin Offices, Grants Pass)

Date: March 8, 2018


Kairos has initiated a national search to identify and recruit top-notch candidates to compete to become its Senior Director of Clinical Services. Kairos is seeking a clinical leader to guide their program development and service delivery, promote innovation and operational excellence, drive clinical and financial performance and to develop relationships and resources that secure the future of Kairos.

Home-based in Grants Pass, Oregon, Kairos is a $15M+ private, not-for-profit mental health and human service provider organization that provides a full array of services and supports for young people 0-24 with mental and behavioral disorders and their families (  Kairos specializes in helping young people and families transform lives that have been impacted by overwhelming stress, adversity and trauma, as well as psychiatric and emotional disruptions.  Created in 1977, Kairos has become a national leader in the development and implementation of ­­­­cutting-edge residential treatment for young people and offers a diverse array of clinical and supportive services from intensive psychiatric residential treatment for youth and young adults

to crisis response, psychiatric day treatment, treatment foster care, transitional and independent living, intensive community-based care, outpatient services and mental wellness promotion in several Oregon counties.  Kairos operates many unique programs and is known statewide and nationally for its innovation, quality, and accountability.  Kairos has experienced significant growth over the past five years and faces the challenge of balancing its response to increasing demand with stewardship of existing resources and programs.  Committed to excellence, Kairos is accredited by the Joint Commission. 

Kairos is focused on leveraging its remarkable assets – human capital, child developmental and mental health expertise, diverse collaborative relationships, financial resources, reputation and pioneering spirit – to expand its capability to support youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families to reach their highest potential intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.  Kairos’ rich history of community service is a tribute to the innovation of its committed professional team, savvy Board of Directors, stable infrastructure of people and facilities and its productive collaborations with the communities it serves and supports.

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the executive leadership team, the Senior Director of Clinical Services (SDCS) ensures that the highest standards of clinical practice drive services and support activities across the organization.  The SDCS partners closely with Clinical Service Directors (Community, Residential and Quality) to develop, implement and ensure fidelity to integrated clinical models and strategies that result in meaningful Outcomes for the individuals and families served.  The SDCS guides the development and execution of robust and relevant Quality Systems and Performance Metrics that assure the achievement of organizational goals and objectives, as well as compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements.  Through clinical leadership and direct supervision of Program Directors, Managers and Coordinators, the SDCS guides organization-wide clinical activities and program development and is accountable for the delivery of appropriate, effective and efficient services.  The SDCS builds and sustains productive relationships with external clinical leaders and plays a key role in the development of new business opportunities.  The Senior Director of Clinical Services has bottom-line responsibility for the operational performance – clinical, financial and administrative – of all clinical programs and services.  This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of Kairos and to impact mental health and support services for youth and their families across the state and region.  

Grants Pass is located in Southern Oregon about 60 miles north of the California border. It is a town filled with beauty, history and scenic attractions. Living in Grants Pass or elsewhere in the Rogue River Valley or surrounding mountains combines the friendly atmosphere of small town and rural life with the rugged beauty and adventure of world renowned outdoor activities and life!   Residents enjoy a unique local flavor, excellent school systems, virtually non-existent traffic congestion, low crime rate, moderate temperatures, diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, and limitless regional attractions. A thriving performing and visual arts community, diverse cuisine options and a range of local wineries add to the ambiance of local life.  Families have many housing choices from established neighborhoods to new construction developments. Whether you have animals and love the country life, want to live on the river, or “in town,” there is a home and community waiting for you.  

Our ideal candidate is an experienced clinical leader who is passionate about collaborating with young people, their families, communities and staff to develop and implement evidence-based, recovery and resiliency-oriented systems of care that assure consumer voice while  achieving appropriate, measurable outcomes. Demonstrated business acumen and exceptional relationship-building skills are musts.  Our ideal candidate will have a strong clinical sense within the community health and human services context and be comfortable as a roll-up-your-sleeves problem-solver and leader – able to balance clinical and financial goals.

Minimum requirements include a doctorate in a behavioral health treatment discipline (PhD, PsyD, EdD) and 10 years progressive clinical experience in a range of residential, therapeutic & experiential learning and community-based treatment environments including five years senior clinical management experience.  Licensed, or license eligible, as an independent clinical practitioner in Oregon is required. 

Kairos is an EEO Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

To compete for this unique and exciting leadership opportunity as Senior Director of Clinical Services of Kairos or to request additional information, please contact:

Ronald W. Morton, Vice President
The Meyers Group
Executive Search Consultants
(301) 625-5600 X2                     

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