Job Description

Looking to make an impact? You've found the opportunity. At Lifewell, you'll join a team passionate abuot providing hope, healing and health to the ones we serve. Our mission drives us, and you'll see this in our desire to help others reach a balanced mental health lifestyle. We align ou thinking on three values: person-centered, evidence-based and quality-driven. Just as much as we care for those we serve, we care for our employees. We provide career growth paths to encourage personal and prefessional development and flexible shifts so you can focus on what's most important. Come alongside others to encourage self-value and hope. Come alongside us and watch lives change.



  • Conducts screenings and assessments with behavioral health recipients to evaluate the nature of their presenting problems in order to determine their needs and develop appropriate service plan goals.
  • Develops and provides initial individual service plans; schedules and/or arranges appropriate ongoing treatment according to the behavioral health recipient’s needs and wishes, provides internal and external educational resources.
  • Prepares intake documentation, progress notes, event notifications and other documentation regarding behavioral health recipients in accordance with regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures required documentation is completed in accordance with established timelines; including, but not limited to, screenings, assessments and service plans.
  • Facilitates coordination of care, to include: notification to program staff of new behavioral health recipient intake, summary of intake information and recommended services/programs.
  • Participates in clinical staff meetings, trainings and other activities as required.


Skills / Requirements


  • Licensure issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners to engage in the practice of behavioral health in Arizona or a Non-Licensed individual (BHT or BHP)
  • Intake Specialist I: Licensed at the Associate level
  • Intake Specialist II: Licensed at the LISAC level.
  • Intake Specialist III: Licensed at the independent level.
  • A master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology or a closely related behavioral health field and two years of professional counseling experience in a substance abuse or mental health treatment program; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • An Arizona DPS Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card or the ability to obtain one.
  • A current Arizona Driver License and a current satisfactory 39-month Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Background Check
    • Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, the following:
    • CPR and First Aid certifications



    • Standard office environment and mobility to travel between various organizational worksites and/or external meetings.
    • Ability to apply critical thinking, and sound judgment in an ever-changing environment with multiple projects and competing priorities.
    • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders.
    • Ability to create and maintain required documents.



    • Meets deadlines and provides required data, documents and information to others as requested.
    • Makes appropriate independent decisions, collaborating with others as appropriate, assuming accountability for outcomes.
    • Maintains availability, accessibility, and visibility to others; manages crisis or emergency situations effectively and professionally.
    • Consistently displays a positive attitude and image of the agency.
    • Acts as a role model to others through professional appearance and behavior that’s consistent with the desired organizational image.
    • Adapts readily to change; guides others through the change process and seeks ways to facilitate the process.
    • Promotes objectivity, demonstrating collegiality in the workplace.
    • Encourages the expression of diverse points of view; interacts effectively and is proactive in developing problem-solving approaches that are culturally sensitive.

Important Notes

Lifewell Behavioral Wellness is a non-profit behavioral healthcare agency providing treatment, services and support for low-income clients diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), general mental health issues and substance abuse disorders. Lifewell offers residential, outpatient, community living and psychosocial rehabilitation programs which are client centered and adapted to address a broad range of needs.

Lifewell programs provide safe and supportive environments that foster recovery, healthy living and personal growth for clients as they build on existing strengths, focus on addressing deficiencies, and learn new social and vocational skills.