Behavioral Health Director, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The University of Cincinnati/UC Health Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities announces a search for a Behavioral Health Director. Our IDD center is committed to developing its behavioral health services to meet the unique needs of the patient population. Services include psychiatry, psychotherapy, behavioral health care management, community navigation, and behavioral intervention programs.  The IDD Center is seeking a full-time Behavioral Health Director to lead these efforts (20% protected time) and provide clinical care to patients within the Center (80% clinical). Applicants can anticipate working collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Cincinnati, UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and state developmental disabilities service programs.  This individual will have a faculty appointment with the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Essential Functions

  • Provide high-quality and population focused clinical care in an outpatient setting at the Freeman Center.
  • Provide education and support regarding behavioral issues to medical school faculty, attending physicians, nursing staff, residents, interns, medical students, and other trainees as requested and/or needed.
  • Lead the development of the behavioral health disabilities program in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Perform related duties based on department need.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Clinical Psychology (PhD. Or PsyD.).

Required Trainings/Certifications

Licensed Psychologist or licensed eligible in the State of Ohio.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of clinical counseling experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Clinical and academic interests in the psychiatric and psychosocial impact of disabilities.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 94629


Behavioral Health Director, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Date:  Feb 1, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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