Welcome to Ozark Center

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Ozark Center Careers

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Our People Make the Difference

Ozark Center is the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, providing effective, caring and confidential services for adults, families and children. Ozark Center employs more than 600 compassionate, team-oriented professionals in the Joplin metro. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities in mental and behavioral healthcare, as well as administrative and support staff positions.

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Why Ozark Center?

Ozark Center provides a comprehensive system of behavioral healthcare programs from outpatient to hospitalization. We strive to provide compassionate, innovative and trauma-informed care to all our clients. We continually seek feedback from our staff and the communities we serve on ways to provide quality services to our clients. By exploring new products, services and locations, we provide our clients with quality behavioral healthcare.

Since 2015, we have:

 

We also offer a free 24/7 crisis line as well as a texting service.

Additionally, we have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, international agency that monitors quality in the delivery of mental health services. Ozark Center is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO) and is certified and licensed by Missouri Department of Mental Health.

At Ozark Center, we believe that a community-based system is inherently more responsive to the needs of the community and the individuals served. Our goal is to assist people of all ages who are experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, addiction, trauma and/or abuse to develop the skills essential for living a life with dignity and purpose.

 

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Ozark Center Employee Benefits

Ozark Center provides outstanding employee benefits – some are available the first day of employment. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Paid vacation and disability time accrued each pay period
  • Retirement plan with employer matching contribution
  • Licensure supervision provided
  • NHSC loan repayment opportunities
  • Longevity rewards and incentives
  • Employee recognition and bright ideas programs
  • Wellness program and incentives
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Numerous supplemental insurance options
  • Special community discounts

 

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Living in Missouri
JOMO

Downtown

JOMO

The largest city in southwest Missouri, Joplin has a strong, diverse economic base. With low crime rates and the second lowest ranking for cost of living in the nation, Joplin is the perfect place to raise a family. Our area has a relatively mild climate and four seasons. With access to four airports, our location is convenient for those who love travel.

Culture and Entertainment

The Arts

Culture and Entertainment

Whether your idea of fun includes the arts, sports, the great outdoors, history, or excellent dining, Southwest Missouri has you covered. Our area offers many outdoor activities for your enjoyment, with a number of nearby golf courses, hiking trails, parks and lakes.

Schools and Daycare Centers

For Your Family

Schools and Daycare Centers

Southwest Missouri boasts excellent public and private schools, several colleges, and two universities.
Our schools offer top-notch learning environments for youths, led by quality teaching staffs.

Around the Area

A Sense of Community

Around the Area

While providing comprehensive healthcare services through Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital, Ozark Center and a variety of primary care and specialty clinics, Freeman also reaches out to the neighborhoods in surrounding communities, making it easier for busy families and individuals to obtain the healthcare services they need.

Neosho, MO

Near Joplin

Neosho, MO

Neosho, Missouri, located just 20 miles south of Joplin, is home to three Freeman locations. With almost 12,000 residents, Neosho’s culture and history date back to 1833. Nicknamed the City of Springs & the Flower Box City, Neosho is known for the oldest national fish hatchery in the nation. Residents celebrate the season with events like the Fall Festival & Annual Dogwood Tour.

Seneca, MO

Near Joplin

Seneca, MO

Freeman Seneca Family Medicine is located in Seneca, Missouri, just 16 miles south of Joplin. With just over 2,000 residents, Seneca features a beautiful valley, which contains natural waterways, rolling hills, lush foliage and a peaceful, rural atmosphere. The town is located a few miles from Grand Lake of the Cherokees in northwest Oklahoma, also known as Grand Lake.

Anderson, MO

Near Joplin

Anderson, MO

Located 35 miles south of Joplin, Anderson, Missouri, is home to Freeman Clinic of Anderson. Anderson is a diverse community of 2,000 residents. The McDonald County School District has 10 schools. When its students enroll in high school, they all become McDonald County Mustangs.

Webb City, MO

Near Joplin

Webb City, MO

Webb City is a short 15-minute drive from Freeman Hospital West. It is home to Freeman Urgent Care, Freeman Outpatient Dialysis Center and Freeman Primary Care. The town has 11,000 residents, making it one of the larger cities in the area. Webb City is nicknamed the City of the Flags. The town is home to the Webb City Cardinals.

Carl Junction, MO

Near Joplin

Carl Junction, MO

Carl Junction is located eight miles from Joplin and five miles from the Kansas state line. Freeman Carl Junction Family Medicine and Ozark Center both other services located in the town. With 7,500 residents, Carl Junction is a growing community with emphasis on the housing market and economic development. The town is home to the Bulldogs of the Carl Junction R-1 School District.

Carthage, MO

Near Joplin

Carthage, MO

Carthage is located 20 miles northeast of Joplin and are home to three Freeman locations. With a population of 14,000 people, Carthage serves as the county seat of Jasper County. Carthage, nicknamed America’s Maple Leaf City, hosts a Maple Leaf Festival every fall celebrating the changing of the seasons. The city is economically sound and home to many corporate headquarters.

Pittsburg, KS

Near Joplin

Pittsburg, KS

Ozark Center Career FAQs

    To check on the status of application, please call Ozark Center Human Resources at 417.347.7600

    Yes, all applications must be submitted by mail or by email to careers_oc@freemanhealth.com.

    We process a large volume of applications and employee transfers each day. Processing time for individual applications varies due to the number of qualified applicants for each position, screening and interview schedules, access to employment verification information and timing of orientation schedules.

    You’re welcome to apply for two positions at a time; however, please carefully consider whether you meet the skill and education requirements for each job and whether you have a sincere interest in each position for which you apply.

    A recruiter will call each candidate to set up a date, time and location for the meeting. Depending on the position, interviews may include a member of our leadership team and peers within the department.

    After all interviews are completed, candidates are notified by phone with an offer, or by email or letter when declined. If you have been selected for the job, we'll extend a formal offer, which will include a start date, compensation and benefits. Please note that all offers are contingent upon passing our required background checks and other pre-employment tests.

    We’ll notify you by email if you’re not being considered for a position.

    We’re located at 1105 E. 32nd Street, Suite 2 in Joplin, Missouri. Our hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

    Ozark Center Psychiatric Residency Program

    Deciding where to train is the most important decision of your career in psychiatry. When contemplating which residency program best suits you, you may consider the benefits of having varied clinical experience when rotating through Ozark Center’s addiction, child and adolescent, geriatric and consult services – all while receiving guidance from our supportive faculty.

    During your time here, you will be able to grow as a resident while working with a collaborative team to provide care to patients of varied socioeconomic backgrounds in a rural healthcare setting in Joplin, Missouri. Joplin is located near Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, so our patient population may commute from any of these locations.

    Click here to learn more about our psychiatric residency program

     

    Ozark Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on designation within any protected class as defined by applicable state and/or federal laws.

    Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws such as FMLAEEO and EPPA.