Career Opportunities at Meridian

Current employees must apply online and also complete an internal application.  Most current employees working in 24/7 programs only need to complete the internal application.

54 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


This is a very important position, in that a Peer Specialist has a perspective of individuals coming to receive treatment services that few professionals have, experiencing and receiving treatment services in treatment settings. **Personal Recovery IS required**

New Posting Recruiting Manager #40061
Gainesville, FL32614
This position is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. This will be achieved through the development of local and statewide recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. The Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent. This is a highly professional, exempt position and will require more than 40 hours per week, irregular hours and on-call staffing functions.

New Posting Maintenance Worker | Gainesville
Gainesville, FL32614
This is routine manual work consisting of extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on all Meridian facilities, grounds, mechanical equipment, and utility systems. Under general supervision, this position will perform a wide variety of maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment; and perform related work as required. This position is reviewed through reports and observations and has potential exposure to blood and body fluids. Personal protective equipment may be needed while performing some maintenance duties.

The Family Intervention Specialist (FIS) functions as substance abuse treatment system experts and representatives to child welfare. FIS provide adult substance abuse outreach, screening, intervention, and case management. FIS do not function as the primary treatment counselor. Their role is to serve as a consultant to, and coordinator with, child welfare and a motivator/supporter for families.

New Posting Discharge Planner - Crisis Unit (Bachelor's Level)
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional position that works closely with an interdisciplinary team to assist in providing and coordinating services in an acute care inpatient setting for clients, their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers.

New Posting Clinician - Early Learning #40243 5.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This position will be dedicated full-time to Early Learning Centers and housed on-site. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include providing classroom observation at designated early learning centers, providing individualized counseling services to children in classroom setting, providing family therapy in Early Learning Center or home setting, coordinate services with partner agencies, and referring and facilitating linkage with continuing psychiatric services.

This higher level management position oversees clinical services to serve adult suffering from of Mental Health and or Substance Abuse issues, and families in assigned clinics and schools. The Director ensures that the program s/he oversees is adequately and consistently staffed, managed in accordance with professional and contractual, regulatory, and legal standards and center policy/procedure, and performing to the level specified for that unit in the annual plan and/or budget. The Director assists therapists to coordinate care with psychiatrists/ARNPs, case manager, and court entities, to promote integrated care for individuals. The Director is responsible for clinical service delivary, developing clinician schedules to assure coverage, assisting counselors to build caseloads, and participating community planning and related committees and workgroups. Director also oversees case management positions which assist clients and families with advocacy and resource finding. The Director assists the Vice President with program development, grant writing efforts, community liaison activities, and staff training. The Director works with clinical and support staff to ensure that the goals and objectives of the strategic plan are monitored and attained, quality and volume of services are maintained, and that services are implemented meet current needs. The work requires management skills and the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Vice President.

This is a highly professional position providing oversight responsibilities for multiple services within one program along with providing clinical supervision to staff within the Recovery Center program (An 18 bed residential program for adolescent males and females ages 12-17 years old with a staff size of 10.50 FTE). This program provides respite services for referrals from Partnership for Strong Families and Lutheran Services as well as co-occurring treatment services to males and females within the Recovery Center facility. Duties include clinical supervision of staff and paraprofessionals, management of service delivery within the program, liaison to agencies in the community served by the Program, participating in Quality Improvement activities and committees, participation in program and revenue development for the Department, and participation in Departmental management activities.

New Posting Counselor III - MIST | Gainesville | 31143 | 5.2019
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional counseling position providing direct and indirect customer care services within the Addictions MIST Program. The MIST Program is a Closed Mothers & Infants Unit, requiring specialized patient communication and direct care. This position requires the ability to build professional, empathic, and caring relationships with clients, while providing effective, efficient, and appropriate direct clinical services, and skills to provide adequate assessment, evaluation, intake, treatment planning, and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients.

New Posting Training/Content Designer | HR | #31767
Gainesville, FL32614
The Training and Content Designer is an position which will be an integral part of the Training and Development Team. This person will partner with the Training and Development Manager in identifying training needs and recommending appropriate paths for development. This position is responsible for but not limited to the design, development and enhancement of all current and new training curriculums.

New Posting Financial Counselor | Gainesville | 39819 | 5.2019
Gainesville, FL32614
Serves as liaison between client relations units and functions as a team leader for a particular unit. The work required the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities of maintaining a professional office setting, and the ability to provide clerical support on all levels within the Center. This position requires heavy public contact.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for adults with mental health, substance use or co-occurring disorders in MAT/Outpatient Detox. The Care Manager coordinates the care for consumers and works with other professionals from numerous community organizations, as well as with Meridian staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence.

Serves as liaison between client relations units and functions as a team leader for a particular unit. The work required the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities of maintaining a professional office setting, and the ability to provide clerical support on all levels within the Center. This position requires heavy public contact.

New Posting Clinician | Familes In Transition | #39519 | 5.19
Gainesville, FL32614
The Family Intensive Treatment Team clinician is part of a multi-disciplinary team designed to provide substance abuse and mental health assessments and treatment to families to effectively integrate child welfare and behavioral health care and expedite access to these services. The overarching goal of the program is to reduce or eliminate the out of home stay for children whose parents are suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Services are provided for clients presenting mild to severe symptomology. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, external agencies and provide efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of an RN, RN Shift Manager, physician or designated delegate. In addition, documents or assists with completion of documentation. This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. 15-minute client checks, therapeutic activities, vital signs, 1:1’s if required, care and custody, snacks and food ordering, hygiene supplies, other assignments as directed by RN; Detox Unit – calls for appointments, maintains wait list. Willing to be an active participant in client restraints, as needed.

New Posting Billing Clerk I | #40386 & 39919
Gainesville, FL32614
This position performs general and specialized medical billing and collections functions. The Billing Clerk I uses the Electronic Health Record extensively in setting up medical billing for electronic and /or paper claims filing, and follows the claims process through to completion. Position is responsible for maintaining billing records and explanation of benefits, frequent reporting on account status, AR balances, denial reasons, and other patient account management. Billing Clerk I should provide excellent Center-wide customer service, should be willing to assist in special projects, and perform other duties as required to meet departmental and Center goals. Position requires a knowledge base of the insurance claim cycle, Accounts Receivable, Excel, Outlook and Word. In addition, Billing Clerk I should be knowledgeable in Commercial Insurance, Medicaid, Managed Medicaid Third Party and Medicare billing requirements and coding. Billing Clerk I should be able to work independently with moderate supervision.

This is a professional clinical position that will report to the Forensic Manager to provide, as core of duties, case management, jail screening, and follow-up and service delivery to individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues being diverted from the jail and forensic state hospitals. This person must be able to work independently and have the ability to work well with other agencies such as the Courts, jail and community partners.

New Posting Director, Emergency Services (LCSW) #40400
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional supervisory position responsible for providing supervision and oversight over emergency screening of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for Gainesville and Lake City. In addition, the Director oversees and maintains policies and procedures adherent to the overall policies of the CSU pertaining to emergency screening and crisis management. The Director reports directly to the Vice President of Admissions/Access.

New Posting Clinician | MAT/OTP - Gainesville | 39927, 39094
Gainesville, FL32614
This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. Services are provided for clients with mild to severe disability. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

New Posting Unit Clerk - CSU | Gainesville | 30042 | 5.2019
Gainesville, FL32614
The Unit Clerk is responsible for performing secretarial/clerical duties while providing top notch customer service skills. He/she functions as the focal communication source in the nursing station. Provides indirect care in the department under the direction of the Unit Supervisor. Ensures Baker Act petitions and medication prior authorizations are completed as required. Performs detailed and accurate audits alongside the Unit Supervisor and compiles information. Maintains work area in neat and orderly manner, being mindful of infection control practices and safety initiatives established by the facility. Follows established policies and procedures relating to client confidentiality. Maintains office and hygiene supplies, completes work orders, and puts away department supplies keeping the department work area clean and organized as directed by the supervisor. Assists the Vice President of Acute Care and the Unit Supervisor, by completing other duties as assigned.

New Posting CEO/President
Gainesville, FL32614
This is executive and administrative work managing and directing the overall operation of the agency. Work involves responsibility for management and administration of all agency functions and programs; directing and coordinating departments and departmental policies; serving as the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare representative on boards and commissions; and overseeing the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare budget. Work requires recommending goals, objectives, policies, and programs to the Board of Directors and communicating these to departments, other agencies, and the public. Work is normally reviewed through the attainment of desired policy objectives from the Board of Directors and for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, statues, rules, and regulations.

This position will be working in schools and clinic setting. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include obtaining authorization for services, concurrent review for continued authorization for services, individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments.

A Therapist for the Community Action Team (CAT) provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. It is a self-contained team that provides comprehensive, intensive, community-based treatment to families with children and youth at risk of out of home placement due to mental health disorders. This advanced professional position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. A CAT Therapist is expected to be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. Their purpose is to not only provide clinical treatment, but also help assure the clients rights are protected, report any abuse and/or neglect as mandated by law.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults. The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed Adults.

Summaries of our Nursing Departments throughout Meridian are listed below. Various Part-Time, Full-Time & PRN positions will be discussed with your recruiter based on your preferences.

Various Part-Time, Full-Time & PRN positions will be discussed with your recruiter based on your preferences and location.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. Various positions among several programs are available.

This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. Services are provided for clients with mild to severe disability. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

This is a moderately advanced position at the OTP clinic that conducts drug screening on patients in the clinic, putting patient information into the lab site, printing up lab results, putting these results in Tower and creating the billing in patients’ EHR. Monitoring hall and parking lot activity, discouraging loitering while promoting compliance with individual and group attendance is a daily task of this position

Clinician - Schools - C #40384
Chiefland, FL32626
This position covers the rural Tri County communities of Trenton, Chiefland, and Cross City, Florida. This advanced professional counseling position provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. A typical client may have a mild to severe disability and/or substance use addition. It is essential that the clinician is able to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults and/or children and their families. The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed children and/or adults.

This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. Services are provided for clients presenting mild to severe symptomology. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

This is a highly skilled position that requires assisting the physician in seeing patients that are in residential services and outpatient clinics at Meridian. The CMA will complete documentation into the EHR as directed by the physician. The CMA will also monitor all documents of the physicians that he/she works with directly and complete any necessary actions. Any skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure.

*TEMP* Recruiter | Gainesville
Gainesville, FL32614
This position is responsible for recruiting candidates in Meridian’s assigned programs and collaborates with department managers on a regular basis. The Temporary Recruiter will attract candidates using various sources including job boards, social media networks and employee referrals. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the Temporary Recruiter are to ensure our company attracts hires and retains the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline. This position requires flexibility and on-call, after hours, work as needed. This is a non-exempt position.

This is a highly responsible position in the Center’s Management Team. This position is responsible for oversight of clinician's documentation paperwork and as required provide licensure signature sign off. She/he will be responsible for employee interviewing, hiring and orientation and staff supervision under her direction. She/he will be expected to work independently and as part of a team. She/he is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and is sometimes required to represent Meridian’s management team to these stakeholders. She/he will take immediately action for any care provided to consumers that is not safe, not provided timely or not professional. This position may also require providing assessment, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of consumers, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff, if needed due to staff shortage.

This is a highly professional position responsible for the clinical and administrative supervision of the team. The Team Leader will supervise and coordinate service delivery, including program planning, administration, implementation, development, and evaluation of Team members. This program and position is a home based community program and will require some work in the community and work hours after 5 pm or on weekends.

This is a professional counseling position providing direct and indirect care. This position requires the ability to assess the needs of clients and work with the clients on the goals and objectives defined within a treatment plan. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. The behavioral specialist will assist the teacher(s) in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning environment in which students with moderate to severe mental health issues can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resources. Responsibilities include accompanying student to classroom, activities and other areas supportive to student. The counselor should be proficient in crisis intervention, maintaining a safe environment for the classroom by using de-escalation techniques, teaching coping skills, and removing student from stimuli and returning to activity when the student is back to his or her safe baseline. In addition, providing appropriate clinical supports needed as specified on student’s IEP. Obtaining authorization for services, concurrent review for continued authorization for services, individual and family counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments are included in responsibilities.

This position will be dedicated full-time to Early Learning Centers and housed on-site. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include providing classroom observation at designated early learning centers, providing individualized counseling services to children in classroom setting, providing family therapy in Early Learning Center or home setting, coordinate services with partner agencies, and referring and facilitating linkage with continuing psychiatric services.

This is a highly responsible position in the Center’s Senior Management Team. The Vice-President is responsible for managing all Residential Services in the Meridian service area. This will involve the coordination and overall supervision of these programs. The role of the Vice-President is to ensure that care is safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. He/she is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and to represent Meridian’s management team to these stakeholders.

This position is highly responsible for following-up on clients who are stable and already on maintenance medications. This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. Assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect. Work is performed under the protocol of a Center psychiatrist and is directly supervised by same.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults. The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed Adults.

This is an independent professional position that works with adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and/or substance use disorder (SUD). The Care Coordinator will conduct comprehensive assessments; intervention service plans; assist consumers with removing barriers to treatment services; work collaboratively with treatment providers and consumers’ natural supports; and link consumers to community resources for stabilization within the community. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work will be reviewed through conferences, supervision, and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of adults who have SMPI and/or SUD diagnosis. This is a home based community program and may require some hours after 5pm or on weekends.

This position will be dedicated full-time to the Columbia Schools District and housed on-site. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include obtaining authorization for services, concurrent review for continued authorization for services, individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments.

This is an independent professional position performing assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for persons up to the age of 25 that experiences a behavioral health crisis that meets criteria for care coordination as a response through the Mobile Response Team. Care Coordinators works closely as a part of the Mobile Response Team staff assisting when there is a crisis call, responding when needed as an on-call advocate. The Care Coordinator identify and engage eligible individuals in services, with the goal of reducing admissions to the CSU and assuring follow-up appointment within 72-hours. The Care Coordinator links clients with community, natural, and professional support systems to meet socioeconomic and physical and behavioral health care needs, and provides psychoeducational interventions to assist in recovery and wellness. Care coordination is intended to be short term and intensive. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. Work is performed in the community, schools, hospitals, client homes, CSU and Detox, and Meridian offices and clinics.

This is an independent professional position performing assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for persons up to the age of 25 that experiences a behavioral health crisis that meets criteria for care coordination as a response through the Mobile Response Team. Care Coordinators works closely as a part of the Mobile Response Team staff assisting when there is a crisis call, responding when needed as an on-call advocate. The Care Coordinator identify and engage eligible individuals in services, with the goal of reducing admissions to the CSU and assuring follow-up appointment within 72-hours. The Care Coordinator links clients with community, natural, and professional support systems to meet socioeconomic and physical and behavioral health care needs, and provides psychoeducational interventions to assist in recovery and wellness. Care coordination is intended to be short term and intensive. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. Work is performed in the community, schools, hospitals, client homes, CSU and Detox, and Meridian offices and clinics.

This is a highly advanced professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team providing crisis services, screenings, mental health and substance abuse assessments, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

This is a highly advanced professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team providing crisis services, screenings, mental health and substance abuse assessments, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

This is a highly advanced professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team providing crisis services, screenings, mental health and substance abuse assessments, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

This is a highly advanced professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team providing crisis services, screenings, mental health and substance abuse assessments, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

This is a highly advanced professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team providing crisis services, screenings, mental health and substance abuse assessments, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of clients, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults and/or children and their families. The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed children.

This is an advanced professional clinical position providing psychiatric services to Meridian’s target populations. This position requires that the psychiatrist work with patients and within a multi-disciplinary staff to provide patient care and oversee services provided by lesser credentialed clinical providers. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and reviewed through observation, peer review, conferences and reports.

This is an advanced professional clinical position providing psychiatric services to Meridian’s target populations. This position requires that the psychiatrist work with patients and within a multi-disciplinary staff to provide patient care and oversee services provided by lesser credentialed clinical providers. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and reviewed through observation, peer review, conferences and reports.