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.

53 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


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. Provides assessment, treatment planning, and individual group therapy using evidence based modalities. Where indicated, also provides family therapy.

New Posting Staffing Coordinator - Nursing | 7.19
Gainesville, FL32614
Moderately responsible position responsible for the scheduling and staffing of Meridian’s nursing, inpatient & residential programs. Responsible for reduction of overtime and agency use and manages PRN timesheets and callout reporting. Must be flexible and also responsible for afterhours on-call. Recent nurse staffing/scheduling experience and proficiency in Microsoft programs highly preferred.

This position covers schools in the rural counties of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie. 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 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 position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Manager or physician. The LPN provides medication administration, wound care, patient and family education and historical data collection. Documents care provided in the clinical record. The population served includes children and adults. OSHA Statement: This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.

Shift assessment, intake RN assessment/admission full and screening, and d/c assessment, obtain, assess and disseminate necessary information, incident reports based upon interviews as needed, nursing assignments, peer evaluations to assist RN Shift Supervisor.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

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.

The Health Information Specialist coordinates and maintains all patient records within the center, in accordance with state and federal regulations. This position is responsible for processing and fulfilling requests for copies of medical records in a timely and efficient manner while ensuring accuracy and providing our customers with the highest quality product and customer service. The Health Information Specialist performs quality checks on the electronic medical record (EMR) and must at all times safeguard and protect the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information. This role requires a high level of analytical, computer, and communication skills. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Health Information Management.

This is a position providing the first contact for persons seeking services or needing information about available mental health or addictions treatment. Counselor IIIs provide immediate crisis intervention and mental health first aid to callers. This position requires the ability to conduct telephonic initial assessments and make appointments for appropriate services or provide information and/or a referral to assure consumers are satisfied with the outcome of this initial contact. Customer service, computer, and crisis intervention skills are essential requirements of this position.

New Posting Mental Health Technician FD | LC | 39997 | 7.2019
Lake City, FL32025
This position is responsible for providing great client care as the first contact for persons seeking inpatient Crisis Stabilization and Detox Services and assists throughout the admission process. Provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Screening with significant training oversight by the Director of Access Center. Position requires heavy customer contact, teamwork skills, diligence in documentation, as well as independent critical thinking to manage sometimes multiple customer needs at the same time. This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.

New Posting Clinician - LCSW | AOP | #40424 7.19
Gainesville, FL32614
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 position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across Meridian’s service area. This position provides leadership by engaging stakeholders in dialogues that inform and further the strategic mission of Meridian by raising awareness and access to Meridian’s services and initiatives. This position will identifying gaps in the continuum of services and match Meridian to those gaps by making recommendations to leadership about the identified need and potential funding sources that will assist in meeting community needs.

This position is responsible for providing great client care as the first contact for persons seeking inpatient Crisis Stabilization and Detox Services and assists throughout the admission process. Provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Screening with significant training oversight by the Director of Access Center. Position requires heavy customer contact, teamwork skills, diligence in documentation, as well as independent critical thinking to manage sometimes multiple customer needs at the same time. This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.

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. It is not uncommon for people with similar lived experiences to offer each other practical advice and suggestions for strategies that professionals may not offer, or even know about. Those personal experiences are what makes the Peer Specialist and empowering helper, through the sharing of their stories of recovery and their willingness to share tools they have used to succeed. Peer Specialists provide hope, support, education, and assist persons served in seeing that they are more than their disorder. Peer Positions are available in many of our programs including Mobile Response, OTP, Crisis Stabilization, Homeless Recovery, Family Services and Substance Recovery. We generally have part time and full time positions available in Gainesville, Lake City, Lake Butler, Chiefland, Live Oak and surrounding areas.

New Posting C.N.A. SAPP | Gainesville | 39773 | 6.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional position providing monitoring and supervision of patients in a specialized residential substance treatment program serving clients with infections requiring PICC line antibiotics. The CNA will be providing services and monitoring during the hours of 11 PM – 7 AM.

New Posting Dietary Aide | GV | 31856 | 6.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This position will cook, prepare and serve meals to the residential/inpatient programs which include minimal record keeping, following menu guide, preparation of special diets and housekeeping of the kitchen area while following infection control standards.

New Posting CMA | Lake City | 39274 | 6.2019
Lake City, FL32025
The Certified Medical Assistant provides patient care in community mental health clinic setting under the direct responsibility of a licensed physician. Clinical skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure. The CMA may also perform clerical, insurance and medical record functions. *Occasionally expected to float/travel to other clinics as needed for staffing.

New Posting Lead Mental Health Technician | Lake City | 6.19
Lake City, FL32025
This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of an RN and RN Unit Manager. This position supervises and trains the Mental Health Technicians that work on the CSU. In addition, this position is responsible for documentation as required including but not limited to: 15 minute client checks, therapeutic activities, and vital signs. Will participate in 1:1’s, snacks and food ordering, hygiene supplies, and other assignments as directed by the Nurse Manager. Must be willing to be an active participant in client seclusion's and restraints, as needed. This position has the potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. May require being a Center Driver, if eligible.

New Posting Recruiter | Gainesville | #40377 | 6.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This entry-level position is responsible for recruiting candidates in many of Meridian’s programs, collaborates with department managers on a regular basis, and proactively identifies future hiring needs. The Recruiter will attract candidates using various sources including job boards, social media networks and employee referrals. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the 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 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 professional position ensures that each client has the opportunity to identify and work through personal treatment goals for recovery from a variety of mental illnesses, behavioral problems, and/or substance abuse disorders by providing evidenced based therapeutic interventions. This position acts as a liaison for clients and families with inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff and community agencies and performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

This position is responsible for recruiting Master’s level and licensed clinician and therapist candidates in many of Meridian’s programs, collaborates with department managers on a regular basis, and proactively identifies future hiring needs. The Recruiter will attract candidates using various sources including job boards, social media networks and employee referrals. Ultimately, the responsibilities of the 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 an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services as part of a modified Assertive Community Treatment team that serves clients who are experiencing homelessness in conjunction with their own or a family member’s mental, substance use, or co-occurring disorder.

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. Adult and Child/Adolescent position available.

Assists the Director of Nursing Services in directing the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide health care and nursing services to the clients of Meridian Behavioral Health in Acute Care Services on a 24-hour, 7 day per week basis.

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 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 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. **LCSW Required**

This is a non-caseload caring professional position in which the candidate will work as part of a team of professionals providing substance abuse treatment to adolescent (13-17) males in a 6 month residential program.

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.

LPN | OTP | #31313 | 5.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a highly advanced nursing position that provides accurate assessment (ie subjective input, objective skills, random drug screenings) of patients for entry into the OTP (Opioid Treatment Program) This position requires the ability to build professional, empathetic and caring and supportive relationships within the scope of the nursing profession. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team under the supervision of the Vice President of MAT programs, Program Manager OTP and the Medical Director

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.

Custodian | PRN | GV or LC | 5.19
Gainesville, FL32614
This is routine manual work performing custodial assignments in Center facilities and grounds. Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of custodial and 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 of these custodial duties.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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

*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 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 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.