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


New Posting Manager - Operations/Administrative
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a manager position responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Custodian and Central services department in a manner consistent with Meridian’s strategic plan and mission. The manager is to Assists in managing and supervising Mail clerks and Custodian staff. Assures the optimal functioning of building cleanliness and daily operations of the vehicle fleet and mail services. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The work requires the use of independent judgment. This position reports to VP of Facilities.

New Posting Clinical Program Manager - Adult Outpatient Services
Gainesville, FL32614
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.

New Posting MAT Clinician
This is a highly advanced professional counseling position providing assessment, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of patients. This position requires the ability to build professional, empathic and caring and supportive relationships with patients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. The clinician will take immediately action for any care provided to patients that is not safe, not provided timely or not professional. This position may also require providing consultation services to Center and other agency staff. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team under the supervision of the Program Director and/or Program Manager.

New Posting SVP- Chief Financial Officer
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a highly responsible position on the Executive Management Team and is charged with ensuring that the financial management of the agency supports safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable services. The work required the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Work is performed under the supervision of the President/Chief Executive Officer and is reviewed through conferences and required reports.

New Posting Dietary Aide
Gainesville, FL32614
Assists in the kitchen in both serving and preparation of meals for residents at the facility

New Posting Addictions Medicine Physician
Lake City, FL32025
This is an advanced professional clinical position providing physician services in addictions medicine to Meridian’s target populations as well as supervising and overseeing providers in substance use treatment programs. It requires that the physician work with patients and within a multi-disciplinary setting to provide patient care in Medication Assisted Treatment programs. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and reviewed through observation, peer review, conferences, and reports.

New Posting Children's Outpatient Manager
Gainesville, FL32614
This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. Services are provided for children and adolescents presenting mild to severe emotional and behavioral symptomology. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients and families, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns. Services provided in office, school, and home settings. Services may be provided in office and or via telehealth from home or office, contingent on needs of the agency.

New Posting Clinical Manager
Lake City, FL32025
This highly professional position is responsible for administering, planning, organizing, and directing multi-components for multiple(services within the addictions and mental health programs. Duties include clinical supervision (including supervising registered interns to achieve licensure), budgeting, management of staff and service delivery within the program, liaison to agencies in the community served by the program, compliance with contracts and regulatory authorities and participation in Center wide initiatives. Provide direct care where needed. Work is performed under the supervision of the Vice President for Outpatient and Recovery Services.

New Posting Clinician
This is a highly responsible position in which the candidate will work as part of a dual diagnosis team of professionals providing both mental health and substance abuse treatment in a residential facility. The candidate must have the knowledge, skill and ability to complete intake, orientation, bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and work with a myriad of personalities while working in a highly structured residential facility. The candidate must also have the ability to present psychosocial educational groups, process groups and individual sessions to adult consumers in pre-contemplation, contemplation and stage one of recovery. This position will work under the supervision of a master’s level practitioner.

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.

New Posting CMHC Manager
Lake City, FL32025
This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing multi-component community mental health, addiction, outreach, and prevention programs. Duties regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, risk management, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, Ensure quality clinical and ancillary services. Through conferences, required reports and other measures of success. Primary duties to fall in development and ongoing supervision of CMHC interdisciplinary teams consisting of clinician(s), care coordinator, peer specialist, LPN, psychiatrist and APRN. Work is performed under the supervision of the CMHC Project VP.

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 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 professional supervisory position responsible for providing supervision and oversight over emergency screening of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for Gainesville or Lake City which provides the first contact for persons in crisis seeking mental health, and/or addictions treatment. In addition, the Director gives input and maintains compliance of policies and procedures pertaining to emergency screening and crisis management. This position will be responsible for coordinating with other Access and Admissions leadership to support a “No Wrong Door” philosophy of care. Clinical, crisis intervention, customer service, and supervisory skills as well as the ability to multi-task are essential requirements of this position to successfully direct the team that provide services to clients through Emergency Screening. Direct reports of the Director include master’s level Emergency Screeners and bachelor’s (or equivalent) level Emergency Screening Coordinators. This position participates in the Administrator On-Call rotation (AOC).

The FACT Lite Director/Team Lead oversees a multidisciplinary team to promote behavioral health, social support services, and medical care for patients/members, utilizing medical and health related professionals from numerous community organizations, as well as Meridian staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence. Florida Assertive Community Team Director is to train and guide staff to perform assessments and screenings, including identifying gaps in care, then co-develop long and short term goals with patient/member for those dealing with severe and persistent mental Illness, Director oversee staff’s performance in co-development of crisis intervention and resiliency plans (WRAP plans, relapse prevention plans) with patients/members. Provide oversight and care direction of Community Team Based wraparound models. The Director is accountable for Multidisciplinary Team performance to coordinate and link client to receive the necessary services related to members’ comprehensive medical, behavioral, and social healthcare coordination needs. Fact Lite Director and team perform services telephonically, virtually, in the community and or at patient/members residence with goal to improve clinical healthcare outcomes, improved consumer experience with healthcare systems and enhancements in facilitating client’s recovery and reductions in total healthcare costs.

New Posting Law Enforcement Clinical Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional clinical position that reports to the Forensic Director to provide clinical function as a member of a Co-Responder team consisting of a behavioral health clinician and a sworn officer of Alachua County Sheriff’s Department. Majority of time will be spent with Law enforcement as ride along to intervene in community situations or crisis where Mental Health Issues are predominant issue. Assist the client to help prevent arrest or involuntary mental health inpatient stay. This position will include focus on individuals identified as high utilizers of crisis stabilization units, emergency rooms, and the Alachua County Jail. This person must be able to work independently and have the ability to work well with other agencies, such as the courts, jails, and community partners.

New Posting Clinician Unit Counselor
Lake City, FL32025
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.

New Posting Staff Psychiatrist
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.

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 Recovery Specialist
This is an entry-level position providing supportive counseling, psycho-educational lectures and ancillary services within the Residential Program. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized Person served Recovery plan, as well as the goals of the program.

New Posting Unit Supervisor
Gainesville, FL32614
The Unit Supervisor works closely with the CSU Management to ensure coverage and patient process flow, according to Policy and Procedure, in all inpatient clinics. The Unit supervisor also acts as a liaison between management, staff and the clients we serve. The Unit Supervisor may also perform clerical, budgeting and medical record functions.

New Posting Housing Manager
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a highly responsible position that ensures that care is safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable for residents in our HUD (Housing and Urban Development) and other housing properties, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Meridian's Lodge. The individual is responsible for compliance with all HUD/NSP standards and must ensure that these standards are followed. They must also ensure that all housing units are properly maintained and that the housing units remain occupied. This position is responsible for maintaining relationships with HUD and the other housing programs. The Manager of Housing Programs will attend the Board of Director's meeting for the NHP Properties. Required reports are to be submitted accurately and timely. The work requires considerable management, financial, and business expertise. The Work requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities, while under the supervision of the Director of Housing.

This is an independent professional position performing assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for adults with opioid use disorders who are in need of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services. The Care Coordinator 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.

This is a highly professional position responsible for coordinating mentoring services for an assigned group of clients. This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. This position provides highly individualized services to clients that provides expertise and consults with other Team members to promote person-first culture, recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision-making skills while utilizing the wraparound process. They will assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect.

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.

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. FIS may be co-located with protective investigation workers, and shall maintain close contact with protective investigators and other child welfare workers. FIS maintain caseloads of up to 35 families. This position functions as a consultant and coordinator with protective service providers and the primary therapist. The Family Intervention Specialist provides resources, education, and motivational counseling to the client to promote family safety, prevent consequences of substance abuse on families under protective supervision or at risk of being under protective supervision by reducing drug and alcohol abuse, support parents/caregivers in completing case plans for permanency and reunification and recovery. This position often requires community-based services and a flexible schedule that will allow for work outside of normal business hours.

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.

Prevention Specialist
Starke, FL32091
This is a highly responsible position working in the Prevention program. You will provide substance abuse prevention services in the targeted schools for the region where this position is located. More specifically, this is a highly responsible position providing direct and indirect client services through a formal program to individuals, communities and agencies. Services to individuals include education, encouragement and engagement of prospective clients who show a need for prevention services based on presented risk factors for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Community and agency services include education and identification with appropriate intervention and coordination strategies, based on an evidence-based model.

Support Service Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a highly responsible position working with veterans and their families who are homeless and/or are at risk of losing housing. Services provided include but are not limited to Outreach Services, identifying potential participants, Screenings to determine program eligibility, Assessments to identify needs, Referrals-Service Linkage and Provision of Supportive Services to Assist veterans and their families obtain and or maintain social services, housing, emergency shelter, basic living items (food, clothing, furniture, personal hygiene, etc), employment, other income support, food stamps, job training, medical care. Also include, but limited to other supportive services such as: housing searches, housing inspections, transportation and other supportive services. This position is unique as staff will conduct outreach-engagement, case management and provision of supportive services in assigned services areas which could include the following service areas: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam Suwannee, and Union, and must work as a liaison within the community and continually support the mission and standards of SSVF program and mission of Meridian. This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive Needs Assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for eligible Veterans and their family members in the Meridian service area. The Supportive Service Specialist 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 reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position also involves managing a caseload.

Discharge Planner
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.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Health Information Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614
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.

Custodian
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.

CMHC Director
Lake City, FL32025
This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing Community Mental Health Center Grant. Work is performed under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Wraparound Services - North and is reviewed through conferences, required reports and other measures of success. Other wraparound community based care teams as determined, will be under this line of supervision.

Director of Acute Care Operations
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional supervisory position responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight of Meridian’s Acute Care services. Specific areas of responsibility include oversight of operation of the Crisis Stabilization Units (Gainesville and Lake City), the Addictions Receiving Facility and the on-unit clinical, discharge and therapeutic services. This professional has administrative oversight of the provision of services on these units and is responsible for transitional care, utilization review and utilization management. The VP for Acute Care Operations will ensure that the goals and objectives of the Meridian’s strategic plan are monitored and obtained, quality of services are maintained, service projections are attained and that new services are developed and implemented. The work requires specialized management, financial, and business expertise. This position requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities. The VP for Acute Care Operations works closely with Meridian’s Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Director of Nursing and the Vice President for Access and Admissions as they define protocols for referral, clinical, psychiatric, medical and nursing practice and patient care. This professional is to ensure that those practices and protocols are fully implemented by all staff. It is the responsibility of this position to ensure that care is safe, effective, person-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. This position reports to the Chief Clinical Officer and will be an active member of Meridian’s management team.

Director of Inpatient Services
Lake City, FL32025
This is a professional supervisory position responsible for providing supervision and oversight over the inpatient services of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for Gainesville and Lake City. This department includes unit counseling, discharge planning, recreational therapy, care coordinator and peer specialist services. In addition, the Director oversees and implements policies and procedures adherent to the CSU. The Director reports directly to the Vice President of Acute Care Services.

Senior Executive Assistant
Gainesville, FL32614
Manages the office of the Sr. VP of Clinical Specialties while also assisting the Sr. VP of Clinical and Community Services in a variety of administrative matters. Duties include providing administrative, secretarial and other support functions as well as managing correspondence and activities among the Meridian staff corresponding with CCO and SVP of Clinical and community Services, as well as community stakeholders. Work requires a thorough understanding of Center policies, procedures, programs and services. The employee in this position must be able to work and make important decisions independently while maintaining appropriate discretion at all times.

Program Director
Gainesville, FL32614
This highly professional position is responsible for administering, planning, organizing, and directing multi-components for multiple(services within the addictions and mental health programs. Duties include clinical supervision (including supervising registered interns to achieve licensure), budgeting, management of staff and service delivery within the program, liaison to agencies in the community served by the program, compliance with contracts and regulatory authorities and participation in Center wide initiatives. Provide direct care where needed. Work is performed under the supervision of the Vice President for Outpatient and Recovery Services.

This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing Meridian’s Forensics Multidisciplinary Teams and modified Florida Assertive Community Treatment teams (FACT). These teams serve populations dealing with mental health/mental health and substance abuse issues. Individuals enrolled in the Multi-Disciplinary Diversion team will be involved (or at risk to be involved) in the criminal justice system. Goal is to lead to promote jail diversion, coordination and linkage to resources, reporting to court related to conditional releases, and psychoeducational intervention services to reduce recidivism and increase client independence and long term recovery, Modified FACT to promote recovery for those dealing with severe and persistent mental health issues through a community wraparound techniques. Teams include a director /Lead, care coordinators, ARNP, and peer specialists. Additional Vice President duties include business plan development, budgeting and other fiscal responsibility, strategic planning, regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, grant writing, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, contract monitoring and ensuring quality clinical and ancillary services. Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of Clinical and Community Care and is reviewed through conferences, required reports and other measures of success. Other wraparound community based care teams as determined, will be under this line of supervision.

This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing Meridian’s multi-component Criminal Diversion program including grant oversight, in criminal diversion, homeless recovery services and intervention services related to 916 populations. Additionally, Vice President duties business plan development, budgeting and other fiscal responsibility, strategic planning, regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, grant writing, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, contract monitoring and ensuring quality clinical and ancillary services. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Clinical Officer and is reviewed through conferences, required reports and other measures of success.

RN FACT
Ocala, Fl34474
Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non - profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960’s. Since that time, we’ve expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Bookkeeper
Gainesville, FL32614
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor (VP of Finance), and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its limited technical knowledge and from lower classes by its emphasis on professional bookkeeping and accounting skills.