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.

48 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


New Posting Director of Development and Engagement
Gainesville, FL32614

This is a highly responsible and professional position in the Advancement Department that will increase giving at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. This Director of Engagement and Partnerships is responsible for creating, managing, and supporting strategies to increase strategic partnerships, revenue, donors, and philanthropy. This person is responsible for forecasting budget projections, cultivating new relationships and creating sustainable partnerships in various communities throughout north-central Florida. The director thinks strategically and acts tactically with strong relationship development skills and has no problem with making asks.

The candidate creates and executes strategic planning of fundraising initiatives that lead to increased revenue and understanding of Meridian's mission, vision, and values. The candidate is responsible for managing and supporting signature fundraising events that not only drive revenue but increase the number of friends, donors, and corporate partners. The director is responsible for managing event expenses and budget projections as well as assisting with creating committees and volunteers.

The ideal candidate develops content for appeal writing, event planning, and marketing materials. This position will assist in promoting Meridian's Corporate Partnership and Sponsorships program by identifying and soliciting companies to participate in events and become long-term supporters.

The Director of Development and Engagement must have a hands-on, proactive, and positive attitude to be successful in this leadership role. Additionally, this candidate must be a team player with the ability to think creatively about engagement with donors, potential supporters, and the community at large.


New Posting APRN
Gainesville, FL32614

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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting APRN - Primary Care CCBHC
Lake City, FL32025

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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting Certified Medical Assistant
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting LPN - BH
Gainesville, FL32614

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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting CMHC Team Nurse
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) CSU - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL32614

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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Lake City
Lake City, FL32025

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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting Mental Health Technician - Acute Care - Lake City
Lake City, FL32025

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.


New Posting Mental Health Technician - Acute Care - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL32614

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 use 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 use 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 use a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.


New Posting SR VP/Chief Human Resources Officer
Gainesville, FL32614

This is a highly responsible position in the Center’s Executive Management Team. The Senior Vice-President works with the Executive Management Team to ensure that care is safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. S/he is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and is frequently required to represent Meridian’s executive management team to these stakeholders. In the absence of the President/CEO, and Executive Vice-President, the Senior Vice-President may be designated as the administrator in charge of the agency on a temporary basis. The Senior Vice President is responsible for managing a critical Center function: Operations, Finance, Human Resources, or Specialized Programs/New Business. 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 President, work is primarily done independently.


New Posting Care Coordinator
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting CAT Mentor
Lake City, FL32025

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.


New Posting Counselor III
Gainesville, FL32614

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 Emergency Screening Coordinator
Gainesville, FL32614

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 FACT-Vocational Specialist
Ocala, Fl34474

This position provide vocational services with a supported employment focus. The Vocational Specialist assists client with employment and career options to evaluate skills, work history and personality, matching a client’s education, experience, training and interests to available jobs. This position provides works with a multidisciplinary team including care coordinator, psychiatrist, registered nurse practitioner, vocational rehabilitation specialist and peer specialists.


New Posting Family Intervention Specialist
Live Oak, FL32060

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.


New Posting MAT Clinician
Gainesville, FL32614

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 Peer Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting Program Manager - Access Center
Gainesville, FL32614

This is a professional position overseeing the Access Center which provides the first contact for persons seeking services, needing information about mental health, and/or addictions treatment. This position requires the ability to conduct telephonic initial assessments and make appointments for appropriate services plus provide information and/or a referral to assure that consumers are satisfied with the outcome of this initial contact. This position will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the program/department and providing training and technical support to other Access and Admissions programs 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 of counselors that provide services to clients through the Access Center activities. This position participates in the administrator on-call rotation.


New Posting SSVF Housing Navigator
Gainesville, FL32614

The SSVF Housing Navigator will be a member of a multidisciplinary team in the Veteran Services program. This position will provide support to program participants to locate and secure permanent housing, this includes providing home visits and various field-based visits through enhanced housing services. The Housing Navigator will work closely with the HUD-VASH team to support veterans in their housing search and placement process. They will help to ensure that veteran that veterans are connected to the services which will assist in successful housing placement. The Housing Navigator supports the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program’s efforts through landlord engagement, retention, and collaboration with other housing agencies. In this capacity, the Housing Navigator will provide landlord outreach and engagement services to develop a full range of permanent housing opportunities for homeless veterans. The Housing Navigator is the liaison for all landlords and property management personnel and the SSVF program and its clients. This position acts as a housing advocate for Veteran households by negotiating housing options on behalf of Veteran households in enrolled in the SSVF program. The position will support Veteran households in complying with housing rules through various tenant rights education and life skill trainings. Housing Navigator provide targeted customer service and mediation support to participating properties to promote long term tenancy and partnership and will work to find creative solutions to prevent tenant evictions and work to support positive tenant and Landlord resolutions.


New Posting Support Services 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.


New Posting Team Leader (Idalia FEMA Grant)
Trenton, FL32693

This is a highly professional position leading a team of outreach specialist and experienced disaster behavioral health worker and behavioral health professional in the aftermath of recent hurricane Idalia in and around the Tri County area (Dixie, Levy, and Gilchrist). The work is performed with a high degree of independence. The Team Leader may help to assess people whom require traditional mental health or substance use treatment. This will also entail a high level of communication with communities’ agencies and entities to ensure geographic areas are represented to receive information about available resources, inclusive of those offered through the Idalia Storm relief grant. The focus of Team Leader is to identify gaps in care, co-develop long and short-term goals for the community and plan specific action steps for the team to meet grant deliverables. The Team Leader trains, debriefs, and provides supervision and is accountable for the impacted community. The Team Leader is the single point of contact for all of the agencies related to outreach and storm recovery activities. The Team Leader provides direct oversight of the Community Liaison/Resource Coordinator, Crisis Counselors and Child Specialist. The Team Leader uses data to conduct ongoing needs assessment. The Team Leader coordinates data collection activities and reviews data form submissions for accuracy and provides coordination and oversight of the Crisis Counselors plans of service. The Team Leader also works with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, and emotional support as needed.


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 Clinical Program Manager
Palatka, FL32177

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 Clinician
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting Emergency Services Manager
Lake City, FL32025

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).


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.


New Posting Therapist - CAT Team
Trenton, FL32693

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.


New Posting Director - Outpatient
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


New Posting Physician - Addiction Medicine
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 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 Clinician - Emergency Screener
Lake City, FL32025

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 Director - Billing
Gainesville, FL32614

New Posting Staff Psychiatrist
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


Data Coordinator
Gainesville, FL32614

Bookkeeper
Gainesville, FL32614

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor 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 skills.


Financial Counselor
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.


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.


Customer Service Specialist
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.


Dietary Aide
Gainesville, FL32614

Assists in the kitchen in both serving and preparation of meals for residents at the facility


Recovery Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614

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.


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.


Senior Accountant
Gainesville, FL32614

The Senior Accountant, reporting to the VP of Finance, will be responsible for a significant portion of the month-end close and reporting processes including preparing and posting journal entries, account reconciliations, and various analysis activities. This role will also prepare year-end audit schedules and assist management with various workflow, controls, and accounting process improvement projects. A strong knowledge of US GAAP and accounting practices and procedures is required.


EMR Specialist
Gainesville, FL32614

Position works day to day to maintain, implement, and support all aspects of Meridian's Health Information Systems. This position is responsible for the transmission of monthly eligibility files, and the monthly processing and submission of State files. This position includes developing SSRS reporting, maintaining reports, serving as a data analyst as required. Receives and supports staff issues reported through the IS/IT Helpdesk and/or other methods of communication. Responsibilities require an understanding of the overall workings of the EMR, Meridian processes as the impact the software, and software requirements. Position requires an understanding of HIPAA/HITECH security procedures. This position description will change from time to time as tasks, organization and technology changes. Accordingly, Meridian reserves the unlimited right to revise all or any part of this position description and the functions of the job and to add or eliminate functions of any position. Position is required to adhere to Meridian's policies and procedures.


Front Desk - Lodge
Gainesville, FL32614

The Lodge provides temporary housing for clients receiving outpatient services through Meridian. The position requires
the ability to model behaviors and work as a team to ensure that the housing tenants reach their goals of recovery on and off campus by adhering to the rules of the Lodge.to the rules of the Lodge.