Clinician | Children Outpatient | Lake City | 39452 | 11.19

Location: Lake City, FL 
Salary: Licensure Required -  $55,000 - $60,000/year
Schedule: Full Time 


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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field.
  • License in social work, mental health, psychology, marriage and family counseling, or related field
  • At least one year of experience in counseling with children
  • Experience working with children preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Florida Mental Health Act ("Baker Act") preferred

Drivers Requirement:
Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.
In order to qualify as a Center Driver, the candidate must at least 21 years of age and have an active Florida Driver's license.  Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed for eligibility.  No more than 3 moving violations and/or accidents within the past 3 years and no major violations during the past 5 years. Drivers over 65 years old must provide a current doctor's note stating they have no driving limitations. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a welcoming therapeutic relationship with clients and families to the extent possible
  • Provides confidentiality throughout treatment as requested by client and family and prescribed by Florida State Law and obtains authorization for release of information as needed
  • Obtaining collateral information about history and prior treatment from clients, their families, the school, other community agencies, and referral sources
  • Scheduling appropriate follow up appointments for services with MBHCI and referrals to other agencies as needed
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate treatment in the least restrictive environment
  • Coordinates care with the school to ensure client is receiving maximum support and benefits of on-site services
  • Conducts counseling sessions with clients, including family and group sessions
  • Serves as a point of contact for family members, MBHCI staff, and community agencies
  • Educates family members and clients regarding their diagnosis and provides appropriate community resources
  • Provides consultation and crisis intervention as needed
  • Performs concurrent review with insurance agencies to secure authorization for services
  • Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives
  • This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of clinical services to include family, group and individual therapy for assigned clients.  Assigned clients may include scheduled and unscheduled clients.
  • This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of skills, abilities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position.  In order to meet the needs of the organization, management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with or without notice.
  • Documents clearly, timely, and effectively utilizing appropriate methods/records


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.  The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demand:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions