Clinician - Children's Recovery Center | Lake City | #39331 | 7.20

Location: Lake City, FL
Salary: Master's Degree in Counseling Related Field Required
   Un-Licensed $38,665 | Licensed:  $55,000 - $58,000

Position Summary: 

This is a highly professional clinical position for the Recovery Center (An 18 bed residential program for adolescent males and females ages 12-17 years old).  This program provides respite services as well as co-occurring treatment services to males and females within the Recovery Center facility. 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 child consumers in pre-contemplation, contemplation and stage one of recovery.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work or other human service field from an accredited university.  The candidate's degree must have prepared him/her for licensure in the State of Florida.

Preference is given to candidates with experience counseling substance abuse or dual diagnosed clients.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1.  Complete bio-psychosocial assessment of assigned clients within 24 hour of admission.

2.  Counsel substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

3.  Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.

4.  Develop individualized client treatment plans within 7 days of admission, based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.

5.  Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals and objectives described in treatment and care plans.

6.  Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals in order to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition, and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.

7.  Intervene as advocate for clients or patients in order to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

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.

1.  Therapy and Counseling -- Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

2.  Psychology -- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

3.  Sociology and Anthropology -- Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

4.  Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

5.  Cultural Competency -- Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

6.  Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

7.  Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

8.  Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and intervene appropriately.

9.  Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

10.  Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

11.  Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

12.  Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

13.  Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.