Clinician - Schools | Live Oak, Lake City | 40231, 39043, 25402 | 07.20

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

Position Summary:
This position will be dedicated to the School District in addition to providing services in homes and housed on-site.  This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers.  Responsibilities include individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments. Clinician may also be involved in obtaining authorization for services and concurrent review for continued authorization for services.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

This position will be dedicated to the School District in addition to providing services in homes and housed on-site.  This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers.  Responsibilities include individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments. Clinician may also be involved in obtaining authorization for services and concurrent review for continued authorization for services.


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:

  • 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.  


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
  • When not engaged in work-related tasks or activities, keeps personal conversation quiet to avoid being misinterpreted by clients.
  • Treats all customers - clients, staff, other departments, and community - with courtesy
  • Documents clearly, timely, and effectively utilizing appropriate methods/records
  • Seeks supervision/information as needed
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Alerts school staff (Principal/Vice-Principal and Counselor) and Supervisor when going off campus during work hours
  • Requests time off with appropriate notice. Notifies school staff (Principal/Vice-Principal and Counselor) and Supervisor as appropriate as soon as possible if calling off for illness or emergency
  • Orients and mentors new staff members as needed and as appropriate
  • Considerate of other team members
  • Channels questions, suggestions, and constructive criticism appropriately
  • Works with the team to identify opportunities for improvement


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.

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.