Position Title: Clinician

Salary: Unlicensed $47,500 - $52,500 | Licensed: $61,800 - $66,950

Various Locations: Gainesville FL, Lake City FL, Starke FL, Chiefland FL, Ocala FL, MacClenny FL, Live Oak FL, Trenton FL, Palatka FL, Lake Butler FL

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field.
  • LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist 
  • At least one year of experience in counseling
  • Working knowledge of the Florida Mental Health Act ("Baker Act") preferred

***Licensure in the state of Florida is required for different locations/programs***

*** Drivers Requirement (Depending on location/program) ***

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. 

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.

***Outpatient program Clinicians***

Position Title: Clinician 

Department: Outpatient 

Reports to: Program Director 

Salary Range: Master's Degree in Counseling Related Field Required Un-Licensed $47,500 ($5,000 additive for community based)

Position Summary: This position covers schools, and or services at client/family residence and other community locations. This advanced professional counseling position provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. A typical client may have a mild to severe mental health issues and/or substance use addiction. It is essential that the clinician is able to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, guardians and school personnel, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services Community Services additive in effect when 30% or greater of billed services are occurring each quarter in the school, home or community.

Minimum Qualifications:


MA/MS required from an accredited university with major course work in the areas of psychology, mental health counseling, social work, health education or a related clinical human services field. One year of experience in clinical services preferred. Experience working with children/teens preferred or identified specials populations.

Experience: Outpatient clinical experience preferred. Work experience must include work with population to be served.

Driver Requirement:

Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Perform clinical assessments to determine diagnosis, level of care, treatment plan, and make recommendations to other agencies about these issues as needed.

2. If applicable, completes NOMS grant related documentation as required at admission, six month follow up and discharge/post discharge follow up where indicated/required.

3. Complete any relevant reports for funding sources including outcome data, treatment status reports and performance indicators.

4. Work in an integrated format with team members including prescribers care coordinators, peer specialists and outreach coordinators, medical and central intake staff.

2. Provides therapy services to assigned clients and/or family members in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession. Any of the following may apply:

· Services are provided in locations such as schools, client homes, and in the clinic.

· Therapy is offered in a number of modalities including individual, family, and group. Some services may be delivered via telehealth.

· Therapy may include a range of levels of care from prevention and educational approaches to intensive on-site/in-home outpatient care.

4. Therapy is offered to clients with a range of problems including, but not limited to,

· Mental health issues, based on DSM diagnosis

· Substance abuse/dependence, based on DSM diagnosis

· Issues related to sexual, physical, emotional abuse and its consequences.

5. Crisis intervention/assessment

· Telephone screening for need for services or eligibility

· Face-to-face screening to determine need for inpatient admission.

· Provides consultation services to staff from other agencies also working with the client.

· Provide sufficient services to meet revenue requirements: 1170 billed hours per year.

6. Facilitates continuity of services within the agency and community for assigned clients.

7. Documents all services provided in a timely and accurate manner in electronic medical record, consistent with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession.

8. Documents all services and job duties as required for billing, payroll, and reimbursement purposes, in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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.

$3,000 hiring incentive bonus for specific programs inquire within!