Counselor III-Access | Gainesville | #39670,31576 | 2.21

Location: Gainesville, FL
Rate of Pay: $16.00/hr

Minimum Qualifications:

·  Bachelor's degree in related field, e.g. social work, counseling, psychology.  Experience with crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Must be able to type at least 27 words a minute and pass Outlook and Windows proficiency levels.

·  ** Must be able to type at least 27 wpm on prescreen assessment and score at least 65% on general assessment.

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:

1.  Assist clients in accessing appropriate services at Meridian while treating clients with dignity and respect at all times.

2.  Stabilize crisis callers and triage into the most appropriate level of care.

3.  As needed, provide in-person screening and scheduling.

4.  Helps to ensure the collection of data to ensure pertinent information is accurate regarding admissions, Medicaid or other 3rd party payer status, etc.

5.  Develops strong collaborative relationships with internal and external customers by offering support and demonstrating openness, giving accurate information as requested.

6. Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.
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

The employee will be regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work environment is usually moderately noisy.
None (Not Required)
Less than 1/3 (Occasionally Required)
1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently Required)
More than 2/3 (Regularly Required)

1.  Stand


2.  Walk


3.  Sit


4.  Use hands to finger, handle or feel


5.  Reach with hands and arms


6.  Climb or balance


7.  Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl


8.  Talk or hear


9.  Taste or smell


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.