Family Intervention Specialist

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title: Family Intervention Specialist
Location: Trenton, FL, & Live Oak, FL.
Salary: $20.19|Hr. | Non-Exempt

Ready to make a positive impact in someone else's life?

Starting your career journey with Meridian is just the way to do it!

Why Meridian?

Meridian Behavioral Health is a private, non -profit organization with roots in the mental health community since the 1960's. Since that time, we've expanded to 13 counties in North Central Florida. We us a multidisciplinary approach to treating to those facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

We want you! We welcome your knowledge, experience, story and expertise!

  • Take referrals from protective investigations or protective services workers and initiate contact efforts within three working days of receiving a completed referral.
  • Provide an assessment, preferably at the same time as the screening, preferably in the home or community setting.
  • May appear in dependency court in response to subpoena or at the request of the client.
  • Once disposition on the case is final (usually within six to fifteen months of initial referral), whether it is re-unification or termination of parental rights, the client may remain in aftercare status for up to three months, if determined necessary. The F.I.S. will continue to monitor progress and provide support during that time, and upon completion of that period will discharge the client from the F.I.S. program.
  • Track and report on the progress of individuals referred.
  • Provide an initial face to face screening within ten working days of receiving a completed referral.
  • Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

Who are we looking for? (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) from an accredited university or college with a major in:
    • Sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, health education or a related human services field.
    • One year of experience working with substance abuse required.
    • Experience with both substances abuse and child abuse/neglect is preferred.  
  • Able to work Independently, while being organized and flexible in an ever-changing environment.
  • A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record and meet minimum age requirement for insurance.

What You Will Love!

  • Friendly, flexible and lively work environment- To all Meridian employees we offer free activities including Zumba and Yoga. We also believe in companywide celebrations and blood drives. Our employee engagement committee is always coming up with other fun activities for all.
  • Work-life balance - Generous PTO accrual for vacation, sick leave and holidays.
  • Benefits - Several health insurance plan options available including tax sheltered health savings account. Vision, dental, retirement, life insurance, and accidental death are also available.
  • Wellness Programs - Employees have an opportunity to earn a monthly discount on their medical plan premiums by participating in the Vitality wellness program, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Compensation & Retirement - Competitive salaries and 403(b) retirement savings with company match up to 8%.
  • Growth & Education- Opportunities for growth and career advancement. Tuition reimbursement. Public service loan forgiveness and free clinical supervision.
  • Perks - Cell phone plan discounts, travel reimbursement and gym membership discount programs, LegalShield, pet insurance and more!

Our Hiring Process:

  • We pre-screen your application. If we find that your skills are a match for the position you applied for, we will then send your resume over to the hiring manager to schedule an interview.
  • If the interview is successful, our talent acquisition recruiter from Human Resources Department will reach out to you with a verbal job offer and send over your background check paperwork as well as your follow up & next steps email.
  • After you have cleared the background screening process our talent acquisition team will then send you an overview with expectations for New Employee Orientation start date.

Our team is committed to helping you grow into the best version of yourself you were always meant to be. Thank you for considering joining the Meridian family!

How to apply:

If you are interested in making an impact while positively impacting the community apply below.

Simply apply through this website or visit us directly at

Join us in our mission to bring education about mental illnesses and substance use disorders and the treatment of those affected to the world.

"Hope, Recovery, and Wellness are within everyone's reach."

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.