Location: Gainesville, FL.
Salary Range: Licensed: $55,000 - $58,000/year
LMHC & LMFT - $55,000 | LCSW - $58,000
Only licensed staff considered at this time
**Master's Degree in Counseling Related Field Required**
This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services specifically for children, adolescents and their families. Services are provided for clients with mild to severe disability. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.
Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field. Preference given to individuals that have a current license as mental health professional or certified addictions professional.
Experience: Outpatient clinical experience preferred. Work experience must include work with population to be served.
1. Perform clinical assessments to determine diagnosis, level of care, treatment plan, and make recommendations to other agencies about these issues as needed.
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 schools, client homes, and in the clinic.
· Therapy is offered in a number of modalities including individual, family, and group.
· 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.
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. Has adequate assessment/evaluation skills
· Can effectively diagnose disorders in children and adults
· Can articulate developmental issues and how these affect assessment and treatment.
· Is aware of cultural and gender related issues that may affect assessment of client needs and treatment planning
· Can identify signs and indicators of abuse/ trauma
· Can determine the need for Crisis Stabilization
2. Has adequate treatment skills
· Appropriately applies behavioral, cognitive, and other interventions in manner sensitive to the age and special needs of the client
· Has facility with time effective treatment strategies
· Understands how abuse/ trauma needs to be addressed in treatment
· Can formulate treatment problems, goals and objectives based on assessment data
· Understands how to effectively integrate family/caregiver in treatment, as needed
3. Understands the nature of and maintains appropriate professional boundaries (e.g., can examine the use of self in therapy, transference/counter-transference issues)
· Provides culturally competent care
4. Has adequate consultation skills
· Understands the needs of host agency and community partners
· Is respectful of aims and personnel in host agency and community partners
· Adapts to the host environment and/ or community agency
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.