MAT Clinician

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title: Clinician

Salary: Bachelor's level- $19.85/hr.

Unlicensed/Masters: $49,875 (+$5,000 additive for community-based services)

Licensed/Masters: $64,890 (0-3 years), $67,053 (3-6 years), $70,297.50 (6+ years)

Program: Medical Assisted Treatment Program (MAT)

Various Locations: Gainesville FL, Lake City FL, Live Oak FL, and Palatka FL.

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 use 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!

  • Complete bio-psychosocial assessment of assigned clients within 24 hours of admission.
  • Counsel substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.
  • Develop individualized client treatment plans within 7 days of admission, based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals and objectives described in treatment and care plans.
  • 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.
  • Intervene as advocate for clients or patients in order to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

Who are we looking for?

    • A bachelor's degree (Masters degree preferred) from an accredited university or collage with a major in social work, counseling, psychology nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education or related human services field.
    • LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist preferred.
    • At least one year of related experience
    • Training in the treatment of behavioral health disorders, human growth and development, evaluations, assignments, treatment planning, basic counseling and behavior management interventions, case management, clinical record documentation, psychopharmacology, abuse regulations, and recipient rights.
    • Knowledge of the Baker Act is preferred.
    • ***Depending on the specific program*** Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements
  • 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.

What You Will Love!

· Friendly, flexible and lively work environment - To all Meridian employees we offer free activities like Zumba classes! 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, Aflac and Long-Term Disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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.

· Compensation & Retirement - Competitive salaries and 403(b) retirement savings program with a gradual increase in company match, reaching up to 8% after 7 years of service.

· 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, 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 https://meridian.e3applicants.com/careers/

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.