Mental Health Technician - Acute Care - Lake City

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title: Mental Health Technician (MHT)
Location: Lake City, FL
Salary: $15.00 Hr. Non - CNA | 16.00 Hr. CNA 3 Yrs. experience | 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!

  • Greets clients in the screening area and inventories personal effects and screens for contraband to include screening and vitals.
  • Ensure client personal hygiene is met daily: Provides items to clients for hygiene needs. Assists with, or provides direct assistance to, clients who have difficulty meeting their personal hygiene needs.
  • Vital signs are taken and documented daily or as ordered by the RN or physician.
  • Responsible for transporting CSU Gainesville and CSU Lake City clients to and from different location within the state of Florida, if approved Center Driver.

Who are we looking for?

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of direct client care with related population. Mental Health experience is strongly preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED required. Certification as a Nursing Assistant may substitute for the HS/GED requirement.
  • Center Driver is required for the full time/part time Mental Health Technician positions designated for transportation, or to pick up any transportation shifts.

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!

· Bonus structures/Incentives

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.