Program Director

Location: Gainesville, FL

Salary Range:   $73,000 - $78,000  Exempt

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in a mental health field and three years of clinical/administrative experience; current Florida licensure as LMHC, LCSW, or LMFT required.

Driver Requirement:

Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements. This position requires driving abilities to meetings/other Meridian locations/trainings and home visits as needed.

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:

  • Directs and supervises outpatient clinic operations in assigned counties.
  • Supervises the activities of a staff of Program Managers and assigned clinical and support staff.
  • Responsible to assure that the outpatient programs under his/her supervision meet and exceed all contract performance indicators and legal regulatory requirements, taking corrective action in those areas that are below the standard.
  • Implements and monitors fidelity to appropriate evidence-based and best practices in the clinics.
  • Develops and implements clinical pathways in outpatient mental health and substance abuse services, based on diagnosis and related social determinants.
  • Works cooperatively with internal and external referral sources to facilitate access to services and support coordinated care.
  • Oversees outpatient clinic performance on budgeted revenue, expenses, and productivity.
  • Responsible for the development and/or maintenance of program-specific procedure manual(s), in conformance with Meridian policies and procedures.
  • Assists Program Managers to monitor compliance with documentation standards via the compliance and peer review auditing process.
  • Ensures that staff within the assigned clinics meet all training requirements in a timely manner.
  • Works with the Chief Performance Officer and Vice President, and independently, to develop QI initiatives and to address and resolve client concerns/grievances.
  • Collaborates with the Outpatient Practice Manager to implement workflow and process improvements in clinic operations related to access, efficiency, and client satisfaction.
  • Assists the Vice President with strategic planning agency wide and within his/her own department, including developing and presenting ideas for new or enhanced services, grant applications, and interagency collaborations.
  • Participates in the development/modification of Center-wide procedures and forms as requested.
  • As time allows, assists with clinical supervision of license-seeking interns in the Center.
  • Assists the Vice President with consultation, outreach, collaboration, and education to other community stakeholders.
  • 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. 

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.