Location: Gainesville, FL. (south region)
**Licensure in mental
health, social work marriage and family counseling or any related mental health
field is required**
This is an independent professional position providing the ongoing development, training and supervision of the Mobile Response Team and the coordination of professional relationships with law enforcement, school board, hospitals and various outside agencies. Duties include responding directly to requests for deployment and assures people in crisis receive immediate and ongoing assistance. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the results obtained.
Licensure in mental health, social work marriage and family counseling or any related mental health field is required.
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.
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. Thorough knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relating to the operation of community crisis intervention programs. Considerable knowledge of current techniques, principles and practices of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs. Skill in the use of personal computers including word processing programs. Ability to work with and counsel suicidal/distraught clients. Ability to function in a team setting. Ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff. Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations. Ability to coordinate and supervise staff in emergency situations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to make public presentations before community organizations about the program. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with assisting agencies, other County departments, employees and the general public
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.