Support Services Specialist

Welcome! Your Meridian Career Starts Here!

Position Title: Support Service Specialist
Location: Gainesville, FL
Salary: $18.62|Hr. | 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!

  • Participate in Outreach/Tabling Events to Identify Very Low Income Veteran, Identify/Screen individuals and families for determinations of eligibility of SSVF program.
  • Provide adequate/appropriate referrals/service linkage to individuals and families who do not meet minimum qualifications/eligibility for SSVF program.
  • Provide feedback of eligibility status to household or referring agency when applicable, Completes Assessments/Applications on families to determine needs and Develops, with the client's input and agreement, a Service Plan with specific goals and objectives to resolve service needs.
  • Links the client and family with services/resources identified in the Service Plan, Assist families with obtaining needs, meeting goal, While maintaining contact with all staff/agencies including VA, Housing Authorities, Homeless Coalition, Landlords, Subcontractors, Vendors, other agencies for referrals and coordination of services.
  • Conducts face-to-face visits to monitor progress in implementation of the Service Plan and Conducts follow-up to monitor progress of implementation of Service Plan.
  • Prepares/maintains accurate client records for entry into HMIS and insures quality of documentation of records as required by program and Assist with HMIS data entry as assigned by Program Manager.
  • Performs other duties as required to meet SSVF program and departmental goals and objectives.

Who are we looking for? (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Associate of Arts required (or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.)
  • A minimum of 2-year experience in case management preferred.
  • Experience working with computer systems, including electronic spreadsheet, database management and word processing required.
  • Must have a current Florida Driver's License with a clean driving record while meeting company insurance requirements.

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!

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

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.