Unit Counselor | CSU | LC | #39665 | 6.19

Lake City, Fl.

Pay: $30,932 (32hours/week)

Schedule: Thurs-Sun

This professional position ensures that each client has the opportunity to identify and work through personal treatment goals for recovery from a variety of mental illnesses, behavioral problems, and/or substance abuse disorders by providing evidenced based therapeutic interventions. This position acts as a liaison for clients and families with inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff and community agencies and performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives. 

Minimum Qualifications:


Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field from an accredited college or university


Experience in an inpatient setting, and a working knowledge of the Florida Mental Health Act (Baker Act) preferred.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a welcoming and therapeutic relationship with clients and their families
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate treatment in the least restrictive environment
  • Conducts counseling sessions with clients - including individual, group, and family sessions
  • Provides Psycho-Education to clients regarding their diagnosis and treatment options
  • Schedules and/or conducts appropriate follow up appointments after discharge
  • Administers care based on the client's individualized Treatment Plan, assessment of client status, and progress toward desired outcomes
  • Serves as a point of contact for family members, MBHCI staff, and community agencies
  • Assists discharge planner with obtaining referrals and collateral information about history and prior treatment when needed
  • Ensures accuracy and concurrency in documentation