VP-Community Health Centers (CMHC) Program | Gainesville | #40701 | 11.21

Location: Gainesville, FL

Rate Of Pay: $80,000-$85,000 | Exempt


This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing multi-component community mental health, addiction, outreach, and prevention programs to youth and families. Duties include business plan development, budgeting and other fiscal responsibility, strategic planning, regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, risk management, program implementation, community and employee relations, employee recruitment and retention, contract monitoring and ensuring quality clinical and ancillary services.  Work is performed under the supervision of the SVP, Clinical & Community Services and reviewed by CCO and SVP through conferences, required reports and other measures of success.


1.  Ensures that the CMHC Programs meet and exceed all contract performance indicators and legal regulatory requirements, taking corrective action in those areas that are below the standard.

2.  Ensures that the Clinic and programs under his supervision meets budgeted service levels.

3.  Ensures that there are adequate processes for monitoring compliance with documentation standards via the documentation and peer review auditing process.

4.  Ensures that the Behavioral Health Team is operational at schools and the community

5.  Works with other Executive Management Council staff to provide leadership in the area of performance improvement within the CMHC by developing QI initiatives, troubleshooting, and coordinating Departmental operations.  This includes strategic planning agency wide.

6.  Responsible for the development of outside resources contributing to success of a the sustainability plan for the CMHC grant.

7.  Ensures that staff within the Department meets all training requirements in a timely manner.

8.  Assist in the supervision of license-seeking interns in the Center as needed.

9.  Assumes responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the CMHC grant so that physical and behavioral healthcare is integrated.

10.  Ensures cultural sensitivity in staff and responds to the needs of the client regardless of socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation and other client choices.

11.  Monitors program implementation and services, and serves as a program advocate in the community.

12.  Coordinates the service array to increase access to the uninsured/underinsured with community practitioners, agency staff and all Meridian programs.

13.  Responsible for program planning, implementation, development, administration, and evaluation, budget planning/development and sustainability of the CMHC grant.


Ph.D. in a mental health field and three years of clinical/administrative experience 


Master's (M. A.) or equivalent in a mental health field and six years of clinical/administrative experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Florida licensure as LMHC, LCSW, or LMFT required.


Ability to read, analyze, interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Exhibit the ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to collaborate data and related information (qualitative and quantities) to meet grant reporting requirements.  Has the ability to formulate effectively present information to public groups, and/or boards of directors. Has the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Display the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Has the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Can physically perform the job or be amenable to accept reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions.

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.