Career Opportunities at Meridian

Current employees must apply online and also complete an internal application.  Most current employees working in 24/7 programs only need to complete the internal application.

37 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

This is a highly professional position providing oversight responsibilities for multiple services within one program along with providing clinical supervision to staff within the Recovery Center program (An 18 bed residential program for adolescent males and females ages 12-17 years old with a staff size of 10.50 FTE). This program provides respite services for referrals from Partnership for Strong Families and Lutheran Services as well as co-occurring treatment services to males and females within the Recovery Center facility. Duties include clinical supervision of staff and paraprofessionals, management of service delivery within the program, liaison to agencies in the community served by the Program, participating in Quality Improvement activities and committees, participation in program and revenue development for the Department, and participation in Departmental management activities.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for adults and some adolescents who are experiencing homelessness in conjunction with mental, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The SOAR Care Coordinator works as part of a modified Assertive Community Treatment team and with other professionals from numerous community organizations. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. The SOAR Care Coordinator specifically assists clients through to SOAR process with the goal of supporting the client in being granted disability income. The SOAR Care Coordinator assists with outreach and engagement of individuals eligible for services. Work is performed in community settings including but not limited to homeless shelters and client homes, as well as in Meridian offices and clinics. (SOAR = SSI / SSDI, Outreach, Access, Recovery).

This is a highly professional position responsible for coordinating care management services for an assigned group of clients. This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. They will assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect.

The position responsible for providing clerical and supportive services to assist in identifying veterans in need of services as well as assisting in helping families obtain and maintain housing and other program needs. The position provides outreach and engagement services throughout our service areas within emergency shelters, homeless shelters, feeding programs, park other places, and places frequented by the homeless individuals. This position will also perform screenings to determine if identify veteran families meet eligibility requirements of the SSVF program to including verifications of eligibility and file documentation. In addition to screenings the specialist will also be responsible for making referrals/service linkage of those individuals and families who are in need of emergency services and/or those families who are not eligible for services. The Assistant Supportive Service Specialist will also be participating in weekly Outreach/Tabling activities in areas frequent by individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The staff will be responsible for timely service provision; ensuring adequate and timely documentation and coordination of service. In addition, the position will provide additional services to ensure program documentation for data reporting purposes. Services will be provided in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.

This is a highly responsible position in the Center’s Senior Management Team. The Vice-President is responsible for managing the Adult and Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health and Specialty Programs in four clinics in the southern portion of the Meridian service area. This will involve the coordination and overall supervision of these programs. The role of the Vice-President is to ensure that care is safe, effective, person centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. He/she is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and to represent Meridian’s management team to these stakeholders. This highly professional position is responsible for administering, planning, organizing and directing multi-components for multiple programs within the outpatient programs. Duties include clinical supervision, budgeting, management of Staff and Service Delivery within the Program, liaison to agencies in the Community served by the program, compliance with contracts and regulatory authorities and participation in center-wide initiatives. The Vice President participates in program development, market analysis, grant writing efforts, verbal presentations and quality projects. The Vice President works with the Senior Vice-President, the COO, and the CFO as well as others to ensure that the goals and objectives of the strategic plan are monitored and obtained, quality of services are maintained, service projections are attained and that new services are developed and implemented. The work requires specialized management, financial, and/or business expertise. The work requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities.

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children.

This is a professional clinical position that will report to the Forensic Director to provide intensive clinical services (crisis, group and individual therapy) case management, jail screening, follow-up and service delivery to individuals with mental health being diverted from the jail and forensic state hospitals. Must be able to conduct Biopsychosocial assessments with clients who are in jail or the community. Also will be lead for mental health court for multiple clients. This person must be able to work independently and have the ability to work well with other agencies such as the courts, jail and community partners.

Serves as liaison between client relations units and functions as a team leader for a particular unit. The work required the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities of maintaining a professional office setting, and the ability to provide clerical support on all levels within the Center. This position requires heavy public contact.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

New Posting Clinician- GBHI | Gainesville | #40302 | 5.20
Gainesville, FL32614
This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services as part of a modified Assertive Community Treatment team that serves clients who are experiencing homelessness in conjunction with their own or a family member’s mental, substance use, or co-occurring disorder. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Client population will primarily be adults but may include adolescents. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

Serves as liaison between client relations units and functions as a team leader for a particular unit. The work required the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities of maintaining a professional office setting, and the ability to provide clerical support on all levels within the Center. This position requires heavy public contact.

New Posting LPN - Residential (Substance Program)
Gainesville, FL32614
This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care in a residential substance abuse treatment program. The LPN provides medication administration, wound care, patient and family education and historical data collection.

This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Manager or physician. The LPN provides medication administration, wound care, patient and family education and historical data collection.

This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Manager or physician. The LPN provides medication administration, wound care, patient and family education and historical data collection.

New Posting Recovery Specialist | Lake City | #40419 | 5.20
Lake City, FL32025
This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

New Posting Case Manager- Children | Gainesville | #40240 | 5.20
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a highly professional position responsible for coordinating care management services for an assigned group of clients. This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. They will assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect.

New Posting Case Manager- Adult | Live Oak | #39433 | 5.20
Live Oak, FL32060
This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed adults. The Case Manager works with other professionals from numerous community organizations as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of severely emotionally disturbed Adults.

New Posting Unit Clerk | Gainesville | #30042 | 5.20
Gainesville, FL32614
The Unit Clerk is responsible for performing secretarial/clerical duties while providing top notch customer service skills. He/she functions as the focal communication source in the nursing station. Provides indirect care in the department under the direction of the Unit Supervisor. Ensures Baker Act petitions and medication prior authorizations are completed as required. Performs detailed and accurate audits alongside the Unit Supervisor and compiles information. Maintains work area in neat and orderly manner, being mindful of infection control practices and safety initiatives established by the facility. Follows established policies and procedures relating to client confidentiality. Maintains office and hygiene supplies, completes work orders, and puts away department supplies keeping the department work area clean and organized as directed by the supervisor. Assists the Vice President of Acute Care and the Unit Supervisor, by completing other duties as assigned.

This is a highly responsible position in the Center’s Management Team. This position is responsible for oversight of clinician's documentation paperwork and as required provide licensure signature sign off. She/he will be responsible for employee interviewing, hiring and orientation and staff supervision under her direction. She/he will be expected to work independently and as part of a team, providing an array of best practice psychoeducational materials in group and individual settings. Train staff and team implement and promote and build a culture around strength-based and recovery practices. She/he is expected to interact with stakeholders, internal and external, and is sometimes required to represent Meridian’s management team to these stakeholders. She/he will take immediately action for any care provided to consumers that is not safe, not provided timely or not professional. This position may also require providing assessment, evaluation intake, treatment planning and documentation addressing the specific treatment needs of consumers, as well as consultation services to Center and other agency staff, if needed due to staff shortage. Participates and contribute to budget preparation and monitoring of fiscal performance, inclusive of authorization process with insurance entities.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

This is routine manual work consisting of extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on all Meridian facilities, grounds, mechanical equipment, and utility systems. Under general supervision, this position will perform a wide variety of maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment; and perform related work as required. This position is reviewed through reports and observations and has potential exposure to blood and body fluids. Personal protective equipment may be needed while performing some maintenance duties.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services specifically for children, adolescents and their families. Services are provided for clients with mild to severe disability. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct clinical services. Senior clinical staff may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and interns.

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children.

This is a very important position, in that a Peer Specialist has a perspective of individuals coming to receive treatment services that few professionals have, experiencing and receiving treatment services in treatment settings. It is not uncommon for people with similar lived experiences to offer each other practical advice and suggestions for strategies that professionals may not offer, or even know about. Those personal experiences are what makes the Peer Specialist and empowering helper, through the sharing of their stories of recovery and their willingness to share tools they have used to succeed. Peer Specialists provide hope, support, education, and assist persons served in seeing that they are more than their disorder. Substance use and Mental Health Peer Positions are available in many of our programs including Mobile Response, OTP, Homeless Recovery, Case Management, Family Services, Forensic, Crisis programs and Substance Recovery. We generally have part time and full time positions available in Gainesville, Lake City, Lake Butler, Chiefland, Live Oak and surrounding areas.

This licensed mid-level management position oversees a modified Assertive Community Treatment team that serves individuals who are experiencing homeless in conjunction with mental, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The role of the director is to ensure that the program s/he oversees is adequately and consistently staffed, is managed in accordance with professional and/or contractual, regulatory or legal standards and center policy/procedure, and performs to the level specified for that unit in the annual plan and/or budget. The work requires knowledge of the ACT model and ability to coordinate and facilitate the work of an interdisciplinary team that includes a psychiatrist or ARNP, registered nurse, therapists, care coordinators, and peer specialists. The work requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out day-to-day duties and responsibilities and is performed under the direct supervision of a Vice President or Senior Vice President position.

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.

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children.

This is an advanced professional clinical position conducting biopsychosocial assessments for clients who either present at the Crisis Stabilization Unit and/or Emergency Room for substance related crisis. This position will also conduct Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) assessments in addition to SBIRT trainings to community stakeholders as well as individual and group therapy.

This is routine manual work consisting of extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on all Meridian facilities, grounds, mechanical equipment, and utility systems. Under general supervision, this position will perform a wide variety of maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment; and perform related work as required. This position is reviewed through reports and observations and has potential exposure to blood and body fluids. Personal protective equipment may be needed while performing some maintenance duties.

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children.

This is an entry-level position providing supportive services to clients in a various 24/7 treatment programs. The position requires the ability to model behaviors and work as a member of the treatment team in reaching the goals of the individualized treatment plan, as well as the goals of the program.

This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of an RN, RN Shift Manager, physician or designated delegate. In addition, documents or assists with completion of documentation. This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. 15-minute client checks, therapeutic activities, vital signs, 1:1’s if required, care and custody, snacks and food ordering, hygiene supplies, other assignments as directed by RN; Detox Unit – calls for appointments, maintains wait list. Willing to be an active participant in client restraints, as needed.

This is a professional position that works closely with an interdisciplinary team to assist in providing and coordinating services in an acute care inpatient setting for clients, their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers.

This is a highly professional position responsible for identifying client alterations in health, assessing the client's responses to actual and potential health problems and prescribed treatments, and providing appropriate nursing interventions to return the client to baseline health with appropriate physician orders. This position requires the ability to build professional, empathetic, caring and supportive relationships with youths, and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, while ensuring efficient and quality services. Services may sometimes be provided in home or community settings.

This position is highly responsible for following-up on clients who are stable and already on maintenance medications. This person will be an advocate for clients and interact with clients in a manner that reflects cultural sensitivity. Assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect. Work is performed under the protocol of a Center psychiatrist and is directly supervised by same.