Career Opportunities at Meridian



50 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


New Posting PRN - Discharge Planner | 40031-LC | 12.2018
Lake City, FL32025
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.

The Family Intervention Specialist (FIS) functions as substance abuse treatment system experts and representatives to child welfare. FIS provide adult substance abuse outreach, screening, intervention, and case management. FIS do not function as the primary treatment counselor. Their role is to serve as a consultant to, and coordinator with, child welfare and a motivator/supporter for families. FIS may be co-located with protective investigation workers, and shall maintain close contact with protective investigators and other child welfare workers. FIS maintain caseloads of up to 35 families. This position functions as a consultant and coordinator with protective service providers and the primary therapist. The Family Intervention Specialist provides resources, education, and motivational counseling to the client to promote family safety, prevent consequences of substance abuse on families under protective supervision or at risk of being under protective supervision by reducing drug and alcohol abuse, support parents/caregivers in completing case plans for permanency and reunification and recovery. This position often requires community-based services and a flexible schedule that will allow for work outside of normal business hours

New Posting Clinician - Schools | 40243 | 12. 2018
Gainesville, FL32614
This position will be dedicated full-time to the Schools District and housed on-site. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include obtaining authorization for services, concurrent review for continued authorization for services, individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments.

New Posting Accounting Clerk II | 39390 | 12.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor (VP of Finance), and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its limited technical knowledge and from lower classes by its emphasis on professional bookkeeping and accounting skills.

New Posting Clinician-Emergency Screening | 39845 | 12.2018
Lake City, FL32025
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.

New Posting Clinician - CABHI | 40050 | 12.2018
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.

New Posting Financial Counselor | 39815 | 12.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
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 a highly responsible position in the Center’s Executive Management Team. The Senior Vice President is responsible for overseeing the Adult and Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health and Specialty Programs for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. This will involve the coordination and overall supervision of these programs. The role of the Senior 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.

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.

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.

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. Documents care provided in the clinical record. The population served includes children and adults. OSHA Statement: This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. Medications prn’s and scheduled, orders, therapeutic activities – ensures completion, shift note, medication inventory and ordering (night shift), provide input to physician, obtain patients for MD, peer evaluations to assist Nurse Manager/Charge RN. Willing to be an active participant in client restraints, as needed. $18-$21 /Hr. + Shift Differential

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. $12.00/hr. + Shift Differential

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. $12.50-$15.26/Hr. + Shift Differential.

The Registered Nurse is 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. Whenever possible, the client, family/significant others is integrated in the care provided. The RN functions within the interdisciplinary team model to provide a safe, therapeutic environment and support the client in reintegration to the community. OSHA Statement: This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. $28-$31/Hr. + Shift Differential

New Posting Recruiting Coordinator | 40062 | 12.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
Seeking a professional and enthusiastic individual to assist the Staffing and Recruiting Department with recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and staffing of Meridian programs. This is a moderately responsible position that requires flexibility and a team player. Duties will include a variety of administrative functions including initial applicant pre-screening, appointment scheduling, applicant testing/interview coordination and file organization. $15.00 Hr | Non-Exempt

New Posting Maintenance | FT - GV | 31814 | 12.18
Gainesville, FL32614
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. $12.85/Hr.

New Posting Discharge Planner | 39662 | 11.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
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.

The Family Intervention Specialist (FIS) functions as substance abuse treatment system experts and representatives to child welfare. FIS provide adult substance abuse outreach, screening, intervention, and case management. FIS do not function as the primary treatment counselor. Their role is to serve as a consultant to, and coordinator with, child welfare and a motivator/supporter for families. FIS may be co-located with protective investigation workers, and shall maintain close contact with protective investigators and other child welfare workers. FIS maintain caseloads of up to 35 families. This position functions as a consultant and coordinator with protective service providers and the primary therapist. The Family Intervention Specialist provides resources, education, and motivational counseling to the client to promote family safety, prevent consequences of substance abuse on families under protective supervision or at risk of being under protective supervision by reducing drug and alcohol abuse, support parents/caregivers in completing case plans for permanency and reunification and recovery. This position often requires community-based services and a flexible schedule that will allow for work outside of normal business hours.

This position will cook, prepare and serve meals to the residential/inpatient programs which include minimal record keeping, following menu guide, preparation of special diets and housekeeping of the kitchen area while following infection control standards.$11.00/Hr.

This is an independent professional position performing assessments, clinical evaluation, crisis intervention, and brief treatment services in the community for families who are involved with child protective services or child protective investigations. The therapist provides brief interventions to assist families to manage stressful individual and family situations, with the goal of resolving the current situation and also strengthening the family’s skills and natural and community supports to cope with stressful situations more effectively and to promote family stability. Services may be provided in the home, schools, or other community settings. Services are offered in thirteen counties within North Central Florida. Families must be referred to Meridian by Partnership for Strong Families, and in order to meet their required response time, some evening or weekend work may be required. This program is a short-term intensive service model, generally two to three weeks’ duration for each family served. This work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work is reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports.

Moderately responsible position to perform scheduling and staffing of Meridians 24/7 nursing & residential programs on weekends. Must be available to take call every weekend. Must have flexible schedule. Recent nurse staffing/scheduling experience required. This is an ON-CALL position.

New Posting Unit Counselor | 39659 | 11.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
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.

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. $12.25/Hr.

This is a position providing the first contact for persons seeking services or needing information about available mental health or addictions treatment. Counselor III's provide immediate crisis intervention and mental health first aid to callers. This position requires the ability to conduct telephonic initial assessments and make appointments for appropriate services or provide information and/or a referral to assure consumers are satisfied with the outcome of this initial contact. Customer service, computer, and crisis intervention skills are essential requirements of this position.

A professional position sometimes responding to crisis calls, monitoring care, follow-up and ongoing direct services to patients in the Mobile Response Team Program. Supports each client based on shared experiences. Educates on how to appropriately navigate treatment services, social service and support systems; is a positive role model to clients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills; maintains relationships with clients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; assists clients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; empowers clients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway. Peer Recovery Specialists will be an on-call resource and may be deployed to crisis calls as needed when their presence will impact a crisis. Maintains close relationships with the counselor/clinician and family within the 72-hour follow-up period. Assists with on-going follow-up to help the client during the early stages of the crisis and recovery.

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 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 Care Coordinator assists clients to link with community, natural, and professional support systems to obtain and maintain stable housing, applicable benefits and assistance, and appropriate physical and behavioral health care. The 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.

Professional position that is a member of the Mobile Response Team. Receives and responds to calls from the Mobile Response Team system, coordinates activities of others to assure response within one hour or less. Responds to crisis situations, conducts risk assessments, and completes safety planning with individuals in crisis. Provides clinical therapy and counseling to individuals, couples and families. Provides after-hours on-call supervision and response. Provides crisis intervention counseling services on dedicated crisis phone line. Performs community outreach and education. Works closely with schools, law enforcement and families in the community.

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, empathic, 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. RN: $28.00 LPN: $18.00-$20.00

Assists the Director of Nursing Services in directing the activities of licensed and non-licensed personnel who provide health care and nursing services to the clients of Meridian Behavioral Health in Acute Care Services on a 24-hour, 7 day per week basis. Liaison with admin and nursing to disseminate goals for meridian that requires RN services, conduit to RN Managers to ensure that everything happens that needs to happen on each shift, assist with hiring/terminations/counseling discipline, resources for RN Managers and Acute care in general, ensures compliance for employee training and health, coordinates with training in care, policy and procedures, creates and updates policies and procedures, pharmacy compliance, liaise with VP to support mission and goals of Meridian. On Call Responsibilities: AOC (Administrator On Call) 1:7 and NOC in rotation with the three Nurse Managers

This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. 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 position will cook, prepare and serve meals to the residential/inpatient programs which include minimal record keeping, following menu guide, preparation of special diets and housekeeping of the kitchen area while following infection control standards. $11.00/Hr. Part Time

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.$11.75/Hr.

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 a professional position monitoring care, follow-up and ongoing direct services to patients in the CSU. The Peer Specialist is responsible for overseeing and enhancing patient services by providing program information, monitoring the care of the patients, through service education, referrals to services, and linkages to other programs. This is a very important position, in that the Peer Recovery Specialist will educate on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems; be a positive role model to patients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills; maintain relationships with patients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; assist patients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; empower patients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway. The work is performed with some independence and as part of a team under the supervision of the program manager. $12.00/hour

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. 32 Hr Week Schedule | 8a-5p | Thurs-Sunday

This highly responsible and professional position is responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing Meridian’s multi-component Criminal Diversion program. Duties include business plan development, budgeting and other fiscal responsibility, strategic planning, regulatory compliance monitoring, quality improvement, grant writing, 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 Chief Clinical Officer and is reviewed through conferences, required reports and other measures of success.

This is a highly advanced nursing position that provides accurate assessment (ie subjective input, objective skills, random drug screenings) of patients for entry into the OTP (Opioid Treatment Program) This position requires the ability to build professional, empathic and caring and supportive relationships within the scope of the nursing profession. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team under the supervision of the Vice President of MAT programs, Program Manager OTP and the Medical Director $18-$20/Hr.

Clinician | 39971-M | 9.2018
Macclenny, Fl32063
This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. 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. Provides assessment, treatment planning, and individual group therapy using evidence based modalities. Where indicated, also provides family therapy.

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 counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. 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. (Part Time)

This is a professional supervisory position responsible for providing supervision and oversight over the emergency services of the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for Gainesville and Lake City. This department includes emergency screening, unit counseling, and discharge planning. The Director also provides direct supervision for two Supervisors, one which oversees the department in GNV and another for the department in LC. In addition, the Director oversees and maintains policies and procedures adherent to the overall policies of the CSU pertaining to emergency screening and crisis management. The Director reports directly to the Vice President of Acute Care Services. $65,000-$75,000 | Exempt

This position will be responsible for transporting CSU Gainesville and CSU Lake City clients to and from different location within the state of Florida. *Must have clear and active Drivers license (21+ for insurance purposes) $15.26/hour Position based out of Lake City, Florida

This is a professional position monitoring care, follow-up and ongoing direct services to patients in the MAT Program. The Peer Specialist is responsible for overseeing and enhancing patient services by providing program information, monitoring the care of the patients, through service education, referrals to services, and linkages to other programs. This is a very important position, in that the Peer Recovery Specialist will educate on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems; be a positive role model to patients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills; maintain relationships with patients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; assist patients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; empower patients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway. The work is performed with some independence and as part of a team under the supervision of the program manager. (Part Time)

This is a professional position monitoring care, follow-up and ongoing direct services to patients in the MAT Program. The Peer Specialist is responsible for overseeing and enhancing patient services by providing program information, monitoring the care of the patients, through service education, referrals to services, and linkages to other programs. This is a very important position, in that the Peer Recovery Specialist will educate on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems; be a positive role model to patients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills; maintain relationships with patients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; assist patients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; empower patients to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway. The work is performed with some independence and as part of a team under the supervision of the program manager.

This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. 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 children and adults.

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. $12.85/Hr.

This position is highly responsible for ongoing treatment of patients in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. 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.

This position will be dedicated full-time to the Bradford Schools District and housed on-site. This role provides liaison services to clients and their families, inpatient/outpatient Meridian staff, community agencies, and insurance carriers. Responsibilities include obtaining authorization for services, concurrent review for continued authorization for services, individual/family/group counseling, appropriate referrals, and discharge/transition arrangements including follow up appointments. (3 positions, licensed preferred)

This is an advanced professional clinical position providing psychiatric services to Meridian’s target populations. This position requires that the psychiatrist work with patients and within a multi-disciplinary staff to provide patient care and oversee services provided by lesser credentialed clinical providers. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and reviewed through observation, peer review, conferences and reports.

This is an advanced professional clinical position providing psychiatric services to Meridian’s target populations. This position requires that the psychiatrist work with patients and within a multi-disciplinary staff to provide patient care and oversee services provided by lesser credentialed clinical providers. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and reviewed through observation, peer review, conferences and reports.