Career Opportunities at Meridian



55 Career Opportunities at Meridian Behavioral


New Posting Financial Counselor | 39817 | 10.2018
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.

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 licensed mid-level management position that oversee the Adult Outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health programs (SAMH). The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of specific program or function in a manner consistent with Meridian's Strategic Plan. The role of the manager 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. Typically, a manager oversees a limited number of staff or a highly specific function, with a budget of less than $500K, and a staff of 15 or less; or, s/he may oversee a very specific function across the entire agency (e.g. payroll, recruitment, etc). The work requires specialized management, professional, technical, and/or business expertise, including evidence-based or best practices relevant to the area supervised. 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 Director or Vice-President position.

New Posting Recovery Specialist | Lake City | 31581 | 10.18
Lake City, FL32025
This is an entry-level position providing supportive counseling, psycho-educational lectures and ancillary services within the Addictions Program. 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. Part-Time. $12.00/Hr.

New Posting Case Manager-Lead | 40239 | 10.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
This is a professional position providing training and guidance to targeted case management and care coordination staff for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The Lead Case Manager also provides direct case management and/or care coordination services and carries a caseload. The Lead Case Manager coordinates service delivery for Adult Case Managers and Care Coordinators, under the supervision of the Adult Outpatient Program Director. The Lead also provides training and documentation signoff for other Targeted Case Managers, including children’s case managers, as needed. This is a home based community program and requires work in the community and may require some hours after 5 pm or on weekends.

New Posting Clinician - LCSW | 40242 & 40243 | 10.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
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. LCSW - $58,000 / Exempt

The Health Information Specialist coordinates and maintains all patient records within the center, in accordance with state and federal regulations. This position is responsible for processing and fulfilling requests for copies of medical records in a timely and efficient manner while ensuring accuracy and providing our customers with the highest quality product and customer service. The Health Information Specialist performs quality checks on the electronic medical record (EMR) and must at all times safeguard and protect the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information. This role requires a high level of analytical, computer, and communication skills. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Health Information Management.

Summaries of our Nursing Departments throughout Meridian are listed below. Various Part-Time, Full-Time & PRN positions will be discussed with your recruiter based on your preferences.

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 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.

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.

New Posting Customer Service Specialist | GV | 31862 | 10.2018
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. $11.75/Hr.

New Posting Clinician-Emergency Screening | 31886 | 10.2018
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

This position will be dedicated full-time to the Columbia 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 Clinician - LCSW | 40233-S | 10.2018
Starke, FL32091
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. $58,000 | LCSW Required

New Posting IT Technician - Lead #40036
Gainesville, FL32614
The Lead IT Technician is responsible for the daily management of the IT Technicians and the IT Helpdesk. Ensuring that the IT Helpdesk is run efficiently, effectively, and provides the highest level of customer service and support. The Lead IT Technician will oversee and conduct installations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair work on all organizational IT equipment including but not limited to: laptops, desktops, printers, communications equipment (digital and IP phones), tablets, smart phones, and LAN wiring. The Lead IT Technician is also responsible overseeing and conducting installations, configuration and troubleshooting of approved software applications and systems. The Lead IT Technician will be responsible for the maintenance of IT Helpdesk internal processes, maintaining the Wiki, and contributing to the development of IT procedures. This position requires a dedicated focus to providing excellence in customer service. The position reports directly to the Director of Information Technology. The Lead IT Technician works effectively in conjunction with IT/IS staff, vendors, suppliers, and Meridian Staff to resolve issues.

New Posting Case Managers - CAT | 40133-LB | 10.2018
Lake Butler, FL32054
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 CMA | Gainesville | Outpatient | 39353 | 9.2018
Gainesville, FL32614
The Certified Medical Assistant provides patient care in community mental health clinic setting under the direct responsibility of a licensed physician. Clinical skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure. The CMA may also perform clerical, insurance and medical record functions. *Occasionally expected to float/travel to other clinics as needed for staffing. $12.21/Hr.

New Posting Clinician | 40168-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 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. (Gainesville and/or Lake City).

New Posting Discharge Planner | 40065 | 9.2018
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.

New Posting Unit Counselor | 39056 -GNV | 9.2018
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.

New Posting Peer Specialist | CSU | GV | 40224
Gainesville, FL32614
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 is a non-caseload caring professional position in which the candidate will work as part of a team of professionals providing substance abuse treatment to adolescent (13-17) males in a 6 month residential program. $15.26/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.

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.

Clinician | 40225-T | 9.2018
Trenton, FL32693
This position covers the rural Tri County communities of Trenton, Bronson, and Chiefland, Florida. This advanced professional counseling position provides clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. A typical client may have a mild to severe disability and/or substance use addition. It is essential that the clinician is able 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.

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 a mid-level management position overseeing the Family Services Departments. The manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of specific program or function in a manner consistent with Meridian's Strategic Plan. The role of the manager 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. Specific programs supervised include the Family Intervention Team, Family Intervention Specialists, and the Rapid Response team. These programs primarily serve families who are involved with child protective investigations or child protective services. The manager will work closely with the Department of Children and Families, Partnership for Strong Families, and local dependency courts. Some evening or weekend work may be required to meet client needs. The work requires specialized management, professional, technical, and/or business expertise, including evidence-based or best practices relevant to child welfare, treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders, and family therapy. 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 Director or Vice-President position. This position supervises multiple programs in multiple counties. It requires travel and interfacing on a regular basis with stakeholders.

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 an independent professional position performing comprehensive assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). 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 reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position involves managing a caseload of persistently mentally ill adults.

This is a highly responsible position in which the candidate will work as part of a dual diagnosis team of professionals providing both mental health and substance abuse treatment in a residential facility. The candidate must have the knowledge, skill and ability to complete intake, orientation, bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and work with a myriad of personalities while working in a highly structured residential facility. The candidate must also have the ability to present psychosocial educational groups, process groups and individual sessions to adult consumers in pre-contemplation, contemplation and stage one of recovery.

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 advanced professional clinical position conducting emergency assessments for clients either present at the Crisis Stabilization Unit and/or Emergency Room for substance related crisis. The Opiate Crisis Team (OCT) provides 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both Voluntary and Marchman Act adults and children.

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.

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.

The Certified Medical Assistant provides patient care in community mental health clinic setting under the direct responsibility of a licensed physician. Clinical skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure. The CMA may also perform clerical, insurance and medical record functions. $12.21/Hr.

The Certified Medical Assistant provides patient care in community mental health clinic setting under the direct responsibility of a licensed physician. Clinical skills performed are within the scope of a Medical Assistant as defined by Florida Statutes 458.3485, and Meridian Policy and Procedure. The CMA may also perform clerical, insurance and medical record functions. $12.21/Hr.

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 is a highly responsible position working in the Prevention program. You will provide substance abuse prevention services in the targeted middle schools. More specifically, this is a highly responsible position providing direct and indirect client services through a formal program to individuals, communities and agencies. Services to individuals include education, encouragement and engagement of prospective clients who show a need for prevention services based on presented risk factors for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Community and agency services include education and identification with appropriate intervention and coordination strategies, based on an evidence-based model.

This is a highly professional position responsible for coordinating case management services and mentoring 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. This position provides highly individualized services to clients that provides expertise and consults with other Team members to promote person-first culture, recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision-making. They will assure clients rights are protected and report any abuse and neglect.

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 is advanced professional clinical position conducting emergency assessments for clients either present at the Crisis Stabilization Unit and/or Emergency Room for substance related crisis. The Opiate Crisis Team (OCT) provides 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both Voluntary and Marchman Act adults and children.

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)

The Program Assistant is a highly professional support position for the Community Action Team (CAT). This individual is primary responsible for gathering and processing documentation for reporting and providing administrative support to the CAT. This individual must be flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. | $13.00 Hr | Non-exempt

This is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation, treatment, and consultation services. The Behavioral Health Consultant is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides direct and indirect services to patients of the Heart of Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Ocala. This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic relationships with clients and provide brief screening, intervention, and referral to FQHC patients with substance use disorders, focusing on opiate misuse, and co-occurring mental health disorders and risk factors for substance abuse. Services are provided at the main FQHC location, and via telehealth to satellite FQHC clinics. Therapy may include a range of levels of care, including prevention and educational approaches, brief screening, crisis intervention, risk assessment, and brief treatment.

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.

JOB SUMMARY: 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 is 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. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team under the supervision of the program manager. Applicants MUST be a recipient of Mental Health Services to qualify.