Locations: Several full time positions available in the following areas:
Gainesville, Lake City, Starke and Lake Butler
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Position Summary: 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.
Perform clinical assessments to determine diagnosis, level of care, treatment plan, and make recommendations to other agencies about these issues as needed.
Provides therapy services to assigned clients and/or family members in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession. Any of the following may apply:
Services are provided in schools, client homes, and in the clinic.
Therapy is offered in a number of modalities including individual, family, and group.
Therapy may include a range of levels of care from prevention and educational approaches to intensive on-site/in-home outpatient care.
Therapy is offered to clients with a range of problems including, but not limited to,
Mental health issues, based on DSM diagnosis
Substance abuse/dependence, based on DSM diagnosis
Issues related to sexual, physical, emotional abuse and its consequences.
Telephone screening for need for services or eligibility
Face-to-face screening to determine need for inpatient admission.
Provides consultation services to staff from other agencies also working with the client.
Facilitates continuity of services within the agency and community for assigned clients.
Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field. Preference given to individuals that have a current license as mental health professional or certified addictions professional.
Experience: Outpatient clinical experience preferred. Work experience must include work with population to be served.
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on education and license
Mission:To promote recovery and offer solutions to those facing mental illnesses, addiction and other social challenges.
Vision:Choice, Hope and Recovery are within Everyone's Reach.
Philosophy of Care: The Board of Directors has resolved and Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. believes that each person deserves to be treated with respect and to be empowered to direct the care s/he receives.... Care is delivered in a culturally competent and multidisciplinary manner. Individualized services are provided in the least restrictive environment possible with the goal of increasing quality of life in a manner that allows effective integration into the community, activities and lifestyle of choice.
Toward these ends, Meridian delivers a range of individualized, clinical and supportive social services designed to facilitate recovery and resilience utilizing evidence-based practices such as individual, family, and group therapy and psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, psychosocial rehabilitation, family support, supported housing and employment, and psychopharmacology. Key goals are enhancing motivation to learn and modification of behaviors in order to support the highest achievable quality of life.