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Counselor III

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Gainesville ,FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 Location: Gainesville, FL
Rate of Pay: $15.26/hr

Position Summary:

This is a position providing the first contact for persons seeking services or needing information about available mental health or addictions treatment. Counselor IIIs 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field, e.g. social work, counseling, psychology.  Experience with crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Must be able to type at least 27 words a minute and pass Outlook and Windows proficiency levels.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1.         Assist clients in accessing appropriate services at Meridian while treating clients with dignity and respect at all times.

2.         Stabilize crisis callers and triage into the most appropriate level of care.

3.         As needed, provide in-person screening and scheduling.

4.         Helps to ensure the collection of data to ensure pertinent information is accurate regarding admissions, Medicaid or other 3rd party payer status, etc.

5.         Develops strong collaborative relationships with internal and external customers by offering support and demonstrating openness, giving accurate information as requested.

6.         Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee’s Competency Checklist. 

Company Description
Meridian Passion on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/197284641
www.mbhci.org

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of mental health and substance abuse services that are available to children, adults and the elderly. The following provides a summary listing of the types of services made available by Meridian:

Primary Care
Administrative
Outpatient Services Rehabilitation Services
Residential Treatment Services
Substance Abuse Detoxification Services
Intervention Services
Case Management Services
Crisis Stabilization Services
Medical Outpatient Services

Within these broad program categories the Center operates many specialized services and programs that are targeted toward all age and diagnostic groups. The goal of the company is to make available a full range of care, which will insure that all patients have access to the level of service most appropriate for their presenting problem. It is always the goal of treatment planning to make available services in the least restrictive setting possible.

Meridian is an EOE employer and drug free workplace
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.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

Meridian Passion on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/197284641 www.mbhci.org Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of mental health and substance abuse services that are available to children, adults and the elderly. The following provides a summary listing of the types of services made available by Meridian: Primary Care Administrative Outpatient Services Rehabilitation Services Residential Treatment Services Substance Abuse Detoxification Services Intervention Services Case Management Services Crisis Stabilization Services Medical Outpatient Services Within these broad program categories the Center operates many specialized services and programs that are targeted toward all age and diagnostic groups. The goal of the company is to make available a full range of care, which will insure that all patients have access to the level of service most appropriate for their presenting problem. It is always the goal of treatment planning to make available services in the least restrictive setting possible. Meridian is an EOE employer and drug free workplace 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.

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Gainesville, FL
32608 USA

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