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Charlotte Behavioral Health Care is offering your next great job opportunity, and a work environment that strives to provide high quality, compassionate, cost effective health care services to the individuals and families we serve. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, (including generous retirement plan), and flexible work schedules.

“Committed to restoring hope & changing lives…”

CBHC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace  

To view and apply for each position follow the link at the bottom of each job description.


Healthy Start
Healthy Start Care Coordinator – Part Time 
Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Employee must be experienced in working with or providing services to children and families.
Employee must have knowledge of normal maternal-child health, child growth/development, parent-child relationships, and smoking cessation.
Must have the ability to accurately observe and report on the functioning of individuals and families.
This staff person should possess strong social skills, sensitivity to the values and beliefs of different cultures, and a supportive, non-judgmental approach.
The Care Coordinator must complete Pre-Service and In-Service Training prior to providing services.
A reliable vehicle is a must in order for the worker to do the home visitation of participants.  Experience with home visitation is preferred.
Care Coordinators must enter their own data and notes electronically within 72 hours of contact and have strong communications skills; written and verbal.
Part time 20 hours per week; schedule to be determined.

Work Responsibilities:

Employee provides home visitation services to pregnant women and children three and under who are at risk for poor health outcomes.

Caseloads include face to face and phone contact as well as more intensive home visitation.

Employee will provide family centered, strength based interventions with sensitivity toward cultural differences.

Care Coordinator will assess risks and link individuals to needed resources, provide information, guidance, and support to individuals so that maternal-child health outcomes, child development outcomes, and home environment are more safe, healthy and nurturing.

Family support systems will also be increased through referrals and individual family support plans based on assessed needs.

Care Coordinator will provide parenting education as needed and as requested by the participant in order to enhance parent-child relationships and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Care Coordinator will also provide smoking cessation services with participant and/or household members in an effort to promote healthy birth outcomes and child development.

Employee must have a reliable vehicle and may be required to transport participants in their personal vehicle.

Employee must be willing to attend all service training within specific timeframes and participate in ongoing staff development.

Care Coordinator must adhere to timeliness standards for all documentation including coding in the HealthManagement System (HMS), Initial Contact, Initial Assessment, and Family Support Plan.



Life Skills Coach/Community Coordinator – Full Time

Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma with in-service training related to treatment of substance and mental disorders (CBHT preferred) and five years experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders, or Bachelor’s degree with two years of clinical experience working with a co-occurring population.

Must have valid Florida driver’s license and be willing to provide services in a community setting.

Good computer skills required, as staff member will document an electronic medical record.

Knowledge and personal experience with recovery preferred.

Knowledge of child welfare system and motivational interviewing is also preferred.

Position Summary:

Employee is responsible for implementing life skills training and community coordination to address the mental health and substance abuse needs of parents involved in the child welfare system.

Coordinator works with the families in the community, linking them to treatment and recovery meetings and will assist with life skills training in areas such as medication compliance, social skills, vocational training, self-care, budgeting, and symptom management.

Coordination with child welfare system is required for all clients.

The Skills coach is responsible for producing 60 billable hours monthly, or 720 annual hours.

Documentation must be completed within 48 hours.

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CSU-Crisis Services

CSU Screener/Therapist – PRN On Call – availability all shifts, weekday/weekends

BSW or Bachelors in human services with minimum 2 years experience in screening and assessments.

Experience working with individuals in crisis or substance abuse is preferred.

Employee must have good typing skills and be computer literate and proficient in order to meet productivity standards using electronic medical record.

Work Responsibilities:

Employee may be required to work at either the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) or at the Recovery Center, depending upon the needs of the department.

Employee will be responsible for screening, assessment, conducting individual or family sessions, group therapeutic activities, and discharge planning, as needed, for adults and children who present for service.

The employee will be responsible for accurate and timely documentation in the clinical record.  Periodically, the employee will be required to travel to Riverside Behavioral Center to perform transfer evaluations per the Baker Act Law.

The employee will be expected to actively respond to consumers at the CSU who show signs of agitation or violence.

Employee will work as part of a team with other staff and use TEAM techniques to de-escalate consumers.

Employee is responsible for interviewing and making clinical determination of mental status, suicidality, homicidality or self neglect of persons who either voluntarily or involuntarily present at the CSU and Recovery Center.

Clinical assessments performed by the employee will include development of preliminary psychiatric diagnosis (pending doctor’s evaluation), functional assessments, documentation of patient’s psychiatric history, current and historical bio/psycho/social information to include stressors, substance abuse, support systems, housing, employment/income, medical health, transportation and case management in place as well as potential needs.

The clinician will document information that will be required for discharge planning at the time of admission/screening.

The clinician will provide immediate notification to the client’s case managers, community care, or outpatient providers of the client’s admission to the CSU or Recovery Center.

The clinician will also document collateral information from friends or family members who know the patient in order to determine the patient’s baseline versus their presentation.

The clinician will use information documented about the client’s condition and history to make recommendations for voluntary/involuntary examination or screen out of the client.

In cases where the client is not deemed to be at risk, but in need of less restrictive services or treatment, the clinician will make referrals to the appropriate level of care or assist the client with getting an outpatient appointment set up to receive the care needed.

The clinician will create documentation in the patient’s clinical record that supports the decision to screen out or admit the client.

The employee will partner with the client to develop behavioral treatment plans with measurable objectives that the client can work toward while on the unit.

Clients will be empowered to work on self directed recovery (as they are able).

The employee will conduct effective individual, group, or family therapy for consumers who are clients to prepare them for discharge.

The employee must have knowledge of community resources and be able to effectively communicate with related community service organizations.

In cases where substance abuse is present, but there is no criteria for the client to be admitted to the CSU, the client will be provided information about detoxification/residential substance abuse treatment services.

If the employee is working at the Recovery Center, risk assessment for suicidality/homicidality and ASAM criteria will be documented for any person referred to or admitted to the Recovery Center for detoxification.

Employees assigned to work at the Recovery Center will also be responsible for performing the assessments, therapy, discharge planning and other duties as outlined above.



Peer Support Specialist
2 Part Time Positions (12-15 hours weekly)
Drop In Center
Position Summary: Employee assists in the operation and maintenance of The Drop in center, operated by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care (CBHC). Responsibilities include engaging clients in conversation and support, assisting in development and provision of groups, explaining the purpose and activities of The Drop in center to participants and visitors; ensuring non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere is maintained. Position reports to David Stone, Adult Case Management Supervisor.


High School or equivalent.

Responsible adult mental health consumer who is familiar with the Florida and Charlotte County mental health system.

Must possess a non-judgmental, supportive attitude, be able to maintain consumer confidentiality, and have the ability to recognize and appropriately respond to crisis situations.

Physically able to participate in group activities.

Ability to follow operational procedures.

Valid driver’s license reflecting safe driving record for potential use of agency vehicle.


Demonstrates understanding of target population’s clinical and age-specific issues.

Ensure non-judgmental supportive atmosphere at resident’s dwelling and in community setting.

Opens, closes and secures buildings in accordance with hours of operation.

Works independently or in coordination with other facilitators.

Assists in the development and implementation of the Drop in groups/activities.

Provides Drop in coverage beyond scheduled hours as required.

Explains purpose and activities of The Drop in center to participants and visitors.  Follows CBHC and The Drop in centers operational policy and procedures; performs tasks and duties assigned; and responds to supervisor direction as well as work direction from supervisor.

Recognizes crisis situations and takes appropriate action.

Follows policies, procedures and protocols when unusual or crisis situations occur

May make recommendations for The Drop in center purchases to the supervisor.

Follow appropriate CBHC purchasing protocols.

Participate in staff meetings and consumer advisory counsel on a regular basis providing input, suggestions and recommendations.

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Crisis Services/Recovery

Behavioral Health Technicians – Part Time
PRN On Call – availability all shifts, weekdays/weekends


One year experience working with mentally impaired individuals or individuals who have been engaged in substance abuse preferred.

Must have open availability for weekend and weekday nights; all shifts on the 24/7 crisis unit.

HS diploma, or GED. Certified nursing assistant preferred.

Good verbal and written communication skills are required to perform verbal de-escalation and for accurately documenting client interactions and activities in the client’s medical record.

Must be able to work independently, plan work activities and take actions according to policy and procedure.

BHT must demonstrate good computer skills with knowledge of and ability to use computer programs and office equipment and software to document an electronic medical record.

Must display appropriate work demeanor and boundaries, excellent customer service, and effective communication skills with both staff and clients.

Employee must be able to manage stressful or difficult situations/people calmly and respectfully.

Employee must understand, maintain, and follow strict agency confidentiality rules.

Work Responsibilities:

BHT responds to their supervisor, the nurse on duty and the lead technician in order to continually monitor safety and interact appropriately with adult and minor consumers (one-on-one and in groups) in a 24/7 behavioral health care environment.

Plan, execute and document activities for consumers in a residential CSU.

Must be able to interact appropriately with consumers, and assist in patient care management.

Maintain accurate and complete documentation and assist with treatment plans. Participates in social, educational, and recreational group activities, and facilitates community meetings.

Takes and records vital signs.

Completes assigned cleaning tasks.

Remains composed in crisis situations and maintains strict consumer confidentiality.

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Crisis Services-Recovery

Licensed Practical Nurse – PRN (On-Call) positions for all shifts; weekdays and weekends; 3:00 p.m. – 11p.m.; 11:00p.m. – 7 a.m.; 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


FL LPN License; prefer minimum two years nursing experience, and prefer experience working in a behavioral health or substance abuse environment.

Knowledge of recovery is an asset.

Excellent clinical assessment and documentation skills required to ensure accurate progress notes and treatment plans.

Strict consumer confidentiality is required.

Requires strong computer skills in order to enter and retrieve information in an electronic medical record.

LPN must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to positively communicate with consumers, clinical team members, caregivers and community representatives.

Work Responsibilities:

Does physical examinations under the review of an RN.

Provides nursing care; discusses medical changes with the consumer; performs blood pressure checks; gives injections; provides medication and diagnosis-related information to consumers and answers questions as appropriate.

Takes calls from consumers and insures that consumers are provided with proper information, appointments, and/or prescription refills.

Reviews consumer’s medical charts and transcribes and/or prepares prescription documents for doctor’s or ARNP’s review and signature.

Maintains comprehensive and timely documentation.

LPNs provide work direction to Behavioral Health Technicians.

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