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Marchman Act Clinician
Title:Marchman Act Clinician
Department:Chet Bell Crisis Center
Location:1150 Red John Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Salary Range: $14.42/hr - $20.88/hr DOE
Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fri; 8am-4:30pm

This is a highly responsible professional clinical position that provides clinical representation at judicial and other public proceedings including appearing in court. The Marchman Act Clinician is responsible for assisting with therapeutic services include but are not limited to: individual solution-focused brief counseling on a short term basis; biopsychosocial assessment; treatment plan development; discharge/aftercare planning; facilitating groups; and coordinating family meetings to clients who are in a Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse crisis. The Marchman Act Clinician will educate petitioners in particular and the community in general as to the purpose, procedures, and anticipated outcomes of filing a Marchman Act petition. The Marchman Act Clinician will coordinate with services that are recommended by a qualified professional. The employee works under the supervision of the Clinical Director of Crisis Services to receive assignments in terms of broad practice, standards, policies, and goals. Work is appraised through a review of client records for fulfillment of program objects and for conformance with department policies and practices, as well as State and Federal regulations.


Graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant Human Services discipline. Licensed to practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist or a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) in the state of Florida. No less than one year experience providing assessment and referral services to adults suffering from mental health and/or substance abuse related disorders.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competence in current principals and practices including all aspects of the Marchman Ace and its use in obtaining treatment services for adults suffering from substance abuse and related issues
  • Must be familiar with and demonstrate competence in all Marchman Act related paperwork. Experience providing services to clients in a criminal justice setting preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competence in current principles and practices unlcuding all aspects of providing assessment and referral services to adults suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues


  • Must be familiar with the Marchman Act and have a working knowledge of the Baker Act.
  • Responsible for providing reports to judges and others as required under the Marchman Act.
  • Coordinates activities relating to Marchman Act procedures with assessment services, case management services, link to counseling services, and detoxification services.
  • Attends Marchman Act hearings to report on the recommended treatment for clients.Coordinate transportation for clients, at times transporting clients in a SMA vehicle, in order to execute linkages identified on discharge plan.
  • Conducts biopsychosocial assessments for voluntary and involuntary clients under the Marchman Act (Ex-Parte, Physician Certificate, and Protective Custody via Law Enforcement). This task requires mastery of DSM-5, substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses, and the skills to gather background history/information from clients and petitioners.
  • Provide crisis intervention by adhering to the Mandt system when clients are verbally and/or physically abusive or aggressive, this including assisting other treatment team members, on behalf of and in service to clients including those who may not be assigned to their caseload.
  • Participate and attend meetings as required; staff/clinical team meetings, case consultations, and etc. as required.
  • Prepare and/or present required reports as required.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with the public, other service agencies, police, schools, etc. Conduct education and informational presentations in the community, when assigned.
  • Take appropriate action to ensure provision of exceptional and comprehensive services.
  • Receive, review and forward client complaints to the appropriate supervisor and advocate for exceptional and comprehensive services for all clients.
  • Serve as a liaison with the community and other service agencies.
  • Participate and attend in staff development, including in-service trainings, and is responsible for knowledge concerning current information in the area of behavioral health treatment.
  • Abide by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Makes commitment to SMA's mission and core values the SMA Way
  • Work cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Show respect to others.
  • Take guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrive/Report to work on time and ready to work.
  • Perform related work as required or assigned.
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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