Intake Clinician (Licensed): Access Center [Position # 420] SIGN-ON BONUS & PRODUCTIVITY INCENTIVE!





Welcome to David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), where we provide life-saving and life-changing behavioral health care through the help of the industry's most skilled professionals.

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, DLC is a respected leader in the behavioral health field, providing comprehensive and innovative mental health and substance use treatment services.

Celebrating over 50 years of service to the region, DLC is a not-for-profit organization, overseen by a volunteer board of community leaders, and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Serving adults, children and families, DLC provided more than 300,000 prevention, intervention and treatment services in the last year.

Licensed Intake Clinician: Access Center [Position # 420]

Our Access Center is one of the first points of contact at DLC to provide truly transformative care. The Intake Clinician is a fundamental part of securing a strong care plan for each one of our treasured Clients - they make a visible and immediate impact on the lives of those in Collier County that need help.

We invite Licensed (LMFT, LMHC & LCSW) professionals to explore this opportunity if you are matched and motivated by a challenging yet rewarding opportunity.

Professionals must have a dedication to detailed documentation, experience working with a diverse Client base and a focus on making a powerful difference in the lives of others.


- Providing assessments and diagnosis to Clients seeking to link with DLC services.

- Crisis support or assessment for involuntary admissions under Baker Acts.

- Providing treatment planning to Clients discharged from Crisis Unit.

 - Effectively managing various clinical and administrative responsibilities within an outpatient/walk-in setting.

- Collaborating with internal and external providers to meet Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder needs in the community.

- Individual therapy and caseload management.

- Ensuring timely services are being provided, closing charts, reporting to the state and making referrals to appropriate levels of care within the agency as well as external resources.

- Offering proactive and thoughtful recommendations for process and quality improvement.

 - Setting an example in providing Client-conscious service to the Collier County community.

- Embodying the DLC Charter by displaying integrity, exceptional compassion, collaborative partnership, creativity and resourcefulness.

- Advocating for Clients to focus on life-changing wellness through a strong and tested treatment model.

- Utilizing a modern and user-friendly EMR system to the fullest of its potential in remaining organized and compliant.


- Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Social work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy or related field = Required

- Clear/Active FL Clinical License (LMFT, LMHC or LCSW) = Required

- Bilingual = Preferred

- Multiple years of working in mental health Services = Required

- Experience working with complete age population spectrum = Preferred

- Knowledge of DSM 5 = Required

- Ability to clinically conceptualize Client Biopsychosocial Data = Required

- Skilled at concurrent documentation = Required

- Knowledge of overall objectives, treatment concepts and regulations pertaining to the care and treatment of the mentally ill and those with substance use disorders = Required

- Ability to relate to and communicate with a diverse group of Clients, colleagues, agencies and community members = Required

- Exceptional skills in organization (time and information), task prioritization and independent problem solving = Required

- Dedication to the organization's mission, standards, procedures and protocol = Required

- Familiarity with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Microsoft Office 365/Teams = Required

- Staying compliant on all trainings and immunizations = Required

- Ability to pass a DCF Level II Mental Health Fingerprinting, Drug Screen and Local Criminal Check = Required


- Full-Time Salaried/ Exempt position~  Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM

- COMPREHENSIVE benefits outside of competitive salary include:

~ Exciting 401(k) w/Employer Match

~ Employer Paid Life/AD&D

~ Generous PTO &Paid Holidays

~ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

~ Diverse discounts with local businesses

~ DLC-sponsored Health& Wellness Initiatives Including EAP

~ Extensive Tuition/Licensure Reimbursement Plans/Loan Forgiveness


DLC is a symbol of hope for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly residing in Southwest Florida who struggle with mental health and substance use challenges.

Through DLC's work, lives are saved, families are kept together, children succeed, homelessness is reduced, quality of life is returned, and dignity is restored to those in need.

Together we can inspire and create an environment that empowers people towards transformative wellness to achieve what is possible!

If you are interested in making a commitment to providing exceptionally compassionate care and making a powerful difference in the lives of our Clients and their families, you may contact Head Recruiter Beth Poulin directly via