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Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization’s roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:

*  Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community 
    Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services
*  Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention
*  Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric 
    Services, Psychological Testing, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy
*  Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network
*  Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools

As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!

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Clinic Based Outpatient Therapy (Lewiston)
Job Code:9074
Location:Lewiston 04240
Department:Therapy Clinic Based
FT/PT Status:Fee for Service
  
Summary:
Therapist will utilize Trauma Informed Therapy practices and other best-practice modalities, in the clinic setting. Coordinate effectively with other providers to ensure quality care is delivered. Will also coordinate with management to maintain productivity expectations, supervision and effective case conceptualization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Provide customer service within established deadlines, consistent with organizational values, standards, and policies.
• Demonstrate leadership in case-coordination.
• Complete timely, professionally written, intake assessments.
• Manage insurance authorizations in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Use quality Collaborative Documentation to maintain insurance required documentation.
• Schedule clinical appointments to meet the clinical needs of the client.
• Use organization’s established tools and procedures to formulate assessment. This includes level of care and risk assessments as needed. Involve family members and significant others as needed to establish a diagnosis.
• Develop an individualized service plan with the individual and natural supports.
• Offer trauma informed other best-practice clinical techniques and therapies.
• Identify concrete service needs and provide integrated treatment with the client’s natural supports and providers to demonstrate best-practice.
• Provide a clinical experience for student interns and conditionally licensed therapists as appropriate.

PRODUCTIVITY:
• 65% of forty (40) hours.

EDUCATION:
• Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling with a concentration in clinical practice from an accredited graduate school. Other specific training or experience may be required based on the community needs at the time of each specific hiring episode.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Appropriate licensing certificate, Independent LCSW preferred, conditional licensure considered if less than six months of required supervision remaining.
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE:
Subject to the community needs at the time of the specific hiring episode, preferred applicants will demonstrate clinical experience in the areas of: Mental Status Assessment and Comprehensive Assessment, Clinical Writing Aptitude, Case-Conceptualization, Treatment design, adherence to efficacy of Evidenced-Based Treatment, Trauma Informed practice, and case collaboration skills. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Demonstrated competence in discipline.

  

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