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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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Supervisor and Peer Support Specialist - Recovery Services, Integrated
Job Code:9215
Location:Brunswick 04011
Department:Peer Center
FT/PT Status:Full Time
This position has a dual role:  Supervision of the Integrated Peer Support Team and as an Integrated Intentional Peer Support Specialist.

Supervisory Role: Provides leadership and supervision to the Integrated Peer Support team as they apply the tools that they have developed in their own recovery, as well as the philosophy and values of Intentional Peer Support, with participants of Behavioral Health Homes, Assertive Community Treatment and Mobile Crisis Teams. Carries primary responsibility for the day-to-day functioning of the Integrated Peer Support program.

Integrated Intentional Peer Support Specialist Role: Collaborate, coach, and challenge individuals in viewing life’s challenges as an opportunity for growth and change within each individual’s recovery process.


Supervisor: Integrated Peer Support (approx. 15 hours per week)
• Provides leadership for Intentional Peer Support Integrated staff.
• Assists the Recovery Services Director in hiring direct reports.
• Monitors and continuously evaluates staff performance.
• Provides regularly scheduled supervision.
• Establishes schedules, to ensure adequate coverage.
• Assists the Recovery Services Director in establishing best practice guidelines.
• Maintains databases, files, records, reports, and other information related to program(s).

Integrated Intentional Peer Support Specialist (approx. 25 hours per week)
• Fully understands and is able to actively implement the three principles and four tasks of Intentional Peer Support.
• Models relationship building, based on the four tasks of intentional peer support, with participants, volunteers and colleagues.
• Understands and actively implements the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as described by SAMHSA.
• Models the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality.
• Supports and models healthy relationships.

Schedules will vary according to program needs.
• Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
• Behavioral Health Home (BHH)
• Mobile Crisis Team
• Follows best practices and guidelines established for each program 

High School diploma or equivalent

• Provisional CIPS Certification required within 12 months of hire date.
• State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) Certification preferred.
• Meet the annual State of Maine requirements to maintain CIPSS Certification.
• Must have Maine Drivers License.

• Lived experience of Recovery from Mental Illness or Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and is willing to self-identify with peers on this basis in the community.
• One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred.
• Paid or unpaid, peer support experience preferred.
• One (1) year of group facilitation required.
• WRAP Facilitator certification preferred.

• Demonstrates understanding of Intentional Peer Support within 90 days of hire.
• Demonstrates knowledge of personal Recovery.
• Ability to be “emotionally present”; recognize when you are not, seek support, and communicate this to the assigned manager.
• Ability to work with diverse populations and accept differences in perspective and values.
• Intermediate computer skills, including the expectation of utilizing Electronic Health Record software 

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