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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 - Residential Developmental Services (Bangor)
Job Code:9279
Location:Bangor 04401
Department:Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
FT/PT Status:Full Time
The Development Supervisor maintains ongoing residential effectiveness by ensuring the administrative coordination of a variety of safety, therapeutic and operational issues. Is responsible for administrative activities and oversight of a residential program. Supervises Direct Support Professional staff.

• Demonstrate leadership by coordinating all program components.
• Coordinate with HR and supervisor about hiring, recruitment, and retention of employees.
• Integrate work l by routinely coordinating with outside providers.
• Assume responsibility for homes while at work ensuring crisis intervention, adequate staffing, and effective communication with appropriate administrator.
• Ensure a safe, structured home by ensuring the physical safety and welfare for consumers, including hygiene, clothing, food and medical care.
• Maintain upkeep of physical plant by ensuring the maintenance of a safe, clean and developmentally appropriate living environment.
• Ensure proper staffing levels by participating in the hiring of staff.
• Collaboration with the training team to meet requirements of licensing/certification needs.
• Effectively employ and ensure that appropriate Safety Care procedures are occuring within program.
• Monitor job performance by faciliting one hour a month of individual supervision with each Direct Service Professional.
• Development of staff through on the job coachings and supervisory debriefings.
• Achieve organization financial objectives by providing input into the budget, oveseeing program spending, monitoring staffing hours, and maintaining accurate and timely submission of all receipts/expenses.
• Partner with program coordinators in a positive manner to make decisions about the programs.
• Direct, support, and participate in identifying, removing or reducing the likelihood of common safety concerns.
• Timely completion of required documentation.
• Maintain clear understanding and oversee compliance with licensing regulations and COA standards.
• Work with nursing staff to maintain medical documentation.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Internal candidates must have achieved CRMA, DSP, First Aid/CPR, Diabetic Care, and Safety Care Certificates.
• External candidates must obtain the following certifications CRMA, DSP, First Aid/CPR, Diabetic Care, and Safety Care within one (1) month of hire.
• Must maintain a valid state driver’s license.

• Prior supervisory experience preferred.
• Four years’ experience working in the with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities preferred.

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