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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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Youth & Family Counselor - Crisis Unit (Rockport) $500 Sign-on Bonus!
Job Code:9034
Location:Belfast 04915
Department:Other
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:

Be part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of families and children who have suffered traumatic events and/or struggle with behavioral, mental and emotional challenges; working in a residential campus setting.  Trainings provided: CARE, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), First Aid/CPR, Medication Training.

 
THE IDEAL PERSON WOULD:
• Provide direct care by displaying the role of tutor, role model, cook and source of emotional support.
• Provide assistance by creating and following developmentally appropriate recreational activities.
• Transport clients to home visits, appointments, etc.
• Maintain a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment.
• Collaborate with staff and families to achieve desired treatment outcomes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Desire to work with children in need.
• Clean and valid Maine driver's license.
• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

EDUCATIONAL/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED with the ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.
• Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.
• Ability to relate to children with warmth and understanding, and have the ability to identify the needs and problems of children.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.

POTENTIAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES:
• Higher Level Youth & Family Counselor.
• Supervisory Positions.
• Case Management and Clinical (with education).

  

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