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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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Crisis Stabilization Counselor - Rockport
Job Code:9264
Location:Rockport 04856
Department:Crisis Stabilization Adlt
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
This position is located in Rockport and would work on Sweetser's Crisis Stabilization Unit providing crisis stabilization services to adults who are in a psychiatric crisis.    The successful applicant will interact with the client in a positive environment to prevent de-compensation or acute psychiatric hospitalization. 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD:
• Provide supportive, respectful, non-judgmental care to adult clients and assist them in meeting goals.
• Actively engage with clients while maintaining clear boundaries.
• Accept individual differences, able to relate to a wide range of clients.
• Approach each client with an attitude of discovery and hope.
• Possess effective communication skills
• Work as a team player delivering effective care to clients and promoting continuous harmonious working relationships.
• Independently contribute to an environment that promotes safety and efficiency.
• Write descriptive and concise progress notes relative to the clients' defined goals and objectives.

POSITION/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid state driver's license.
• High School diploma and experience working in the mental/behavioral health field. 
• MHRT I state certification or eligibility for and completion of certification within the first year of employment. 

~ Experience in direct care and/or crisis intervention to adults in a related field preferred but not required.
~ Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

  

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