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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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Behavioral Health Home Coordinator, Adults - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus (Belfast)
Job Code:9218
Location:Belfast 04915
Department:Behavioral Health Home
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
Integrated behavioral health care is the systematic coordination of physical and behavioral health care. The Health Home Coordinator for adults provides outreach, case management, and information about the health care system in general and at care transition points between health care agencies (i.e. emergency department/inpatient unit to community services). Ongoing care includes providing health education/health promotion in partnership with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Conduct assessments of members for physical health, mental health and social service needs.
• Provide information on the importance, availability and appropriate use of primary and emergency care. Assist in the exploration of less restrictive alternatives to hospitalization.
• Refer to other services including, but not limited to, other behavioral health and/or medical services, housing, food, clothing and other basic needs.
• Coordinate plan of care.
• Promote member wellness.
• Document services by entering member data into the electronic health record, complying with all documentation requirements.
• Determine appropriate level of care using screening tools approved by DHHS.
• Develop Individualized Service/Support Plan (ISP) in conjunction with the person served. Collaboratively review and update the plan as needed.
• Participate in crisis intervention, resolution and follow-up services.
• Identify and document unmet needs.
• Facilitate transportation to medical appointments and community activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Two (2) years of experience working with adults with serious mental illness preferred.
• Possession of and ability to maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Ability to respond to clients, family and colleagues in a sensitive and respectful manner.
• Ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of adults with mental illness and their families.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative and direct service staff throughout the agency, with peers and the members of the community.
• Ability to manage multi-task situations and conflicting demands, cope with stressful situations, prioritize projects and responsibilities, and meet critical deadlines.
• Strong computer skills- experience using electronic client records, Outlook, Word, Excel, and being able to navigate throughout computer applications is needed.
• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.
• MHRT-C certified or eligible.
• CIPSS certification desired.
• CRMA certification desired.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
• The position requires MHRT-C certification:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) or in a closely affiliated field with MHRT-C certification; or conditional (MHRT-A or MHRT- B) certification;
• If you have a bachelor’s degree in a health and human services area, with conditional (MHRT-A or MHRT- B) certification - Sweetser will reimburse for any additional classes required to complete an MHRT-C certificate; or
• A full MHRT-C certificate is acceptable in lieu of bachelor's degree.

  

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