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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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Assistant Residential Supervisor - Saco A
Job Code:9267
Location:Saco 04072
Department:Staff Intensive Supv
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
Maintains a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment in which families can safely work on their treatment issues.

 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Serve as Supervisor On Duty as needed.
• Provide Direct Care to clients by using the prescribed treatment strategies and observing and monitoring behaviors.
• Provide assistance, support and direction to the Youth & Family Counselors and Relief Staff in the absence of residential services supervisor
• Connects and comments on relationship of training to current program issues.
• Thoroughly understands and appropriately uses child care terminology including, therapeutic crisis intervention, behavior management, active listening, positive and negative feedback as well as systems in client and family centered practice.
• Implements supervisory directions.
• Promote and maintain basic milieu practices regarding, structuring the environment (therapeutic and safety), safety, awareness, behavioral management and communication.
• Direct, support, and participate in identifying, removing or reducing the likelihood of common safety concerns such as:
                1. Unsafe client behavior.
                2. Threats directed at self, staff, client family, or residential peers.
                3. Unsafe staff behavior including escorting clients between buildings alone or transporting clients.
                4. Acute milieu or environment situational dangers including sharps, meds, dangerous chemicals, detergents and cleaners as well as personal items of staff or clients which could become safety concerns such as, key sets, small penknives, mace, contents of a wallet which could include credit cards, addresses, etc.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Must pass the competency tests of a Youth & Family Counselor Level I, II, and III.
• Must obtain certification as an Other Qualified Mental Health Professional within one (1) month of assignment.
• Must maintain a valid state driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE:
• Supervisory experience a plus.
• One (1) to three (3) years related experience working in the Youth & Family Counselor field required. Three (3) years is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Capable of leading and facilitating peer supervision groups and client support groups.
• Ability to model objective observation and communication.
• Successful demonstrated competence in all duties and responsibilities required of a Youth & Family Counselor I, II, and III.

  

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