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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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Director of Behavioral Home and Adult Community Integration Services
Job Code:9176
Location:Brunswick 04011
Department:Behavioral Health Home
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Rare opportunity to join a passionate not-for-profit leadership team for one of Maine's most comprehensive behavioral healthcare organizations. Bring your expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to supporting promising futures for kids, adults and families throughout Maine. We are looking for the right partner to support Sweetser's mission and vision as the Director of Behavioral Home and Community Integration Services. Our ideal candidate will have all required qualifications, along with strength of character, compassion and a sense of humor.

Works with Sr. Director to develop, implement, evaluate and enforce policies, business rules, programs, budgets, standards and management plans for the area(s) of responsibility. Ensures that all are in compliance with accreditation, licensure, federal, state and local statutes and/or requirements.  Is knowledgeable of and enforces all human resource and organization policies.

  • Implements and monitors the budget throughout the fiscal year.  Including development and implementation of Level 3 corrective action plans for  the budgets as necessary.
  • Actively monitors attestation and productivity expectations of the programs, intervenes as necessary to address productivity deficiencies
  • Actively involved in hiring, monitoring and continuously evaluating their performance to ensure effective recruitment, selection, orientation and training of staff and volunteers. 
  • Ensures that the program organizational structure is consistently aligned with organizational requirements.
  • Provides professional leadership to all direct reports.  Supports staff by transmitting technical knowledge and skills; teaching work management, communication and conflict management skills. 
  • Manages employee relation issues in the scope of responsibility.  Ensures compliance with employment and labor laws.
  • Demonstrates competence in addressing interpersonal barriers and strengths in direct reports, cultivating job ability performance, empowering those supervised and coaching as needed in a constructive manner.
  • Communicates the importance of and implements risk management efforts throughout assigned area(s) of responsibility.

• Master’s degree in Social Work, counseling or closely related field with some concentration in family systems and family development required.

• LCSW or LCPC (IL) required.
• Valid state driver’s license

• Five (5) years of related clinical experience
• Two (2) years of supervisory experience
• Demonstrated track record of success in supervising a team of professional clinicians
• Demonstrated knowledge/experience in managing program budgets
• Demonstrated experience with utilizing trend data in management planning efforts 


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