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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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Clinician - Residential - All Girls House (Belfast) - Premium Location Pay & $2,000 Sign-On Bonus!!
Job Code:8774
Location:Belfast 04915
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Work in a group residential setting serving children/adolescents, their families, guardians, and other care providers through individual, group, and family therapy. Provide clinical involvement in the classroom.
• Assessment 
    o Use organization’s established tools and procedures to formulate assessment of the child/adolescent and his/her family. This includes level of care and risk assessments as needed. Involve family members and significant others. 
    o Completes assessment to make diagnosis with possible collaboration with others .
• Treatment Planning and Service Delivery 
    o With the child/adolescent and his/her family, develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP), Individual Crisis 
    o Management Plan (ICMP), and a Discharge and Aftercare Plan and other documents associated with the 
    o Record such as the Initial Assessment (IA) or Service Update (SUD). 
    o Offer treatment to the child/adolescent and his/her family by using family-centered clinical techniques and therapies (including individual, group and family therapy as indicated.) 
    o Assist in developing and monitoring specialized behavioral programs, as indicated. 
    o Identify concrete service needs and help the family make a referral for community based services.
• Documentation and Accountability 
    o Achieve program-specific productivity expectations. 
    o Document service delivery and ensure the timely completion of all programmatic paperwork documentation and electronic record. 
    o Assure quality service for clients by enforcing rules, regulations, and legal requirements with clients. 
    o Adhere to professional code of ethics. 
    o Attend and participate in supervision. 
    o Complete necessary documentation to ensure funding.
• Provide a clinical experience for student interns as appropriate.

• Expectation is designated by the program to be a percentage of total hours worked designated as billable hours. Billable hours are individual therapy, milieu therapy, family therapy and group therapy.

• Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited graduate school.

• Appropriate licensing certificate: LCSW, LCPC, LMFT or Conditional Licensure LMSWcc, LCPCc
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

• Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, treatment plan and memos.
• Ability to write correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Above average computer skills a must; power, keyboard and mouse functions.
• Ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.
• Able to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with clients and their families.
• Ability to transport clients.
• Demonstrated competence in discipline.


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