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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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Discharge Coordinator - Child Crisis (Saco)
Job Code:9207
Location:Saco 04072
Department:Crisis Intervention Child
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
Join our child crisis team by assisting resident clinician and team members in discharge planning for children, adolescent and families from the Child Crisis Unit in Saco.  
This is a full time salaried/exempt position at our Saco Campus location.

THE IDEAL PERSON WOULD:
• Model the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality to participants, volunteers, and colleagues.
• Demonstrate a complete understanding and integration of the 7 Principals of Integrated Care.
• Ensure high quality care to people in crisis.
• Desire to make the difference in the lives of children and families.
• Be committed to the mission, vision and values of the organization.

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

Essential Functions:
• Perform and facilitate admissions duties including all necessary paperwork, client orientation, and communication with other units as needed.
• Participate in clinician sessions to support referral process. Submit and complete follow up with referrals including but not limited to HCT, outpatient and case management.
• Assist by following proper TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) procedures, including preventative behavior supports and physical intervention.
• Discharge clients from the Electronic Health Record, and perform other discharge duties as necessary.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Certified Other Qualified Mental Health Professional
• Clean and valid Maine driver's license.


EDUCATIONAL/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field or be actively working toward acquiring degree.
• Previous child care experience within a group living setting.
• Ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth, and approach them with warmth and understanding.
• Strong team member.

LOCATION:
• Saco Campus
  

Executive Office: 50 Moody Street    Saco, Maine    04072-0892    Phone: 1-800-434-3000    Copyright © 2015  Sweetser    info@sweetser.org