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Clinician - Crisis Stabilization Unit (Saco)
Job Code:11503
Location:Saco 04072
Department:Crisis Stabilization Adlt
FT/PT Status:Full Time

$10,000 Sign On Bonus Available! 

Within the frame work of recovery and resiliency provides client centered short term therapy to an individual experiencing a behavioral health crisis.


  • Completes timely comprehensive assessment of individuals admitted to the Crisis Stabilization Unit.
  • Collaboratively develops treatment plans and monitors progress of goals.
  • Responsible for coordination of care with internal/external providers and naturals supports.
  • Provides clinical supervision and training to CSU direct care staff.
  • Creates and implements comprehensive discharge/aftercare plan for each individual.
  • Transports clients, when needed.
  • Provides necessary information/communication to meet all requirements needed for managed care authorization of services and 3rd party insurance reimbursement.
  • Ensures proper releases and service agreements are acquired.
  • Ensure documentation is timely and reflects medical necessity.
  • Attends treatment team and service planning meetings when requested.
  • Provides coverage to the milieu, as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Consistently use the skills of Motivational Interviewing.
  •  Demonstrates understanding of Peer Support.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues and the community and collaborates effectively within complex systems.
  • Receives and understands professional feedback from supervisors and colleagues and implements supervisory suggestions for performance improvement.
  • Listens and responds to clients, family and colleagues in a sensitive and respectful manner.
  • Recognizes signs of increasing clinical or situational risk and of escalating behavior and utilizes de-escalation and safety implementation techniques effectively.
  • Recognizes variables underlying stressful situations, discerns methods to diffuse or contain them and quickly implements the most effective intervention.
  • Provides crisis/risk assessments and develops/implements stabilization plans that are creative and specific to the persons served and their needs, and promotes health and growth with the goal of reintegration into the community
  • Manages multi-task situations and conflicting demands, copes with stressful situations, prioritizes projects and responsibilities, and meets critical deadlines.
  • Maintains current knowledge in present practice area, i.e., attendance at required hours of organization educational programs and utilizes clinical supervision as a learning experience.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with diverse populations and accepts differences in perspective and values.
  • Communicates ideas and opinions in a clear and constructive manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Intermediate computer skills required.


Master’s degree in either social work, psychology, clinical counseling or other comparable mental health program.


  • LCSW, LCPC or LMFT, Independent License preferred, conditional licensure considered.
  • Maintain a valid state driver’s license.


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

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