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Children's Clinician - Saco
Job Code:11772
Location:Saco 04072
FT/PT Status:Full Time
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Serves children/adolescents, their families, guardians, and other care providers through individual, group, and family therapy in a residential setting. In conjunction with the residential supervisor, provides clinical leadership to program staff by implementing the treatment plan in the residential milieu.

Rate of Pay: $54,000/Annually for Conditional License and $56,000/Annually for Independent License 

Reimbursement for clinical licensure, exams and renewals, and an available free housing option for this position!



  • 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.
  •  Completes assessment to make diagnosis with possible collaboration with others.

Treatment Planning and Service Delivery:

  • With the child/adolescent and his/her family, develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP), Individual Crisis Management Plan (ICMP), and a Discharge and Aftercare Plan and other documents associated with the Record such as the Initial Assessment (IA) or Service Update (SUD).
  • 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.)
  • Assist in developing and monitoring specialized behavioral programs, as indicated.
  • Identify concrete service needs and help the family make a referral for community based services.

Documentation and Accountability:

  • Achieve program-specific productivity expectations.
  • Maintain historical records by documenting service delivery and ensuring the timely completion of all programmatic paperwork documentation and electronic record.
  • Assure quality service for clients by enforcing rules, regulations, and legal requirements with clients.
  • Adhere to professional code of ethics.
  • Attend and participate in supervision.
  • Complete necessary documentation to ensure funding.
  • Provide a clinical experience for student interns as appropriate:

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


  • Fully licensed or conditionally licensed as an LCSW, LCPC, LMSW or LMFT, we are also able to accept licensing candidates for this position! 
  • Valid state driver's license.


  • Experience in a residential-based service system preferred.
  • 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 plans 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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