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Child and Family Clinician
Job Code:11772
Location:Saco 04072
FT/PT Status:Full Time
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Sweetser is looking for therapists to join our team who want to bring their creative ideas to our program! Working in a partnership with a supervisor, provide treatment to 6-8 children and families and act as consultant to colleagues to support a trauma-informed environment.

Starting Rate of Pay: $54,000- $60,000  
Training provided, all CEUs available through Sweetser, evidenced based practice training offered, supervision provided, competitive benefits packet and generous paid time off! 



  • 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.