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, 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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Participate in a dynamic team providing support to individuals with mental illness. Within the frame work of recovery and resiliency provide for a positive environment to foster the development of independent living skills while monitoring and role modeling health and safety. • Provide a positive emotional support and supervision to residents.
• Assist individuals to reach their goals and improve skills for independent living.
• Encourage and support the resident's efforts to maintain their health status through hygiene, diet, exercise, rest and utilization of coping strategies.
• Encourage and support resident's efforts to increase opportunities for social contact, vocational development, skill development for independent living, psychosocial rehabilitation and access to community resources.
• Facilitate administration of medications and complete required documentation.
• Work collaboratively as a member of a team.
• Assure quality in work performed to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
• Understand and follow all Sweetser health and safety policies.
• Be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
• Valid state driver's license.
• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.
• One (1) year of experience providing direct care and/or crisis intervention to adults in a related field.
• High School diplomaor GED
• MHRT-I state certification or eligibility for and completion of certification within the first year of employment.
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