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Company: Sweetser
Location: Topsham, ME
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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 and resiliency provide for a positive environment to foster the development of independent living skills while monitoring and role modeling health and safety.

Essential Functions

  • Provide a positive emotional support and supervision to residents.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and timely documentation to meet contractual/licensing standards.
  • Ensures individual treatment plan is implemented and clearly document progress toward goals.
  • Encourage and support the residents efforts to maintain their health status through hygiene, diet, exercise, rest  and utilization of coping strategies.
  • Encourage and support residents efforts to increase opportunities for social contact, vocational development, skill development for independent living, psychosocial rehabilitation and access to community resources.
  • Engage in team meetings relative to the residents plan of care and response to treatment.
  • Provide crisis and emergency behavior management
  • Transport and provide a supportive presence during appointments that are related to treatment goals as needed.
  • Assist individuals to reach their goals/skills for independent living
  • Accept additional assignments when requested by the program leadership.  This may include additional shifts in order to maintain the integrity of the program.
  • Support independent client functioning that leads to increased skills upon discharge.
  • Facilitate administration of medications and complete required documentation.

General Expectations

  • Be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff, depending on the issue addressed.
  • Assure quality in work performed to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
  • Reports accidents and injuries in a timely fashion, demonstrates safe housekeeping practices, notifies supervisor of potential health and safety concerns immediately, participates in health and safety training as required, understands and follows all Sweetser health and safety policies.
  • Provide services in an ethical manner which meet the standards of the organization, licensing and regulatory boards and are in accordance with the Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services.
  • Provide services in a manner that ensures the dignity and confidentiality of clients served in the CSU.
  • Participate as required in organization committee work, i.e., Personnel, Fee, Policies and Procedures committees, etc., as requested.
  • Understand and comply with all Sweetser policies and procedures.
  • Attend team meetings, clinical meetings and general staff meetings.
  • Consistently maintain a professional and positive attitude and image when representing the organization or interacting with the general public, other Sweetser employees, vendors or other related individuals or entities.
  • Contribute in a constructive manner during staff meetings, client conferences, etc.
  • Participate in in-service training and continuing education programs as required.
  • Participate in providing training to other Sweetser employees as appropriate and needed.
  • Maintain an ongoing effort to enhance and improve job-related organization services and systems.
  • Seek out all training needed to keep required license/credentials current and in force.
  • Ability to support and recognize the important role that volunteers play.  Sweetser employees work with, support, collaborate with volunteers, and promote opportunities for volunteer engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Follow Suicide safer care practices

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