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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Therapist will utilize Trauma Informed Therapy practices and other best-practice modalities, in the clinic and community settings. Coordinate effectively with other providers to ensure quality care is delivered. In addition, will provide a range of community integration and support services to adults with serious mental illness in order to promote their integration into the community of their choice and to assist them in achieving their life goals by upholding the program values of Adult Community Based Services.
• Offer trauma informed other best-practice clinical techniques and therapies.
• Provide customer service within established deadlines, consistent with organizational values, standards, and policies.
• Demonstrate leadership in case-coordination.
• Complete timely, professionally written, intake assessments.
• Manage insurance authorizations in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Use quality Collaborative Documentation to maintain insurance required documentation.
• Schedule clinical appointments to meet the clinical needs of the client.
• Use organization's established tools and procedures to formulate assessment. This includes level of care and risk assessments as needed. Involve family members and significant others as needed to establish a diagnosis.
• Develop an individualized service plan with the individual and natural supports.
• Identify concrete service needs and provide integrated treatment with the client's natural supports and providers to demonstrate best-practice.
• Provide a clinical experience for student interns and conditionally licensed therapists as appropriate. Uphold the program values of Adult Community Based Services, which are:
• Adult Community Based Services supports recovery and community integration for people diagnosed with a mental illness. We envision the journey toward recovery to be a collaborative process between staff members, consumers, and those who form the support network for the consumer. We acknowledge that both providers and consumers may be on this journey, and seek to be partners in recovery. We believe the recovery process is grounded in mutual respect, and holistic in scope. The following values guide our approach to our work:
o There are many causes of mental illness and many courses of recovery.
o The needs of the consumer guide all treatment and supports provided by ACBS.
o We collaborate with consumers in reclaiming their ability to make decisions about their lives.
o We collaborate with and support family members in their efforts to promote recovery.
• Hold the following elements as central in planning and providing supports and treatment to those we serve:
o Healing from the effects of trauma is key to recovery.
o Nurturing, supportive relationships support recovery.
o Work and/or contributions to the community assist people in reclaiming their lives from the effects of mental illness.
o Spirituality is an essential element for many people in healing and recovery.
• Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling with a concentration in clinical practice from an accredited graduate school.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Appropriate licensing certificate (LCSW, LCPC) preferred.
• Maintain a valid state driver's license.
• Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Demonstrated competence in discipline.
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