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.
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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Meets organization's clinical and administrative responsibilities by supervising and monitoring school-based and primary care integration staff to assure optimal client functioning and outcomes.SCHEDULE:
Monday through Friday, Holidays and Weekends off.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Provide professional leadership to a multi-disciplinary team, collaborate and organize effectively, and understand and work with complex systems.
• Respond to clients, family and colleagues in a sensitive and respectful manner.
• Recognize signs of increasing clinical or situational risk and of escalating behavior and utilize de-escalation and safety implementation techniques effectively.
• Assess variables underlying stressful situations, discern methods to diffuse or contain them and quickly implement the most effective intervention.
• Apply current knowledge of the population's needs, area resources and policy requirements to supervision and intervention while continually expanding clinical and resource knowledge base.
• Provide crisis evaluations and develop/implement short-term treatment plans that are creative and specific to client needs and promote health and growth with the goal of reintegration into the community.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers and the community.
• Manage multi-task situations and conflicting demands, cope with stressful situations, prioritize projects and responsibilities, and meet critical deadlines.
• Master's degree in Social Work, counseling or closely related field with some concentration in family systems and family development required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• LCSW required.
• Valid state driver's license at time of hire.
• Two (2) years of post-graduate clinical experience with particular emphasis on family-centered work. One (1) year of which was working with children (and their families) who have severe emotional disturbance, and/or mental retardation, autism or PDD preferred.
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