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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Provides screening, assessment, diagnosis, counseling, consultation and referral for clients who have a history of substance related and/or mental health disorders. Assists the clinical team with identifying evidence based, emergent, promising and best practices of treatment.
- Assesses individual and family situations and the impact that past/current substance use has had on the individual and family system.
- If appropriately credentialed the employee will provide comprehensive assessment and diagnostic formulation using the most recent DSM or DC 0-3.
- After assessment, identify those in need of substance abuse treatment and provide appropriate services or referrals.
- Facilitate substance use groups
- Formulate and implement treatment goals and objectives for clients and families.
- Work with other team members and community representatives toward development and implementation of treatment process.
- Understand and implement therapy techniques and practices, group treatment, and individual therapy as appropriate.
- Offer substance use related disorder perspective in discussions regarding proposal development and implementation of program changes that respond to the changing needs of clients served.
- Provide training and consultation on Substance Abuse treatment as requested.
- When appropriate, provide training and consultation on Substance Use Related Disorders and treatment.
- Maintain records in a timely manner in accordance within organization expectations.
Master degree in Social Work and Counseling preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a closely affiliated field considered.
Appropriate licensing at State level, LADC/CADC with LCSW, LMSCcc or LCPC preferred LADC/CADC only will be considered
Minimally, one year of demonstrated competence in substance use disorder assessment and counseling required.
Demonstrated knowledge of substance abuse and its impact on children and families.
Monday - Friday including some late afternoon and evening appointments
Sweetser's Brunswick location at 329 Bath Road
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