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Behavioral Health Professional/ HCT

Job Type: Hourly (40.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 6085
Posted: 02/13/2015
Location: Saco 04072


Location:  Saco

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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!

About the Job

In partnership with a Master's level clinician, this position provides individualized support to children with behavioral health challenges, and their families, in their homes and communities. This position works with children and families receiving Child & Family Behavioral Health Treatment (MaineCare Section 65 M) and Community Based Treatment for Children Without Permanency (MaineCare Section 65 N) Services.

Schedule: Weekdays, Evening Hours and some weekends 

Ideal Candidate will

  • Assist child and family by working on prescribed treatment goals, behavioral expectations, and development of coping skills and/or safety plan.
  • Implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques, as trained.
  • Implement therapeutic activities that promote the development of positive interpersonal skills as outlined in the ITSP.
  • Observe and monitor behaviors and hold children accountable using the established behavior management system and/or disciplinary measures directed by parent/guardian/team.
  • Maintain complete and accurate progress notes and other written forms of reporting and communicate with the other professionals on the team when there are any changes or deterioration in the situation. (COA S17.3.04)
  • Participate as a liaison to parents and other providers as assigned.
  • Implement crisis prevention plan as needed, working in conjunction with parents and other providers.
  • Encourage and facilitate family involvement in all aspects of the work by offering parenting techniques and education by modeling, coaching and psyche-education interventions that enhance the family's communication and problem solving skills in a manner that promotes their self-respect and encourages independence. (COA S17.3.04)
  • Follow standards of staff/client boundaries by maintaining safe and appropriate boundaries with clients.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field including: social services, human services, health or education.
  • The BHP must be certified as a Behavioral Health Professional by completing all required training.

General Requirements

  • One year of experience working in family homes and community settings, supporting children with behavioral health challenges, and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with families and other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.
  • Valid and clean Maine driver's license.
  • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.


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