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Community Integration Worker - ACT Team

Job Type: Hourly (40.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 6048
Posted: 01/09/2015
Location: Brunswick 04011


About Sweetser
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:
Come join an excellent team at Sweetser working as a Community Integration Worker on the ACT Team in Brunswick, Maine. 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.
Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

The ideal person would:

  • Uphold the program values of Adult Community Based Services.
  • Provide case management that involves identification, assessment, planning, linking, monitoring and evaluation of services and supports needed by consumers.
  • Develop Individualized Support Plans in conjunction with consumers.
  • Participate in discharge planning when consumers are hospitalized.
  • Provide medication education and arrange for medication monitoring.
  • Participate in crisis intervention and resolution services.
  • Identify and document unmet needs.
  • Provide outreach and follow along services.
  • Consult with family and significant others for support and continuity of services.
  • Teach independent living skills, individually and in groups.
  • Provide supportive counseling and problem solving assistance.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call availability to ACT clients for emergency support/intervention, in regular staff rotation.
  • Transport clients when clinically indicated to various activities in order to connect them with services to meet their needs.
  • Fulfill contract hours, as established at the time of hiring.
  • Maintain administrative responsibility (charting/documentation, etc.) for caseload.
  • Act as liaison to state and/or private psychiatric hospitals and local organizations as assigned.

Education Requirements

BSW or Bachelor's degree in a closely affiliated field with conditional MHRT II certification OR in lieu of Bachelor's degree, full MHRT II certification.

General Requirements

  • Two years’ experience working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.
  • Adequate automobile insurance.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Possession of vehicle which is in good repair.
  • Good driving record.


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