Why Work at Sweetser?

Are you interested in a compassionate career? Sweetser is a nonprofit community mental health provider with a statewide network of care. Our services are available for people of all ages who need and deserve them. We are hiring more caring and compassionate staff who want to launch or advance a rewarding career helping people create promising futures. Many open positions qualify for sign on bonuses!

What our employees have to say:

What Direct Support Professional (DSP) Raymond Bouchard loves about working at Sweetser’s Developmental Services program in Bangor, supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
“I love being able to bring happiness to their lives by doing some of the simplest things. Some enjoy fishing, or shopping or whatever it might be. To be able to do these simple things with them and it makes their day. The appreciation they have for someone caring is very rewarding. The pride in them that you feel after working on goals and life skills with them when they start making progress. This job has made me a better person by teaching me to be more compassionate, patient, tolerant and understanding. The rewards of working as a DSP are numerous. I have met some very special people in the last six years.”
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And others have said:

“Sweetser’s vision of ‘Helping people create promising futures’ goes beyond the people we serve. As an employee for over 28 years, I have found my ideal niche. Sweetser has been supportive of my personal and career goals.”

“I never thought I would be working here, but I’m having a ton of fun. Why? Because I get to live vicariously as an 8-year-old in ways like taking them all biking,” said Bob Quick, Ed Tech III, Sweetser School, Belfast

“I remember most of the staff that worked with me in Residential Services in Winterport when I was there as a client. Every staff person brought something new and exciting into my life — a love for the outdoors, teaching me guitar, keeping me in line when I forgot my manners, and even showing me how to pin on a corsage for prom night,” said Daniel Reese, a former Children’s Residential Supervisor with Sweetser in Winterport. While  earning a degree in social work he’s working as a Youth and Family Counselor – Relief at Sweetser. He plans to use his experiences as a youth-in-care in his professional career by advocating for those who need support like he did, with the ultimate goal of making a better world in any way, small or large.