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22 Jul
Clinician - Behavioral Health Specialist Martin's Point Portland

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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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Clinician - Behavioral Health Specialist Martin's Point Portland

Job Code:10281 Location:Portland 04101 Department:Therapy Prim Care Intg FT/PT Status:Fee for Service Summary: We are looking for the right individuals to join us as we expand our partnership with Martins Point. Sweetser's Primary Care Integration (PCI) Program co-locates LCSWs to partner with primary care providers at their state of the art, patient friendly facilities. Be a part of a dedicated interdisciplinary team of professionals working to identify and address behavioral health needs. THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST WILL:

  • Actively participate in analyzing the results of behavioral health screening tools (determined as appropriate for the practice in which they are integrated).

  • Demonstrate competence in quick and accurate clinical assessment of behavioral health conditions.

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate key facts and concerns in both formal and informal opportunities.

  • Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of brief, evidence-based treatment modalities.

  • Demonstrate an ability to manage the pace of primary care and working with an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate ability to implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of certain chronic and/or co-morbid conditions.

  • Demonstrate competence in coordinating and managing referrals for behavioral health conditions that require longer term intervention.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively evaluate crisis situations and employ appropriate interventions.

  • Be willing to perform related duties incidental to the tasks outlined above to insure excellent customer service and commitment to team work.


  • Ability to utilize technology as a primary support tool in practice

  • Demonstrated ability working in a team oriented environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the trend toward Patient Centered Medical Homes, collocation of behavioral and physical healthcare, and specific behavioral health related issues such as trauma, substance abuse and recovery-oriented care

  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience in the social work field

  • Experience working with individuals as well as families

  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Maine driver's license.

  • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.


  • Master's degree in Social work

  • Independently licensed to practice as an LCSW in Maine

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