26 Aug
Youth and Family Counselor - Relief (Winterport)

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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.

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Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services

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Youth and Family Counselor - Relief (Winterport)

Job Code:10468 Location:Winterport 04496 Department:Other FT/PT Status:Relief Per Diem Summary: Assist children who have behavioral, mental, and emotional challenges in a residential campus setting. This is an ideal position for those looking to gain experience and need flexibility in a schedule. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD

  • Maintain a safe and effective milieu by participating in the provision of a structured, therapeutic environment.

  • Ability to transport clients.

  • Collaborate with staff and families to achieve desired treatment outcomes.

  • Take direction from others; exhibit appropriate therapeutic affect and behavior; ask questions for clarification; request feedback regarding performance with clients and peers.

  • Be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff.


  • Desire to work with children in need.

  • Clean and valid Maine driver's license.

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


  • High school diploma or GED with the ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.

  • Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.

  • Able to relate to children with warmth and understanding, and have the ability to identify the needs and problems of children.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.

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