Crisis Stabilization Counselor - Relief (Brunswick)

Full time Full day
Brunswick, ME

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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Crisis Stabilization Counselor - Relief (Brunswick)

Job Code:10188 Location:Brunswick 04011 Department:Crisis Stabilization Adlt FT/PT Status:Relief Per Diem Summary: This position is located in Brunswick. As a relief position, the schedule will vary based on need.

The position would work in Sweetser's Crisis Stabilization Unit and provide crisis stabilization services to adults who are in a psychiatric crisis. The worker will interact with the client in a positive environment that is assessed as necessary to prevent de-compensation or acute psychiatric hospitalization.


  • Provide supportive, respectful, non-judgmental care to adult clients and assist them in meeting goals identified in treatment plans.

  • Actively engage with clients while maintaining clear boundaries.

  • Accept individual differences and learn from them.

  • Approach each client with an attitude of discovery and hope.

  • Support independent client functioning that leads to increased skills upon discharge.

  • Learn new skills.

  • Utilize effective communication skills that improve client outcomes and promote teamwork.

  • Work as a team player delivering effective care to clients and promoting continuous harmonious working relationships.

  • Independently maintain an environment that promotes safety and efficiency.

  • Write descriptive and concise progress notes relative to the clients' defined goals and objectives.

  • Have the ability to relate effectively to a wide range of clients.


  • Valid state driver's license.

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


  • High School diploma and experience working in the mental/behavioral health field.

  • One (1) year of experience providing direct care and/or crisis intervention to adults in a related field.

  • MHRT I state certification or eligibility for and completion of certification within the first year of employment.

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