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Residential Youth & Family Specialist- Brunswick/Freeport - $500 Sign On Bonus!

Location:Brunswick/Freeport, ME
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Direct Care
This position supports Spurwink's community-based residences. The Residential Youth and Family Specialist is tasked with implementing the individual treatment plans on behalf of the residents of the home. The position is designed to maximize consistency of approach and to promote the greatest degree of developmentally appropriate independent functioning so that, in most cases, each resident may return to his/her family setting as quickly as possible. In addition to teaching self-help and basic living skills, a Residential Youth and Family Specialist helps clients achieve all of the competencies necessary to manage life events successfully. This will often include the development and use of coping strategies needed to manage emotional dysregulation as well as the use of crisis management strategies. She or he works closely with families and with other treatment team members in pursuit of these competencies. Day to day household management is incorporated into the expectations of this position, including but not limited to remaining within a household budget, designing and participating in recreational activities, the establishment of a nutritious menu, food preparation, and minor household maintenance, housekeeping, and assurance of residential safety.
Hours: 2pm to 10pm on weekdays and applicants are required to work either Saturday or Sunday, 8am-10pm.
The candidate will work in one of the homes alongside the Therapeutic Foster Couple. They will perform various roles including implementing the individualized treatment plan of the clients in the home, assisting with day to day programming and crisis management in a very teamwork centered environment. The schedule includes working Tuesday-Saturday. 
High School Diploma/GED required. Experience working with children/adolescents with behavioral/emotional needs is ideal. 

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.

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