Clinician - OPTIONS Initiative - Wiscasset

at Sweetser in Saco, Maine, United States

Job Description


$5,000 Sign-On Bonus! 

This exciting new position collaborates with local Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services to provide intensive outreach, assessment, referral and linkage to appropriate resources for individuals who have experienced a non-fatal overdose or are at risk through the OPTIONS program (Overdose Prevention through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone and Safety).


  • Foster and maintain collaborative partnerships with local law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services.
  • Provide regular anti-stigma and SUD informational sessions to law enforcement officers, community providers, and educational institutions.
  • Provide on-scene co-responses and intensive follow up outreach for SUD/OUD related emergency calls.
  • Conduct ASAM level of care criteria assessments with consenting individuals.
  • Provide brief short term intervention with a focus on harm reduction.
  • Facilitate appropriate referrals to community based treatment and recover services for consenting individuals.
  • Provide linkage to HQHC providers, harm reductions sites, naloxone resources and recovery coach services.
  • Support individuals in application for applicable benefits to include Mainecare, non-emergency transportation resources, housing and/or food security services.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation of all contacts and activities.
  • Utilize supervisory supports appropriately and participate in all team/program meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Balance the duty to care with the dignity of risk.
  • Follow Suicide Safer Care practices.
  • Demonstrates accountability for personal, professional, ethical and legal standards.
  • Demonstrates support for the philosophy of the organization by adhering to standards, policies, procedures, and established practices.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own standards of practice by reporting for work on time and avoiding work-related injuries through the application of proper practice techniques and safety policies.
  • Demonstrates at all times the commitment to providing the least intrusive service intervention that supports the clients’ needs/preferences in the least restrictive setting that supports client and staff safety.
  • Communicates with all colleagues and peers in a respectful, professional, responsive manner that promotes teamwork and supports positive outcomes for clients.
  • Uses listening skills, flexible collaboration and a consistent problem solving focus in working to resolve differences with colleagues, peers and clients.
  • Ascertains that relevant information is reported to program manager and/or the team in a timely manner.
  • Maintains cooperative, collegial relationships that support mutual understanding and problem solving with other programs and departments, recognizing their mission and roles, and responding to their requests in a timely manner within the resource capabilities of the program and staff.
  • Maintains current knowledge in present practice area, i.e., attendance at required hours of organization educational programs and utilizes clinical supervision as a learning experience.
  • Assures quality in work performed to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
  • Reports accidents and injuries in a timely fashion, demonstrates safe housekeeping practices, notifies supervisor of potential health and safety concerns immediately, participates in health and safety training as required, understands and follows all Sweetser health and safety policies.
  •  Ability to support and recognize the important role volunteers play.  Sweetser employees work with, support, collaborate with volunteers, and promote opportunities for volunteer engagement


Required: Applicable licensure required to include LCSW, LCPC, LADC or CADC. Conditional licensure considered.

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Job Posting: 767535

Posted On: Jun 13, 2022

Updated On: Jul 13, 2022