Community Health and Counseling Services

For 135 years, CHCS has developed its reputation as a highly valued provider of community home health and behavioral health services throughout Central, Eastern, and Northern Maine. You could be part of our commitment and vision.

Community Health and Counseling Services is a non-profit organization that was established in 1883. We offer behavioral health, crisis, home health and hospice services for children & adults through Maine communities.

One of the few combined home health and behavioral health care agencies in the United States, Community Health and Counseling Services combines mutually supportive programs and collaborative relationships with other health care providers to serve both the physical and psychological aspects of an individual’s well-being.

These services are offered in homes, schools, and the area offices of CHCS in central, eastern and northern Maine. The size of the CHCS service area in Maine covers over 22,000 square miles. That’s the combined size of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Through a continuum of care and support, Community Health and Counseling Services touches the lives of thousands of people each year, providing needed services to people and their families in their community in a cost-effective way.

Were else could you be given the opportunity to focus on a new career path without ever leaving the comfort that Community Health and Counseling Services offers. Career advancement possibilities are endless throughout our 23 facilities.

Mar 07, 2018
~~($1,500 for PT external hire)~~Will provide crisis intervention, crisis stabilization counseling and short-term community support to Adults, children, adolescents and their families at the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Experience working with people in crisis is desirable. Job Requirements: ~~Master’s Degree in related discipline; State of Maine licensed or eligible for LMSW, LCSW, LCPC Cond., LCPC, or Ph.D. and one year of relevant clinical experience needed.
Community Health and Counseling Services Brewer, 04412, United States Part-Time
Mar 07, 2018
~~Works as part of a family treatment team; interviews clients & assesses needs; coordinates with community services; teaches daily life skills, provides supportive counseling, crisis intervention, verbal de-escalation, or physical intervention.    Job Requirements: ~~Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s program, working toward a degree in human services or related field and have two yrs. professional or volunteer experience working w/ children and have the able to understand dynamics of children with behavioral & emotional challenges Also requires flexible schedule; able to provide safe client transportation; two; able to write routine reports.  This position will convert into a Community Support Worker position once the employee has obtain a Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field of study.   Degree must be achieved within two years of employment.
Community Health and Counseling Services Skowhegan, 04654, United States Part-Time
Mar 07, 2018
~~Perform instructional tasks in a special purpose classroom. A social/behavioral sciences Bachelor’s degree, or graduate level coursework if degree is in related field & 1 yr exp. working with children/adolescents who have emotional/behavioral disorders or equivalent combination of education & exp;  valid teaching certificate endorsed in one or more instructional areas preferred. Job Requirements: ~~A social/behavioral sciences Bachelor’s degree, or graduate level coursework if degree is in related field & 1 yr exp. working with children/adolescents who have emotional/behavioral disorders or equivalent combination of education & exp;  valid teaching certificate endorsed in one or more instructional areas preferred.
Community Health and Counseling Services Brewer, 04412, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
Bangor & Brewer Monitors and provides therapeutic support in a short-term residential setting for clients who are in psychiatric crisis. Service delivered is described in each individual’s crisis stabilization plan. Service is provided to both adults and children with varying needs, difficulties, levels of ability and demands in a quick paced environment.     Job Requirements: Must have a minimum of an Associates Degree.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred from an accredited college or university in a Human Service, Social Services, Educational field or criminology and have one year of work experience with clients who have mental illness. Strong knowledge of medications and medical terminology, mental health issues and crisis theory is preferred.
Community Health and Counseling Services Bangor, ME 04401, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
$500 Sign on Bonus for newly hired RSW's~~Do you have an interest or passion to help others and would like to help others find fun and joy in their lives.   If you do than come join our team as a RSW and work in one of our adult group homes.   A Residential Support Worker (RSW) provides residential services for individuals with mental illness living in one of our adult group homes. Facilities range from 4 to 8 beds. This position requires a H.S diploma or GED and 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education/experience/training.   We have day, evening, and overnight, and weekend hours available, call today to inquire.  Whether you are looking to supplement your current income or are in college and looking to gain experience through week-end and/or evening work, CHCS may be able to help you.    Job Requirements: BA degree in a relevant social service field plus one year of experience; AS degree plus 3 years of experience, or H.S. diploma/GED and five years of relevant experience required.
Community Health and Counseling Services Ellsworth, ME 04605, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
Provides supportive counseling, case management, homeless outreach, consultation, skill teaching, family support, coordination/advocacy for services, and crisis support to persons with severe and prolonged mental illness .    Job Requirements: An Associate’s Degree with three years of experience, or experience in community based services to individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness for a minimum of five (5) years. Must have MHRT I, or complete the MHRT I Provisional Certification within ten days of employment. Must complete the MHRT I within one (1) year of employment. Must satisfactorily complete a DHHS approved CRMA medication and/or certification course and maintain certification during employment.
Community Health and Counseling Services Bangor, ME 04401, United States Part-Time
Mar 07, 2018
CNA
Provides both personal care to patients and environmental assistance to families under the supervision of the delegated primary nurse, thus allowing as far as possible, for the continuance of the necessary normal family activities within the patient's home. May be assigned to provide block time home health/hospice aide services for a hospice patient. Experience working with the elderly; experience working with multi-problem families desirable. Job Requirements: Must be on the State of Maine CNA Registry and possess a valid Maine driver’s license
Community Health and Counseling Services Machias, 04402, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
The Resource Parent Care Team Specialist provides an array of services to support youth foster families engaged in the Resource Parent Care Team.  The goal of the program is to assist youth and foster families in obtaining the support and skills they need to improve youth level of functioning and stability of placement.  The role of a Resource Parent Care Team Specialist in the Resource Parent Care Team will be determined by assessment of need and will be individualized for each youth and family.  Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field, LSW or LSW conditional license required. This position requires a minimum of 2 years of professional, relevant work experience with children and families.
Community Health and Counseling Services Machias, Ellsworth, Rockland, Bnagor, Skowhegan, Lewiston, 04402, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
This position is the core point of contact for foster family engagement in the Resource Parent Care Team.  The Resource Parent Care Team Liaison will each work in a designated Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) District office Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  This person will initiate and build relationships with foster families and other members of the team, including providers, OCFS staff, and informal/formal supports.  Will provides support to foster families to ensure stable placement of youth in foster care. Job Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field or related field, LSW or conditional LSW licensure.  This position requires a minimum of 2 years of professional experience working with children and families. Past experience in or knowledge of the foster care system is required.
Community Health and Counseling Services Bangor, Ellsworth, Lewiston, 04402, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
The Resource Parent Care Team Clinical Supervisor will provide supervision, clinical consultation, education and leadership for other members of the   Resource Parent Care Team. This position provides clinical services as part of the Resource Parent Care Team within the assigned regions. Provides direct service and clinical oversight as part of foster family treatment teams. Provides initial face-to-face contact with referred foster families to determine the necessary level of services based on foster family needs. Job Requirements: Master’s Degree in related discipline; State of Maine licensed LCSW, LMSW CC, LCPC, LCPC Cond. and one year of relevant clinical experience needed. 
Community Health and Counseling Services Machias, Ellsworth, 04402, United States Full-Time
Mar 07, 2018
The Spiritual Advisor provides consultation to CHCS staff, assisting them to provide spiritual support for terminally clients and their families in the comfort of their own homes.  To qualify, the individual must be enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology, or possess appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry.  Job Requirements: Enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology, or possess appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry. 
Community Health and Counseling Services Machias, Ellsworth, 04402, United States Part-Time
Mar 07, 2018
This new position will provide one-on-one, small & large group therapeutic activities/programming to clients in group home settings; these activities will help improve the quality of life, strengthen/maintain functional abilities and support development of social and leisure skills.  Must be able to work flexible schedule that includes weekends and evenings depending upon client needs and interests.  Recreation programing will occur in the group homes as well as in the communities.  Bachelor’s level degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred or Activities Coordinator certification needed along with 3 years of experience facilitating one-on-one and group therapeutic programs for adults with mental health issues. Job Requirements: Bachelor’s level degree in Therapeutic Recreation preferred or Activities Coordinator certification needed along with 3 years of experience facilitating one-on-one and group therapeutic programs for adults with mental health issues.
Community Health and Counseling Services Bangor, 04402, United States Full-Time