Director of Eating Disorders

Sweetser | Saco, Maine 04072

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: December 19, 2022
Opportunity Code: 32114


Join one of Maine’s most comprehensive behavioral health organizations and lead operations as Director of Eating Disorders with Sweetser!

The Position

  • The Director of Eating Disorders will provide leadership, direction, and oversight of the day-to-day functions of the program, ensuring the quality of all services and activities provided.
  • Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, this leader will oversee a team of 14 FTEs.
  • This leader will be tasked with directing and ensuring the development and implementation of department policies and standards of care. Along with identifying, supporting, and participating in quality improvement activities. Lastly, this leader will communicate with senior leadership regularly, providing updates in supporting the mission, vision, and strategies of the organization.
  • The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, professional leader, with excellent communication and collaboration skills. Must be capable of joining a tight knit team, roll up their sleeves, and hit the ground running.
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience providing treatment in a mental health setting, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience treating eating disorders. Must also possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Master’s degree required; Active LCSW or Psychologist licensure required. 
  • This position is hybrid, leader will be required to be in office 50% of the time.

The Organization

  • Sweetser is a private, nonprofit community mental health provider that is Maine’s most comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization. With a statewide network of care, Sweetser offers services to people of all ages in mental and behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, recovery, and education. 
  • As the state’s largest mobile crisis service provider, Sweetser supported 3,481 mobile crisis interventions in 2020 and serves approximately 20,000 children and adults each year. Sweetser’s service offerings include community-based, crisis, outpatient, residential, and educational.
  • Advocacy on behalf of their clients is a priority for Sweetser. To support programs that serve children, families, and adults in Maine, Sweetser works with other nonprofit mental health providers. The Behavioral Health Community Collaborative includes KidsPeace, The Opportunity Alliance, Oxford Mental Health, Shalom House, Spurwink, Sweetser, and Volunteers of America Northern New England.
  • Nationally recognized and accredited, Sweetser was awarded the Margaret Chase Smith Quality Award in 2002, recognizing the organization’s achievement integrating quality improvement throughout an expansive network of care.

The Community

  • Located less than 20 minutes from Maine’s largest city Portland, Saco sits between seven miles of sandy ocean beaches to the east and the beautiful Saco River to the west. 
  • Less than two hours from Boston, Massachusetts, Portland is home to the historic Old Port district, and Cape Elizabeth, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.
  • Portland, which was ranked 4th among the top 10 perfect places to live in America, combines diverse cultural offerings of a large metropolitan city with a charming small-town atmosphere and easy access to beautiful beaches.
  • Portland has a vibrant art scene, having been named one of the country’s top 25 art destinations by American Style magazine, and offers more than 2,000 art events annually. 




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