Residential Mental Health Support Specialist

Residential ·
Department Residential
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $17-20 per hour

Position Description:

Hours/Location: We are seeking candidates that can work evening, weekend, and overnight shifts. Preference will be given to candidates that can work at both program locations (Portland and Kennebunkport). 

Summary: This is an exciting position that includes opportunities to provide a safe and constructive environment for young adults to help them fulfill their potential and set out on the path to achieve their goals. Support Specialists provide supervision of our residents at the Cornerstones residence and occasionally on excursions. They also participate in the supervision of the day-to-day household responsibilities, supervising residents in life skill areas such as academic, personal and home care, meal planning and preparation, leisure time planning, financial management, shopping, etiquette, and socialization. We are currently seeking compassionate self-starting individuals that possess integrity and strong boundaries.

Support Specialists at Cornerstones of Maine:

  • Serve as a mentor and coach to residents
  • Supervise the residents as they go through their daily routines and supervise the home as the residents sleep
  • Provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living, personal finances, cooking, and other household responsibilities
  • Provide client transport to and from locations throughout the community
  • Administer crisis intervention as needed

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working in residential mental health settings, such as wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools, or residential treatment centers
  • Previous experience coaching or mentoring young adults
  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in a mental health related field 
  • BHP, DSP, or MHSS certificate
  • Experience with case management 

About Cornerstones of Maine:

Cornerstones of Maine is a small therapeutic residential program designed to assist young adults (ages 18 to 26) in their journey to adulthood. We address the current need for therapeutic services for young adults who have significant potential but are struggling with mental health issues that are obstacles to their ability to live independently. Our residents present with mild to moderate mental health issues along with struggles with motivation and executive functioning.

Cornerstones of Maine is a diversity inclusive program and is committed to enriching the therapeutic experience it offers through the diversity of our staff members. We seek to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the program's diversity of viewpoints. We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including people of color, staff with diverse gender identities, and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to the mental health field due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages.

Cornerstones of Maine maintains a collegial work environment. We pride ourselves on providing excellent services to our residents, while also creating a staff culture that is reflective of the environment we are setting in the home. We also provide a competitive compensation package for our staff with opportunities for advancement. Our benefits include but are not limited to: health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) with matching, 20 days of paid time off, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, paid parental leave, and professional development allowance.

Please see our website for more information about our program:


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