September 24, 2018

Career Opportunity- Case Manager

Filed under: Career Openings,Case Management — Vicky @ 9:03 am

Broadreach Family & Community Services is a private, nonprofit agency nurturing children and families in mid-coast Maine since 1983. We have an immediate opening for a part-time Case Manager with the opportunity of a full time status as the case load builds. You will provide direct case management services to adults and children in Waldo County, and be based in Belfast.

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and minimum of three years’ experience working with children, youth and adults with Mental Illness is required. LSW and current MHRTC preferred. In-depth understanding of the Department of Health and Human Services is preferred. Knowledge of Waldo County and the population is helpful. Applications will close upon selection of a qualified applicant. Broadreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competitive salary and benefit package and job flexibility available. Excellent supervision provided.

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to:

Lauri A. Stetson, LCSW/MHRTC
Clinical Director of Behavioral Health
5 Stephenson Lane
Belfast, ME 04915
Fax: 338-1327
Phone: 338-6774
Email: lstetson@brmaine.org

September 1, 2018

Career Opportunity- Full Time Peer Support Specialist

Filed under: Behavioral Health,Career Openings,Case Management — Vicky @ 3:46 pm

The Peer Support Specialist is an integral part of the BHHO (Behavioral Health Home Organization) interdisciplinary team. The Peer Support Specialist combines their own experience as a person living with a mental health diagnosis and the philosophy and values of the Intentional Peer Support Model to support other adults who struggle with mental illness. The Peer Support Specialist will provide emotional support, problem solving, and information to other adults with emotional, behavioral, and physical health needs across the Knox and Waldo County service area. The identified candidate will provide peer support in one-on-one meetings with peers, facilitation of peer support groups, education, and outreach.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred
  • State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) preferred
  • Provisional CIPSS required within 9 months of hire


  • Self-identified experience as an adult receiving services for a diagnosed mental health condition
  • Paid or unpaid peer support experience preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • High level of confidentiality required
  • Satisfactory results of background check
  • Valid Driver’s license, clean driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Demonstrated basic computer efficiency with ability to navigate Microsoft Office, electronic medical records and office 365
  • Adheres to state guidelines mandated reporting of child, adult, and/or elder abuse
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills


Broadreach is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national original or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information or in any other manner that violates the law. Applications will close upon selection of a qualified applicant.

To apply please forward resume and cover letter to:

Lauri Stetson
Behavioral Health Director
Broadreach Family & Community Services
5 Stephenson Lane
Belfast, ME. 04915
e: lstetson@brmaine.org
f. 338-1652

June 22, 2018

Career Opportunity- Health Home Coordinator

Filed under: Behavioral Health,Career Openings,Case Management — Vicky @ 1:52 pm

Broadreach Family & Community Services, a nonprofit agency nurturing children and families in mid-coast Maine since 1983, has an immediate opening for a Health Home Coordinator to provide direct service in Knox and Waldo Counties in our Behavioral Health Home program. This position will start off as a per diem position with the potential of moving to full time as the caseload grows. Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years’ experience working with  adults with mental illness; LSW and current MHRT preferred. Competitive pay with job flexibility. Applications will close upon selection of a qualified candidate. Broadreach is an equal opportunity employer. Come join our family!

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Lauri Stetson, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health
5 Stephenson Lane, Belfast, Maine
e. lstetson@brmaine.org
f. (207) 338-1652
p. (207) 338-6774

Broadreach Family & Community Services is an EEO Employer.


May 9, 2018

Career Opportunity- Per-Diem Outpatient Clinician for Knox/Waldo Counties

Filed under: Behavioral Health,Career Openings,Case Management — Tags: , , , , — Vicky @ 12:05 pm

Broadreach Family and Community Services is a private, nonprofit agency nurturing children and families in mid-coast Maine since 1983. We are now seeking an individual with a Master’s Degree and licensed as an LMSW/CC, LCPC-C, LMFT, LCPC or an LCSW to join our team as a per diem outpatient clinician.  This is a fee for service position with a competitive hourly rate.  Daily responsibilities would include providing clinical services including completion of comprehensive mental health assessment to formulate diagnosis, formulate treatment recommendations and appropriate treatment goals.  Provide weekly clinical services to a variety of clientele including individual therapy for adults and children, family therapy and potential couples therapy in both office, home and possible school settings.


The right candidate will have the following:

  • At least two years of prior experience working with individuals diagnosed with a mental health condition, behavioral health challenge, history of traumatic events, or at risk of developing a mental health condition, required.
  • Experience working with all age groups, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and individuals
    with dual diagnoses preferred.
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office software products.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all constituencies, including patients, employees, and the community at large.

Broadreach offers a competitive hourly rate,  supervision towards your LCSW licensure if needed and a great benefits package and an outstanding case management team.

To apply, please send letter of interest and resume to:
Lauri A. Stetson, LCSW/MHRTC
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Broadreach Family & Community Services
5 Stephenson Lane
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6774
Cell: (207) 323-2845
Email: lstetson@brmaine.org

Applications will close upon selection of a qualified applicant. Broadreach is an equal opportunity employer.

May 18, 2016

Racheal Ahearn Becomes Youthlinks Interim Leader

Racheal Ahearn, Interim Director


Exciting change is on the horizon at Youthlinks in Rockland. We have been very grateful to have Youthlinks under the skillful guidance of Director Kris Koerber for the past two years and wish him
well in his new endeavors. He will be missed, and beginning on May 20th, our very own Racheal Ahearn will be stepping in to take on the leadership role at Youthlinks. Currently serving as a case manager for Broadreach Family and Community Services, Racheal has been working closely with Youthlinks over the past year. Along with her professional and educational experiences, she will will be adding enthusiasm and a passion for youth development to the Youthlinks team. Racheal will be working closely with current program managers, Rose Swan and Jess Wincapaw to continue developing and delivering high quality after-school programming to the youth of the mid-coast communities. Speaking about her new role Ahearn said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to become more involved with the Youthlinks team in supporting the youth of Knox County through exploration and creativity.” The core of Youthlinks will continue to be our strong focus, establishing and nurturing growth promoting relationships with our youth. Currently at Youthlinks, 37 middle school and 18 high school youth are engaging in programs that create meaningful opportunities to connect with themselves, the outdoor world and their community. Racheal is eager to continue to support and lead the mission of Youthlinks into the future. It is our plan to expand on existing services, as well, while never losing sight of our original mission. Be sure to follow all the action on Facebook and if you are in the area, stop by the Grassroots Garden, right behind Youthlinks on 420 Broadway in Rockland.

November 17, 2015

Two generous and talented donors give hand-knit hats and mittens

Two very talented and generous anonymous donors have hand-knit 32 hats and 31 pairs of mittens for young children.  Some of the hats will be used by Broadreach’s Family Strengthening Services.  Each year we collaborate with Waldo County General Hospital and Pen-Bay Medical Center in the Click for Babies Campaign.  This winter campaign sends babies home with little purple hats and education for parents about a period of time in the baby’s development when they can seem to cry inconsolably despite seemingly having all of their needs met.  Babies grow out of this phase in their development and the hats and education are a way to teach parents so they can be prepared and become less frustrated at the inability to sometimes soothe a crying child.  The title “Click for Babies” is named after the sound that knitting needles make when crafting the little hats.  Thanks to our own Patrick Walsh for coordinating Broadreach’s donation of hats for this campaign each year.

The other hats and mittens have headed to Broadreach Case Management so that they are available to families in need of warm outerwear for their small children.  These cozy hats and mittens will keep those little heads and hands toasty warm during our long Maine winter.  A special thank you goes out to all the Broadreach Case Managers and Linda Baker who make sure these items are delivered to the families and children who can use them.

We so appreciate the kindness and generosity of people who take the time and donate their resources to make the lives of those we serve a bit better, and in this case, a lot warmer.

May 11, 2015

Broadreach Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

5. Fri- May 8th

March 3, 2015

Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit Hosted by Broadreach, UM Cooperative Extension & Belfast Adult Education

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit, to be hosted by Broadreach Family & Community Services, the University of Maine Extension Service, and Belfast Adult Education will be held on Friday, April 17th from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

Guest Speakers will be Sue Mackey- Andrews, Co-Facilitator of Maine Resilience Building Network – www.maineaces.org (go to site and explore) and Chris Trout, Founder and President of Strengths in Focus at                   www.strengthsinfocus.com.

The topics to be discussed will include:

  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • The implications of adverse childhood experiences on early childhood and adolescent development
  • Possible long-term ramifications of Adverse Childhood Experiences over a lifetime
  • Ways in which we can promote RESILIENCE in parents, children and professionals, and in our own lives
  • The importance of building relationships

This summit is free ($10.00 donation at door to assist with expenses appreciated)


REGISTRATION – https://brmaine.org/summit/


Questions? Please contact one of the following individuals:

Wesley Neff- Maine Families, UMaine Cooperative Extension 800-287-1426 x 1021

Patrick Walsh- Broadreach 338-2200 x  109

Laura Flagg- Belfast Adult Ed 338-3197


February 24, 2015

Write in Your Vote for Broadreach Today!

This is the last week to vote for your favorite non-profits in Bangor Savings Bank’s 2015 Community Matters More!  Please write in your vote for Broadreach Family & Community Services under the Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc & Waldo Counties section.  We need your vote!  Please ask your family, friends, and colleagues to vote for Broadreach, too!

A total of 68 grants will be awarded to the organizations listed on the Community Matters More ballot and to the top 20 write-in recipients. The organizations in each of the eight regions (including write-ins) that get the most votes will receive $5,000 each. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000. So, make your vote count!

To vote for Broadreach and up to two more of your favorite nonprofits, visit Community Matters More or stop by any of the Bangor Savings Bank’s 56 branches statewide or you can copy and paste the following link in your browser and click for the Bangor Savings Bank voting site:


Thank you!