The Mental Health Coordinator is a full-time, year-round position providing a broad range of culturally competent mental health services to its diverse population of participants within Maine Coast Semester, Elementary and Middle School, Outdoor Classroom, Waypoint, and Boys and Girls Camps throughout the year. The Mental Health Coordinator is the primary point of contact for children and adolescents, parents, staff, and other mental health professionals in all matters relating to participants’ mental health. The Coordinator provides individual support, crisis intervention, prevention services for participants, and ongoing education on those topics for faculty, staff, and participants.
Chewonki takes a holistic, strength-based approach to mental health, and aids all participants in creating tools that can help guide them through a successful experience.
Chewonki strives to foster an environment of equity where each child and adolescent are recognized, respected, and valued for their individual identity.
The Mental Health Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Health Services and works in partnership with health services, and in close collaboration with staff, administrators, and faculty in the Chewonki community to support participants’ social, mental, and emotional wellness.
Position Title: Mental Health Coordinator Employment Category: Category A Permanent/Temporary: Full time, year-round Reports to: Director of Health Services Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt Benefits Eligible: Yes
Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. Chewonki serves children ages 8-18 in summer, semester, and school-year programs; and provides training opportunities for educators and other outdoor professionals.
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki is comprised of approximately 42 students and 16 faculty members, and is a unique semester-length school program of the Chewonki Foundation. As a residential school, it is designed to offer high school juniors and seniors the chance to be part of a vibrant community located on a 400-acre saltwater peninsula in Mid-coast Maine.
The Elementary and Middle School at Chewonki is an independent school for children in grades 1-8, modeling the best of innovative teaching, integrated academic practice, and experiential learning.