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Spurwink Services

Going The Distance<br />
Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.<br />
We go the distance - walking every step of the way with individuals affected by mental health challenges and developmental disab

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Working Here

"This is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. You know you're not going to have success with every client, but when you get a phone call from a kid who is doing well, it makes it all worthwhile. It can be challenging, but also very rewarding."

Roger Lee
Therapeutic Houseparent since 2001


Employee Benefits

  • Health & Dental Insurance for Individuals and families
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Ongoing Training
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities

Go the distance, change lives! At Spurwink Services, you'll find more options, more opportunities, and more possibilities to practice your expertise in an environment that offers you professional satisfaction impossible to duplicate elsewhere. We value creativity, innovation, personal growth and continuing education. The best way to learn about Spurwink Services is to experience it for yourself.

Just some of the perks of working at Spurwink Services include:

  • Health and Dental Insurance are available the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment
  • Flexible schedules
  • Casual dress code
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Generous paid time off

Spurwink Services provides training which include:

  • An extensive agency orientation
  • Extensive online learning opportunities
  • Agency sponsored training

Spurwink Service's advancement opportunities allow you to continue your education with tuition assistance while we strive to promote from within the agency. Let us make a spot for you here at Spurwink Services.


Who We Are

Spurwink Service's
Mission Statement:  Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults, and families.

Vision of Success:  Children, adults and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities living healthy, engaged lives in their communities.

We Value:

  • Excellence:  We are committed to continuous learning in order to improve what we do.  We exercise rigor and accountability in evaluating the outcomes of our work, reflect on how we can improve, incorporate proven, effective models into our practices, and hold one another accountable in a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Partnership:  "With", not "To"...We view clients and their families to be dynamic partners in achieving growth and change.  We are sensitive to the unique needs of families, and inclusive and flexible in developing approaches to care that reflect the strengths and challenges of both clients and their families.
  • Person Centered:  We believe that growth happens best when high expectations tap into each person's unique readiness for new learning and development.  This is why we collaboratively tailor plans for growth and development with every client we serve and in the professional development we provide to our employees. 
  • Caring:  We are sensitive to the reality that many people today have experienced trauma in their lifetimes.  We strive to make informed choices in our interactions with one another and our clients, and in the design of our systems and programs, to enhance the level of emotional safety in our workplace and to foster awareness of what each of us can do to enhance the processes of healing.

Founded in 1960, Spurwink Services began as a residential program for adolescent boys on Riverside Street in Portland. Over time, the agency grew to meet the needs of the people of Maine by developing a wide array of community-based mental and behavioral health services for children, adults and families. Today, Spurwink Services is a nationally accredited treatment facility that has gained the respect and admiration of state leaders, mental health providers, communities and families throughout Maine. The agency employs 850 staff and serves over 4,500 individuals each year who face emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.

The agency's services extend from Kittery to Skowhegan and are focused on three major program areas:

  • Community-based Residential and Day Programs for Youth and Adults
  • Outpatient Services- Spurwink Clinic, Portland Help Center, Child Abuse Clinic, Public School Counseling, Therapeutic Riding
  • Prevention & Family-Based Services - Case Management, Therapeutic Preschools, In-Home Support, Maine Caring Families

Through a network of caring professionals, Spurwink Services continues to help Maine children and adults lead healthy and productive lives.

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer. 



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Contact Details

Phone: 207-871-1200
Web: http://www.spurwink.org
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Type: Non Profit
Industries: Human Services, Education
Contact: Recruitment Team
Title: Human Resources Recruiter
Contact Phone: 207-871-1211, X
Contact URL: www.spurwink.org
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