The Mental Health Support Specialist works directly with mental health clients in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential and community environments. Supporting clients who live with a mental health diagnosis is a rewarding career choice whether you are looking to change careers or are starting out fresh from high school. This training provides the basis for supporting and interacting with clients and is one of three course requirements for Maine State certification for Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician.
Nick Anderson has over 20 years experience with direct support in the fields of Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health. He holds an associate degree in elementary education and has been a certified trainer for Mental Health Support Specialists through USM Muskie School since 2019. Over the last decade he has directly trained new staff on the floor of different group homes.