Social Worker - Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Feb 11, 2021

Job Description


Position Summary:

The Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Maine Medical Center is seeking a licensed clinical social worker to join its growing team. Responsibilities include evaluation of psychosocial needs of patients/clients and their families, and provision of diagnostic/preventive and treatment services including individual, family, and group therapy. The clinician will also provide complex discharge planning, coordinate aftercare services, and make referrals for other community services based on the treatment plan. This clinician will be joining a dedicated care team of outpatient clinicians, case managers, psychiatry providers, and administrative support staff. The clinic is located on the hospital’s flagship campus in Portland, Maine, and offers the opportunity to participate in specialty clinics, teaching, research, and grand rounds.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  1. Education: Master’s degree in Social Work or Clinical Counseling from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  2. License/Certifications: Maine State licensure to practice as a LCSW is required.
  3. Experience: 2+ years of work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred, in order to have proficiency in psychosocial assessment and treatment. Must have considerable knowledge of community resources and agencies and how to use them in resolving complex problems related to health, illness and disability.
  4. Knowledge of social work theories, therapies and techniques, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare.  Ability to teach basic social work principles and applications to the medical setting.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.