Social Worker - Acute Psychiatric Unit/Emergency Department

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Apr 16, 2021

Job Description


Position Summary

This is a position for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that involves the evaluation of psychosocial needs of patients in the Acute Psychiatric Care Unit of the Emergency Department.

The social worker in the acute psychiatry unit must be able to quickly establish rapport with a diverse variety of patients; have excellent diagnostic skills; be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment; communicate with colleagues in the Emergency Department, family and outpatient providers; utilize crisis intervention skills; and have knowledge of a broad array of community resources and systems.

This is a part-time, third-shift/nights position with the option of two 10-hour shifts per week or 8-hour rotating shifts with alternating 16 hour and 24 hour weeks. Successful candidates must be LCSW licensed in the State of Maine and have 2 years’ of post-LCSW licensure experience.

equired Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
1. Education: Knowledge of social work theories, techniques and therapies, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare as acquired through completion of a Master's degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
License/Certifications: Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure, LCSW.
Experience: Two or more years' of post licensure work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaborative with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team within Acute Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine.

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.