Social Worker (LCSW) - Integrated Behavioral Health - Bariatric Program

  • MaineHealth
  • Biddeford, ME 04005, USA
  • Apr 21, 2021

Job Description


Bariatric Program – Southern Maine Health Care

For a limited time Maine Behavioral Healthcare is offering a $5,000 hiring bonus for all eligible Clinicians!*

This is a new opportunity for a behavioral health clinician to be integrated into a growing bariatric surgery program in Southern Maine Health Care. The behavioral health clinician will be part of the multidisciplinary team supporting patients as they move towards a healthier life. This is a 40-hour, benefit eligible position for a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). The role of the behavioral health clinician includes providing assessments and focused treatment to patients of the practice. Treatment structure would include both individual and group work. The clinician is a central component to patients going through the surgical process as they examine patient readiness for change and ability to comply with post-surgical requirements.

The work is enhanced by being part of a medical team with solid experience in integrated work. Collaborative work with psychiatrists and other integrated clinicians in the MaineHealth system adds to the experience. Individual supervision, group supervision, and quarterly trainings are benefits of this position.

With the safety of our patients and team members at the forefront, we are taking the appropriate precautions and using best practices to continue to ensure the highest quality of care, protection, support and comfort for all our patients, caregivers and team members. Some of the work is currently able to be done remotely from home.

Minimum Qualifications: LCSW licensed in the state of Maine.

*Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth members are ineligible until great than 6 months separation from employment. Hiring Bonus is paid out 50% at hire, and 50% after successful completion of 6 months.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: See "License/Certifications".
License/Certifications: Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must have a valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation.
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.
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.