Social Worker/Clinical Counselor, Spring Harbor Hospital

  • MaineHealth
  • Westbrook, ME 04092, USA
  • Nov 25, 2021
Counseling Therapy

Job Description


Up to $10,000 SIGN ON BONUS *

 Maine state licensure to practice as a LCSW, LMSW-CC, LCPC, or LCPC-c is required

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, benefit eligible position.

MaineHealth offers a robust benefits package that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

Position Summary:

At Spring Harbor Hospital, we provide the finest inpatient psychiatric care for adults, children and adolescents. As the psychiatric hospital of the MaineHealth system, partnering with Maine Medical Center and other system hospitals, we have been providing the care and treatment for individuals suffering from mental illness in Southern Maine for over 15 years.

The Social Worker/Clinical Counselor is a position for the professional social worker/clinical counselor that involve the evaluation of psychosocial needs of patients/clients and their families and provision of diagnostic/preventive and treatment user services including individual, family and group therapy for the young adult/older adolescent unit.

The 1 North East Young Adult Psychiatric Unit has 14 beds for the treatment of young adults who experience acute psychiatric illness and co-occurring disorders. Treatment emphasizes return-to-work/school strategies and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help patients transition smoothly from the hospital to the community and in the shortest possible time. 

The Social Worker/Clinical Counselor works in collaboration with other health/mental health professionals and provides consultation to the treatment team regarding patient/family social and environmental needs.

This work is performed under general supervision in accordance with institutional and social work/clinical counselor policies. The Social Worker/Clinical Counselor may supervise other social work/clinical counselors, students or other staff

*Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • License/Certifications: Maine state licensure to practice as a LCSW, LMSW-CC, LCPC, or LCPC-c is required. Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred. Licensure by the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals. Certification by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work preferred.
  • Experience: 2+ years of work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of social work theories, therapies and techniques, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well principles of social welfare
  • Able to teach basic social work principles and applications to the medical setting
  • Proficiency in psychosocial assessment and treatment and considerable knowledge of community resources and agencies and how to use them in resolving complex problems related to health, illness and disability
  • Membership in Academy of Certified Social Workers preferred