Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW), SMHC Biddeford Internal Medicine

  • MaineHealth
  • Biddeford, ME 04005, USA
  • Nov 25, 2021
Counseling Physician & Surgeon

Job Description

Summary

$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS * 

Minimum Qualifications: LCSW licensed in the state of Maine.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with interest, training and experience integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings. 

The demand for behavioral health in primary care continues to grow.  Behavioral health services in a medical setting is a great benefit to all as it reduces stigma and increases access to care.

This position is located at Southern Maine Healthcare Biddeford Internal Medicine, a well-established practice offering complete care to adults. This is a part time position offering 24 hours per week with benefits.  

Consider this exciting position as the next step in your career.  You would be integrated in the practice setting, working with team of primary care providers who would refer patients of the practice over to you.  You would provide screening, assessments, and focused treatment.

The treatment structure could include individual, family, and group work.  Additional functions of the role include linking patients to additional services and supports, providing curbside consultation to providers, and participating in population health activities that targets the health and wellbeing of specific groups of people.  Knowledge of and interest in treating substance use disorders is preferred. 

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.

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.

*Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible. Sign on bonus is payed out in 3 installments, 1st paycheck following start, after successful completion of 6 months in this role and after successful completion of 12 months in this role. 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: N/A
  2. License/Certifications: Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (preferred), or licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (by exception). Must have a valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  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