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Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW) - Sanford Family Medicine

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Sanford
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $10,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible Social Workers!

  • Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or Part time Social Worker position. Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 3 months separation from employment.

    - 40 Hours/week, Hourly, Monday - Friday, Day shift -

    Maine state licensure to practice as a LCSW is required

    Position Summary

    Are you ready for a change? Looking to become part of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing holistic care to patients? Interested in bridging together medical care and behavioral health care? Consider a role as a behavioral health clinician integrated into a primary care setting. This is a 40 hour position with benefits, located in Southern Maine Healthcare Sanford Family Medicine, a well-established practice offering complete care to all ages. This practice is well versed in integrating behavioral health into the patient experience. They value the partnership with behavioral health clinicians and work collaboratively to optimize patient outcomes. Being integrated into a practice reduces stigma for patients, increasing their willingness to participate in care.

    The clinician's role includes providing screening, assessments, and focused brief treatment to patients of the practice. Treatment structure includes individual, family, and group work. Additional functions of the role includes providing curbside consultation to providers, linking patients to additional services and supports, and participating in population health activities that targets the health and wellbeing of specific groups of people. Persons interested in this position must be comfortable working with all age groups. Knowledge of and interest in treating substance use disorders is preferred.

    Your work is enhanced by being part of larger 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, psychiatry consultation, and quarterly trainings are benefits of this position.

    This position will be a generalist Master's Level mental health Clinician with interest, training and/or experience integrating mental health services into the primary care setting. This position will be placed in primary care practices, work with adults, families and children; and provide assessment, screening, and referral services. Additionally, brief individual therapy, prevention and educational services will be provided and include collaborative work with primary care physicians and their office staff, psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers.

    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 (preferred), or licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (by exception). 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.

    Additional Information

    MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

    At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include 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.

    With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Keywords: MaineHealth, New England , Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW) - Sanford Family Medicine, Healthcare , Sanford, Northeast

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