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Social Worker - Coordination of Care

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


  • Position Summary

    • This exciting new social worker position is designed to address the primary behavioral health treatment needs for patients discharged from the emergency department. It involves improving the coordination of care services amongst the emergency dept, psychiatry, and primary care in order to enhance population health for our children and adolescents in the state of Maine. Primary duties focus on engaging in brief targeted treatment with patients to serve as a "bridge" until appropriate services are secured, facilitating skills groups, and working with multidisciplinary teams on 2 progressive and innovative behavioral healthcare grants awarded to MMC.

      This position is a 2 year, grant funded position.

      • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

        • 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.

        • Experience: Two or more years work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred.

        • License/Certification: Licensure by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure as an LCSW or LMSW-CC.

        • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

          Additional Information

          MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

          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 mainehealth.org

          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.

          Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-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.

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