Social Worker - Early Psychosis Program

  • Scarborough, ME
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Professional - Clinical
  • Psychiatry
  • Req #: 138151-82856
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We are seeking a licensed clinical social worker for a vibrant and growing early psychosis clinic and research program. The position will include a rich combination of clinical work and research with adolescents and young adults at high risk for a major psychotic disorder or within the first year of the onset of such a psychotic disorder, and their families. The Portland Identification and Early Referral program, a SAMHSA-funded early psychosis program, provides coordinated specialty care including CBT for psychosis, multifamily group psychoeducation, supported education and employment, and peer specialists.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families, including those with major mental illness, and be looking for the opportunity to participate in research and obtain specialized training in assessment and early psychosis treatments. The current research program is focused on working with primary care practitioners and integrated behavioral health clinicians to identify young people earlier in the course of psychosis onset and improve rapid access to appropriate care. The person hired will be trained to engage and provide structured clinical assessment of young people with psychotic spectrum experiences, provide outreach to young people and families considering early psychosis treatment and, if interested, will have the opportunity to be a part of the academic aspect of the program, new grant applications and publications of results.

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Master’s degree in Social Work or Clinical Counseling from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
    • License/Certifications: Maine State licensure to practice as a LCSW  is required.. Maine State licensure to practice as a LADC and CADC as needed.
    • Experience: 2+ years of related work experience in a health or mental health setting working with adolescents, young adults and families including major mental illness, preferred. Prior experience with clinical methods and techniques used in individual, family and group therapy as related to mental health and/or substance abuse issues is required.
    • Knowledge of social work/ counseling theories, therapies and techniques, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare are required

We offer benefits 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.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare 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 wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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