Counselor II (LCSW)-Behavioral Health, Waterville, 40hrs./weekly

MaineGeneral Health

Job Description

Counselor II (LCSW)-Behavioral Health, Waterville, 40hrs./weekly

MG Counseling

10 Water St
Waterville, Maine, 04901
United States

Under the direction of the Manager of Outpatient Services at MaineGeneral Counseling and advised by the Program Manager of the Primary Care site, the Clinical Counselor II is responsible for providing and overseeing behavioral health services to patients at the assigned MaineGeneral primary care practice. As part of an integrated behavioral health and primary care team, the IPC performs patient screenings and assessments; consultation to medical providers and patients; brief counseling, information, referrals and skills training; crisis management, care coordination and follow-up. Work location may be at one or more sites, including out-patient office based counseling as well as integrated care work in primary care settings. Staff will receive clinical support and supervision from MH&SA OPC manager and team, as well as be part of behavioral health integrated care team.

Current State of Maine LCSW, Ph.D. - psychology or Psy.D. required

Copy of Diploma or Transcripts from highest degree preferred
Primary Care Behavioral Health certification preferred
Master's degree in Social Work, or PhD - psychology or Psy.D. preferred
Ongoing Continuing Education/Training: 20 hours annually required
3 years or more dedicated prior work experience with behavioral health patient population preferred
Experience in PC/BH integrated care setting preferred
Experience providing integrated opiate addictions treatment preferred
Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office Applications
Ability to competently organize, facilitate, educate, document, and work effectively with patients, families, physicians, managers, administrators, community contacts and other disciplines.
Consistently uses good judgment in dealing with all internal and external customers.
Ability to use electronic medical records system
Ability to work independently, effective time management and problem solving skills, able to manage multiple priorities
Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
Must have confident and effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to react calmly, objectively and effectively in emergency situations