Are you ready?
Are you ready to change the world? No, really, in this position, you actually will be able to change the world! Do you want to make a lasting impact on marginalized communities in Maine? Are you ready to be challenged and inspired every day while you save lives? Health Equity Alliance is on the
front lines of a revolution to bring social and health justice for Mainers living with HIV, Mainers who use drugs, and our LGBTQ+ community. Want to join the revolution? Read on…
Two positions are open: Ellsworth and Bangor!
Title: Mental Health Counselor LCSW (Per Diem) – MHC(PD)
The Mental Health Counselor (Per Diem) provides direct behavioral health services with a focus on those marginalized communities served by the Health Equity Alliance.
The MHC(PD) is chiefly responsible for the direct delivery of individual behavioral health services and social support services to eligible clients within their caseload. The MHC(PD) delivers services in accordance with a biopsychosocial approach. Their practice is further rooted in the principles of trauma informed care.
This position is accountable to the Director of Mental Health Services and Case Management. The MHC(PD) is must hold an advanced degree in counseling and/or social work, have at least two years of experience working with marginalized communities and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Maine.
This is a non-exempt part-time position. The MHC(PD) is paid an agreed upon amount per client service hour delivered. This position is not benefits eligible.
This includes: outreach to and potential recruitment of clients; intake, regular assessment, service plan maintenance, and the ongoing delivery of services; assurance of compliance with relevant local, state, federal and HEAL policies and procedures.
To apply send resume, a list of 3 professional references, and a cover letter to:
Anthony Fischetti, Director of Operations
25A Pine St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Behavioral Health Counseling:
Outreach to and recruitment of potential clients
Establishing productive referral relationships
Raising awareness around availability of services
Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge
Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships
Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcome dependencies, adjusting to life and making changes
Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to adapt to changes in clients’ status
Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or specialists as necessary
Facilitate development of plans for life after leaving counseling services as appropriate
Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment
Assure compliance with relevant state, federal and HEAL policies and procedures
Health Equity Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation. We value lived experience and intentionally recruit within marginalized communities and among communities that face significant barriers to employment.