Clinician – ACT Team – Lewiston (91,92)

You will come for our dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive leadership that prioritizes your professional growth.  For over 70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of a Program Clinical Supervisor, the Clinician is responsible for providing professional therapeutic mental health services and consultation to local agencies and other professionals in the community.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides counseling and/or therapy according to a plan of care developed from assessment and diagnostic evaluation.
  • Evaluates and assesses the holistic needs of the individual client.
  • Develops a written plan of care in conjunction with the client, the client's family where appropriate, and significant others in accordance with client/family needs and in compliance with agency procedures.
  • Utilizes the consumer's electronic health record (EHR) to ensure that documentation is complete, accurate, timely and meets regulatory and agency standards.
  • Carries out therapeutic treatments and procedures according to established care plans, agency and program policies and procedures, professional standards, and within the scope of practice of the employee's professional license.
  • Refers clients to other professionals or services as appropriate to ensure optimal service.
  • Arranges medication call-ins with various prescribing psychiatrists or nurse practitioners.
  • Discontinues services appropriately, referring for additional follow-up services from the health care community, when warranted.
  • Interacts with other agency programs for referrals, as necessary.
  • Develops, maintains and appropriately utilizes knowledge of community resources.
  • Provides education, professional consultation services as necessary.
  • Educates and instructs clients and significant others in prevention and rehabilitative measure appropriate for the client's care and safety.
  • May provide case management services including: street and community outreach; housing location/stabilization; and insuring the provision and maintenance of basic needs (food, clothing, etc.).
  • Assists clients in developing the knowledge and skills and acquiring the necessary supports to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive setting in the community.  This includes: budgeting/money management, hygiene, housekeeping, nutrition, shopping, representative payeeships as needed and community integration activities.
  • Links to and provides support with other services (vocational, educational, social/recreational, transportation, etc.) and advocates for entitlements such as Mainecare.
  • Provides interface between the ACT Team and other service providers throughout the state to specific clients.
  • Assists clients in obtaining non-psychiatric medical care.
  • Provides coverage and works shift assignments which will include some after hours, weekends, and holidays. 
  • Provides education with consumers around symptom management, substance
  • abuse, etc.
  • Uses personal vehicle as may be required for consumer transportation, outreach in the community, home visits, and/or agency related business.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Duties require a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology/Counseling or Psychiatric Nursing.  Three to five years of directly related experience preferred. 
  • Must possess LMSW/LCPC/LMFT conditional clinical license or APRN-CNS clinical licensure with PMHCNS-BC certification.  Clinicians that are dually licensed as a CADC or LADC are preferred.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license if required to travel.

We strive to ensure that your work experience reflects the values we hold most dear - respect for individual, diversity of thought and ideas, and commitment to professional growth in an environment where you can thrive and excel.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


By joining our relaxed and friendly team, you will find colleagues willing to support you and embrace your unique perspectives and experiences. We promote whole health and wellness, not only for the clients we serve, but for our staff members as well. We support one another, share stories of our successes and challenges we face, and celebrate our collective and individual achievements. We are passionate about ensuring Tri-County is a respectful, inclusive community of professionals dedicated to our mission, those we serve, and each other. 

Some of the many benefits of working for Tri-County:

  • Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Basic Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Agency Paid Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Friendly Neighbor Discounts: Verizon, Sullivan Tire, and Governor's Restaurant 

Tri-County Mental Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences and thrive on inclusivity.