Psychiatric Social Worker II - Long Creek Youth Development

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Psychiatric Social Worker II – Long Creek Youth Development Center (REPOST)

South Portland , Maine , United States | Correctional Services | Full-time Apply by: June 23, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply with IndeedApply

Code:5032 Pay Grade:22 $42,785.60- $56,992.00

(This rate includes $0.60/hr institutional stipend)


Open: June 8, 2022

Close: June 23, 2022


The Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, Maine has a current vacancy for Psychiatric Social Worker II. This position is open to current Maine DOC employees as well as outside applicants.


This is professional services work involving the rehabilitation and adjustment of juvenile residents who have or have had serious mental, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. The work involves the rehabilitation and adjustment of those juveniles and their re-entry into their homes and community life. Work is conducted in an institutional setting and is characterized by frequent contacts with treatment teams, families, and community organizations in planning for the treatment and placement of residents. Work may also involve training lower level social workers and coordinating services with other agencies and the court system.


+ Knowledge of social aspects of mental disease and mental deficiency and of modern methods of treatment.

+ Knowledge of psychiatric social casework principles and techniques.

+ knowledge of emotional and behavioral disturbances

+ Knowledge of home finding and placement methods and practices.

+ Knowledge of community resources.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

+ Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with patients and their families.

+ Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with residents, staff and families.

+ Ability to interview and counsel patients and families.

+ Ability to interpret casework program to and community and social agencies

+ Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive social case records.


A Master’s Degree in Social Work including courses in psychiatric social work and one (1) year experience in psychiatric social work OR an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience.


Licensed Social Worker (LSW)


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

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+ Health Insurance Premium Credit- Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance- The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan- The State of Maine contributes 14.53% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

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Job Posting: JC215791188

Posted On: Jun 10, 2022

Updated On: Jun 26, 2022