||This position will be located in Bangor, Maine.Job Summary:
The Social Worker must have the ability and desire to work with women and children in a comprehensive transitional housing program, providing case management to all residents on a full-time basis. The incumbent ensures optimal resident referrals and ensures that an appropriate application process and orientation prepare women for a residential experience that promotes building on their strengths and motivating them toward self-sufficiency. The incumbent guides the residents in establishing and carrying out their individual goal setting plans with appropriate accountability and tracking of outcomes. The incumbent ensures basic financial literacy and budgeting, and links residents to agencies or providers to access necessary resources related to all types of healthcare, education, vocational counseling, employment, volunteering, financial management, legal advice, housing, healthy lifestyle and parenting/childcare needs. The Social Worker assists the Executive Director in ensuring the residents understand and adhere to program procedures and policies, recognizes when infractions have occurred and assists in appropriate corrective actions. The Social Worker facilitates resident GROUP meetings on a weekly basis, to include indentifying and scheduling appropriate presenters, striving for a positive, supportive environment to help empower women as they learn life skills.
The Social Worker provides broader programmatic support by assisting co-workers with projects or events that support program goals such as fundraising or operational concerns as needed and appropriate. The incumbent effectively interacts with residents, resident children, family members, therapists, McAuley Residence and Mercy staff, agency providers, volunteers, mentors and donors.
The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job.
The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.Requirements: Bachelors degree in social work or related field required. Masters degree in social work or related area strongly preferred.
Minimum five (5) years in human service field with prior experience and demonstrated skills in the areas of human relations, addiction detection and management, crisis intervention, financial management, peer counseling, individual advocacy, group facilitation, and conflict resolution. Must demonstrate strong planning, online documentation and record keeping skills. Position requires professionalism, confidentiality, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills to assess resident needs and evaluate applicability of resources.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.