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Article Title: Clinical Therapist – OVC

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for more than 50 years, is recruiting for the above position in its Family Enrichment Services Department’s Youth Victims of Crime program. Based in our Bangor office, this full time, 40 hour/week (benefit eligible) position serves youth up to age 18 who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis and does not require billing or insurance verification. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with youth to establish rapport and orchestrate appropriate prosocial activities and opportunities
  • Collaborating with area providers and community members to identify available resources, services, and service gaps in order to help build a comprehensive community response
  • Facilitating support groups by selecting appropriate meeting topics and encouraging interaction and participation
  • Identifying and facilitating recreational group opportunities through area organizations such as YMCA, Parks and Recreation, and others
  • Assisting in creating and presenting a training curriculum for providers, parents, and community members to provide a robust community response for the target population
  • Referral to appropriate community providers and resources
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation to meet federal grant regulations

Required Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Development, or other directly related field; LCSW, LCSW-c, LCPC, or LCPC-cc licensure; experience working with high-risk adolescents and youth, valid Maine driver’s license in good standing and reliable transportation. Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel preferred. Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.

An application form and job description is available on our website at www.penquis.org, or at Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or Lincoln.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 18. 

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