Career Opportunities

OPEN POSITION: Psychosocial Services Coordinator & Counselor

DEPARTMENT: Professional Services
SCHEDULE: Full Time, exempt
LOCATION: South Portland

The professional in this full time, salaried position will join the newly expanded Dempsey Centers for Quality Cancer Care and will primarily work in our South Portland location.  This professional will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavement care services at the Dempsey Center-South Portland.  This includes the planning, implementation, evaluation and direct service delivery of psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavement services based on evidence-based practice, as well as the needs and interests of clients as identified through ongoing assessment and evaluation.  This position is responsible for oversight of all support groups and bereavement services delivered in the South Portland location.  The Psychosocial Services Coordinator and Counselor will also provide guidance and direction to direct services staff regarding the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the cancer impact and their care provision, offering consultation and debriefing as needed.  Approximately 70% of time will be spent in direct service to clients, providing counseling/psychotherapy, facilitating support groups, and delivering programs.

The position requires some evening hours (working until 7 p.m. two days/week) and occasional travel.

LCSW licensed in the state of Maine required, OSW-C strongly preferred.  Five years clinical experience inclusive of three years minimum working in the oncology field required, two-plus years leadership and supervisory experience preferred.  Valid Maine driver’s license required.

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The Licensed Acupuncturist provides acupuncture services in a Community/Group style setting as part of the Complementary Therapies programs offered at the Dempsey Center.  Position requirements include; excellent clinical acupuncture skills, knowledge of best practice approaches in acupuncture – especially acupuncture in the oncology setting, licensure in acupuncture from the State of Maine, certification by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) or eligibility for same, and active professional liability insurance.  Completion of additional coursework in acupuncture for the oncology patient preferred. Collaborates as a member of the Acupuncture Team for the provision of quality client care and works closely with the Complementary Therapies Coordinator.  Participates in once quarterly Team meetings and identifies areas for quality and process improvement activities.

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