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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-816761
    • Job Location: Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 09, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is seeking a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to provide professional services to NECS Oncology patients and families in our Portsmouth, NH clinic. We are open to both full and part-time positions.  These services include mental health counseling for patients and families, advanced care directive planning, crisis intervention, development of treatment plans, and evaluation of psychosocial needs.  The Clinical Social Worker will also act as the Coordinator for NECS's peer mentoring program and be instrumental in the creation and facilitation of other support groups.  The Social worker will work in collaboration with physicians, APP’s, palliative and supportive care teams, financial advocates, and other staff to support positive patient outcomes.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 13 oncologists and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be an adult oncology member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.

Job Duties:

  • Conducts comprehensive, culturally sensitive psychosocial assessments of patients, as requested by the care team.
  • Provides crisis intervention as well as counseling services for patients, both in-person and via telehealth.
  • Develops and maintains an individualized plan of care based on patient and family needs.
  • Works collaboratively with, and provides psychological support to, the clinical care team.
  • Identifies relevant community resources and links them to patients as appropriate.
  • Advocates for the patient to ensure quality outcomes.
  • Acts as a Program Coordinator for the Peer Mentoring program.
  • Develops and conducts Education/Support Groups for patients/families.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary meetings and committees, as required.

Travel: If looking for full time employemnt, this position would also serve patients in our Kennebunk, ME location. 

Experience and Skills:

  • LCSW in the state of Maine and LICSW New Hampshire are required or the ability to obtain.
  • MSW required
  • Minimum of 2 years of social work experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience providing psychosocial services to patients with chronic illnesses.
  • Experience in Oncology, Hospice, or Palliative care preferred.


  • New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances.  Other benefits include a retirement program, voluntary benefits, and a generous Paid Time Off as well as 10 Company-paid holidays. NECS will pay for national certification, state licenses and society memberships.  
  • We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education.  Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions, or postgraduate seminars (CME Events).  Tuition assistance is available for employees looking to go back to school

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