Social Worker

Staff / Full-Time

Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME

Lincoln Academy, in Newcastle, Maine seeks a full-time Social Worker for the 2024-2025 school year. Founded in 1801, Lincoln Academy is an independent Town Academy deeply rooted in the midcoast communities of central Lincoln County. For 220 years we have served as an educational center for students from more than 15 towns in the region. In addition to our local students, the school enrolls up to 55 international and domestic boarding students. This results in an exciting mix of students, and the school is committed to providing an outstanding education for each of them.

The High School Social Worker will play a pivotal role in providing social and emotional support to our students, collaborating with faculty and families, and advocating for the overall mental health and wellness of our school community

  • Provide individual and group counseling services to high school students to address academic, social, emotional, and behavioral concerns.
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations to identify students’ needs and develop appropriate intervention plans.
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to support students’ educational goals and social-emotional development.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty and staff on student mental health issues and best practices for student support.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss student progress and develop comprehensive support strategies.
  • Implement crisis intervention strategies and provide immediate support to students during emergencies or critical incidents.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops, programs, or support groups on topics related to mental health, wellness, and life skills.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential student records, progress notes, and documentation of services provided.
  • Stay informed about community resources, counseling techniques, and best practices in adolescent mental health.
  • Advocate for students’ needs within the school and community, ensuring equitable access to resources and support services.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program.
  • Current state licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
  • Previous experience working with adolescents in an educational or clinical setting.
  • Maine Department of Education CHRC, approval to work in a Maine school

Other Skills:

  • Strong understanding of adolescent development, mental health issues, and therapeutic interventions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build trusting relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Empathetic approach and ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Proficiency in crisis intervention and knowledge of community resources for mental health support.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in supporting a diverse student population.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of students and the school community.

Lincoln Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lincoln Academy

Newcastle, ME
High School
Day, Boarding, Residential
All Gender
Town Academy