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Bangor Public Library Hiring for Library Social Worker

Location: Bangor, Maine

Job Description:
The Bangor Public Library seeks a full-time social worker for a fixed period of 24 months. The position is available immediately and start-date is negotiable.

The Bangor Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the state. Both this library and this city serve as a regional hub for the rural communities in northern and eastern Maine. The nationwide, statewide housing crisis and opioid use crisis have had a disproportionate impact on Bangor, a service-center city.

As the prominent, zero-barrier daytime warming option in Bangor, we want our response to be supportive, deliberate, evidence-based, and focused on the needs of the community. This fixed-length position will also help prepare this library to respond to community needs for years to come.

The Social Worker will respond to urgent needs on-site, will coordinate between the library and relevant social services agencies, will help to guide staff training, and will support the well-being of staff. The person in this position will not be providing mental health treatment to library staff or library users.

A full description of duties, qualifications, and compensation is provided in the job description posted on the library’s website (

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Tina Hustus, Business Manager ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on January 30, and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool is established.

Required Education and Years of Experience:
Candidates will be considered who have any of the following combinations of education and experience:
-Master of Social Work (MSW) degree & two years of professional experience OR
-Eligibility for LSW licensure in the state of Maine & five years of professional experience OR
-Eligibility for LCPC licensure in the state of Maine & five years of professional work experience & demonstrated familiarity with social services systems

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to maintain confidential files
Enthusiastic about working in a dynamic environment in which goals and practices change rapidly due to changing conditions and new information
Able to recognize the diverse and complicated social identities of individuals who have been marginalized
Able to participate in the institution’s guidance and support of student interns and/or student researchers
Able to adapt resiliently as the library’s needs change
Able to see, hear, and speak; able to move through ADA-compliant spaces

$46,176 to $61,873.50

Contact Name: Tina Hustus
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone Number: (207) 947-8336