The University of Maryland School of Social Work has an opening for a Social Worker to work as a part of Promise Heights Initiative. The Social Worker receives referrals from teachers for students in the General Student population to identify emotional and social strengths and needs to determine optimal interventions that promote school readiness for children from birth to the age of 5. This is a part-time position (30 hours/week).
This Part-Time, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes vacation days, floating and holidays, sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Under the supervision of a Social Worker (LCSW-C) conduct social work assessments that examine risk and strengths of children and their families who attend Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy by meeting with teachers and parents for initial consultations and reviewing developmental/psychosocial history. Acts as a resource to teachers and staff regarding student behavioral challenges or special needs and recommend intervention strategies.
Develop consultation plans with strategies by identifying evidence based or informed programs and services available for a variety of client issues dealing with challenges, strengths, change and crisis. Establishes and monitors the connection between the teachers and individual children and their families.
Maintain case records and document students' progress. May perform chart reviews and generates notes on evaluations, therapy sessions, reports and other accountability measures.
Provide training, guidance, and support to teachers, school administrators, and staff as well as other community partners regarding issues including importance of early learning and its impact on school readiness, including child development, developmental delays, social/emotional and behavioral problems and interventions.
Conduct outreach to parents to engage them in their child's education and conduct parent education programs that offer guidance and support to families in the community.
Support the research/evaluation of the community school by supervising and coordinating the collection of data and timely submission of reports and response to other requests for information made by the initiative's leadership.
Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, network meetings, and study visits, and ensures the participation of other site-based staff as needed or required.
Train and supervise social work interns.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work Preferred Experience: Prior experience providing social work services, preferably in a school setting Certification/Licensure: Licensed Master Social Work - (LMSW) in the State of Maryland Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies utilizing proper application of diagnostic tools. Ability to gather relevant data to synthesize and summarize information in making judgments regarding children and their families. Ability to independently construct comprehensive assessments and use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to manage situations with tact, diplomacy, understanding, and fairness. Ability to maintain confidentiality of clients and information obtained during treatment in accordance with professional standards, HIPPA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3601D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2019
Unposting Date: Oct 15, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 133081
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