The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opening for a Social Worker in the Promise Heights program. The Social Worker is responsible for connecting students to a customized set of services through collaboration with families, teachers, school staff, and community agencies. The Social Worker will work in tandem with the administration and faculty at Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts, as well as other Promise Heights employees, to effectively develop and oversee programs within the school.
The School of Social Work's Promise Heights program partners with community-based non-profits and faith-based organizations to improve the educational, social, health, and economic opportunities of children from birth to young adulthood in the West Baltimore neighborhoods of Upton/Druid Heights.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 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.
Conduct social work assessments that examine risk and strengths of children and their families who attend the Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts (BTW).
Develop service plans by identifying evidence based or informed programs and services available for a variety of client issues dealing with challenges, strengths, change and crisis. Establish and monitor the connection between the service providers and individual children and their families.
Participate on the school's leadership team and support the principal's vision for school day and after-school program curriculum to the fullest extent possible.
Provide training, guidance, and support to teachers, school administrators, and staff as well as other community partners regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, and /or medical care.
Maintain case records and document client(s) progress. May perform chart reviews and generates notes on evaluations, therapy sessions, reports, and other accountability measures.
Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based training, network meetings and study visits, and with the principal ensure the participation of other site-based staff as needed or required.
Train social work interns working at BTW.
Use traditional and non-traditional communication channels such as social media and other web technologies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Masters in Social Work License/Certification: Licensed as Graduate Social Work (LGSW) in the State of Maryland Preferred Experience: Two years working with low-income communities
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.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
Demonstrated leadership ability, effective verbal and written communication skills, and capacity for creative problem-solving, conflict resolution.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.
Strong written and oral community skills as well as proficiency in information technology work processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Hiring Range for this position is low to mid 50s, 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.
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