Community School Coordinator- Social Worker - (1600004T)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work is currently seeking multiple Faculty Clinical Instructors for the role of Community School Coordinator – Social Worker. The Social Worker is responsible for connecting Baltimore City Public School students to a customized set of services through collaboration with families, teachers, school staff, and community agencies. The Social Worker is employed by the School of Social Work and is expected to align all programs, services, and opportunities collaboratively with Baltimore City Public School administration. The Social Worker will work under the supervision of the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) and applies theories, knowledge, procedures, methods, and ethics derived from a formal educational program in Social Work.
Celebrating over 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSW in 1992. SWCOS' mission is to create and implement innovative models of social work education and service that strengthen individuals, families, organizations, and communities in Baltimore and Maryland. This is accomplished through strategic collaborations between agency, staff, faculty, students and community representatives. SWCOS provides graduate level social work students with hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging and creative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOS provides those in need with quality services and creates research opportunities to generate new knowledge in social work practice.
The UM SSW is committed to a racially and culturally diverse faculty and student body. The School provides an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters interdisciplinary research and interprofessional teaching. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 25, 2016; the search will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Positions are anticipated to start July 1, 2016. Candidates should submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) Cover letter (2) Resume (3) Names, current affiliation, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
- Conduct social work assessments that examine risk and strengths of children and their families who attend James McHenry Elementary Middle School or Franklin Square Elementary Middle School.
- Implement a menu of needs-driven, high quality programs in adherence with the community school model, including, but not limited to, expanded learning and enrichment opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance, and intervention targeted to chronically absent students.
- Advise principal on how to integrate partners and community members into school governance structures (school leadership, attendance teams, etc).
- 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. Establishes and monitors the connection between the teachers and individual children and their families.
- Maintain case records and document client(s) 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 mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, and/or medical care.
- Convene and staff the site-based Community School Leadership Team, a coordinating body that is co-led by the principal and Social Worker and may comprise administrators, teachers, support services staff, partners, parents, and others to identify needs, set priorities, and coordinate the strategies.
- 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 capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, network meetings, and study visits, and ensure the participation of other site-based staff as needed or required.
- Train and supervise social work interns.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in Social Work and Licensed as Graduate Social Work (LGSW) in the State of Maryland.
Preferred Experience: Experience providing social work service, preferably in a school setting.
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 gather relevant data to synthesize and summarize information in making judgments regarding children and their families
- Ability to independently construct comprehensive assessments.
- Ability to 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.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards,HIPPA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.
- Ability to independently review and authorize documentation of others for reimbursement or grant submissions.
- Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
- Proficient in information technology work processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
: Feb 26, 2016