TheUniversity of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applicationsfor a Family Connections Clinical Instructor. This full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position isresponsible for implementing the Family Connections and Trauma Adapted FamilyConnections program in collaboration with families and community agencies. This multi-year project, operating under the SocialWork Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), develops, implements, and testscommunity-based family strengthening services that empower vulnerable familiesto achieve their safety, well-being, and stability.
Celebratingover 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, theSocial Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSWin 1992. SWCOS' mission is to create and implement innovative models of socialwork education and service that strengthen individuals, families,organizations, and communities in Baltimore and Maryland. This is accomplishedthrough strategic collaborations between agency, staff, faculty, students andcommunity representatives. SWCOS provides graduate level social work studentswith hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging andcreative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOSprovides community members with quality services and creates researchopportunities to generate new knowledge on social work practice.
FamilyConnections (FC), a SWCOS program, has served over 1300 families since itsinception in 1996. The Family Connections' intervention model is designed toprovide research-based in-home trauma responsive early intervention services,grounded in neglect prevention science. The program is committed to educatingsocial work and other professionals to use evidence-based models of practice.
- Provide direct clinical interventions for West Baltimore families enrolled in FC. This includes adherence to the principles and interventions prescribed by the model and those that pertain to Trauma Adapted Families Connections (TA-FC).
- Participate in the planning and implementation of intern education activities that will include collaboration with the Title IVE Public Education for Child Welfare Program and the functions related to TA-FC.
- Participate in the development of clinical programs and intervention strategies that include staff development and inclusion of evidence supported models.
- Participate in the manual development of FC and replication activities. Participate in the process to review fidelity criteria compliance at FC.
- Implement trauma responsive community-based family service models, including the provision of services Interface with the Title IVE Public Education for Child Welfare Program.
- Participate in activities related to a family oriented trauma practice to include: conducting trainings in implementation of the models; conducting seminars for child welfare workers and interns regarding trauma informed practice, conducting trauma informed family practice seminars for SWCOS students.
- Participate with the TA-FC team in providing technical assistance to organizations replicating TA-FC.
- Participate in SWCOS program activities including those based on program principles, development of the strategic plan, and regular organization meetings.
- Conduct other duties, as are appropriate and assigned.
The UM SSW is committed to a racially and culturally diverse faculty andstudent body. The School provides an intellectually exciting, collegial, andsupportive faculty environment that fosters interdisciplinary research andinterprofessional teaching. For best consideration, applications should besubmitted by May 12, 2017; the search will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.Position is anticipated to start during July 2017. Candidates should attach to theirapplication: (1) Cover letter (2) Resume (3) Names, current affiliation, emailaddresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
Reports to the Deputy Director of Clinical Service
Prior Experience Required:
- Experienceand demonstrated skill provision of trauma responsive services and relatedprogram development, implementation and evaluation;
- Abilityto participate in training social workers and students;
- Knowledgeand experience about family-focused, home based clinical services to familieswith children in urban environments exposed to trauma and racial injustice;
- Knowledgeand experience about clinical services for children exposed to maltreatment,individuals with substance use disorders, and children with behavior andlearning problems;
- Knowledgeand experience about community network development and maintenance;
- Knowledgeand experience about paper and presentation development and computer literacy.
Amount of Travel and anyother Special Conditions or Requirements:
Travel required working with families andcollaborating partners in the local community. In-state and out-of-state travel may be required to Grantee and Networkmeetings as needed; travel for training and consultation also expected.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.