The University of Maryland School of Social Work has an opening for a Social Worker to work in the Promise Heights Promise Neighborhood. The Community School Director (Social Worker) is responsible for connecting Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) students to a customized set of services through collaboration with families, teachers, school staff, and community agencies. The position will work in tandem with the administration and faculty at a public school, as well as other Promise Heights employees, to effectively develop and oversee programs within the school.
Promise Heights 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.
This Regular, Exempt position 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 Renaissance Academy High School.
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 service providers and individual children and their families.
Train social work interns (up to two); lead AmeriCorps team working on chronic absenteeism (at least three); and supervise College & Career Coordinators (two) working with students on college exposure and access.
Maintain case records and document client(s) progress. May generates notes on evaluations, client sessions, reports, and other accountability measures.
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.
Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, network meetings and study visits, and with the principal ensure the participation of other site-based staff as needed or required.
Uses traditional and non-traditional communication channels such as social media and other web technologies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Masters Degree in Social Work Certification/Licensure: Licensed Master Social Work - (LMSW) in the State of Maryland
*Applicants who are waiting to sit for LMSW exam will also be considered.
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, HIPPA (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.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the high $40,000s to high $50,000s, 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.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3601D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work
Job Posting: Jul 28, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 151801
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