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Social Worker

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
3 days ago


The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Family Connections Social Worker.  This full-time, 12-month staff position is responsible for providing social services for the Family Connections and Trauma Adapted Family Connections program in order to restore and enhance social functioning of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations or communities through assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.   This multi-year project, operating under the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), develops, implements, and tests community-based family strengthening services that support vulnerable families to achieve their safety, well-being, and stability.


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 advance social justice through mutually transformative community-university partnerships.  The vision of SWCOS is that all communities will be equitable and promote well-being, self-determination, individual and collective power. 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.


This Exempt, Regular 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.


UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.


Travel required working with families and collaborating partners in the local community.  In-state and out-of-state travel may be required to conferences or meetings as needed.



Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct clinical interventions for Baltimore families enrolled in the program.  This includes adherence to the principles and interventions prescribed by the model(s)

  • Assess risk by screening and interviewing clients. Identify and constructs service plans that best meet the client’s needs, and determine best resources available.

  • Develop plans by identifying programs and services available for a variety client issues dealing with challenges, change, and crisis.

  • Maintain case history records and document client(s) progress utilizing Management Information Systems (MIS).  

  • Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, and/or medical care.

  • Maintain and keep documentation related to actions taken as part of the intake process, including filling out and filing intake forms, maintaining the intake database, generating reports, and maintaining correspondence;

  • Work closely with the program staff to develop materials to promote the program and share information with human service providers within Baltimore City;

  • Work closely with program staff to identify, monitor, and analyze potential systemic or policy issues that arise through the treatment process;

  • 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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59975296
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Social Worker
  • Company Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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