Kennedy Krieger Institute

SOCIAL WORKER II (THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE)

US-MD-Baltimore
Department
FCI - TFC
ID
2632
Pos. Category
Social Work - Other
7000 Tudsbury Rd
# of Hours
40

Overview

JOB ID  2632

 

CURRENTLY OFFERING A $2,500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL TIME, LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS

 

The Social Worker II in the Therapeutic Foster Care is a primary therapist to children/adults living in out-of-home placement and their biological and/or foster families or the at-risk population.  The Social Worker II utilizes information gained through interdisciplinary evaluation services to develop and implement the child/adults treatment plan.

 

Responsibilities

      1.  Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy services to foster children/adults and their families.

  1. Attends interdisciplinary staffing to discuss and integrate evaluation information and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address psychological and social needs of the client/family.
  2. Collaborates and assists the referring agency, local Department of Social Services, and/or Developmental Disabilities Administration to develop the agency service plan for the child/adult and family.
  3. Collaborates with the school system and other service providers to assure children/adults are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.
  4. Responds to the juvenile court system through written or oral progress reports when required in the juvenile court's development plan for the child/adult and family.
  5. Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision clinical review work.
  6. Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meetings, and administrative meetings.
  7. Performs home studies and re-approvals which includes making recommendations regarding approval/disapproval of applicants.
  8. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise social work trainees when interest and capacity is demonstrated and may participate in community advocacy/ educational groups related to the needs of foster care children/adults and their families.
  9. Develops and conducts training for foster parents
  10. Participates in a 24-hour on-call rotation with other Therapeutic Foster Care staff members. Provides effective and responsive care to foster parents.
  11. Will participate in departmental or interdisciplinary research, committee projects, and/or program development and management.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.
  • Must be licensed in the State of Maryland by the Board of Social Work Examiners, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW).

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Some experience related to providing services to children in the child welfare population with developmental and emotional disturbance preferred.

 

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