Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Social Worker II-Bilingual Spanish and English (Ctr for Child and Family Traumatic Stress-Ashland)

    Vacancy ID
    Pos. Category
    Social Work
    Job Location : Street
    1741 Ashland Ave
    # of Hours
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    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview



    Excellent benefits, supervision and training are provided to clinicians at this outpatient mental health clinic specializing in trauma treatment. The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute has been operating for 35 years and has received national recognition. 


    The Social Worker II is a primary therapist to children and families who have been exposed to abuse, neglect and violence. Some of the children and families will be Spanish speaking and the Social Worker will be required to effectively communicate with them in Spanish. The Social Worker II utilizes the information gained by the interdisciplinary evaluation services in the development and implementation of a treatment plan for the child and his/her families.


    1. Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy services to children and their families, some of whom will be Spanish speaking.

    2. Attends interdisciplinary staffing to discuss and integrate the evaluation information and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan responding to the psychological and social needs of the client/family.

    3. Collaborates with the referring agency, the local Department of Social Services, to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatment services in the development of the agency service plan for the child and the family.

    4. Collaborates with the school system to assure that the children are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.

    5. Responds to the juvenile court system through written or oral progress reports when such is required in the juvenile court's development of a plan for the child and family.

    6. Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision for review of clinical work.

    7. Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meeting, and necessary administrative meetings.

    8. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.

    9. Maintains the medical record for each client seen which includes a treatment plan and diagnostic interview at the initiation of therapy, weekly progress notes, periodic reviews, and termination summary.
    10. 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 and their families.




    • Bilingual in English and Spanish with a proficiency level that meets the Institutes minimum standards – [Advanced Mid for bilingual clinicians]. Able to speak Spanish fluently with ease and confidence in a variety of topics related to work, home, leisure activities, as well as events of current, public or personal interest or individual relevance. Able to convey intended message with accuracy, clarity and precision without misrepresentation or confusion while being readily understood by native speakers.



    • 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).



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


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