Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • Clinical Social Worker I (Bilingual Spanish and English-Ctr for Traumatic Stress)

    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 Clinical Social Worker I is a primary therapist to children and families who have been exposed to abuse, neglect and violence. Several of the children and families will be Spanish speaking and the social worker will be expected to communicate with them in Spanish. The Clinical Social Worker I utilizes information gained by the interdisciplinary evaluation services to develop and implement a treatment plan for the child and his/her family.


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

    2. 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.

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

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

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

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

    7. 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.
    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 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. 



    • Master’s 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 Certified Social Worker (LCSW-C).




    • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience related to providing services to children who have been maltreated who may have developmental and emotional disturbance. 


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