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SOCIAL WORK THERAPIST, FAMILY SERVICES

CLINICAL THERAPIST FOR CHILD IN OUT OF HOME PLACEMENT

Recruitment #21-004515-0001

GRADE

ASTD18

LOCATION OF POSITION

BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
3000 EAST BIDDLE STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21213

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to provide clinical services, support, therapeutic/crisis intervention and case consultation to children in out of home placement (OHP) experiencing emotional and/or mental illness due to the effects of trauma caused by abuse and neglect . The job duties will include providing direct clinical therapy and assessment to children who require immediate attention or are not involved with a regular therapist due to placement instability. This position will also review cases and provide clinical consultation to OHP staff on appropriate clinical treatment for children in OHP as well as complete referrals for specialized clinical services as needed. T he position will work closely with OHP staff and receive supervision and oversight by the agency psychiatrist. At all times, the incumbent will provide customer serviced to both internal and external customers that meet or exceed the standards set by the Department. 

POSITION DUTIES

Provide individual, group, family & crisis intervention therapy to children, youth and families in OHP. Assess strength, weaknesses and needs and develop clinical treatment plans and participate in the development of Service Plans for children, youth and families in OHP. Coordinate with other agencies, internal programs and community partners and complete referrals for specialized services as needed for children, youth and families in OHP.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience: One year of experience in independent clinical practice providing specialized clinical casework services.

Notes:

1. These education requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in the Health Occupations Article, Section 19-302 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Human Resources does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Two years of experience working for the state of Maryland Child Welfare system. 

2. Two years of experience in a group home setting working alongside Department of Social Services' foster care system/processes. 

3. Two years of casework experience in childcare either in the private sector and/or state work. 

4. Two years of experience as a therapist providing therapy to children and families. 

5. Two years of experience working for Department of Juvenile Services.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to permanent appointment.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees who have not already done so must complete an approved training program and pass a competency test before being granted permanent employment status.

2. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the Department of Human Resources. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

3. Employees in this classification may be required to provide the employer with a telephone number where they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.    

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: LaToura Jones, 311 West Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Or fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email latoura.jones@maryland.gov: Voice 410-767-8844, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.  If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.