JOB ID 62281
In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served by KKI, the Clinical Social Worker I is a primary therapist to children living in out-of-home placement and their biological and/or foster families or the at-risk population. The social worker 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.
Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy services to foster children and their families many of whom may require Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
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.
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.
Collaborates with the school system to assure children are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.
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.
Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision for review of clinical work.
Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meetings, and administrative meetings.
Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
Maintains medical record for each client seen including treatment plan and diagnostic interview at the initiation of therapy, weekly progress notes, periodic reviews, and termination summary.
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.
- Must have certificate of completion demonstrating the prerequisite 40 hours of didactic training by a Master Trainer in accordance with PCIT International standards has been completed.
- Completion of the prerequisite 1-year of PCIT supervised training is preferred but not required.
- Ability to conduct Parent Child Interaction Therapy sessions.
- Knowledge of social work theory, skills, practices as related to children, adolescents, young adults and their families in particular those children having developmental disabilities.
- Ability to perform evaluations, plan treatment and carry out interventions as described above.
- Knowledge of the Social Work Code of Ethics and regulations pertaining to Social Work licensure in Maryland.
- Must be CPR certified
- *Individual must demonstrate competence across all age groups due to the diversity of the children and families served by KKI.
- *Clinical care focus is on the neonate, pediatric, and adolescent populations, as well as some adults with disabilities.
- Required : Masters Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.
- 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 - Clinical. (LCSW-C).
- Must have at least 2 years experience related to providing services to children in the child welfare population with developmental and emotional disturbance.
Kennedy Krieger Institute - 20 months ago
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