Family Center - Maryland

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JOB ID 63812

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.
  • 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.

  • Qualifications:

    • 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 (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.