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Social Worker II (Psychiatric Mental Health Program)

Company: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Currently offering a $2,500 sign on bonus for full time, licensed Social Workers.

 

The Social Worker II provides clinical care to children, adolescents, adults, and families. This includes mental health and medically-focused psychosocial evaluations; therapeutic interventions; and coordination of care under supervision of a board registered supervisor. The Social Worker II participates on client & family centered interdisciplinary teams reflecting strengths and needs of the client consistent with the values and principles of the practice of social work. The Social Worker II may be involved in training activities, outreach, and research as members of interdisciplinary programs and the department. This position requires flexibility in scheduling to accommodate after-school, and some early evening appointments.

 

The ideal candidate will value equitable and inclusive patient care, teamwork, learning, and enjoy incorporating creativity into individualized treatment plans. This position offers rich opportunities for continuing education and on-going supervision. Opportunities to develop expertise in focused areas of treatment such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and join specialized clinics within the program is possible. Engagement in on-going learning and expansion of competency in serving diverse patients and families is expected.

 

This position requires flexibility in scheduling to accommodate after-school and some early evening appointments. Patient services are in a hybrid of telehealth and onsite. Telehealth from home is possible.


  1. Provides mental health and medically-focused psychosocial evaluations to clients referred for social work services.
  2. Provides mental health treatment and medically-focused interventions to assigned clients.
  3. Provides coordination of care on behalf of clients in collaboration with KKI interdisciplinary staff and community agencies. May attend internal and external meetings focused on client care.
  4. Is responsible for utilizing weekly supervision, interdisciplinary consultation, independent study, and training activities to ensure the delivery of high quality care based upon the needs of clients served in the assigned program(s) and/or clinic(s).
  5. Provides timely appropriate documentation according to professional, departmental and KKI guidelines, while maintaining billing and productivity standards.
  6. May serve on committees and may participate in training, outreach, and research activities, as assigned.
  7. Assists in the establishment and monitoring of performance improvement/performance evaluation standards.

EDUCATION:

  • Master's degree from an accredited school of Social Work is required.
  • Must possess and maintain Masters Social Worker (LMSW) license, issued by the Board of Social Work Examiners, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Must take exam for advanced licensure at the LCSW-C level within six months of obtaining sufficient client and supervision hours. Must pass the LCSW-C exam and be eligible for promotion within three attempts of taking the exam, and within one year of first taking the exam.

EXPERIENCE:

  • The candidate must have clinical experience through internships or job placements in the provision Social Work services, preferably for children, adolescents and young adults with developmental, learning and/or emotional disabilities.

Keywords: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore , Social Worker II (Psychiatric Mental Health Program), Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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