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Social Worker (LCSW, LGSW, LMSW) 

About the Organization For over 60 years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives one person at a time.

We provide support services and advocacy to 400 adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc of Maryland and The Arc of The United States, the largest volunteer organization in the world devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  
Category Social Work  

Position Summary:

Social Worker's primary responsibilities include providing clinical case management services and supports to foster care families, advocacy for children in treatment foster care, functioning as a liaison between families and referring agencies and active participation in the self-managed team.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

In a manner consistent with supporting The Arc NCR Mission Statement the Social Worker I shall do the following:

Quality Support

  • Conduct thorough biopsychosocial assessments of children placed in Treatment Foster Care to identify client strengths and needs using appropriate assessment tools and clinical judgment.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive case plans and clinical interventions to address critical needs impacting the functioning of children and adolescents in Treatment Foster Care Placements.
  • Conduct minimum of two monthly face-to-face monitoring sessions with children and families on the assigned caseload.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation providing 24/7 emergency response, crisis intervention, and support for Treatment Foster Parents and children.
  • Maintain a caseload of 6-10 children in Treatment Foster Care placements.
  • Effectively advocate to ensure the safety, permanence and well being of children placed within the program. This includes monitoring the basic care of the child, regular safety checks of the child's living environment, and ongoing monitoring of the Treatment Foster Home.
  • Provide ongoing clinical case management for up to 10 foster care families that results in optimal functioning and satisfaction. This includes monitoring for changes in family composition, routines, and resources.
  • Provide training and information to Treatment Foster Care Families and Children to increase self efficacy and self-awareness.
  • Conduct quarterly updates of all service plans in accordance with COMAR and agency policies.

Quality Team Members

  • Take a lead role in the development and implementation of service plans as well as the development of an effective support team.
  • Supervise, coach and support foster care families in meeting all regulatory requirements as well as meeting the basic and specialized care needs of children in placement.
  • Function as an effective liaison between treatment foster care families, referring agencies, and other stakeholders (i.e. CASA, attorneys, Citizens Review Boards, etc.)
  • Assist in the recruiting, vetting, training, certification and monitoring of Treatment Foster Homes in accordance with COMAR and DHR/SSA guidelines.
  • The Social Worker I may supervise undergraduate students and may assist graduate students and volunteers during the course of an internship.

Financial Excellence

  • Ensure applicable funding and regulatory agencies requirements (e.g. foster care provider training, documentation, certification and recertification) are met in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all required documentation.
  • Ensure that all policies regarding the placement of children are adhered to and that any changes in the placement of a child (intake, discharge, respite, or move within the program) are communicated effectively and timely.
  • Provide training, support and guidance to Foster Parents to increase capacities, improve confidence and competence, and reduce the likelihood of disruption for children in care.
  • Submit all expense reports and mileage reimbursements in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in the development of community resources to identify funding sources for special needs within the client population.

Other duties are assigned

Position Requirements

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work required.
  • Maryland State Licensure at the LGSW, LMSW, or LCSW level
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in the field of Social Work; Treatment Foster Care is preferred.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Other Requirements

  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Active valid driver’s license and driving record that has no more than two (2) points.
  • Maintain proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Complete a physical every two years including a TB screening
  • Complete Foster Parent Pre-Service Training, Child Adolescent Strengths Needs (CANS), and SAFE Home Study certification within 90 days of initial hire
  • Maintenance of all required trainings (minimum 30 hours per year)under COMAR, DHR/SSA and DDA guidelines and The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region policies and procedures
  • Maintenance of Licensure at the LGSW level or higher which includes the completion of 44 CEUs every two years, three of which must be Ethics Training
  • Participate in weekly supervision with a board certified clinical supervisor until the minimum requirements for Independent Licensure (LCSW or LCSW-C) have been met.
  • Flexibility of scheduling to meet agency and program needs
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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