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Residential Social Worker 

Position Residential Social Worker  
Location Weinberg  
Department Clinical Services  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Job Type Regular  
Level of Education LCSW-C or LCPC license  
Shift Days  

Position Summary: The Residential Social Worker is responsible for addressing the mental health care needs of shelter residents. This includes providing limited counseling to shelter residents, facilitating support groups and coordinating with other shelter programs and community partners to develop activities that support positive coping and skill building for shelter residents. The Residential Social Worker also serves as the liaison between our shelter and community based clinical services. The Residential Social Worker facilitates and supports a team approach among staff to address the trauma, mental health and other clinical issues residential clients may present.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with clinical and other shelter program leadership to develop site-specific goals and objectives.
  • Consults with other shelter program staff to address the impact of clients’ mental health/trauma on goal setting and expectation.
  • Provides drop in, one-on-one counseling for survivors of intimate partner violence and their children.
  • Provides comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Provides support and psychoeducation to survivor parents regarding trauma and the effects of intimate partner violence on children.
  • Facilitates support and coping skill building activities for survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • Participates in Clinical Services staff meetings and clinical case review.
  • Collaborates with other Clinical staff to support mental health needs of shelter residents.
  • Participates in Shelter Case review and collaborative service meetings.
  • Consults with other shelter programs to assure service is client-focused, strength based, and trauma informed.
  • Adheres to agency and clinical licensing standards for data recording and confidentiality.
  • Ensures the collection and integrity of client/service data.
  • Collaborates with program leadership in the use of interns and volunteers, trains, supervises, and provides support.
  • Manages service linkage agreements, referrals, etc., with community mental health service providers.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

COVID Policy Human Resources will maintain records of vaccination status, and this will not have any bearing on your employment.  
Benefits House of Ruth Maryland offers: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, 403(b), and more.  
EOE Statement House of Ruth Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

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