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Social Worker/Counselor (The Jefferson School/Frederick County)

 

18621

Jefferson RTC

Full Time (benefits eligible)

Days and Evenings

M-F 9a-5p some evening hours

40

The Jefferson School is a year round special education school and residential treatment center which serves children and adolescents with emotional and other disabilities who need more services than can be provided in a regular school. The Jefferson School is located in rural Frederick County, MD (about 50 miles from Baltimore) and is equipped for 84 students, ages 12 through 21, including 34 day students and 50 residential students.


As a Social Worker/Counselor you will:

  • Perform a full range of professional primary therapeutic services geared to adolescent youth and their families within a residential setting and in a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved level V nonpublic school. 
  • Interview youths, families, and involved agencies to develop the psychosocial evaluations. 
  • Lead the following processes for an assigned caseload: coordination of multi-disciplinary treatment team; treatment plan development and implementation; monitoring and evaluating youths' progress; communication with families, state agencies, and community resources. 
  • Provide DBT-based individual, family, and group therapy in order to assist in resolving personal and environmental factors which prevent youth from achieving their highest level of psychosocial functioning. 
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of discharge and aftercare plans. 
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation in electronic medical record and on the educational IEP in accordance with program and Health System requirements. 
  • Actively participate in implementation and other committees as requested.

Applicants with any of the following education/license/experience requirements are invited to apply.


General Requirements:


Must be over 21 years of age.


LGPC Requirements:  

  • Master's degree in counseling, psychology or related field and 6-12 months of relevant field or work experience in a clinical capacity in order to gain knowledge of psychiatric disorders, diagnoses, and therapies; clinical principles, theory and practice; and computer/documentation skills.
  • Must value working in a team approached environment and a family-driven and youth-informed model of care; must demonstrate interest in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment model within individual, group, and family treatment. Clinical experience with DBT is strongly preferred.
  • Possession of a Maryland State Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) license at the time of appointment and continuously while in the position. Will be required to receive 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision provided by a board-approved supervisor and is expected to apply  for the LCPC license within 2 to 3 years' of acceptance of LGPC role. Will be required to participate in a minimum of 3 hours of face-to-face supervision per month with the approved supervisor. Will be responsible for maintaining documentation, for at least 5 years, of supervisory sessions including dates, duration, and focus.

LMSW Requirements:

  • MSW and 6-12 months' of relevant field or work experience in a clinical capacity in order to gain knowledge of psychiatric disorders, diagnoses, and therapies; clinical principles, theory and practice; and computer/documentation skills. 
  • Possession of a Maryland State Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) license at the time of appointment and continuously throughout time in position. Will be required to receive 144 hours of supervision provided by a board-approved SPHS LCSW-C supervisor and is expected to apply and sit for the LCSW-C license within 2 to 3 years' of acceptance of LMSW role.   Will be required to participate in a minimum of 3 hours of face-to-face supervision per month with the LCSW-C supervisor.  Will be responsible for maintaining documentation, for at least 5 years, of supervisory sessions including dates, duration, and focus of supervision, to be available for verification to the Board.
  • Must apply for and obtain MSDE SW certification as a School Social Worker within 60 days of accepting a school Social Work assignment, and must maintain this certification while in role.
  • Must value working in a team approached environment and a family-driven and youth-informed model of care; must demonstrate interest in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment model within individual, group, and family treatment. Clinical experience with DBT is strongly preferred.

LCPC Requirements:

  • Master's degree in clinical counseling, psychology or related field and 2-3 years of experience in a mental health or chemical dependency treatment setting in order to gain knowledge of psychiatric disorders, diagnoses, and therapies; clinical principles, theory and practice; and computer/documentation skills.
  • Must value working in a team approached environment and a family-driven and youth-informed model of care; must demonstrate interest in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment model within individual, group, and family treatment. Clinical experience with DBT is strongly preferred.
  • Possession of a Maryland State Professional Counselor license, at the certified level, at the time of appointment and continuously throughout tenure in position. 

LCSW-C Requirements:

  • MSW and 2-3 years' experience in a mental health or chemical dependency treatment setting in order to gain knowledge of psychiatric disorders, diagnoses, and therapies; clinical principles, theory and practice; and computer/documentation skills. 
  • Possession of a Maryland State Social Work license at the certified clinical (LCSW-C) level at the time of appointment and continuously while in the LCSW-C position.  Depending on position, may require board approved supervisor status.  In addition, Social Workers working in schools are required to have active MSDE certification as a School Social Worker at time of appointment or must apply for MSDE SW certification within 60 days of accepting a school Social Work assignment, and must maintain this certification while working in any school assignment.
  • Must value working in a team approached environment and a family-driven and youth-informed model of care;  must demonstrate interest in learning and using DBT treatment model within individual, group, and family treatment.  Clinical experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is strongly preferred.