Social Worker, MSW
Participates in diagnostic evaluations of children with suspected social-emotional problems or developmental delays.
Assesses family functioning, identifying the quality of parent-child relationships and the family's dynamics.
Related duties include identifying needed services, preparing written evaluations, obtaining relevant information from school settings, making home and school visits as appropriate, interpreting evaluation results for parents and other professionals working with a client, and developing home programs, treatment plans, and educational plans based on state regulations and forms.
Under clinical supervision, provides psychotherapeutic treatment to children and their families including individual play therapy, parent collateral work, family therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy.
Monitors progress of children/families in treatment and formally reviews treatment plan and goals every six months. Consults with other professionals working with the client both at Lourie Center and outside of the agency to assure coordinated and comprehensive service delivery.
Consults to professionals in the community including pediatricians, school administrators, and child welfare/DHHS case workers regarding the appropriateness of referrals and the progress in therapy and ongoing therapeutic needs of individual clients at our Center.
Participates in scheduled interdisciplinary meetings to formulate a comprehensive diagnosis and a coordinated treatment plan for Lourie Center clients, as well as to review the progress made in treatment and to develop new treatment strategies for children at Lourie Center.
Participates in case conferences, disposition meetings, staff meetings, and parent feedback, as needed
Performs basic administrative tasks related to work assignments including the timely preparation of written reports, billing forms, work schedules, and progress notes to document treatment sessions
Maintains medical records in a complete, timely and legible form, including parent information forms, consent forms, data collection forms, progress notes, and treatment plans and goals as required by state DHMH
Interprets Lourie Center's function and philosophy through contacts with the community in addition to actively recruiting referrals for Lourie Center
Continues professional education by attending formal continuing education programs, conferences, and advanced training and by regular consultation with health care providers. Receives weekly clinical supervision
Accesses Protected Health Information on a routine basis. Employee must comply with all privacy standards of the Lourie Center that include HIPAA, COMAR and others state and federal regulations as written in the Privacy Manual.
Must have expertise in theoretical approaches and diagnostic and treatment procedures used in providing mental health services to infants, young children, and their families
Must be able to collaborate on an interdisciplinary team in determining a diagnostic understanding and appropriate treatment plan
Must have skills in oral and written presentation of diagnostic findings, progress updates and treatment plans
Independent nature of position requires excellent time management skills
The ability to identify parent concerns and address their needs in the therapeutic process is essential
Must keep abreast of advances in the field and regularly share new information with colleagues in Maryland
Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, We will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.
We will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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