Social Worker, The Ridge School

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Rockville, MD
Jul 01, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Full Time
The Ridge School seeks to hire a Social Worker who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

The Ridge School is a special education day school for students in grades 6 through 12 with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and other behavioral health impairments. We provide educational, clinical, and behavioral services to students.

As a Social Worker you will:
•Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality therapeutic care that is appropriate to the age, diagnoses, developmental state, and mental status of the students assigned to their caseloads.
•Initiate and implement complete, comprehensive psychosocial assessments.
•Provide individual, group, and case management to students and their families.
•Participate in interdisciplinary treatment team to propose and develop strategies and interventions that would promote excellent therapeutic outcomes.
•Assist students in their development of self respect, dignity, integrity, and self-actualization through a multitude of traditional and adjunctive therapeutic services.
•Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team, referral sources, and community resources after care and supportive services to ensure a successful discharge planning process.
•Document services provided and disseminates information/reports to community referral sources and agencies, ie, DJJ, DSS, HHS, APS, CPS, LCC , etc.

Requirements Include:
•Master's degree in social work or equivalent Master's Degree in a recognized health field
•Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW-C) in Maryland
•Active BLS CPR card

Qualifications include:
•Some post-master's experience in providing individual, family and group psychotherapy preferred
•Experience in working with high-risk families and young children
•One + years Social Work experience preferred
•Experience in a school setting or Inpatient setting preferred
•Knowledge of psychological disorders & abnormal psychology related to adolescents
•Exceptional conflict resolution, crisis management, and time management skills
•Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills
•Flexibility in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs
•Ability to consistently meet deadlines regardless of caseload
•Ability to maintain control in volatile/hostile situations, e.g., when being verbally and/or physically confronted by a client or family member
•Ability to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients
•Ability to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Work Schedule:


Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

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, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive 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

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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