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Social Worker - Truancy Court Program (Contingent II Contractual Grant-Funded)
School of Law
Vacancy Number 300783
Position Type: Contingent II exempt grant-funded position with tuition remission and paid leave package
Opens: 05/17/17 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: $50,000 - $53,000
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that submit completed applications by August 9, 2017.
The Truancy Court Program (TCP) Social Worker is responsible to reach out to the parents/families in the TCP and assist in linking them to necessary services with the primary contacts in each school; to make home visits, telephone calls, unscheduled and scheduled school visits; and to attend parent/student conferences as needed. The TCP Social Worker reports on individual students receiving counseling and/or other services and provides individual, group, and family counseling to address targeted problems interfering with students’ school attendance and success. The TCP Social Worker is actively involved in selecting TCP schools and students and conducts workshops and training sessions for Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) Student Fellows and staff to prepare them to operate the TCP. The TCP Social Worker also participates in all CFCC staff and Student Fellows meetings, supervises law students’ research on social work issues relating to the TCP, and conducts outreach to community resources for assistance in addressing the needs of families and students participating in the TCP, including holiday food basket drives and procuring essential items for TCP students and families.
Conduct assessments of TCP participants’ strength and needs, work with student’s truancy cases utilizing social work expertise to create intervention plans, develop models of prevention/intervention to improve school attendance, provide individual counseling to address problems interfering with students’ school attendance.
Coordinate access to community resources to address the needs of TCP families, foster partnerships with outside organizations, supervise law students on social science research issues, attend CFCC and Student Fellow meetings, comply with mandates related to confidentiality and public safety.
Education: Master's degree in Social Work is required. A license to practice Social Work and LCSW is preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience as a social worker working with juveniles, schools, family court, etc. are required. One year of experience practicing social work in an inner-city public school environment; expertise in TCP process and implementation; and familiarity with truancy programming with Baltimore City Public Schools, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of principals, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of school-age children; knowledge of human behavior and performance and developmental issues relevant to school attendance and success; complex problem-solving to identify problems and implement solutions; critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems; strong case management skills; and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for a given situation.
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