Community School Coordinator (Social Worker) - (190001DM)
The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Community School Coordinator (Social Worker) for the Positive Schools Center. The Social Worker is responsible for connecting Baltimore City Public School students to a customized set of services through collaboration with families, teachers, school staff, and community agencies. The Social Worker is expected to align all programs, services, and opportunities collaboratively with Baltimore City Public School administration. The Social Worker will work under the supervision of the Positive Schools Center and SWCOS while applying theories, knowledge, procedures, methods, and ethics derived from a formal educational program in Social Work. The position will be located full-time at one Baltimore City Elementary/ Middle/ or High School and is expected to align all programs, services, and opportunities collaboratively with Baltimore City Public School administration and the UM SSW.
Celebrating over 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSW in 1992. SWCOS' mission is to advance social justice through mutually transformative community-university partnerships. The vision for SWCOS is that all communities will be equitable and promote well-being, self-determination, individual and collective power. SWCOS provides graduate level social work students with hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging and creative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOS provides community members with quality services and creates research opportunities to generate new knowledge on social work practice.
Created in 2015 under the SWCOS department, the Positive Schools Center provides coaching and staff development, community school programming and policy recommendations for Maryland schools. Through building relationships with school teams, the Positive Schools Center collaborates with schools to shift perspective and transform the places where people teach, learn, and live.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Conduct social work assessments that examine risk and strengths of children and their families who attend Elementary Middle Schools. Develop service plans by identifying evidence based or informed programs and services available for a variety of client issues dealing with challenges, strengths, change and crisis. Establishes and monitors the connection between the teachers and individual children and their families.
Implement a menu of needs-driven, high quality programs in adherence with the community school model, including, but not limited to, expanded learning and enrichment opportunities, health services, parent/family engagement, adult education, direct material assistance, and intervention targeted to chronically absent students.
Advise principal on how to integrate partners and community members into school governance structures (school leadership, attendance teams, etc).
Apply theories, knowledge, procedures, methods, and ethics derived from a formal educational program in Social Work.
Provide training, guidance, and support to teachers, school administrators, and staff as well as other community partners regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, and/or medical care.
Convene and staff the site-based Community School Leadership Team, a coordinating body that is co-led by the principal and Social Worker and may comprise administrators, teachers, support services staff, partners, parents, and others to identify needs, set priorities, and coordinate the strategies.
Coordinate the collection of data and timely submission of reports and response to other requests for information made by the initiative's leadership.
Provide social work education to graduate student interns as a field instructor.
Develop service plans by identifying evidence based or informed programs and services available for a variety of client issues dealing with challenges, strengths, change and crisis. Establishes and monitors the connection between the teachers and individual children and their families.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work
Preferred Experience: Experience providing human services and program management, preferably in an urban school setting is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW) in the State of Maryland
Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies related to public schools and out of school time programming.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches.
Ability to gather relevant data to synthesize and summarize information in making judgments regarding children and their families
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes.
Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to manage situations with tact, diplomacy, understanding, and fairness.
Ability to work as part of a team, as well as with individuals and/or families from diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds.
The hiring range for this position is in the high $40,000s to high $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3601D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - Community Outreach Service
Job Posting: Nov 26, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 136221
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.