Social Worker - Developmental Center

Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD (30+ days ago)3.4


Exempt; full-time; Monday - Friday; 35 hours per week; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; full-benefits

This professional position provides social work services, including behavior support, counseling, and coaching for families involved in the Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program (FCITP), a program within the Frederick County Developmental Center (FCDC). FCITP is responsible for providing early intervention services to families with children (birth to three) who are experiencing development delays. Supervision is received from FCITP's Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
Provide a variety of behavior modification strategies to children and families in their natural environments to promote age appropriate social emotional development
Assess mental health needs and provide clinical therapy to support immediate concerns
Coordinate with mental health team within the Infants and Toddlers Program to implement Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL) practices
Use knowledge of early childhood development and coaching strategies at home visits and family assessments
Provide family members with education and counseling regarding social-emotional development, developmental delays, parenting and family functioning as it may be impacted by the challenges of a child experiencing developmental delays or complex medical needs
Educate families about available resources within the agency and community and coordinate referrals as needed
Assist families as they assess their needs for support/resources and link them to the Family Support Network Coordinate for additional assistance as needed
Complete initial eligibility evaluations, family assessments including routines based interviews, and exit evaluations
Administer and score additional social emotional screeners and assessments tools
Develop Individual Family Service Plans with family and other service providers to develop functional outcomes
Provide service coordination duties and ensure timely completion of 6-month and annual reviews of family plans
Participate in team meetings for purposes of coordinating services and planning treatment
Provide support to team members, both formally and informally, as they strive to develop and maintain effective working relationships with family members/caretakers
Attend weekly team meeting to support multidisciplinary teams
Participate in departmental and interagency meetings to promote optimal agency functioning
Ensures that the required documents for parent surrogate applications are completed within a timely manner and are reviewed and approved by the Director within a 45 day timeline for the foster child's initial eligibility evaluation
Perform other related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements: LGSW The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master's degree in Social Work
Current license as a LCSW or LCSWC by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners (certification must be maintained during tenure of employment)
Minimum 5 years of social work experience
Possession of a valid automobile operator's license
NOTE: LGSW candidates will be considered but must obtain their clinical license (LCSW) within 1 year of hire.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Knowledge of State and local laws, rules and regulations governing social workers
Working knowledge of developmental disabilities and knowledge of infant and early childhood development
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co?workers, disabled individuals and their families and the general public
Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
Ability to provide own transportation for home visits

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
Social work experience with families of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities
Knowledge of Part C

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
While working in this position, the employee is constantly required to reach and perform repetitive motions; and frequently sit, walk, climb, stoop and drive
While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly works indoors; occasionally has potential exposure to infectious diseases and; rarely works outdoors

Additional Information/Examination Process:
This position is subject to random drug testing

EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):
1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) One or more interviews
3) A pre-employment background investigation
4) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.