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School Social Workers, Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical(Education Program Specialist I)

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The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population - students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland




200 West Baltimore Street,

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of these contractual positions is to Serve on a regional crisis response and clinical support team to provide on-site mental health services and support to students, local school system staff, and other mental health professionals to meet the mental health needs of students who are in crisis.


Provide direct clinical mental health supports for students and families who present in a crisis including de-escalation and crisis planning. Counsel students and their families on issues as appropriate, including referrals. Engage the family or caretaker and community agencies to address needs of the family to de-escalate the situation, make a crisis plan, and enlist cooperation with suggested treatment. Identify and create resources related to helping families and schools manage crises. Serve as a liaison between families and Student Support Teams (SSTs) by meeting with parents/guardians in home and community environments for the purpose of assessing areas that interfere with students' capacity to receive and/or benefit from instruction. Provide professional development and resources to local school system staff and other mental health professionals. Identify and create resources to assist families and manage school crises. Assist local school system and crisis response and clinical support team with problem-solving, prevention, and early intervention services and strategies that promote student success. Work with local school system leadership, administrators, and school staff in identifying professional development needs, and conducts related professional development programs. Demonstrate an understanding of child development, effective instructional practices, and behavior support. Collaborate with crisis response and clinical support team members to problem solve and identify prevention and early intervention strategies for student success. Communicate appropriate information to community care providers in the continuum of care. Support interventions to address students with chronic absenteeism and non-engagement issues. Conduct and/or consult with school-based staff teachers to provide focused trauma-based individual, group or whole school interventions to promote classroom guidance lessons social-emotional wellness. Document assessment and interventions in adherence with procedures. Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings with administrators and school staff. Serve as regional member of the Maryland crisis response and clinical support team initiative.


EDUCATION: A Master's Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of coursework in Education, Education Administration/Supervision, Educational Research, Education Policy. Graduation from accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW). Possession of a Social Worker license issued by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners (LCSW-C)

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience with preparing and monitoring operational budgets, fiscal management, and/or performing financial / compliance audits of a state agency, grantee, business or other entity. Experience in or affiliated with an education program, including two years of experience coordinating or administering an education program directly related to the position; fiscal experience in or affiliated with education programs is preferred.


Experience working with teams in schools. At least two years as a school social worker recommended. Experience in providing professional development to teachers and staff.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.




Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for the Education Program Specialist I, School Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical position (JobAps#21-005055-0019). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 - This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767- 0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
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