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Social Worker- (Sign-On Bonus)

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Neurology is seeking a Full-Time Social Worker (SW) to work within the Department of Neurology. This position will work within the Epilepsy Division located at UMB and with the Clinical Center for Adults with Neuro-Developmental Disorders (CCAND) located at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedics Institute (UMROI). The CCAND functions to evaluate and provide comprehensive care to adult individuals with autism, intellectual disability, and epilepsy. The candidate should have some experience working with adults with neurological disorders such as epilepsy and autism. In this position, the SW will function with significant practice autonomy, assisting the physician and CRNP staff with social and financial challenges faced by our patients and families. The SW should have some experience with EPIC electronic medical record software. The SW will interface with the Maryland Epilepsy Center and the Department of Neurology faculty. The SW will participate in bi-weekly patient care and administrative meetings.

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus. Half will be paid within the first 30 days of employment and half will be paid upon successful completion of probation.

Current UMB employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus.

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. This position is required to be vaccinated against COVID−19 . For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website .

Primary Duties:
  • Work under the supervision of a Social Worker (LCSW-C) and applies the theories, knowledge, procedures, methods, and/or ethics derived from a formal educational program in social work to restore or enhance social functioning of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations or communities through assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy to maximize he individual’s well-being.
  • Assess risk by screening and interviewing clients. Identify and construct service plans that best meet the client’s needs and determine best resources available.
  • Develop plans by identifying programs and services available for a variety of client issues dealing with challenges, change, and crisis.
  • Maintain case history records and document client(s) progress. May perform chart reviews and generates notes on evaluations, therapy sessions, reports and other accountability measures.
  • Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, childcare, and/or medical care in accordance with licensure.
  • Provide training, guidance, and support to others preparing for use of resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications :

Master's degree in Social Work.

Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) in the State of Maryland. Applicants sitting for their licensure exam within a reasonable time (1-2 months) will be considered.

No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities :

Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.

Hiring Range : $64,000 - $71,000 ( commensurate with education and experience)

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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