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Clinical Social Worker I (Therapeutic Foster Care)

Druid, MD
Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Currently offering a $2,500 sign on incentive for full time, licensed Social Workers.

The Clinical Social Worker I in the Therapeutic Foster Care Program is a licensed primary therapist to children living in out-of-home placement and their biological and/or foster families or the at-risk population. The social worker utilizes the information gained by the interdisciplinary evaluation services to develop and implement a treatment plan for the child and his/her family.

  1. Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy, and after-care services to foster children and their families.
  2. Attends interdisciplinary staffing to discuss and integrate the evaluation information and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan responding to the psychological and social needs of the client/family.
  3. Collaborates with the referring agency, the local Department of Social Services, to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatment services to develop an agency service plan for the child and the family.
  4. Collaborates with the school system to assure children are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.
  5. Responds to the juvenile court system through written or oral progress reports when such is required in the juvenile court's development of a plan for the child and family.
  6. Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision for review of clinical work.
  7. Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meetings, and administrative meetings.
  8. Performs home studies and re-approvals which include, making recommendations regarding approval/disapproval of applicants.
  9. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise social work trainees when interest and capacity is demonstrated and may participate in community advocacy/ educational groups related to the needs of foster care children and their families.
  10. Develops and conducts training for foster parents.
  11. Provide effective 24 hours on-call support to foster parents on rotation with other staff of the Therapeutic Foster Care program.
  12. Maintains active ongoing participation in departmental or interdisciplinary research, committee projects, and or program development.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.
  • Must be licensed in the State of Maryland, by the Board of Social Work Examiners, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C).


  • Minimum of 2 years of licensed clinical experience required.
  • Experience providing services to children in the welfare population with developmental and emotional disabilities required.

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