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Counselor or Senior Counselor (Open Rank)

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Job Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV) - THRIVE program is in need of a Social Worker for our Infectious Disease practice. Each social worker is on a care team with a medical provider in order to manage the complex psychosocial needs of our patients.
Benefits Information:
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which 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.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.  
Essential Functions:

  • The Counselor works under the supervision of a licensed professional and assist individuals and/or groups in identifying, understanding and decreasing the impact of social, emotional and environmental factors associated with illness, through the provision of a broad variety of direct social services and programs. Work under the supervision of a LCSW-C or LCPC when any care provision is involved.
  • Work independently to provide direct mental health and addiction interventions.
  • Develops care plans with patients to help achieve social-emotional-behavioral success.
  • Assist patients with issues around financial insecurity and complicated insurance navigation.
  • Assess suicide risk and develop therapeutic behavioral health interventions as part of the Collaborative Care psychiatric model.
  • Provide clinical case management to paitents needing intensive support services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 Senior Counselor:
Performs all duties of the Counselor. Senior Counselors work independently with individuals, couples, families, and other groups to help them to manage and overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues. With the client as a participant, senior counselors use individualized treatment plans and a variety evidence-based practices and programs to help process and address feelings, and behaviors; assists with helping consumers to achieve social-emotional-behavioral success and well-being.

Education: Masters degree in Social Work or Psychology.
Experience: None
Certification/Licensure: Licensed Master Social Work - (LMSW) or Licensed Graduate professional Counselor – (LGPC) in the State of Maryland. OR Senior Counselor
Education: Masters degree in Social Work or Psychology.
Experience: One (1) year of post-licensure (LCSW, LCSW-C, or LCPC) experience in related area of treatment including responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others.
Certification/Licensure: Licensed as Licensed Certified professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland or Licensed as Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland. Hiring Range: 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 [email protected].  
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 [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Jun 15, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time