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Social Worker

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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The Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine is seeking a Social Worker to work within the newly established Maryland Young Stroke Center (MY Stroke Center) located at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). The MY Stroke Center functions to provide comprehensive services to achieve superior health care for the young adult stroke patient. The Social Worker will join the interdisciplinary team to develop and implement a management plan that addresses all aspects of stroke care including investigating the causes of stroke, secondary stroke prevention measures, behavioral health issues, and rehabilitation needs. The incumbent in this position will function with significant practice autonomy by assisting the faculty and staff with social and financial challenges faced by our patients and families. The Social Worker will interface with the Maryland Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Department of Neurology faculty. The incumbent in this position will participate in weekly patient care and administrative meetings.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that 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.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.


  • Social Worker 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 the 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, child care, and/or medical care in accordance with licensure.
  • Provide training, guidance, and support to others preparing for use of resources.
  • Set up and maintain database for patients seen in MY Stroke Center.  Work with medical record system to establish provider templates and extract patient data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Social Work.

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

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. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.

HIRING RANGE: Mid to high $50,000s; 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 - Neurology
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2021
Unposting Date: Nov 8, 2021, 11:59:00 PM


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