Assistant Director of Community Schools (Social Worker LCSW-C) - (200000QL)
The Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work has an opening for an Assistant Director of Community Schools (LCWS-C) . The position will provide staff supervision and coaching to multiple Community School Coordinators (Social Workers) working as part of the Positive Schools Center, a program within SWCOS. This position will serve as a liaison between K-12 school partners and the Positive Schools Center, SWCOS, and UMB. This position is needed to oversee the community school strategy and ensure a robust school-based program leads to outcomes expected by various City and private funding sources.
Celebrating over 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSW in 1992. SWCOS' mission is to advance social justice through mutually transformative community-university partnerships. The vision for SWCOS is that all communities will be equitable and promote well-being, self-determination, individual and collective power. SWCOS provides graduate level social work students with hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging and creative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOS provides community members with quality services and creates research opportunities to generate new knowledge on social work practice.
Created in 2015 under the SWCOS department, the Positive Schools Center provides coaching and staff development, community school programming and policy recommendations for Maryland schools. Through building relationships with school teams, the Positive Schools Center collaborates with schools to shift perspective and transform the places where people teach, learn, and live.
This Exempt, Regular position 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.
Ensure that each site-based community school coordinator prepares, coordinates, and maintains program content and delivery methods for the daily operations and events within community schools for which SWCOS is the lead operator. Supervises, trains, and evaluates social workers serving in the role of Community school Coordinators.
Plans integration of separate community schools into a comprehensive community services framework; sharing resources and best practices across schools. Ensure that the community school strategy aligns with the Positive Schools Center's school climate framework. Sets goals and creates tactics to achieve program objectives. Hires and trains staff as needed.
Develops and maintains strategic relationships related to the community schools' strategy, including sustaining community partnerships and representing SWCOS/Positive Schools Center at community planning groups, partnerships, and funding source meetings. Organizes and/or participates in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and program needs as well as administrative issues.
Provides ongoing program monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement activities; develops policies, protocols, or procedures. Evaluates and revises program operating policies and procedures as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work. Experience: Four (4) years of experience involving program planning and coordination experience in a related field. Supervisory Experience: Two (2) years of work coordination, training, or supervision. Certification/Licensure: LCSW-C, eligible to become a Board-approved supervisor for LMSW Social Workers seeking advanced licensure. Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strategic and analytic thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Strong written and oral communication skills. Skill in supervising, mentoring and teambuilding in order to provide guidance and instruction to a highly-skilled professional staff. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects as well as multi-tasking with attention to details. Skill in data collection and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Knowledge of k-12 public education, primarily in the Baltimore region with Community Schools.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
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.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1421F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - Community Outreach Service
Job Posting: Sep 2, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 156201
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.
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