Clinical Instructor

Family Connections Clinical Instructor

The University of Maryland School of Social Work
Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Family Connections Clinical Instructor. This full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position is responsible for implementing the Family Connections and Trauma Adapted Family Connections program in collaboration with families and community agencies. This multi-year project, operating under the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), develops, implements, and tests community-based family strengthening services that empower vulnerable families to achieve their safety, well-being, and stability.

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 create and implement innovative models of social work education and service that strengthen individuals, families, organizations, and communities in Baltimore and Maryland. This is accomplished through strategic collaborations between agency, staff, faculty, students and community representatives. 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.

Family Connections (FC), a SWCOS program, has served over 1300 families since its inception in 1996. The Family Connections’ intervention model is designed to provide research-based in-home trauma responsive early intervention services, grounded in neglect prevention science. The program is committed to educating social work and other professionals to use evidence-based models of practice.

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Minimum licensure - LGSW
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in trauma responsive children and family service programs
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Experience and demonstrated skill provision of trauma responsive services and related program development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to participate in training social workers and students;
  • Knowledge and experience about family-focused, home based clinical services to families with children in urban environments exposed to trauma and racial injustice;
  • Knowledge and experience about clinical services for children exposed to maltreatment, individuals with substance use disorders, and children with behavior and learning problems;
  • Knowledge and experience about community network development and maintenance;
  • Knowledge and experience about paper and presentation development and computer literacy.
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