The Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center at the Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking a Senior Counselor. ROAR is a "one-stop-shop" in Baltimore City where victims of crime (whom we refer to as survivors) can access the fullest possible range of wraparound legal, social, mental health, and medical services - all in one place. The staff work closely and collaboratively with ROAR's Executive Director and each other which includes a team of three attorneys, a paralegal, an administrative assistant, two social workers, and a nurse. Collectively, ROAR's staff provide survivor-identified, trauma-informed support and advocacy to survivors of crime in Baltimore City. Survivors can receive legal services which involve litigation related to enforcing crime victims' (survivors') rights; obtaining protection or peace orders; housing cases; employment law; and gaining access to financial resources and public benefits. Survivors can also access supportive services which include case management, mental health, and nurse care management services to attend to the holistic needs of our survivors. Additionally, staff engage in targeted outreach to establish and maintain strong working relationships and partnerships with organizations who serve communities who experience a higher-risk of victimization such as people of color, LGBTQI individuals, those living with a disability, immigrants - especially undocumented -, individuals who experience a mental illness and/or a substance abuse disorder, those engaging in sex work, living in poverty, or experiencing homelessness.
ROAR staff have a deep commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds, a dedication to social justice and access to justice for all survivors of crime in Baltimore City, and an understanding of the intersectionality of violence, racism, sexism, poverty, and other forms of structural racism and discrimination.
ROAR is located at 520 W Fayette Street, Suite 320, Baltimore, MD 21201.
UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021).
This EXEMPT 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.
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.
Conduct client biopsychosocial and trauma-informed assessments and interviews. Practice from a strengths-based, culturally relevant perspective and identify psychosocial conditions and needs to help determine the best course of therapeutic treatment/support.
Develop client-centered/holistic treatment plans, goals, and objectives with clients.
Conduct individual, group, family and/or couples therapy and psychoeducational sessions for clients and their families or identified support system.
Provide relevant, trauma-informed interventions and strategies that are grounded in best practices or evidenced-based theories, modalities, and approaches.
When necessary, provide case management support related to client's treatment plan needs.
Provide preventive, protective, or supportive services to clients who are threatened and/or in a crisis, according to mandated reporting and other established rules and guidelines.
When necessary, conduct outreach presentations, workshops and/or psychoeducational trainings to clients and/or community members on matters pertaining to mental health, trauma/healing or other similar topics (i.e., trauma, depression, anxiety, family, etc.).
Document client(s) progress, documentation, and reports in the case management software, within the program's established timelines. Ensure documentation is consistent with established rules, regulations, and requirements.
When necessary, provide guidance, training and/or support to colleagues who are not fully licensed as mental health providers (i.e., colleagues, interns, etc.), when necessary.
May supervise interns, in collaboration with management.
Assist in development of policies, procedures or protocols as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's 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 fo training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others. Experience providing trauma-informed care or work in similar fields (i.e., victim services, etc) with populations who have survived traumatic experiences preferred.
Supervisory Experience: N/A
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge of position requirements.
Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws.
Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems.
Prioritize the use of best and evidenced-based practices in the mental health and trauma/victim-related fields, including trends and current practices in the field. Familiarity with various therapeutic interventions and modalities.
Belief in strengths-based, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed approaches to healing and care for communities.
Experience working with communities of color, structurally neglected communities, and victims/survivors of crime.
Ability to form and facilitate groups and/or workshops.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
Strong coordination and organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
A reputation for integrity, dependability, and professionalism.
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 - E3104E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Francis King Carey School of Law - Clinical Law Program
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