School Social Worker (Forbush School at Glyndon - Elementary & Middle School Programs)

  • Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • The Forbush School at Glyndon Reisterstown Maryland US
  • Posted: Jan 28, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

The Forbush School at Glyndon is a year round program that offers students with emotional, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, the low staff-to-student ratio and individual attention needed to help them thrive. In addition to our expansive grounds, each of our students has access to integrated technology in the classrooms for educational and recreational usage.


As a School Social Worker/Licensed Counselor you will:

  • Perform a full range of clinical social work services for elementary and middle school students with serious emotional/behavioral issues and some autism spectrum disorders
  • Function as a key member of a treatment team and assist in developing treatment plans and monitor and evaluate students' progress
  • Communicate with school systems; assist families in providing referrals for community resources/agencies and coordination with local social service agencies
  • Conduct individual, family, and group therapy sessions for students and their families in order to assist in resolving personal and environmental problems that prevent them from achieving their highest level of psychosocial functioning
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of discharge and aftercare plans


  • Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education or fully licensed LCPC
  • Social Workers working in schools are required to have active MSDE certification as a School Social Worker at time of appointment or must apply for MSDE SW certification within 60 days of accepting a School Social Worker assignment, and must maintain this certification while working in any school assignment
  • Possession of (or must be eligible to obtain licensure by time of hire) a Maryland State Social Work (LCSW-C or LMSW) or LCPC license. LCSW-C license preferred.

o        If position is filled by an LMSW, individual will be required to receive 144 hours of supervision provided by a board-approved SPHS LCSW-C supervisor and is expected to apply and sit for the LCSW-C license within 2 to 3 years of acceptance of LMSW role. Will be required to participate in a minimum of 3 hours of face-to-face supervision per month with the LCSW-C supervisor. Will be responsible for maintaining documentation, for at least 5 years, of supervisory sessions including dates, duration, and focus of supervision, to be available for verification to the Board.