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Social Worker

Social Worker

Silver Spring, MD

Position Summary


The post-graduate fellow  will be an integral member of MFC clinical team. He/she will report to the Deputy Director and will provide direct counseling services for clients of the MFC.  The clinician will have training and experience provision of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for trauma and PTSD, individual (adults and children), couples, and family therapy and be skilled at delivering evidence-based care. Opportunities for advanced training and/or certification will be offered during the fellowship.


Roles and Responsibilities: 


Administration, Management, and Operations

  • Collaborate and coordinate with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines, as needed, to provide the best care to patients
  • Manage full caseload of veteran and family members and complete accurate and timely documentation in the electronic health record (30 hours of direct client care per week).
  • Actively participate in weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings



Clinical Care 

  • Provide direct evidenced-based CBT-informed mental health services and referrals for veterans and their families. Perform and document client screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information
  • Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members
  • Provide individual, couples, and family to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments
  • Provide treatment in compliance with state and federal guidelines as well as Center policies, protocols and procedures



Critical Competencies for Success


Exceptional Communicator:  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral and written means.  Ability to present a positive and friendly demeanor to veterans, their families, staff, and clinic support personnel, funders and the general public.  Ability to develop and provide oral presentations


Team Player: Ability to work as part of an effective multidisciplinary team


Exceptional Clinician: Proven capacity to deliver results through short-term therapy programs.  Ability to identify and assess high risk veterans or family members and provide appropriate acute care intervention


Technical: Ability to learn and appropriately utilize the electronic health record.  


Decision Making:   Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations.   Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems


Ability to Succeed in a Not-for-Profit Environment: Demonstrated experience working successfully within a highly collaborative and collegial organization.  Comfort rolling one’s sleeves up and engaging in day-to-day operations. Passion for and commitment to ESDCMDVA’s mission





  • Education:   Master in Social Work or similar level of degree and training (LPC, LMFT, etc.). Must be licensed or license-eligible to practice in the state of Maryland, Virginia, DC, and West Virginia. (Pending additional supervision hours, which will be available with this position.)
  • Schedule and complete any national level testing for licensure within the first 6 months of fellowship.
  • A minimum of one year experience in an outpatient clinical setting (may include graduate practicums, field placements, or internship)
  • Experience working with or managing the care of adults, children, couples, and families
  • Knowledge in DSM-IV/DSM-V diagnoses
  • Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment
  • Experience and training in providing cognitive behavioral therapy required
  • Veteran or military family member strongly preferred, experience working with military populations required
  • Knowledge of the appropriate and effective use of protected health information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus

Easterseals policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. Employment decisions at Easterseals are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.

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