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Social Worker (19-18)

Progressive Life Center Baltimore Full-Time
$50,000.00 - $57,000.00 / year
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Progressive Life Center provides an array of community based services to adjudicated youth and their families within the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Prince George’s County, MD; Montgomery County, MD; Philadelphia, PA; York, Pennsylvania; and Newark, DE areas. PLC’s focus is meeting the mental health needs from a cultural and spiritual based approach to help individuals and families recognize and maximize their inner resources, strengths and abilities, enhance their relationships, and function harmoniously in the broader environment.

 Program Summary

Human Services Agency with a rich tapestry in behavioral and mental health services for youth and their families in Baltimore City seeks a Licensed Graduate Social Worker to serve as a Clinical Social Worker for its Therapeutic Foster Care Program.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, enjoy interacting with at-risk youth and their families, manage time and documentation well, and have the willingness to travel within the Baltimore County and Baltimore City areas.  This position affords the successful candidate with team support.


The Clinical Social Worker’s responsibilities are to provide individual, youth, and family therapeutic interventions; psychosocial assessments; intake and matching of new referrals; case management; crisis intervention; advocacy; and perform other duties to meet the general responsibilities of the position.

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment indoors.

  • Client, group or family homes.

  • Community-based outpatient settings, community agencies.

  • Transport vehicles (company or personal).

  • Work areas are often noisy, irregular and unpredictable and can be stressful at times due to clients demonstrating varying levels of recovery and symptoms

Exceptional benefits package with an opportunity for personal and professional growth offered. EOE.


  • Clinical Training
  • Continuing Education Units
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Investment Package



1. Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.

2. MD Licensed Graduate Social Worker required.

3. Minimum of two (2) years child welfare experience.

4. Proficiency in oral and written communication.

5. Bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.

6. Skills in formulating diagnostic statements, treatment plans, and permanency plans.

7. Proficiency in MS Office Suite.

8. Owner of reliable vehicle.

Physical Demands:

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer); Manual dexterity needed for using a calculator and computer keyboard.
  • Must be able to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must have ability to navigate stairwells.
  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with employees/customers/clients; and must be able to exchange accurate information by perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral and written information.
  • Frequently move files weighing up to 20 pounds throughout the office space.
  • Must be able to participate in fire drills or other drills during an emergency situation.

Skills required

Client Rapport
Phone Sales
Selling Techniques
Cold Calling
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Job ID: # BaltNIA SW 19-18


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Progressive Life Center (PLC) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the delivery of mental health services to individuals and families.

Today, PLC provides culturally competent, evidence-based, and family-centered services to youth and families in Washington, DC; Newark, DE; Baltimore, MD; Landover, MD; Philadelphia, PA; and Accra Ghana. We serve over 1,000 youth and families each year.

With a developmental focus that emphasizes personal and family resiliency, PLC provides quality mental health and social services in three core areas: Child Welfare, Behavioral Health Care, and Juvenile Justice Services.

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