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The United Way Neighborhood Zone in Brooklyn seeks to build and strengthen the communities of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay by utilizing a community approach. This strategy includes providing wraparound mental health services to students, families, and community residents to support their educational and economic goals. In accordance with the needs of the ages of the population served, the school-based Socio-emotional Program Director is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and administration of clinical/social work support services for general education students at Benjamin Franklin High School. The Clinician’s roles and responsibilities may include the following




  • Optimize client functioning and well-being by providing high-quality clinical/social work support services, in the most ethical, effective, and efficient manner, in accordance with the needs, strengths, and wants/preferences of the client system.

  • Build and cultivate community-driven approaches to mental wellness. 

  • Maintain oversight of the Socio-Emotional Wellness (SEW) Program, maintaining standards in accordance with CARF accreditation.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (included but not limited to):  


Weight (%) duties and responsibilities in priority order to total 100%  


40% Implementation of High-Quality Clinical/Social Work Support Services 

  • Ensures successful implementation of evidence-based, culturally- and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions. Utilize two generation approach when appropriate.

  • Serves as primary referral contact for case management and crisis intervention.

  • Provides clinical and/or task supervision and oversight to UMD SSW interns.

  • Provides individual, family and group counseling to adolescent clients and their families as needed.

  • Builds an awareness of mental health/ socio-emotional resources in the community (i.e. external partners, referral points). 

  • Implements appropriate tiered interventions at the school level in collaboration with school leadership and school staff (in response to data trends)

  • All other duties as assigned and related to the work of UWCM.


30% Community-Driven Approaches to Mental Wellness

  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members to create and implement therapeutic interventions that support overall student success and well-being. 

  • Identifies and builds community member support groups based on shared areas of need/want. 

  • Develops and implements mental health education and socio-emotional learning opportunities as needed.

  • Assists with family services support for student parents as needed.       

  • Provides classroom and hallway support and intervention as needed. 


20% Socio-Emotional Wellness Program Management

  • Drives the growth and direction of the socio-emotional program

  • Ensures successful implementation of Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) requirements, policies, and procedures.

  • Manages program budget, existing grants, and upcoming grant/funding opportunities. 

  • Captures program data for utilization of continuous program improvement and develops reports of services rendered biannually. 


10% Processes and Procedures  

  • Develops relevant procedures and policies as needed. 

  • Participates in required Community Schools and United Way training and 

  • Professional Development (i.e., grants, Relias, CARF requirements, budgeting). 

  • Communicates incidents and risk in a timely manner to appropriate personnel.



INTERACTION (Internal and External):  


Internal: Interacts with UWCM central staff on an occasionally basis and UWCM neighborhood staff on a regular basis; provides information as needed, participates on staff committee/team activities; develops cooperative and effective working relationships with Neighborhood Zone staff, including Impact Strategies team members and other UWCM colleagues. 


External: Interacts with City Schools Engagement staff on a regular basis. Interacts with volunteers, staff and community partners, collaborators, and other organizations on a regular basis to respond to inquiries, provide technical assistance and community impact activities as assigned/identified. 


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (required education, years of experience, skills, and abilities):  

  • Master of Social Work from an accredited institution of higher education. 

  • LCSW-C preferred, LMSW working towards advanced licensure accepted

  • 3 years’ experience in progressive leadership and/or clinical experience

  • Experience in developing, managing, implementing and sustaining high quality wrap-around services to children, youth and families. 

  • Demonstrated computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proofreading skills. Ability to implement efficiencies to improve work processes. 

  • Strong relational capacity. 

  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity. 

  • Customer service oriented 

  • Ability to apply equity lens to work. 

  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary groups. 

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and be well organized. Ability to adapt and respond to fast-paced environments.

  • A willingness to work evenings and very few weekends.  

  • Prompt, dependable and a team player

  • Must pass Criminal Background check. 



  • Nimble clinical mind with a focus on development of creative solutions 

  • Experience with community organizing. 

  • Experience with budget management. 

  • Experience with community asset building. 

  • Proven success in project coordination. 




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Frequent walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are frequently lifted. There is extensive use of a computer. Employee is occasionally seated while performing the duties of the position. 





Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland 
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340 
Baltimore, MD 21230