Department of Student Services ( learn more )

St. Mary's County Public Schools

Leonardtown, Maryland ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3894931
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : May 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Release Date: May 20, 2022           Application Deadline: June 2, 2022

Requisition: 9071,9186


Current benefited staff of SMCPS who submit a timely application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position shall be granted an interview and shall be considered to fill the vacancy prior to external applicants being considered.  Questions regarding your application and/or candidacy should be directed to the Department of Human Resources.


POSITION:   School Social Worker (Grant-Funded) -  Search Extend

                   (ten-month assignment)


LOCATION:  Department of Student Services


SALARY:      The salary for this EXEMPT position will be based on EASMC salary schedule for ten-month employees ($44,906 - $96,701) Pending FY23 Budget Approval


EFFECTIVE: August 2022



Qualified applicants, including current employees of St. Mary's County Public Schools, must complete a TalentEd online application.   In addition to the online application, any support documentation (copy of certification where applicable) must be scanned and uploaded to the TalentEd application.  The online application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, including information about the applicant’s background, experience, and professional qualifications.  Failure to submit all required documentation will result in your application being considered incomplete.  Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All online applications must be completed no later than June 2, 2022. Following a screening of credentials, interviews will be scheduled. Please contact the Department of Human Resources with questions. (301-475-5511, ext. 32187)



This is a professional position to meet the individual needs of students through direct, consultation, and case management to support student progress and mental health in the General Education and Special Education Curriculum. The School Social Worker serves as a liaison among the home, school, and community to address and alleviate any personal/social adjustment problems that may be affecting or obstructing the educational progress of students. The nature of this work requires a high level of confidentiality as well as the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both orally and in written form. 



  • Provide direct school-based mental and behavioral health therapeutic support to students at risk for emotional, substance related, psychiatric, behavioral, and/or addictive disorders;
  • Provide interventive, consultative, and follow-up services in a variety of situations as needed;
  • Provide services to students that focus on mental health, wellness, resiliency, and coping skills;
  • Maintain and collect data on evidence-based interventions and their outcomes;
  • Conduct full substance use and mental health assessments; and
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment. 


  • Provide individual and group therapeutic counseling;
  • Identify and assess barriers to learning through analysis of factors impinging on student adjustment including factors in the home, school, and community;
  • Provide crisis-related support to students and staff;
  • Assist with reintegrating students back into the classroom following crisis or hospitalization by organizing, leading, and case managing aftercare meetings and/or plans;
  • Conduct assessments to determine baseline functioning and determine the progress of intervention;
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments;
  • Determine and implement appropriate behavior strategies to effect change in behavioral-social interactions of students and their families;
  • Coordinate referrals to other specialists in the school and community environments
  • Participate in risk and threat assessments when appropriate;
  • Provide professional development for staff, students, and families;
  • Conduct classroom observations of students;
  • Provide social work case management;
  • Provide mental health support services to students;
  • Participate in meetings related to student progress (i.e. PST, 504, IEP, etc) and/or community-based meetings/teams when appropriate; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Social Work required; 
  • Certification or Licensure as a Social Worker issued by the Maryland State Department of Mental Health and Hygiene required; and
  • Maryland State Department of Education School Social Worker Licensure eligibility. 



Full-time ten-month position.



The salary for this EXEMPT position will be based on EASMC salary schedule for ten-month employees.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Dale Farrell
    • 23160 Moakley St. Ste 106
    • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

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