Human Service Worker 1

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Baltimore, MARYLAND

Human Service Worker 1 - (210000L5)
The University of Maryland School of Social Work has an opening for a Human Service Worker I.  The Human Service Worker position is related to a contracted research project with an early care and education center in Washington, DC serving young children ages 0-5. The selected candidate will develop relationships with parents and school personnel to build rapport and conduct high-quality research. They are responsible for conducting child assessments including measures of language, cognition, and school readiness, as well as parent interviews. Additional duties include entering data, reviewing relevant literature, and helping with the organization of the project.
This position will be located at an early care and education program in Northeast Washington, DC (about 15-20 minutes from UMD-College Park). The selected candidate must have access to reliable transportation. The center is accessible through the metro.
This Non-Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Essential Functions

  • Obtains and examines information necessary to assess client's needs and determine eligibility for services. Explains criteria for eligibility.

  • Identifies and evaluates client`s problems. Makes recommendations to supervisor on a plan of action for social and/or medical services. Monitors and re-evaluates client progress.

  • Coordinates the referral of clients to alternate care facilities. Arranges transportation, escort, home care, and other similar services.

  • Assists in providing preventive, protective, or supportive services to individuals or groups who are in or are threatened by, situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community.

  • Writes case reports and maintains case records.

  • Maintains personal contact with other social service agencies and community resources in order to facilitate the referral of individual clients.

  • Assists in organizing individual and family support groups; educational programs such as seminars and workshops; and other activities.

  • Maintains and updates statistical data such as social services needs evaluated, services provided, referrals made, follow-up contacts, and outcome of interventions. Assists in preparing various State, Federal, and departmental reports.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Experience: Preferred prior experience working with children and families.
Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of the emotional, social, physical, and mental needs of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. General knowledge of and compliance with confidentiality of records and communications regarding clients. Ability to interact with the public, health care providers, agencies, facilities, and community organizations. Ability to use computers and other office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to write case reports and maintain accurate and up to date case records.

  • Problem-solving skills and ability to learn and adjust to changing requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required.

  • Skill with Microsoft Office suite

  • Background using SPSS or other data entry programs is a plus, but not required.

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $35,000-$40,000
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N07HS1
Employee Class
 Non-Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: School of Social Work - General Instruction
Job Posting
: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date
: Jun 7, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
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