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Job Req ID:  99556

CO Sr. Clinical Social Worker

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a CO Sr. Clinical Social Worker for the Centralized Triage and Referral Center to determine the most appropriate level of services for mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior care at Johns Hopkins Medicine primary care sites working under the oversight of a psychiatrist, and in the context of a team.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Responds to all requests for new patient evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates all new patients using established clinical evaluations developed.
  • Establishes an initial and ongoing therapeutic relationship with OBHI/JMAP/MDPCP patients.
  • Communicates results of assessment to staff involved in patients’ care.
  • Participates in the development of an initial plan of care to address the prioritized needs of patients.
  • Initiates patient referrals to site-based HBS and/or CTRC Referral and Resource Coordinator, engaging in ongoing collaboration, for ongoing behavioral health services based on the outcome of initial screening and assessment
  • Provides ongoing services as prescribed on the plan of care when indicated
  • Makes referrals for additional services as needed.
  • Assists patients in securing resources.
  • Collaborates with CTRC Resource and Referral Coordinator to ensure the patient is referred to identified services and that efforts to assure linkage have been implemented.
  • Provides behavioral health assessment, including administration of standardized assessment tools, mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior services using established best practices treatment interventions.
  • Coordinates care with other OBHI/JMAP/MDPCP team members.
  • Re-evaluates the plan of care with the patient and other OBHI/JMAP/Regional Partnership treatment providers.
  • Provides outreach to patients if he/she disengages from screening/assessment services.
  • Provides crisis intervention as needed.
  • Performs other clinical duties as assigned.


  • Completes initial evaluations using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy timelines.
  • Completes plan of care recommendations using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy timelines.
  • Documents assessments and patient interventions using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy timelines.
  • Writes progress notes according to established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy timelines.
  • Documents treatment/service recommendations and linkage to the appropriate resource(s).
  • Updates plan of care using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy timelines.
  • Submits reports, data, and statistics as required.
  • Assists OBHI/JMAP/MDPCP in meeting expected performance goals.

Core Values

The values of Johns Hopkins Medicine and University are

  • Excellence & Discovery, Be the best. Commit to exceptional quality by encouraging curiosity, seeking information, and creating innovative solutions.
  • Leadership & Integrity, Be a role model. Inspire others to achieve their best and have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Diversity & Inclusion, Be open. Embrace and value different backgrounds, opinions, and experiences.
  • Respect & Collegiality, Be kind. Listen to understand and embrace others’ unique skills and knowledge.
  • It is the expectation that every member of the Johns Hopkins community embodies and demonstrates these values in their daily activities.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse, health behaviors, and community resources.
  • Candidate needs to be competent in a diagnostic formulation based on a clinical interview, completion of psychiatric psychosocial assessment, and administration of standardized assessment tools.
  • Candidate needs to be competent in the behavioral health system of care and have a working knowledge of linking treatment needs with an appropriate level of care.
  • Candidate needs to be competent in multiple treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral activation and must have either skills or willingness to learn office-based substance use disorder interventions and Health Behavior interventions.
  • Identifies and acts upon impending changes in member condition.
  • Develops, recommends, and initiates corrective action through participation in case conferences, huddles, and consultation meetings with a psychiatrist.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with multidisciplinary treatment staff.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently also must be able to work well in a team working environment.
  • Must be open to ongoing supervision in specific therapeutic modalities.
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Able to enter data into electronic information systems.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • Primary care site, hospital, or community-based medical environment, fast-paced requiring flexibility and adaptability.
  • Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, some standing, stooping, and bending are required.
  • Work requires concentration and constant attention to accuracy and detail for extended periods.
  • Work requires cross-training and coverage of colleagues across different primary care sites
  • Work requires daily use of a computer.
  • Work requires regularly handling multiple member cases involving a variety of providers, situations, deadlines, and multiple priorities.
  • Work requires site visits (provider offices, inpatient facilities, patient homes, etc.)
  • Work requires attendance at the company office and off-site meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education. LCPC as well.
  • Minimum of three years of direct relevant clinical experience of which at least one year is at the LCSW-C level.
  • Current Social Work Licensure in the State of Maryland, LCSW-C, required and must maintain license throughout the duration of employment.
  • Valid Maryland driver’s license with less than 2 points

Preferred Qualifications


Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Social Worker   
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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