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Trellis School, Social Worker (FT) 

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Trellis School, Social Worker (FT)


The Trellis School (url removed) is seeking a Social Worker to join our growing team, reporting directly to the Education Director.  The Social Worker will lead the school's efforts to ensure that students have the emotional support needed to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance in accordance with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). They will collaborate and partner with students, parents, and members of the school staff.


Provides school social work services including assessment and treatment/intervention, to students who are demonstrating social/emotional/behavioral problems within the school setting.

Providing crisis management services, addressing safety issues

Works with the team to develop and monitor Functional Behavior Intervention Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans based on student needs and evaluation results

Provides direct and indirect school social work services as a related service in support of special education.

Provides all required IEP documentation, progress reports,  and appropriately documents crisis intervention aligned for COMAR regulations.

Acts as a liaison between the home, school and community providers to access, mobilize and coordinate services.

Providing trainings and workshops to teachers, school staff and parents

Attend and participate in annual IEP meetings to review evaluation results and offer proposed recommendations for Goals/objectives and direct services

Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as needed


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to help them perform the essential functions of this position.

Must have the ability to work independently.

To use initiative in taking the first steps or act without being urged to complete projects and/or work.

To have the ability and flexibility to work effectively in an organization environment that is rapidly growing and changing.

Problem solving- the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Planning/organizing- the individual is detail-oriented, prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

Multi-tasking – the individual is able to work on multiple projects at one time.

Quality control- the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.

Adaptability- the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Dependability- the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

Safety and security- the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

Must attend all mandatory training(s).

Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in Social Work required

Successful experience in a school setting preferred

Language Ability:

Must be able to speak and read English. The ability to read and interpret documents related to Maryland State Curriculum, COMAR, IDEA, MSDE, accounting, policy and procedures manual(s), safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions.  The ability to write routine reports, letters, and emails as well as general correspondence. Have the ability to speak effectively in interpersonal situations, with special needs children and in describing general work needs.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows programs including, but not limited to Word and Excel. Additionally, an individual should have knowledge of Trellis Services web-based systems/programs.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Our dress code is conducive to working with children in a school environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the school environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, learning tools or toys; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.


Trellis is part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization dedicated to nurturing the unique potential of children with autism and special needs. LEARN serves communities from coast to coast. And we’re growing every day.

LEARN Behavioral is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   

COVID Message:

The health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community are of the utmost importance to LEARN Behavioral. With the continued presence of COVID-19, we are committed to providing our essential services to clients, while maintaining safety for everyone.  Please consider our practices on Face Coverings, Daily Health Screenings, and Employee Vaccinations below before applying for one of our open positions:

Face Coverings – LEARN follows the CDC’s guidance and in most locations, face coverings are optional. There are a few exceptions where continued use of face coverings, such as local county and/or payor mandates, is required.  Please note that as the CDC guidance changes, LEARN’s face covering practices will also change. 

Daily Health Screenings – We follow local county guidelines, and may adjust this practice as COVID-19 cases in your area increase/decrease. 

Employee Vaccination – Employees are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as vaccination may be a requirement in the future to comply with Executive and State/Local or Payor vaccination mandates.