Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Social Work Supervisor,  provides culturally informed  behavioral health assessments, support, interventions, and case management to parents in their home environments; works collaboratively within a team structure (CHIP of Richmond) to assess, plan, monitor, and evaluate service interventions, and coordinates service delivery for the family.  The Clinical Social Worker (CSW) establishes a trusting relationship with families and provides services in their homes and groups; and maintains accurate, up-to-date records.   This position operates within Family Lifeline’s mission, vision, and values, which are incorporated in all aspects of job performance, and according to Family Lifeline’s policies and procedures and culturally informed best practice standards.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW).
  • Knowledge of adult mental health and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Knowledge of what promotes optimal parent-child interaction, and infant, toddler and child development; knowledge of life-span development, and intimate partner violence.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), with an ability to learn common Family Lifeline software applications.
  • Able to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.
  • Reliable transportation for work purposes.

Essential Responsibilities         

  • Provides social-emotional assessments of families to include family strengths and needs, and behavioral health assessments of parents, including screening for prenatal and post-partum depression.
  • Establishes, in partnership with the family and other team members, the family’s individualized short and long-term goals that are measurable and based upon the family’s strengths.
  • Implements standardized screening/assessment instruments as defined by the organization’s protocols and procedures.
  • Conducts visits with families in their home environment as determined by level of service needed.
  • Provides behavioral health consultation for participants enrolled in early childhood home visiting services.
  • Provides behavioral health consultation for team members and educates team members about how a parent’s symptoms might affect his/her ability to parent.
  • Provides short term behavioral health intervention according to the organization’s protocols.
  • Provides behavioral health case management services as needed by family.
  • Participates actively in team meetings and other program activities.
  • Leads team meetings as assigned.
  • Reports all suspected incidents of abuse and neglect according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Ensures data and documentation are entered and maintained in both the family record and Family Lifeline database in accordance with agency policy, accreditation, and best practice standards. Documentation is accurate and timely.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.              

Required training

  • Completes Family Lifeline trainings.
  • Completes CHIP of Virginia Core training.
  • Completes Early Impact Virginia trainings for home visitors.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit for reasonable periods of time, climb stairs, possesses bilateral manual dexterity and fine motor skills, and can lift and/or move up to ten pounds.

Note:  This description is not intended to cover all the duties of a single job.   Additional duties may be assigned or duties may be reassigned at any time and at the discretion of management.