Clinical Social Worker, Home Visiting

NEW HAVEN, CT
Nov 11, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

In collaboration with MTB National Office staff, serve as a mental health home visitor for Minding the Baby? (MTB), a home-based nursing and mental health intervention for young, first time mothers and their babies developed at Yale University. As part of an integrated mental health and nursing team, conduct assessments of infants, mothers, and their families; and deliver services ranging from consultations and case management to intensive crisis intervention.

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Responsibilities

  • 1. Collaborate as part of a team with a nurse home visitor to provide home visiting services for families.
  • 2. Communicate and collaborate with midwifery and pediatric clinicians where families obtain their primary care. Participate in prenatal and pediatric group sessions for families as appropriate/available
  • 3. Obtain clinical consent and research authorization for program participation in order to collect evaluation data and interview participants as part of the clinical and evaluation components.
  • 4. Attend clinic orientation sessions as required, as well as training sessions describing the integrated home visiting model and weekly supervision sessions with the nurse, selected clinicians, and supervisors.
  • 5. Complete paperwork and collect data required, complying with program and funding requirements

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Social Work or similar mental health field, and at least one year of experience in a psychiatric care setting, or the equivalent combination of experience and education.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Knowledge of dynamic theory and practice, infant-parent psychotherapy or child-parent psychotherapy, parent and early child development, trauma, attachment, reflective functioning; current knowledge of mandated reporting requirements; home visiting experience preferred. Infant Mental Health Endorsement? (or equivalent) encouraged.

 

LICENSURE

 

LCSW from the State of CT. 

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

1. Strong clinical and case management skills. 2. Organizational skills to coordinate home visiting component of project. 3. Strong writing skills for case notes and reports to Yale model developers as requested. 4. Conversant in infant and adult diagnostic systems. 5. Preferred: Ability to speak fluently in Spanish and English; training in mindfulness approaches to stress.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Home based model requires travel to client homes in the greater New Haven area. Must have the physical ability to carry 10 pounds and participate in "on floor" developmental activities with infants and toddlers.

 

Additional Information

LCSW Required. In collaboration with the Minding The Baby National Office, serve as a mental health home visitor. 

As part of an integrated mental health and nursing team conduct assessments and deliver services ranging from consultations, developmental education and case management to intensive crisis intervention.

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Job Info

Job: 12629

Department: Social Work Parenting Support
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: SOCIAL WORKER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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