The role of the Pastoral Care Clinical Social Worker (PCCSW) will be to provide on-site behavioral health interventions complimenting spiritual care to a wide-ranging dynamic population: Trinity Church’s constituents. This can include in-person and/or telehealth assessments and evaluations, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, education, referral and related services. The right candidate will be innovative and a self-starter, with the skills, passion and creativity to look outside the box to help the church’s parishioners and neighbors. Trinity’s Pastoral Care and Community Department serves the heart of Trinity’s congregants, families and loved ones. The Pastoral Care team serves, heals, leads, educates, and innovates. Our enduring beliefs and inspired behaviors take an inclusive approach to life’s milestones by combining spiritual, psychoeducational excellence with on-the-ground support.
The Pastoral Care Clinical Social Worker will report directly to the Priest and Director for Pastoral Care and Community. The PCCSW provides dynamic collaboration with Congregational Life and the Arts, Youth and Community Care, and the Community Impact Team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- As the Church Social Worker, bring the social work profession's knowledge, values, and skills to Trinity as a resource.
- Provide direct service community support through a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet individual’s and family’s needs that seek support from Pastoral Care.
- Connect with partners and nurture relationships including but not limited to nonprofit and for-profit leaders, social workers, direct service providers and policy makers on behalf of Trinity’s Pastoral Care.
- Respond as a resource for teaching relational skills, parenting, partnering, and caregiving; encourage positive reinforcement connecting all ages to pro-social activities.
- Engage collaborative interdisciplinary team as needed, when individual behaviors linked to mental health or trauma, substance abuse weekly arise at church or in church events or settings.
- Provide communication and available resources to promote parishioner’s safety, quality of care, and cost-effective outcomes.
- Develop and assist in implementing groups, workshops or series initiatives that align with needs themes, Pastoral Care’s offerings and church calendar.
- May be asked to attend court visits and engage stakeholders such as lawyers, parole officers, police, ACS, and judges to ensure Trinity’s role in helping is appropriate and responsible for congregants.
- Crisis intervention as necessary.
- In consultation with the Director, responsible follow-ups for consistent caseload of long-term complex congregants known to Trinity. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team on spiritual and evidence- based responses, prepared to take a lead role in carrying out plan with individual/family.
- Provide short term individual counseling to improve behaviors for wide ranging ages, refer out appropriately.
- Advocate on behalf of the clients and make referrals for appointments.
- Offer home based visits to families in crisis working with Pastoral Care
- Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
- Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
- Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ACTIVITIES
- A skillful clinical leader, trainer, and therapist with experience working in communities of color, specifically individual and family services.
- Experience in Motivational Interviewing
- Trained in Crisis Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Bowen Family Systems Theory
- Ability to manage and prioritize job responsibilities with minimal supervision.
- Familiar with New York City nonprofit landscape.
- Outstanding judgement and discretion in handling sensitive matters.
- Demonstrates integrity and positive attitude, especially with case management tasks.
- Experience in addressing mental health, housing, employment, medical and other community needs.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS
- Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in good standing with the New York Office of Professions Board.
- Five years of experience in health care or single stop non-profit setting preferred.
- Proven skills in case management, resource connection, clinical intervention, substance misuse, bio-psychosocial assessment.
- A high level of comfort conducting telehealth visits with individuals, families, and groups.
- Innovative, self-starter with the skills, passion, and creativity to develop programs.