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Catholic Charities of TN

Clinical Social Worker/Assessor

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

Catholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of Clinical Social Worker/Assessor to work in our Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoptions program to assist with a new grant we have received from the State of Tennessee to work with pregnant women and families with children under 24 months old. This is a four-day-a-week position with benefits and based in Davidson County. Agency hours are Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The office location is 2806 McGavock Pike in the Opryland area of Nashville.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic team of expert Clinicians devoted to the health and healing of clients, then this is the job for you! Primary responsibilities for this Clinical Social Worker/Assessor position have a dual responsibility of providing counseling to our pregnant mothers and young families as well as completing assessments to ensure appropriate resources and referrals are made to stabilize or improve family conditions. Counseling services will also include group activities designed to enhance personal growth and development; through evidence-informed best practices and within agency guidelines. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment and counseling (pregnant women, young families, and support groups) services to pregnant women and young families to reduce maternal health issues and increase healthy family development through a variety of supportive direct and basic needs resources. Counseling and assessment tools used will be according to evidence-informed best practices and within agency guidelines.
  • Maintains complete and timely counseling notes and other required documentation required by the grant (assessments, progress notes, reviews of treatment planning, quarterly reports, service plans, closing summaries, etc.) on the agency database. 
  • Screens and assesses requests for counseling services to determine appropriateness for the agency’s services making internal referrals as well as referrals to other agencies or qualified individuals when indicated according to agency guidelines.
  • Ability to work from other satellite offices and perform community fieldwork if necessary.
  • Some experience and understanding of trauma and Trauma Informed Care practices. 
  • Actively seeks professional development to increase professional knowledge with an emphasis on current evidence-based best practices. 



  • Bilingual English/Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Must have knowledge of human behavior and child development and the ability to use various methods and techniques of counseling with pregnant women, children, adults, couples, and families. 
  • Possessing or working toward a license in Social Work or related fields from the State of Tennessee (e.g. LCSW, LMFT, MMFT, LMSW, LPC-MHSP) is strongly preferred. 

Other Skills or Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable meeting with clients in community settings ie schools/homes. 
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products, with the ability to learn new technology as needed.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and other agency requirements.
  • Ability, interest, and willingness to work with diverse staff and clients.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently. 
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible working schedule to accommodate afternoons and some evenings. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

Additional Information


  • 37.5 hour work week
  • Paid time off and thirteen (13) paid holidays 
  • Paid time off for Christmas/New Year’s and Easter 
  • 403B plan with company match 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Health insurance, vision, and dental coverage 
  • Employee Assistance Program & Wellness support 
  • Voluntary benefits

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and a cover letter detailing interest, desired salary, and available start date https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2424597/CATHOLIC-CHARITIES-OF-TENNESSEE-INC/Clinical-Social-WorkerAssessor

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is an equal-opportunity employer. Catholic Charities does not discriminate in regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Satisfactory completion of a background and reference check is required.


  • Date Posted: May 3, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs./wk.