Social Worker 1, 2, or 3 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in St. Gabriel, LA
Job Title: Social Worker 1, 2, or 3
Agency: DOC-Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Opening Date: Tue. 08/07/12
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: St. Gabriel, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.
Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Certified Social Worker (CSW) licensure is required for this job. The CSW is a temporary credential issued after the LA State Board of Social Work Examiners approves an application for LMSW. An applicant has six months from the date of initial CSW issuance to take the LMSW examination. If a passing score is not achieved, the CSW is required to retake the Masters examination within one year from the date the CSW failed the exam. CSW licensure must be renewed annually and can be held for a maximum of three years from the original date of issue of the CSW.
Permanent status will not be granted in this job title without LMSW licensure; Certified Social Worker (CSW) credential will not be accepted for granting permanent status.
The master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1744 R Street, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20034.
***This position has a Special Entrance Rate at each level***
***Social Worker 1 has an SER of $2942.33 per month.***
*** Social Worker 2 has an SER of $3148.17 per month.***
*** Social Worker 3 has an SER of $3369.17 per month.***
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Worker 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Social Worker 3 is$66,685.00.Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
License or temporary permit should be listed under the "Certificates and Licenses" section of the application. The required license should be provided at interview for verification.
***Failure to provide licensure information may result in the disqualification of your application.***
To apply for this vacancy, click on the“Apply”link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application.
This position may be filled by either a Probational or Promotional appointment.
No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD 214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Someone has been selected for the position.
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Function of Work:
To provide social work services.
Level of Work:
Close from a higher-level social worker, facility administrator, or other higher-level professional.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections.
Differs from the various Social Service Counselors job series by the presence of therapeutic intervention, case management, and by the requirement for providing a written psycho-social history including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plans for patients and/or offenders.
Differs from the Social Worker 2 by the absence of independence and more complex caseloads.
Examples of Work:
Interview clients and client groups, offenders, and appropriate others to obtain extensive social, developmental, psychological, family, and educational background.
Selects and recommends therapeutic intervention strategies and treatment approaches based on psychosocial assessment to an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Provides social work component in an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment.
Conducts individual and group counseling conjointly or under close supervision.
Prepares psychosocial assessments, social summaries, and notations in the client's chart.
Prepares correspondence with community agencies and serves as primary liaison person with all outside agencies such as courts, schools, foster care and legal authorities.
Assesses the level of care and intervention, including discharge, reassignment, change of treatment strategies and techniques; communicates these findings to the interdisciplinary treatment team.
Attends and participates in community health-related programs, in-services, continuing education, and maintains professional reading.
Develops a working knowledge of correctional or community resources in order to recommend or refer offenders for special services.
Provides psychosocial case management to individuals, groups, and families when this intervention is determined to be most appropriate.
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