Social Worker 3-4

Houma - Louisiana (LA),

State of Louisiana

Job Description:

Supplemental Information

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Worker 3 or 4 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). 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.

This position will be domiciled at SCLHSA's Terrebonne Behavioral Health Center located in Houma, LA and will require travel to other SCLHSA sites.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Melicia Levron, SPHR
[email protected]


A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work followed by two years of professional level social services experience.
Positions require possession of Licensure as a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.
The master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide social work services.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad review from a higher-level social worker, facility manager, or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:
May serve as a lead-worker of an interdisciplinary team or unit. May provide functional supervision over lower level social workers and professionals in other disciplines.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from a Social Worker 2 by the presence of responsibility for specialized caseloads, lead-worker duties, or coordinating a specialized program for a facility/area/region.

Differs from the Social Worker 4 by the absence of licensure as a Clinical Social Worker.

Differs from the Social Worker 5-A by the absence of responsibility of serving as sole social worker of a facility having full managerial responsibility over a facility's social services program.

Differs from the Social Worker 5-B by the absence of direct supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work

Plans, prioritizes and manages individual treatment programs by assessments of patients, clients and offenders. Conducts intensive interviews, gathering historical, medical and or technical data in order to determine and implement the most effective type of psychosocial intervention.

Coordinating a program (i.e., Prevention, Probation and Parole Aftercare) for a region as a significant duty.

Develops specialized therapeutic program content and implements new or revised programs as the program coordinator for a regional program.

Plans, prioritizes, and manages psychosocial assessments and clinical treatment services for the more complex, specialized cases at high risk or of an atypical nature.

Provides advanced technical and clinical consultation on psychosocial diagnosis and treatment when specialized treatment is indicated to overcome major problems in social dysfunction, serious behavior disorders or cases in which patients may be in jeopardy of severe risk to self or others.

Develops and implements complex individualized plans of service and social work treatment to address identified needs, problems, and behavioral/emotional reactions of patients and families.

Provides social work component on an multidisciplinary team for an area of medical specialization or for specific high-risk populations.

Provides expert testimony and/or advocacy representation for clients in court cases.

May conduct group therapy sessions for the support, education, and problem resolution of assigned population.

Interviews assigned cases for mental status examinations as requested to the parole board.

Serves as member of initial Classification Board on inmates arriving at correctional facility, and make appropriate referrals for treatment to other mental health team professionals for these inmates.

Serves as a member of Cell Block Review Boards and Reclassification Board providing mental health information as it pertains to inmate housing and work assignments; participates as a member of the disciplinary board when assigned.

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