Social Worker 3 or 4

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: Social Worker 3 or 4
Agency: Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Opening Date: Wed. 12/31/14
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 01/07/15 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $15.23 - $32.06 hourly
$2,640.00 - $5,557.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Bogalusa, Louisiana
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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).
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.
Supplemental Information:
This position is located at the Bogalusa Mental Health Clinic in Bogalusa
This position participates in a Career Progression Group. 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 professional social work experience and social worker licensure of the selected applicant.
You must have a current Louisiana LMSW (Licensed Master's Social Worker) license to qualify for a Social Worker 3 or a current Louisiana LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) license for a Social Work 4 which preference may be given.
There is a Special Entrance Rate of $3,369.17 monthly for a Social Worker 3 and $3,605.33 monthly for a Social Worker 4.
Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of theLA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Applicants may be asked to serve a probationary period of not less than 12 months and not more than 24.
No Civil Service test scoreis 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 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.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
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.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position online.
Those wishing to submit a paper application may mail their application to Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (see mailing address).
Additional information about Florida Parishes Human Services Authority may be obtained byvisiting our website
Paper applications may be downloaded from the Civil Service Website by clickinghere.
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing all relevant sections of the application.
Failure to completely read and follow the instructions given in the Supplemental Information section of the posting for which you are applying, or to fully complete your application may result in your application being rejected.
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess.
Mailing address:
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Attn: Suzanne Baggett
Human Resources
835-B Pride Drive
Hammond, LA 70401
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Human Resources Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Phone number
Fax number
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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