Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Som: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento Campus

University Of California Davis , CA 95616

Posted 2 weeks ago

Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS) is a satellite contract program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program provides traditional inpatient and outpatient mental health services to inmates incarcerated inside the two Sacramento County jails located at 651 I Street in downtown Sacramento and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (RCCC) in Elk Grove.

Job Summary

Closing Date : 1/17/2021

Salary Range : $44.68-$58.96

Salary Frequency : Hourly

Appointment Type : Career

Percentage of Time : 100%

Shift Hour : New: 4 ten-hour shifts Wednesday through Saturday 07:00 - 17:30

Location : Mainly Sacramento County Jail; Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center is secondary location

City : Sacramento, Elk Grove

Union Representation : Yes

Benefits Eligible : Yes

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.



The LCSW provides clinical social work evaluations, counseling, monitoring of medication side effects under the direction of a Psychiatrist, case management, and the implementation of W & I 5150. Also included are pre-release planning, crisis intervention, and the maintenance of an ongoing caseload, documentation, triage, consultation, training, education and referral.

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of a Clinical Social Worker License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners. License must be current and in good standing.

  • Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work, and possession of a Clinical Social Worker License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners

  • Clinical work experience in a social service or healthcare setting (i.e. case management or social worker)

  • Proven ability to manage conflict

  • Experience in taking psychosocial history and case management evaluations, including interview techniques, suicide assessments, and forensic designations

  • Knowledge and skills in the areas of individual, group, and family therapy

  • Basic understanding of community resources

  • Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, dealings with cultural and socioeconomic diversity

  • Basic understanding of computer and MS functionality

  • Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating social work practice, e.g., Tarasoff, patient confidentiality, etc. Ability to make appropriate interventions based on law and policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Social Work experience in a jail or correctional setting

  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, state hospital system, forensic mental health networks, Probation, Parole, and Department of Corrections

Special Requirements

Work is performed with many interruptions during the day. Must be able to work effectively within a stressful, hazardous environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines. Willingness to work under an institutional "No Hostage Policy." Must be able to pass and maintain the Sacramento Sheriff Department's Security Clearance. Ability to work in a highly stressful jail custody setting, with incarcerated inmates which may present hazardous conditions, including working in a potentially crowded, malodorous, and noisy environment, of a highly restrictive and confining nature. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends, as scheduled and assigned.This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Som: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento Campus

University Of California