This vacancy is located within the Social Services Department of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.
The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
SPECIAL ENTRANCE RATE (SER) OF PAY:
Social Worker 5B - $1705.41/biweekly
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application.
The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
For further information about this vacancy, please contact:
DHH- ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748
You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all job titles that you are interested in.
Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.
A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work followed by four years of professional level social services experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
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.
Function of Work:
To provide direct-line supervision of subordinate social workers and/or other professional social services counselors for a service delivery program within a facility or region.
Level of Work:
Broad review from a higher-level social worker or facility administrator.
Direct-line over subordinate social workers and/or other professional social service counselors.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections.
Differs from lower-level social workers and the Social Worker 5-A by the presence of supervisory responsibilities.
Differs from the Social Worker 6-A by the absence of providing consultation on and coordination of complex program areas involving policy and procedure development for a region or at the headquarters office in order to assure the provision of quality services is in keeping with recognized standards for the protection of clients that are being served by contract programs.
Differs from Social Worker 6-B by the absence of administrative, programmatic, and managerial responsibilities including direct-line supervision of subordinate Social Worker 5-B.
Examples of Work
Provides professional clinical supervision through review of cases to assist and guide subordinate social service staff in the use of social work methodologies and in developing skills in work with families, client groups, offenders, and especially with atypical and complex patients.
Determines work assignments, coordinates work flow and duty assignments, and evaluates work performance of subordinate social service staff.
Plans, organizes and implements various social work services. Coordinates the activities of the program with other units and agencies.
Develops goals, program plans, policies/procedures, determines staffing and resource needs for a social work unit.
Provides or arranges for training and development activities for subordinates.
May provide LCSW supervision to candidates for professional social work certification.
Provides expert testimony and advocacy representation on behalf of clients in court cases.
May provide limited direct casework services to a select group of highly complex cases.
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