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SOCIAL WORKER Job Application at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information


CLHSD oversees delivery of mental health, addictive disorders and developmental disability services in our 8 parish area: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn.
This position will be located at our Alexandria Behavioral Health Clinic in our Mental Health Department. Schedule will be Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Job #165456 Position #50632825

NOTE: Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is required in order to qualify for the Social Worker 4. There is no substitution for this requirement.

must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
You must describe your actual duties as you will not be qualified based on job title alone. A resume upload will
NOT populate your information into your application.

Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit.

All prospective new hires are required to pass a drug screening and a criminal background check.

All prospective new hires will be subjected to employment eligibility verification via the federal government’s E-Verify system.

Applicants will be asked to serve a probationary period of not less than 12 months and not more than 24 months.

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.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Shawanda Gordon

CLHSD / Human Resources

P. O. Box 7118, Alexandria, LA 71306-0118

[email protected]


A master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work followed by three years of professional level social services experience.
Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners as required by law.

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 serve as a licensed Clinical Social Worker and to provide independent assessment, implementation as case manager of treatment plans, and independent counseling with a minimum of supervision with a concentration on clients or offenders with specialized/atypical cases.

Level of Work:

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

Supervision Exercised:
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 the Social Worker 3 by the presence of licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

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

Provides psychosocial evaluation aimed at identifying the special problems and needs manifested in specific high risk populations, such as abused children and adults, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, neurological trauma or disease, acute and chronic psychiatric diagnoses, abusive parents, and offenders.

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

Provides specialized individual, group or family therapy requiring advanced diagnostic and treatment intervention skills in complex situations involving interpersonal, social, financial, legal, and/or health dimensions.

Participates in planning staff development activities to increase ability to deal with practice problems relating to working with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Provides consultation to interdisciplinary staff, other Social Service or Social Work Staff, and community agencies regarding the psychosocial aspects of service to assigned population.

Prepares required social work reports such as assessments, case summaries, social histories and counseling reports, progress reports, discharge plans or summaries.

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

May conduct special projects related to assigned high-risk groups.

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 makes 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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